Question, why do people recommend evangelion as entry level into the mecha...

William Collins
William Collins

Question, why do people recommend evangelion as entry level into the mecha genre or more or less anime in general? Half of the series involves critical thinking and interpreting to fully understand the themes presented.

Gabriel Russell
Gabriel Russell

Sitting in your room all day doesn't increase your critical thinking ability.

Hunter White
Hunter White

The same reason why people blindly parrot that it "was the first show to deconstruct mecha" or whatever meme people throw around.

Justin Russell
Justin Russell

Because it's actually a good series.

Grayson Green
Grayson Green

Because it has naked 14-year-old girls

Carson Campbell
Carson Campbell

Half of the series involves critical thinking and interpreting to fully understand the themes presented.
being this delusional

Joshua Rodriguez
Joshua Rodriguez

It is entry-level and shallow as fuck compared to an actual deep anime like Brain Powerd

Jonathan Campbell
Jonathan Campbell

To prepare you for actual deep shows like K-On.

Lincoln Gutierrez
Lincoln Gutierrez

It's better to start people off right and having them ask questions as well as thinking. Once people get used to watching spoon-feeding and continuous plot-hole harem shows, their minds get trained into being dumbed down. At that point, they might even turn their nose up at Evangelion as being "good" and simply call it old, tired, and boring. I've seen too much of that with newer anime fans who started off their first two years with a steady diet of fan-service shows. They now evaluate the entertainment value of shows with that as their "standard of excellence". That's just too sad.

Brandon Hill
Brandon Hill

To most people on Cred Forums popular = entry level.

Benjamin Brown
Benjamin Brown

to prepare for deep shows

Jackson Collins
Jackson Collins

Because it's an actually good show, and if they're new to anime their impression of it will give a good implication of what other anime they'll like, i.e. whether they're a pleb or not.

Chase Martin
Chase Martin

Because Cred Forums is filled with bitter fucks who pretend at waifu

Jordan Barnes
Jordan Barnes

What do you think "entry level" means?

Aiden Howard
Aiden Howard

Does anyone seriously believe in the shinji-kaworu eternal loop theory? There are more leaps of faith in that shit than autists in idle Cred Forums

Kevin Ward
Kevin Ward

It's head canon and fans trying to make sense of a version of their show they don't like (Rebuild).

Lincoln Rogers
Lincoln Rogers

making sense of rebuild
why? Accept mr. anno for who he is, not for what he has (not) achieved.

Easton Green
Easton Green

Could you tell me one episode that required critical thinking?

Ryan Ortiz
Ryan Ortiz

No, the reason Eva isn't one of the first anime you should watch is because you need to watch decades of mecha and romcom anime that Eva was made in response to.

Lincoln Campbell
Lincoln Campbell

Please don't ruin Asuka with gross 3D tranny cosplayers, you faggot.

Hudson Foster
Hudson Foster

Because thats the only chance they'll have to enjoy it. After they have a couple of seasons under their belt they realize how shit it is.

William Howard
William Howard

Question, why do people precede their questions with the word 'question'? Isn't intonation (or the question mark in the case of written text) enough to give away the fact that what you are doing is, in fact, asking a question?

Ayden Williams
Ayden Williams

Because you don't need to watch anime to have critical thinking and interpetation skills.

Benjamin Ward
Benjamin Ward

Why do people watch mecha in the first place, it's shit

Nicholas Morales
Nicholas Morales

Be right back, deleting all the good mecha anime that I have.

Wyatt Johnson
Wyatt Johnson

replying to bait

Lucas Miller
Lucas Miller

replying to bait replies

Caleb Sanders
Caleb Sanders

replying at all
not suspecting every post to be meta-ironic bait

Juan Price
Juan Price

I wonder

Nicholas Cooper
Nicholas Cooper

Oh fuck are we at that level already? I'm not good at this

Tyler Phillips
Tyler Phillips

But you yourself replied, buying into the setup I had constructed. I foresaw your post long before you made it. In truth, it is you who has become but a mere pawn in my grand scheme.

Andrew Ramirez
Andrew Ramirez

Hypothesis: Robots are cool. Everybody wants to be a robot.

Benjamin Hughes
Benjamin Hughes

Conjecture: Perhaps if this meatbag possessed a modicum of taste it would not be lead to pose such inane comments in the thread.

Wyatt Rivera
Wyatt Rivera

That's a thesis, not a hypothesis

Chase James
Chase James

I knew you would reply and cleverly left out my third green text
implying I'm not along for the ride
To get more (you)s.

Nathaniel Miller
Nathaniel Miller

Ah, you see, you are but a newborn to a teat, sustaining yourself on what (you's) you can. Far be it for you to be a (you) farming grandmaster such as myself, as you can plainly see I'm sure. I must keep the source fed, be it only by a smidgeon, so that they may provide me with much more bountfiul (you)s. It is an elaborate dance that only the most accomplished can think of, let alone pull off.

Alexander Wood
Alexander Wood

This.

I'll also add that I know most anime are shit and I wouldn't recommend my artsy friends low level entertaiment like ttgl or kill la kill but rather what can make on them animpression that there are hidden gems in the medium.

Dominic Campbell
Dominic Campbell

Why do freshmen take weed out classes?

Carter Bennett
Carter Bennett

actually they named their son oscar, but in Japanese you would say asuka

Austin Hill
Austin Hill

This series also require a lot of religious knowledge including Shinto and Buddism

It's retarded to reccommend it to newcomers, I never do that.

Luke Campbell
Luke Campbell

This is actually a good reason, but I still go for Cowboy Bebop or Michiko e Hatchin.

Joseph Sanders
Joseph Sanders

Don't do that, none of them is as engaging as Eva.
I dropped the latter and while cb is good and all is nothing TOO special. It just has that vibe going for it and not much more.

Ayden Torres
Ayden Torres

It was the first one they watched.

I guess it also does have art cred, but it's kinda pointless without a background in less lofty mecha.

Cooper Fisher
Cooper Fisher

This too, Eva is not as fun if you don't read Devilman, watch Ideon and Gunbuster to go

Chase Ward
Chase Ward

Asuka was born in Germany, but she's half japanese.

Eli Lee
Eli Lee

That's funny, guy.