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Mark McPherson's Review for Neon Genesis Evangelion

Review posted by Mark McPherson (Anonymous User, Search for other reviews) on August 8, 2002 at 9:56 AM.
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Total Score: 21/30 (70%). Story: 8/10 (80%), Animation: 4/10 (40%), and Sound: 9/10 (90%).

Overall:

      Evangelion is a new breed of mecha anime that took time to get off the ground, but in the end, you'll be satisfied with the result. Recommended for all.

7/10

Story:

      Evangelion is one of those few anime titles that goes from funny to serious over a course of time. Sometimes the show will involve perverted humor, sometimes it'll involve serious terms such as depression, loneliness and suicide. While I can't really say Evangelion is the sort of series you can just drop in on anytime you like, it is still a great tale of mecha that has some good replay value in the long run. It's a show that'll really make you think.

8/10

Animation:

      Despite the good storyline, Evangelion has somewhat less than perfect animation. The lighting is way too bright in some scenes. I recommend watching it with the lights off. Even worse, the picture actually jitters and moves around the screen when your viewing the show. This will only bug you a few times, but it's still inexcusable. Overall, though, it's typcial anime animation.

4/10

Sound:

      The sound effects, like most low buget animes, feels tacked on, but it still works. The music, however, is a good mix of orchestrated music and synthesisers. If Ode To Joy doesn't make you want to watch an anime, nothing will. Hats off to Gainax.

9/10

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