Shinji is still enjoying himself but doesn’t have the grin, and Asuka looks a bit more neutral. Asuka responds "Kimochi warui"; to accept someone feels weird, foreign, and disgusting to her, because she's always resisted it. Shinji and Asuka are laying on the beach. Abruptly, on channel 69, a documentry about the Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders came on. Shinji represents the idea of Self, Asuka, quite literally, represents everyone else in the world, "Others.” Shinji gets up and starts choking Asuka … Asuka and Shinji have been together as friends since childhood, and she'd always sort-of assumed they would be together forever. It began normally enough, Shinji silently watching the screen while Misato and Asuka casually commented at how cute the guys on eahc channel were. Who wouldn’t want to choke Asuka? Shinji and Asuka remain in Tokyo-3, with Asuka working as a graduate student and conducting new research on EVA technology and Shinji working on his prereqs for culinary school (and battling anxiety). Realizing that Asuka intends to stop rejecting him, Shinji breaks down in tears. How has her experience as a pilot of EVA-00 shaped her? During the battle, Shinji sits in front of Unit-01, crying about not having any choice and chooses not to do anything, knowing full well Asuka needs his help. While Asuka is strong-minded and even critical of Shinji, Rei listens to his musings without offering much response, remaining passive. More seriously, Asuka has been set up by circumstance as the most likely candidate to provide Shinji with companionship as an equal — in other words, to connect with, giving and taking affection. Centering around the characters Shinji Ikari, Asuka Langley, and Rei Ayanami, Evangelion explores the themes of childhood trauma and existentialism. K it Review Seam lines: 4/5 Pinholes: 3/5 Casting: 5/5 Fit: 3/5 Part Break: 5/5 Help Told through the lens of 14-year-old Shinji, we witness him having to pilot an Eva. She is the second person to come back from Instrumentality at the conclusion of the movie , after Shinji … In Episode 22, Asuka notices Rei quietly waiting in the train station with Shinji, which provokes great jealously in Asuka. Outraged, Shinji chokes her. For the sake of this scene, represented as the only two people on earth. Shinji knows he can't passively wait for someone to accept him; Asuka knows that she can't keep rejecting everyone. Shinji is a lonely kid, and he immediately displays symptoms of depression and anxiety. During the “coffee pot” scene Asuka’s answer to Shinji’s call for help is “no” and he chokes her; the final scene is thematically a continuation of that scene, so we have Shinji choking her again but this time her response is a caress implying that she is willing to help Shinji. Asuka confronts Shinji as he desperately asks for help and says he wants to stay with her forever, but Asuka rejects him, claiming he only wants to use her as an escape. Shinji, Asuka, and Misato sat in the living room watching TV. Will Rei’s time abroad help her learn what it means to be human? I must say this Shinji is one of the the best renditions of him, and so is Asuka. Compared to Shinji, Asuka and Rei are presented with their own flaws and difficulty relating to other people. He lets Asuka die at the hands and mouths of the Mass Production EVA's, and is then horrified when he sees Unit-02's corpse being tossed around, pretending it wasn't his fault. Regardless, the sculpt is very well done. Misato Katsuragi is the caretaker and commanding officer for Shinji and Asuka. [18] Her professional demeanor at Nerv contrasts dramatically with … But the mysterious Rei Ayanami transf... == Raising A Boy == Shinji x Asuka x Kaworu... 5.8K 118 43. 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