In our newest podcast series, Jel, Iro, and Gee watch and discuss the iconic 1995 sci-fi mecha classic, Neon Genesis Evangelion. Join us and watch along before the upcoming Netflix release.
Opening Music: “Good, or Don’t Be” – Neon Genesis Evangelion OST III
Closing Music: “Next Episode” – Neon Genesis Evangelion OST I
3:32 Shout out to Pilgrimage to Mecha
5:56 Why are we doing this now?
8:20 Subbed or Dubbed?
10:59 When did Evangelion air in the US?
15:12 Gee’s introductory Evangelion thesis
22:32 Episode 1: “Angel Attack”
- Is “A Cruel Angel’s Thesis” the greatest anime OP of all time?
- Meeting Shinji and Misato
- The Third Angel, Sachiel
- Shinji arrives at NERV
- Meeting Ritsuko
- Unit-01 and the 0.000000001% chance of activation
- Meeting Gendo
- Get in the robot, Shinji
- Meeting Rei via emotional manipulation
- Evangelion Unit 01, launch!
57:11 Episode 2: “The Beast” and “Unfamiliar Ceiling”
- Sachiel handing out a brutal beating
- In the hospital, with the cicadas
- Gendo’s bosses don’t like NERV
- Shinji shacks up with Misato
- PenPen and Evangelion’s comedy side
- Memories of the battle
- Who is “The Beast”?
1:13:58 Episode 3: “A Transfer” and “The Phone That Never Rings”
- Shinji goes to school and meeting Hikari, Kensuke, and Toji
- A lesson on Second Impact
- Shinji’s secret is out
- The Fourth Angel, Shamshel
- Kensuke and Toji sneak out
- Five minutes of battery life
- Going for the kill
- Shinji almost makes a friend
1:32:33 Gee’s early impressions and Jel and Iro’s feelings rewatching years later
1:40:32 More to Misato than meets the eye and Evangelion’s great character writing
1:48:08 NEXT TIME ON NEON GENESIS EVANGLORIO