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Weekly Suit Gundam #14 – Neon Genesis Evangelion Review & Discussion
It’s time for Weekly Suit Gundam, a show exploring the world of Mobile Suit Gundam from the The Weekly Stuff Podcast with Jonathan Lack & Sean Chapman. You can subscribe for free in iTunes by following this link.
On this special episode, we’re taking a brief detour from Mobile Suit Gundam to talk about another of the most infamous, influential mecha anime of all time: Hideaki Anno’s Neon Genesis Evangelion, the mid-90s sensation that helped to revitalize the anime industry and became a major worldwide sensation. It’s a significant work in the history of anime, and a really interesting point of comparison to the world of Gundam, which Anno was intimately familiar with and drew a lot of inspiration from. On this episode, we are specifically discussing the original 26 episodes of the TV series (we’ll be doing End of Evangelion in a few weeks), and find that, while it has frequently magnificent direction, animation, and voice acting, the story, structure, and themes are a lot more undercooked and problematic. It’s certainly a fascinating show to talk about, and hopefully worth the wait, since we’ve been promising this for a while (though big Eva fans might hate us by the end).
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