After what has been some really solid coverage of both the Purge series and the first two parts of M. Knight’s “Trilogy” of Super Hero films, I am so excited for the crew to actually jump into Neon Genesis Evangelion again. The team as a whole will each be approaching and providing some very different interpretations of this series, and upon starting to rewatch the show myself (I have the whole series on DVD from the ADV FILMS run, as well as Manga’s release of End of Evangelion) I can admit that there is a lot that a critical mind will pull out of this show. It doesn’t all age well, but it’s all worth talking about.
For fans of EVA, this isn’t news. This series is dense with powerful imagery but also shock full of esoteric references to all sorts of religions (especially Judaeo/Christian), cultures, and psychology. Introspection is at the core of this series and so many anime and Mecha tropes are being subverted that it’s hard to track them all without a notebook.
Waypoint’s coverage of media outside of games has been very strong, engaging and enjoyable to listen to, so the Hype for this series and the team’s opinions on it are so real in me. This is one of my most wanted Podcast series for 2019. Other sites will be doing retrospectives on EVA, but none of them will deliver exactly what Waypoint is doing in “Be Kind and Rewatch It.”
So yeah, who else is on this train? Can’t wait for this to happen and engage with it.