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Neil.T

Titan
@~AyaMachi~: 😅😆

@Asaid16: Not to spoil anything, but the film "The End of Evangelion" is exactly that: it ties up the story, and actually replaces episodes 25 and 26.

"Death & Rebirth" is a kind of highlights movie of the series up to and including episode 24, and also includes the first 40 minutes or so of "The End of Evangelion".

Beyond that there's Evangelions 1.11, 2.22 and 3.33. These are an updated version of the Eva story, taking it into whole new territory. The fourth and final of these films is currently still in production.

Hope any of that helps. :)
 

Asaid16

Completely Average High School Student
@~AyaMachi~: 😅😆

@Asaid16: Not to spoil anything, but the film "The End of Evangelion" is exactly that: it ties up the story, and actually replaces episodes 25 and 26.

"Death & Rebirth" is a kind of highlights movie of the series up to and including episode 24, and also includes the first 40 minutes or so of "The End of Evangelion".

Beyond that there's Evangelions 1.11, 2.22 and 3.33. These are an updated version of the Eva story, taking it into whole new territory. The fourth and final of these films is currently still in production.

Hope any of that helps. :)

So End of Evangelion is the true ending, Death and Rebirth is a recap and the other movies go down a different route. Got it 👍
 

Asaid16

Completely Average High School Student
Kill la Kill episodes 2-7

Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu episodes 2-4

Psycho-Pass 2 episodes 1-3
 
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ayase

State Alchemist
Not to spoil anything, but the film "The End of Evangelion" is exactly that: it ties up the story, and actually replaces episodes 25 and 26.
So End of Evangelion is the true ending
Ehhh, both kind of debatable imo. As I understand it (to the extent anyone does understand it) what you see in EoE was the original planned ending, issues with the TV network's funding of the show and with Anno going a bit out of his gourd led to episodes 25 & 26 being produced instead, which tell basically the same story but from a much more abstract angle. The one major difference being that (major spoilers) while the TV version ends with Shinji accepting instrumentality, EoE ends with him rejecting it. Which of these was the original intended conclusion I'm not sure has ever been revealed, nor how big of a role Anno's respective mental states at the time of each production played in those decisions, or his attitude to the fan backlash over the TV ending (and as to which you consider the better ending, ymmv). While I think EoE is still a great watch, I do find it kinda superfluous. Personally I think the TV show is perfect as it is.

Disclaimer: I do remember getting into a huge debate about this topic years ago (Eva has that effect on people) and will just add, these are my opinions based on my own reading of the show, and are not intended or presented as facts.
 
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Fairy Tail (English Dub) Episode 291

3D Kanojo: Real Girl 2nd Season Episode 5 [17]
More character development and some character relationship progress.

gen:LOCK Episode 1-3
This is some quality stuff. From what I've watched, David Tennant as Dr Rufus Weller is a piece of casting perfection, so far his character has been imo an absolute riot.

WATATEN!: An Angel Flew Down to Me Episode 5
Baking cookies! and relying on others.
 

HWR

CCG’s Reaper
AUKN Staff
Black Clover episode 69 Nice.

Run with the Wind episode 16 A damn good effort from the team.

Horizon in the Middle of Nowhere II episodes 1-13 (Complete. Also pretty fun, with some nice developments here and there. It was nice to see Tenzo get some focus.) 3.5/5
 

D1tchd1gger

Idolm@ster
WATATEN ep 5
This episode focused mainly on Kanon and Koyuri's relationship.

Ekoda-chan ep 5
This one was a bit surreal.

Chihayafuru 2 eps 1-3
New recruits! They were both a little annoying at first though.
 
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ayase

State Alchemist
The two "episodes" which make up End of Eva are numbered as 25' and 26' (with apostrophes), so I'll insist that they replace 25 and 26 in that version of events. :)
While they’re certainly alternate I’m not sure I like the word “replace”, personally. They’re a more straightforward and traditional way of portraying events and with a different ending but Eva isn’t a straightforward story by any means. I’m inclined to view it (all of it, TV, movies and the rebuilds) as much more Anno’s exploration of his own psychological state than as a traditional narrative (and by extension, the psychological state of his once fellow otaku he was devoloping a (self) loathing for - Gainax was essentially the first major studio by and for otaku and for good or ill, laid the groundwork for a great deal of what the anime industry became).

There’s a lot more I’d need to get into to explain my position properly and I’d be happy to outline my universal theory of Evangelion when I’m back at a keyboard - Maybe it is time for another discussion on this? I know there are a few people passionate about the show here again these days, and I’d be interested to hear yours and others’ thoughts and theories Neil. Probably a good idea to start a new thread for it though.
 

Orgun

Dragon Knight
I've seen the Evangelion TV series 4 times now and I still find the final 2 episodes a disappointment. There's so much drama and tension that builds up during the later part of the series and then it's completely dissipated in episode 25. Whether or not EoE is the 'proper' ending (I've been having that debate for 20 years now), for me it is definitely the better ending.
 

Neil.T

Titan
Maybe it is time for another discussion on this? I know there are a few people passionate about the show here again these days, and I’d be interested to hear yours and others’ thoughts and theories Neil. Probably a good idea to start a new thread for it though.
I've just adapted this thread for that very purpose for anyone who'd be interested. :)
 

Professor Irony

CYBER FUNKER
Moderator
SAO Alternative: Gun Gale Online ep9-12

Well, my opinion of the show did go up in the second half - the second game was genuinely exciting as it reached its climax - it’s just unfortunate the series switched back to the real world for its conclusion, and reminded me of everything I didn’t like about it. I’ll write a little bit more in the ‘last show you completed’ thread later.

Mob Psycho 100 II ep5

Just chiming in with the general adoration for this episode, it’s another one where I honestly question how they managed it on a tv budget - there’s some really fantastic animation going on here. They really leaned into the references to Akira this week too, always nice to see.
 

D1tchd1gger

Idolm@ster
The Magnificent KOTOBUKI eps 1 & 2 (rewatch on a much bigger screen)
I still wonder why the second episode ended without the reveal everything the passenger was saying alluded to, that she hired some pirates to attack the convoy so she could destroy her rivals crew. Maybe it'll come up later or I was just wrong!

Chihayafuru 2 eps 4-7
High School regionals, that was a close game in the final. And some time off before the high school nationals, with an excellent 4th wall break in there as well.
 
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