Analysis Of The Angels

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Taking place in a not too distant future (writing this in 2017 would make it the past, but it originally aired in 1995), unknown beings known as “Angels” wreck havoc on the citizens of the planet, causing unbridled fear and trepidation in response to impending doom. Despite advances in military equipment, guns and tanks are ineffective in combating the “Angels.” Fortunately, for the sake of humankind, the United Nations put together an organization named NERV to combat said “Angels” through the deployment of Evangelions (Mecha’s) to ward off these unfamiliar adversaries. Everything is easy enough at this point, what is not evident is the reason the pilots are required to be 14 years-old, or what allows them to achieve higher levels of…show more content…
The show does an excellent job of capturing the dormant frustrations one feels while in this frame of mind, and how they create ways to shield themselves from feeling rejected by others. The series continues this dark introspection by examining each character’s past events, giving substantive information into their motivations to act in their own distinct ways. This, in my estimation, is where the show really begins to shine, as it strikes an emotional chord with viewer’s that most anime wouldn’t dream of touching. It shifts the viewer’s attention away from the escapist reality that we reside in when watching typical anime, and forces us to confront the mental pressures of ordinary life. It is jarring approach that is not for the faint of heart, but it is paramount in conveying a realistic scenario in which teenagers are faced with lamentable situations. This last statement is crucial, because we must remind ourselves, tacitly, that 14 year-olds are cognitively and emotionally tenuous, causing them to resort drastically to unfavorable situations. Characters: 8.5/10 Time and time again, to the detriment of the series, the main character’s exhibit certain behaviors (dare I say, cartoonish) that seem unbecoming given the potential consequences of inadvertent failure. Perhaps we could chalk this up to puerile adolescence, but the behavior is so

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