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I saw this in SSD's signature and decided that if it was sig-worthy, it was also discussion-worthy. So let's get a grasp of the characters. I admit. (2nd Eva test I wrote) Take this short test to see how your knowledge of Neon Genesis NGE Knowledge quiz Question With whom do Asuka and Shinji live with? Kiss him. Hug him. Slap him. Shake his hand. That said, I don't disagree that the relationship between Shinji and Rei is highly psychoanalytical. I think it's much more complicated than a.
The fight of the episode offers the three pilots another opportunity, once again successful, to cooperate. Shortly before being employed Shinji asks Asuka the reason why she pilots.
When she learns he had asked Rei the same question, she seems to show a hint of possessiveness, making a pointed comment about how close him and Rei seem to be.
She then proceeds to inquire about his reasons to fight. But when Shinji just replies that he doesn't know, she expresses surprise and incredulity at his answer. The last scene of episode has Misato and the three pilot eating together, in a Ramen stand Asuka had picked for the occasion. It's worth noting that Asuka made that choice so that Rei, who doesn't eat meat, could join them and to let Misato save some money. When Shinji muses to the group about the praise he received from Gendo upon completion of the operation and how it might be his reason for being a pilot, Asuka, again a bit incredulous, makes fun of him for it, believing it to be a stupid reason.
In hindsight though, Asuka's reaction can easily be interpreted as her being defensive. Asuka once again expresses envy when Shinji is given more attention than her, as he is testing Rei's Evangelion.
In the last scene she is shown to say in relation to Rei's identity: Implication being she had developed a certain curiosity about the First. Is it just a kiss? A very important episode for Asuka, completely devoid of any angel fights. The very first scene concerning the girl sets the theme for the episode. She is calling Kaji on the phone but fails to get through to him, forcing her to leave a message.
It is interesting to note that, in the message, where she pretends to be stalked by a pervert just to get Kaji to pick up, she shouts for his "help".
It is the only time Asuka ever utters the word excluding the mind-violations. After putting down the phone, she is shown to feel quite depressed and rejected. Hikari then asks her to go on a blind date, which she agrees to. The date proves to be a failure and Asuka dumps the guy because she deems him "boring". When Asuka gets back home in the evening she walks in on Shinji playing the cello, and she applauds him after he plays the piece to finish, admitting that she is impressed with his performance and the fact he plays an instrument.
In his usual self-deprecating manner, Shinji attempts to downplay her praise, telling her that he does not think he has any musical talents and only can do it so well because he has played since he was five years old. Asuka, still impressed, points out that perseverance is still a form of power.
As the two are waiting for Misato's return, Asuka asks Shinji to kiss. Thanks to the mind-violation sequence ep. In truth she was seeking some love and help from Shinji. It should be remembered that Asuka, at this point in time, is feeling especially rejected and ignored by Kaji and sees in Shinji someone who cares about her; a potential replacement for her ex-guardian.
As expected, Shinji agrees to kiss her but, despite Asuka prolonging the exchange for as long as Shinji could breath, he fails to understand its real meaning and to provide her with the support she needs. Noisily rinsing her mouth and letting him know how bad of an idea it was to kiss him. This is certainly one of the scenes in which the duality of their relationship is most obvious.
Asuka tries to deceive Shinji as to the reason why she kisses him and yet at the same time she hopes, deep down, that he is able to realize her deception and break through her barriers. His acceptance isn't enough; she needs more. Unluckily for Asuka, it is not over.
When Kaji arrives home with Misato, she quickly puts up a smile and tries to get him to spend some time with her. As she gets close to him, she briefly clings his arm, but then she smells Misato's perfume on his jacket and realizes something happened between them.
Immediately letting go of him, she freezes up and doesn't even say goodbye. Shinji, who was observing the scene, notices from Asuka's expression that something is wrong and inquires to her well being, only to have her irately blame their kiss as the cause of her pain, before she runs off to her room. An interesting detail about the events of the episode is that they follow a circular structure. The episode begins with Asuka feeling rejected by Kaji, then bored by the date, not feeling understood by Shinji and ends with her, once again, feeling rejected by Kaji.
Misunderstood Intentions Shinji believes Asuka's lie that her kiss was just to relieve boredom, but once again in Ep. Asuka Surpassed I see you The opening scene of the episode introduces Asuka as being in a very volatile mood. Likely a consequence of her experiences in the previous episode.
Starting off with Asuka attacking Shinji for being too quick to apologize, only to then express her jealousy and frustration at Misato, accusing her of only being in a good mood due to being back together with Kaji when she tries to defend Shini. The key moment in the episode, concerning Asuka and Shinji's relationship, is her loss to the latter in the synchronization test.
Strongly foreshadowed in previous episodes, the impact of said development on their relationship is truly destructive. In a sense, by failing to understand and support Asuka before ep. It is important to remember that Asuka's only way to prove herself her value is being the best pilot. Taking that away from her, forces her to confront herself with all her insecurities. Kaji and Shinji, for different reasons, couldn't offer her an alternative source of support; as such, she receives the full impact of the blow.
In two instances in the episode we see Asuka addressing Shinji sarcastically as Shinji-sama; first, in a burst of anger as she is in the locker room with Rei and then during the fight against Leliel. In that instance Asuka provokes Shinji to charge the angel on his own, causing him to get trapped and nearly costing him his life.
It's interesting to note that Shinji attacks the angel with the express intention to prove himself to Asuka. After Shinji's safe return, she is shown to further express envy for the attention given to him, when Misato hugs him in tears, by saying to her: In spite of that, the episode ends on a somewhat positive note, when Asuka is seen awkwardly lurking in the hallway of the hospital in an attempt to check on Shinji's well being without being noticed.
Of course she gets caught, prompting Shinji to laugh for the first time in the series. The clear implication of the scene is that Asuka felt guilty for her over-reaction and that she still cares about Shinji.
Episode 17 The only relevant scenes in the episode concern Asuka and Shinji being accused by Toji of fighting like a married couple, which they both deny and Asuka trying to spend some time with Kaji at the end of the episode. As Asuka is outside of Kaji's office she is shown to look depressed. It's only after she takes a deep breath and puts on her best smile that she enters the room.
It is the first time we get a clear look at the way Asuka truly feels in relation to Kaji. The happiness she shows him is, and always has been, to an extent, forced.
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She tries to be at her best in order to appeal to him, but in truth she feels hurt and rejected. This further reminds us of how important Shinji's role as Kaji's replacement is and how in need of affection and company she is.
Cluelessness Another episode that is relatively light on Asuka-Shinji. Asuka is shown to go out of her way to avoid Misato and Shinji, as she clearly has yet to accept having "lost" to them.
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It is hinted at that Shinji has yet to understand Asuka's jealousy for Kaji, as he is shown to ask Misato why Asuka is trying to avoid her. It is in fact his cluelessness that becomes the main theme of the episode. In an exchange between Hikari and Asuka, the second pilot refers to Shinji by saying: And he's an idiot to boot. He doesn't know how to relate to people.
It is interesting to see how, after the kiss, Asuka seems to be even more frustrated by Shinji's density. Further reminding us of the main issue in their relationship; he just doesn't get it and he is too passive to make up for it. At the end of the fight Shinji remains stuck inside his Eva. Asuka is shown to suffer deeply after her loss to the boy, being more concerned by her failure than by Shinji's well being. A subconscious need Asuka before confessing her feelings to Kaji. Asuka sees Shinji speaking to Rei Asuka realizes she is confiding in Shinji after her phonecall from her stepmother.
Arguably the most important episode of the series for Asuka's character as we are offered an even more intimate exploration of the struggles she is experiencing. The episode opens with a flashback, focused on Asuka and Kaji, before they get to Japan. In it, Asuka confesses her feelings to the man and receives a clear rejection; she is too young for him. She was willing to open up to him, only to be hurt in return. As it was hinted at, in ep.
Connected to the flashback is the following scene, in which Asuka, at a station, is trying to call Kaji on the phone but fails to get through to him on the phone. As she looks up, she notices Rei and Shinji on another platform, talking the first time since Shinji's incidentprompting an annoyed reaction: After all, I lost Yet, she may also be feeling a bit jealous of the attention Shinji is giving to Rei, even though Asuka is the one that distanced herself from him, to begin with.
Once again the duality of their relationship comes into play to complicate things. As Misato, Shinji and Asuka are sharing their first dinner together since the incident, Asuka is shown to still feel jealous of Kaji. When they receive a phone call at home, Asuka sulks and refuses to pick it up, suspecting it could be her ex-guardian wanting to talk to Misato when Misato quietly comments that it is not very likely, it visibly arouses Asuka's curiosity, indicating that she is either oblivious to or in denial or possibly both about Kaji's absence and the implications of said absence.
It proves to be her stepmother instead. Asuka is seeking help from Shinji because she is sad. She plays her cards well and decives him into agreeing. Shinji is experencing affection and does whatever he must to recive it.
Such as holding is breath. Shinji fails to see that Asuka in a werid way is seeking help. Asuka, frustrated with his passivity and cluelessness, proceeds to run to the bathroom to hide her pain. Guess who shows up Kaji. Now this is when the problem starts.
Shinji is clueless looking for affection. Asuka wont let anyone close to her but wants help. Asuka is pissed Shinji doesnt get. Shinji failed to help her. Now that she is mad, this becomes more irritating then it was before. Slowly as the anime goes on you see Asuka's envy of Shinji's attention increase to the point of not even being conserd for his well being. Shinjo remains clueless the entire time. Then comes episode Asuka meets Arael, Arael doesnt hold back and is made to attack the mind.
Asuka's loneliness and need for help and love, is the main focus of the scene. We see in this scene Asuka talking to several Asuka's and yelling that isnt me.
Confirming she is layered. Then we see Kaji and Shinji. Realizing Kaji is lost to her and forced to understand her feelings for Shinji. Shinji wont do anything though. He wont help her, and she wont tell him how to help. You won't do anything! You never help me! You won't even hold me! Shinji is the best pilot, she likes him but he wont help her, and she can no longer pilot the Eva the source of her identity. Asuka denies feeling lonely and reaffirms her independant attitude but without the Eva, she really has no purpose anymore.
Shinji doesnt understand Asuka and does as she asks. The thing Asuka hates about Shinji. As is said Shinji will do what is asked of him to make sure people like him because he hates himself. Asuka needs help but as an adult she wont ask for it. The problem reachs its peek for Asuka and soon after Shinji crumbles as well.
For Shinji, Asuka is the closest thing to affection for him as he says he is afraid of Rei and Misato. Who does he go to for help?
We all know what happens, anyways he doesnt get that help. Shinji becomes depressed and basically hits his darkest momment just like Asuka. So now that we are here. Asuka and Shinji friendship is to display one of those themes.
Asuka and Shinji were both very selfish people but that wasnt the major flaw at all. The major flaw to there interaction was lack of Communication. Im sure while you read this you thought of some questions. Why doesnt Asuka just tell Shinji how she feels? Why doesnt Shinji just be honest as well? Why does Asuka respond with hate to Shinji if she likes him? Why is Shinji not looking at Asuka as a person? Why didnt Asuka talk about Kaji instead of trying to replace him with Shinji?
All those are options, but they involved communication from both parties. Something one couldnt do and the other wouldnt do. So does this event end their relationship? No the Human instrumentality project happens. Now the Psycology that plays here is the Master-Servant Dialectic. It is about the development of the Self-Consciousness by interacting with another Self-Consciouness. The interaction between two different people that are self aware.
It is literally a Self-Consciousness being aware of another awareness of itself. In the extreme term it is used to be "a struggle to the death. In this case Asuka and Shinji. Now what Im about to say may trigger and shock you. The roles on Evangelion is Shinji as the master and Asuka as the servant. Now in episode 25 and 26 they take about this idea. Shinji within the tree of life was one with everyone and so only one Consciousness remained an in term he began to loss his form.
It is stated that without the interactions with others Shinji would vanish from reality. It is through others yourself takes form.
The oneness of Asuka and Shinji. Four exchanges happen and as they are one because of the human instrumentality project there is no way anything can be hidden. The "Master vs Servant" semi finals you could say. The first exchange is by Asuka. Shinji and Asuka together in a bed. Neither of their faces are shown at the same time to show their distance but Asuka has pinned Shinji down and os livid. She is disgusted by him and hates him and he repsonds with "Its because we are alike" another idea called the Shadow.
Because one tends to reject or remain ignorant of the least desirable aspects of one's personality". Basically Asuka hates Shinji because Shinji embodies all that Asuka locks away in hope not one would see. Asuka needs to be seen as great and nothingless. Shinji is none other then Asuka's Shadow. She doesnt hid the fact she wants to hid her need for help and love and so its shown is rage. This is because Shinji failed to understand her.
He failed to help her and understand what the kiss really meant. Shinji is over whelemed in this scene. This is the scene Shinji finally understands what Asuka wanted. Asuka seems to be fine with being with him. There is only one condition to what she asks. That he be hers only. That his attention is for her and her alone, because she needs to be looked at and Kaji wouldnt do that. Shinji is in human instrumentality project so there are zero limits. Another example is that Misato is not afraid criticize Shinji for running away, like a good mother, she want him to face the problem then run away from it.
Yet, why the kiss though? Why would Misato kiss Shinji near the end?
Would a mother kiss her child like that on the mouth? Is a very difficult thing to explain to be honest. Another way one would see the relationship between Shinji and Misato is that Misato is just his guardian, but nothing else or nothing less. Some example of this would how Misato would just leave him alone for most of the time, of spending time with Kaji while Shinji is left alone. However even if she is a guardian, she still love him, whether is romantically or parentally, especially on the episode that she hug him after he was released from the Eva unit 3 after it going berserk.
Now my last theory is the relationship between Shinji and Misato romantic? The relationship between the two all started when Misato first send him a picture of her posing, with the arrow pointing at her breast. It was an invitation that allow him to join Nerv, they would eventually become roommate and live under one roof. I think Misato was able to relate to Shinji is this way, they both have conflicts thought about their father.
With Misato conflict about the father that save her during the Second Impact while Shinji conflict with his father Gendo Ikari. An interesting development for Misato was that Misato had feelings for her old boyfriend from college, named Ryoji Kaji. Yet, he is now a spy to snoop around Nerv, and occasionally have a "one on one" time with Misato. Although she was interested with Kaji, Misato sometimes jokingly flirted around Shinji from time to time. So as you guys can see, it seem Kaji and Shinji are the two person that she really care or seem to desire about.
Misato decided to offer herself to Shinji, to "comfort" him. Of course, he refuses her advance as he see her as almost a mother to him. Now from this, we get a whole personality on Misato, it seem for Misato, to cope with her miserable life, she go to one thing, which is sex. Sex for Misato is a way to cope, she was with Kaji for the duration of the series until he is killed off, then she make her advances toward Shinji this time.
It seem for Misato, she needed to find comfort and coping mechanisms, and it seem Shinji is the person that she chooses, it seems she have a secret desire for Shinji, but that is left for debate. In one of the most memorable scene at the end of Eva, Misato would kiss Shinji and tell him "That's an adult kiss.
Let's do the rest when you come back. This one scene of course lead to many theories and speculation on Misato true desire. From my take on it, when Misato mentioned "let do the rest when you get back", is pretty much that Misato want to have sex with Shinji, whether if she feel any romantic feelings for him or not, my take on this is she definitely want to ride his pillow alright: Some might argue the kiss was a way to give Shinji a sense of hope, yet that could be debatable.
To this day, is it somewhat subjective to determine Misato and Shinji relationship since there is not enough evidence to explain there relationship deeper.
It really strange for me to make this analogy, for me, it seem to me that the Shinji and Misato relationship is very similar to the relationship between Humbert in the novel Lolita which was about a character who is attracted toward a 12 year old girls.
For me, Shinji represents the "Lolita" for Misato, yet Misato is able to hide her carnage desire until she about to die. Another analogy one could make on their relationship is the usual female teacher getting into relationships with their male students.
We can tell that Shinji emotionally insecurity, who is vulnerable in his own way, where it could lead Misato to come into his life as a comfort zone for Shinji, however her only way to give them comfort is to sex.