Neon Genesis EvanGLORIO Episode 6: Approaching the Climax

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

3:58 Episode 17: “Fourth Child”

  • Misato’s interrogation after the last angel
  • Toji and his sister
  • NERV Second Branch disappears
  • NOTES: The NERV Branches
  • S2 Engine and Dummy Plug
  • Asuka and Shinji as the old married couple
  • Misato learns about the fourth child
  • Rei’s place is still a dump
  • Gendo and Fuyutsuki getting high again
  • I don’t think Kaji’s moves will work on Maya
  • Kaji sure loves melons
  • Shinji is no longer #1
  • Kensuke knows too much
  • Hikari and Asuka make their moves
  • Unit-03
  • “Fly Me to the Moon” Aki Jungle version

37:58 How much did the troubled production of Evangelion’s second half affect its reputation?

47:35 Episode 18: “Ambivalence” or “The Choice of Life”

  • Misato and Shinji catching up
  • Kensuke wants to get in the robot
  • The melancholy of Toji Suzuhara
  • I would not ask Asuka for relationship advice
  • I would not ask Kaji to babysit
  • Testing Unit-03 goes very, VERY wrong
  • Gendo takes command
  • The Thirteenth Angel, Bardiel
  • Rei and Shinji can’t take the shot but Gendo sure can
  • The Dummy System in action
  • Rubbing it in with Hikari
  • Somehow, everyone survived

1:16:11 Episode 19: “Introjection” or “A Man’s Battle”

  • Shinji is pissed
  • The remains of Unit-03
  • In the hospital again
  • Shinji quits for real
  • “The phone that never rings” rings
  • The Fourteenth Angel, Zeruel
  • Rei is no longer compatible with Unit-01
  • Asuka’s chance
  • So much for the Dummy Plug
  • Rei’s final charge
  • Kaji actually does something useful
  • Why does Shinji pilot the Evangelion?
  • Breaching central dogma
  • A Man’s Battle
  • Berserk Mode, Round 3
  • Once again, all according to keikaku

1:53:19 Final thoughts on this block of episodes

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