Neon Genesis EvanGLORIO Episode 1: He asked, “What could possibly be higher priority than a giant robot?”

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.

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Opening Music: “Good, or Don’t Be” – Neon Genesis Evangelion OST III
Closing Music: “Next Episode” – Neon Genesis Evangelion OST I

Show Notes

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

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