Neon Genesis Evangelion TV series VS Movies
Sep 12, 2011 9:07 AM
So what's better to watch?
The movies or TV series of Neon Genesis Evangelion?
Some say that the TV series is better from the movies and other say that the movies are better and that the TV series is a complete waste of time.
I was wondering what is true... Should I watch solely the movies orsolely the TV show or both?
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This should be your viewing order:
TV series (Director's Cut)
Death and Rebirth (optional, this is just a summary movie of the TV series, a little bit of EoE, and some new music)
End of Evangelion (considered an alternate ending to the TV series or both run concurrently, depends on theory)
Rebuild of Evangelion (Either a reboot with different story or a sequel, depending on theory, should watch 1.11 etc. instead of 1.01 because 1.11 is the complete version with redrawn scenes and reworked lighting and additional scenes)
Do you have a site with good download of the TV show? (eng subbed not double audio torrent\direct?)
can't I watch RoE 1.01 as well? ot is it to lame and to much waste of time?
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the movies are terrible compared to the anime story-wise lol
they cut off so many important moments from the anime, and they kept some useless ones, they also wasted so much time for that new chick which is hot but yeah her role / she didnt do anything at all it was just waste of time to put her on
The series> the movies, DEFINITELY~~ the first movie was ok, the 2nd not that much.
THey've also changed Asuka's personality (and made her much worse) in the movie.
the only good things for the movies > the art and the world, in tv series(made in 95) the world seems pretty dumb (the story is in "our" time) and pretty "distant" , but in the movie it looks much better/ more realistic
lots of music -
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Sep 12, 2011 1:38 PM
Okay, so I decided to watch the TV show first then End of Evangelion but I also want to watch ALL of the movies as addition, in what order do I need to watch them?
And BTW what is the full list of Evangelion movies (movie = whatever is not part of the TV show)?
I understood that EoE more or less like a different epilogue to the TV show, right? So what is Death and Rebirth & Rebuild of Evangelion?
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Having seen the show first the series first and then the movies, I can only speak for my own experience, watching the movies already knowing everyone's backstory increased my enjoyment of it thoroughly because I could appreciate all of the subtle touches the movie included. I also derived great pleasure from identifying the small changes between the movies and TV show and what they could potentially mean for the rest of the story or the characters. I would like to point out that Hideaki Anno probably made the movie knowing half of the world (the anime parts of it anyway) have already seen the show, so I don't know how much information he included only elliptically.
Either way, they are both good enough that they deserve a viewing on their own merits.
PS: I say watch both, but watch the show first because it worked pretty well for me (you also might want to watch the show first so that you can catch the in-jokes in the movies).
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The series plus EoE > Rebuild, but Rebuild is pretty good too.
Exactly. I think that the reboot is just a try to make more money out of the famous title, nothing more.
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