Neon Genesis EvanGLORIO Episode 3: And then we talked about Dai-Guard for ten minutes

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

1:39 Asuka is the GOAT and other general thoughts about this block of episodes

4:10 Episode 7: “A Human Work”

  • Big surprise, Gendo is up to something
  • Shinji actually looks comfortable
  • The real world cost of Operation Yashima
  • The truth about Second Impact
  • NOTES: So what was First Impact?
  • Someone else made a robot!
  • The Jet Alone test does not go very well
  • How hard can it be to get one password?
  • We don’t deserve Misato
  • Shinji’s new family
  • NOTES: Episode 1-7 finishes the “Prologue Arc”, now we enter the “Action Arc”

32:46 Gee rants about Dai-Guard

42:26 Episode 8: “Asuka Strikes!” or “Asuka Arrives in Japan”

  • Meeting Asuka
  • NOTES: “This is my chance!”
  • The U.S. Navy doesn’t like NERV either
  • Meeting Kaji
  • Extremely awkward lunch
  • Unit 02, the first “real” Evangelion
  • The Sixth Angel, Gaghiel
  • Unit 02 in action
  • Fishing for angels
  • NOTES: Who, or what, is Adam?
  • Asuka’s bumpin’ “Fly Me to the Moon” Remix

1:09:02 Episode 9: “Both of You, Dance Like You Want to Win!” or “Moment and Heart Together”

  • Kensuke is a creep
  • Asuka and Rei don’t mix
  • Misato, Ritsuko, and Kaji used to hang out
  • The Seventh Angel, Israfel
  • This time, Kaji has the crazy idea
  • Asuka and Shinji, living in sin
  • Training Montage: Fighting angels with DDR
  • NOTES: Shout out to “It Happened One Night”
  • A series of unfortunate consent issues
  • Real time 62 seconds

1:36:04 Why doesn’t anyone talk about these episodes and other final thoughts

4 thoughts on “Neon Genesis EvanGLORIO Episode 3: And then we talked about Dai-Guard for ten minutes

  1. I’m with Jel, Asuka fans are more understandable for me. I imagine you’ll also find em more common among people who watched this show as teens like I did.

    • Personally, I hated Asuka when I first watched the show in my teens, and was far more sympathetic towards Rei. (That said, I wasn’t approaching either character from a ‘chicks I’d like to bang’ perspective, which I hear is/was pretty common with these two.)

      • I forget if I mentioned it in the podcast but I did hate Asuka for like 95% of the series and changed my mind by the end. I’m sure we’ll get around to that in later episodes.

      • I’ll completely acknowledge that teenage boys do not have a great track record of good opinions.
        I think Rei’s coldness was what was most unappealing, whereas Asuka reminded me of real teenage girls I knew.

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