Being an Eva fan since the year 2000, and an Asuka fan, I can’t help but be filled with rage at wtf they did in the 2nd movie. Spoilers in my rage after the jump.
Aside from removing the Asuka pantsu flash scene completely changing Asuka’s character (like she had pretty much 0 interest in Kaji wtf???), they even replaced her during the Eva unit 4 goes berserk scene (with let me tell you how incredibly inappropriate that music was….) I mean it’s not that I’m dying to kill Touji or anything here (he did die in the manga after all), but come on killing off Asuka? (Alright they didn’t kill her, she comes back as a pirate in the next movie apparently ) And what the hell giving Rei emotions? Now she wants to have jolly dinner and make bentos? Wtf is this shit ヽ(｀･Д･´)ﾉｺﾞﾙｧ!! Well I didn’t mind that they made Asuka stop being clingy to Kaji, and well I was certainly a happy fangirl when Asuka crawled into Shinji’s closet room, but wtf at the ending. THE BREAST BEAST! Well I gotta give props to Sakamoto Maaya’s English, but I don’t like Mari stealing Asuka’s spotlight honestly. Now if you excuse me, I’ll just be reliving the ORIGINAL End of Eva movie in my head.
I’ll forgive them, if in the next movie… I get an Asuka and Shinji kiss scene remake
Did the original series have PIRATE ASUKA?
Did the original series have ZA B(R)EAST?
Did the original series have Kaji buttsecksing Shinji during their mandate?
Did the original series have Kaji eyeing Misato’s ass when she went to answer her phone?
Did the original have transparent plugsuits?
Did the original have Kaoru…IN SPACE?
Did the original have Pen Pen going on a field trip?
Did the original have a beer can joke…oh wait, nevermind.
That all said, my only real complaint was that it felt a smidge too long (even though it was only about 1:45 long). The beginning seemed to go on way too long (yes, I laughed at the field trip, but that really didn’t need to be there), and it felt like there was maybe one big fight or two small fights more than the movie really needed. But what fights they were!
In other words, it was much closer to Lord of the Rings than Star Wars: Episode 1.