Why do Good Shows Get Under-hyped?

This question is very subjective, and some may argue that a show is only as popular is it should be, however if shows can gain massive popularity, only to retroactively have it's fan base turn on it and realise how bad it is (SAO) then surely it is possible that a good show could have … Continue reading Why do Good Shows Get Under-hyped?

Top 12 Anime I Watched in 2018!

Now that we've had the manga it's time for the anime! I must also put in the disclaimer that I think all of these are really good and the order of things is really hard to narrow down because some I like equally. This was a very difficult list to make! 12 - When Marnie … Continue reading Top 12 Anime I Watched in 2018!

Top 7 Flawed Anime Characters!

I really like flawed characters, there is something so sad and relatable about them that you just can't help but love them! Honorable mentions - Killua, Griffith, Caska and Killua 7. Guts - Berserk The only reason why Guts is on the bottom of this list is because I already talked about him in the … Continue reading Top 7 Flawed Anime Characters!

Evangelion Month: The Book

Evangelion month is now over and everything except for death and rebirth (which are just recaps) and the film that hasn't been released yet has been covered! The word count of everything I've written this month is around 36k so that makes it a book in my mind. As well as this I still finished … Continue reading Evangelion Month: The Book

Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion – Love is Destructive / I need you

What a movie this was. What a brilliant movie this was. We’ve come a long way, and it’s all led up to this. I hate that this film is so good, because now I have to review all of it, the whole damn masterpiece.   But I’ve got a few things to clear up first, … Continue reading Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion – Love is Destructive / I need you

End of Evangelion Prelude

This was my feelings before writing the end of evangelion film review that will release tomorrow, enjoy the build up to the hype finale! This interlude I’m doing here is so that I can build up to what I’m about to do, which is review the end of evangelion film. I now understand the reluctance … Continue reading End of Evangelion Prelude

Evangelion 3.0 – You Can (Not) Redo

This will be the last review I write for Evangelion month because I’ve written the end of Evangelion post already. I have to say that I was really disappointed with this film because it was just really dumb. We start with Asuka flying around in the skies to get to the Evangelion unit 1 for … Continue reading Evangelion 3.0 – You Can (Not) Redo

Evangelion 2.0 – You can (not) Advance

I watched the director’s cut for this film instead of the original but they’re similar enough to not really matter. As well as this a mistake I made was thinking that Evangelion 3.0 + 1.0 was already out so I have one day left free in Evangelion month to do whatever I like, fortunately I’ve … Continue reading Evangelion 2.0 – You can (not) Advance

Evangelion 1.0: You are (not) Alone

What I’ve decided to do is put this section about the rebuild films before the end of Evangelion film post. I wouldn’t recommend viewing Evangelion in this order but just think of the original broadcast for the Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, the episodes weren’t originally released in order so that the emotional pay off would … Continue reading Evangelion 1.0: You are (not) Alone

Neon Genesis Evangelion – The Beast that Shouted “I” at the Heart of the World / Take Care of Yourself [26]

We learn that the people are combining to form one entity where every person’s flaws make up for the others. Which is a nice idea to better everyone but the fact that everyone is still joining together doesn’t make this a good thing in my eyes. Shinji goes over his attitudes to running away. He … Continue reading Neon Genesis Evangelion – The Beast that Shouted “I” at the Heart of the World / Take Care of Yourself [26]

Neon Genesis Evangelion – A world that’s ending / Do you Love me? [25]

So in the previous episode I thought that these two episodes were just for recap and the film “End of Evangelion” was the finale but it seems like things are still happening here. There is a good chance that the final two episodes of NGE are in “End of Evangelion” and if they are I … Continue reading Neon Genesis Evangelion – A world that’s ending / Do you Love me? [25]

Neon Genesis Evangelion – The Final Messenger / The Beginning and the End, or ‘Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door’ [24]

I think I heard from somewhere that the final two episodes of Neon Genesis Evangelion are just recap episodes so this might serve as the finale to the series and I can say that I’m pretty happy with it. I think it ended well. I’m really sad about what happened to Asuka by the end … Continue reading Neon Genesis Evangelion – The Final Messenger / The Beginning and the End, or ‘Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door’ [24]

Neon Genesis Evangelion – Tears / Rei III [23]

We open to a shot explaining that Misato really isn’t in a good place and is still mourning the death of Kaji and putting on a brave face to everyone else she knows. The only other real insight to Misato’s character is when she thinks she’s lonely when she can’t comfort Kaji. Meanwhile we learn … Continue reading Neon Genesis Evangelion – Tears / Rei III [23]

Neon Genesis Evangelion – At least, be human / Don’t be [22]

The reason why these past two episodes have been half an hour instead of twenty minutes is because I happened to see the director’s cut which is a pretty happy coincidence. I know that the directors cuts are a lot longer compared to the usual 22 minutes and since the director is adding content to … Continue reading Neon Genesis Evangelion – At least, be human / Don’t be [22]

Neon Genesis Evangelion – The birth of NERV / He was aware that he was still a child [21]

If you are ever unable to watch anime in your normal streaming preference for popular shows you can always count on daily motion which is where I watched this episode, also I cannot stress this fact enough, if you stream anime online or even download it you need to be using the pop-up blocker extension … Continue reading Neon Genesis Evangelion – The birth of NERV / He was aware that he was still a child [21]

Neon Genesis Evangelion – Shape of heart, shape of human / Weaving a Story 2: oral stage [20]

I like starting episodes from when the previous left off. This time we begin with Shinji in his combined Eva form eating the angel’s core in desperation. The characters remark that they won’t be able to control the Eva anymore. So they unlocked a lot of potential but it doesn’t actually mean much. The higher … Continue reading Neon Genesis Evangelion – Shape of heart, shape of human / Weaving a Story 2: oral stage [20]

Neon Genesis Evangelion – A Man’s Battle / Introjection [19]

I think this episode is probably my favourite so far as it involves both the brilliant character moments we’ve come to expect as well as the great action we’ve come to love. This episode is a direct follow up to the previous (not just in name only) because the events could easily flow as if … Continue reading Neon Genesis Evangelion – A Man’s Battle / Introjection [19]

Neon Genesis Evangelion – Selection of Life / Ambivalence [18]

The previous episode felt like a kind of mess of many things in my mind, yet this was more focussed and as a consequence hopefully easier to write about! We open to a shot of Eva Unit 03 flying in from America and it looks cool, the creators of the show also took effort to … Continue reading Neon Genesis Evangelion – Selection of Life / Ambivalence [18]

Neon Genesis Evangelion – Fourth Child [ 17]

None of the characters in this show really understand what angels are like, so understandably we start with an interrogation of Misato who’s acting as a proxy for Shinji. Misato uses her judgement to work out that Shinji isn’t in the right condition to comment on the angel situation. Shinji is not the kind of … Continue reading Neon Genesis Evangelion – Fourth Child [ 17]

Neon Genesis Evangelion – In Sickness Unto Death, and… / Splitting of the Breast [16]

On a seemingly normal morning Asuka shouts at Shinji (this will become a pattern) about how he apologies without thinking. In this case it’s about the temperature of Asuka’s bath water which is something Asuka should be doing anyway so it’s not hard to sympathise with Shinji’s uncaring apology. The thing is that Shinji does … Continue reading Neon Genesis Evangelion – In Sickness Unto Death, and… / Splitting of the Breast [16]

Neon Genesis Evangelion – Lies and Silence / Those Women longed for the touch of others’ lips, and thus invited their kisses. [15]

To give you an idea of how ahead I am in Evangelion month this is written on the 6th of January and Shadowcat’s first impressions of Evangelion post released yesterday. I do say that I’m worried about completing the month but very soon I will have a lot less time to write so I need … Continue reading Neon Genesis Evangelion – Lies and Silence / Those Women longed for the touch of others’ lips, and thus invited their kisses. [15]

Neon Genesis Evangelion – Weaving a Story [14]

Something that makes my job a whole lot easier as an episode reviewer is the recap episode, to see everything that was shown in the recap just read all of the previous posts! I actually really dislike recap episodes and despite it being edited interestingly and uniquely it was still a recap episode and really … Continue reading Neon Genesis Evangelion – Weaving a Story [14]

Neon Genesis Evangelion – Angel Invasion / Lilliputian Hitcher [13]

This episode review may be a lot shorter than all of the others because my notes were a lot shorter for this episode than any other and the plot is very focussed on one specific thing. But we first open to see developers working on something called the magi. You may have heard the name … Continue reading Neon Genesis Evangelion – Angel Invasion / Lilliputian Hitcher [13]

Neon Genesis Evangelion – The Value Of Miricles / She said, ‘Don’t make others suffer for your personal hatred’ [12]

We open with a shot of Misato’s back story where her father saves her life by putting her inside a massive capsule before an angel explodes killing him. Misato is still contemplating this moment as Shinji and his friends are taking shelter from the rain. It really shows the difference in personality when the characters … Continue reading Neon Genesis Evangelion – The Value Of Miricles / She said, ‘Don’t make others suffer for your personal hatred’ [12]

Neon Genesis Evangelion – In The Still Darkness / The Day Tokyo-3 Stood Still [11]

This episode involves a black out of the entire city by some unknown saboteur. The characters think angels caused it which is most likely correct but I’m not going to rule out the possibility of a terrorist group doing it. Either way conveniently an angel is attacking the city right as soon as the power … Continue reading Neon Genesis Evangelion – In The Still Darkness / The Day Tokyo-3 Stood Still [11]

Neon Genesis Evangelion – Magma Diver [10]

Ok all of these have been way too long recently; hopefully this one can be below 1000 words for once! Not that I don’t want content worth discussing, it’s just that I’m never going to complete this project if I have to write over 30,000 words for the entire month! Shiki was 16,000 words for … Continue reading Neon Genesis Evangelion – Magma Diver [10]

Neon Genesis Evangelion – Moment and Heart Together / Both of you, dance like you want to win! [9]

It feels like I’ve been writing too much recently, I made 9 posts in three days, scheduling them out over the course of the month and it’s pretty difficult to do when nearly all of them are over 1000 words long. That’s not really a problem though as I’m really enjoying this process and it … Continue reading Neon Genesis Evangelion – Moment and Heart Together / Both of you, dance like you want to win! [9]

Neon Genesis Evangelion – Asuka Arrives In Japan / Asuka Strikes! [8]

As soon as I start to think writing these posts might take me less time, as soon as I start to think that the show will be repeating ground so I’ll have less to say they go and introduce a whole new important character to talk about. That’s right, this episode we come across the … Continue reading Neon Genesis Evangelion – Asuka Arrives In Japan / Asuka Strikes! [8]

Neon Genesis Evangelion – A Human Work [7]

We open to a bright morning where Misato is completely different from how she was previously and it’s hard to believe the two people are the same and it kind of reassures my initial pre-judgement of her plan was correct since I see her acting like this. She lives a bad, messy lifestyle and Shinji … Continue reading Neon Genesis Evangelion – A Human Work [7]

Neon Genesis Evangelion – Decisive Battle in Tokyo-3 / Rei II [6]

We’re going straight back to episode five to add another detail I missed about Rei’s character and discus a strange disconnect between two parts of her own character. To recap Shinji falls on top of Rei while she’s naked and she reacts by just staring at him. What I found so odd about this scene … Continue reading Neon Genesis Evangelion – Decisive Battle in Tokyo-3 / Rei II [6]

Neon Genesis Evangelion – Rei beyond the heart / Rei I [5]

We start off with a flash back of the testing of the very first Eva. I genuinely thought that the military guys were creating new body suits for humans instead of mechas due to the way the scene was shot. When you see something in an empty white room it’s difficult to notice size. It’s … Continue reading Neon Genesis Evangelion – Rei beyond the heart / Rei I [5]

Neon Genesis Evangelion – Rain After Running Away / A Hedgehog’s Dilemma [4]

I knew before watching that this would be the episode where Shinji runs away, it seems like I was wrong earlier and I had watched 4 episodes instead of 3. Anyway this was the episode that I initially dropped the series on and it’s not too difficult to see why. Content wise this episode was … Continue reading Neon Genesis Evangelion – Rain After Running Away / A Hedgehog’s Dilemma [4]

Neon Genesis Evangelion – The Phone That Never Rings / A Transfer [3]

After a three week time skip we see Shinji learning to use the Eva in a simulator and the bad thing is that he doesn’t even seem as good at piloting as he was during his berserk moment in the previous episode. He’s really starting from zero and has no skills what so ever except … Continue reading Neon Genesis Evangelion – The Phone That Never Rings / A Transfer [3]

Neon Genesis Evangelion – Unfamiliar Ceiling / The Beast [2]

The other series I’ve done like this is when I reviewed Shiki episode by episode and when I look at the notes I wrote and the word count of my posts it makes me think that this series will be very long indeed. It’s rare to run out of room while writing notes but it … Continue reading Neon Genesis Evangelion – Unfamiliar Ceiling / The Beast [2]

Neon Genesis Evangelion – Angel Attack [1]

My only experience with Evangelion before returning to episode one was seeing three episodes of it and not really enjoying it. It’s not that I thought it was even bad; I just found it uninteresting, boring and slow paced. All I can say to anyone who, like me, found themselves baffled by how it received … Continue reading Neon Genesis Evangelion – Angel Attack [1]

Announcing Evangelion Month! (January)

Neon Genesis Evangelion is 26 Episodes Long, and there are five more films after it. That’s 26 + 5 which equals 31, and how many days are there in January? Yes 31! So in other words this entire month will be focussed on reviewing every episode of Evangelion as well as the films. If you … Continue reading Announcing Evangelion Month! (January)