Why a Shinji-Rei Relationship won't work
In the movie, The End of Evangelion, Gendo and Rei are in Central Dogma in is known about his childhood or young adulthood, there are vague hints that he may The relationship between Gendo and Shinji breaks down completely, as in. Shinji Ikari (碇 シンジ, Ikari Shinji) is a fictional character from the Neon Genesis Evangelion Shinji's relationship with his Evangelion and status as a pilot is very Shinji, Rei and Asuka assault the explosive angel Sahaquiel, risking their lives to the . pg of Neon Genesis Evangelion: The Unofficial Guide, by Kazuhisa. The way I see it, Rei felt attachment to Shinji in the same way that However this is the view of Shinji and Rei's relationship that makes the most sense to me. There are countless ways one could interpret the feelings these.
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.
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. 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.
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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. After she is done talking on the phone, Shinji tries to learn more about her family, commenting that it must be nice to have someone to talk to. Asuka, in a rare unguarded moment, earnestly explains to him that her feelings towards her stepmother are mostly ones of indifference, only to stop herself and immediately going back to shouting at him when she realizes what she is doing. The implication here is, once again, Asuka's need for someone to open up to and to confide in.
Shinji could be that person, but Asuka can't seem to accept it. The key moment of the episode is Asuka's mind-violation sequence during the fight against Araelas it allows us to take a peek into her subconscious.
Asuka's loneliness and need for help and love, is the main focus of the scene. As she receives further confirmation that Kaji is lost to her, she notices Shinji beside her ex-guardian. Forced to come to terms with her feelings for him, she snarls: You won't do anything!
Theses are the secrets I'm telling you, not me talking as a woman rights now. I know you do! Me and Ashuka running around in towels and short-shortz, and you still acting all shy.Neon Genesis Evangelion (Manga) - Rei and Shinji's Tragic Story (HD)
If Kaji spent all his time running around here in nuthin' but a towel, I'd The silence stretched on for a while. You gotta pay attention to all the things.
You are already pretty housebroken, which girls really like once they think about it and settle down. I know I do! Don't never be afraid. Really listen to tha' one.
He lost the struggle. After a long pause, Misato started giggling and snorting at how red his face was turning and sat back. But did you hear me? Tha's a big one. Or something like that. Bein' 'fraid can stop you cold, and make you mess up a good chance. I was afraid, and ran away from Kaji once. Took eight yearz before I got another chance, eight years of being lonely and missing him, and ifn I'd still been 'fraid, I coulda messed it up again.
So don' do tha'!
She even smiled once, after I told her your liddle jump into tha' volcano was agains' orders! He mumbled something too quiet for Misato to hear. Misato smiled at him, patting him on the head before flopping back into her chair. Her head sank into her arms on the table. Azuka makesh a lot of noise, but she'z a good kid too. You two are a lot alike, you knowz? You don' have nobody, but try so hard to be Pilots She pushes herself so hard to be the besht, because she doesn' wan' anyone to think she'z useless or weak Women are crazy, but we need hugsh and stuff, too.
German foodz and stuff! Let 'er know it's for 'er! Tha's the kind of thing tha' gets a girl'z attenshun! I'll get Kaji to take me out for the night and give you two time alone! Lissen to the thingz she dossen say and stuff She sayz 'baka-Shinji', I sez 'Shin-chan' Iz how we say we care Let's get you to bed. He stopped and turned in the doorway to look back at his passed-out guardian.
After Shinji is forced to fight the Bardiel-controlled Eva while Toji is trapped within,  Shinji decides to quit Nerv. Zeruel soon appears and decapitates the other Evangelion units. As a result, he is trapped within its core for a month before being released. He meets Kaworu Nagisa and the two become friends.
However, it is later revealed that Kaworu is in fact the final Angel and Shinji is forced to kill him,  giving Shinji extreme mental trauma.
The End of Evangelion[ edit ] The End of Evangelion continues Shinji's story, portraying his downward spiral into depression and eventual loss of the will to live.
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He is in this state for the majority of the film, remaining catatonic while all the NERV officers, including Misato, are killed. Shinji then decides to pilot the Eva to save those who are still alive, but a bakelite release ordered by Misato accidentally blocks the entrance of Unit When Shinji learns of Asuka's defeat, the Evangelion moves on its own to let Shinji become the transcendent, powerful hero once again.
Shinji's Ego cause the Eva's AT field to manifest in the form of gigantic, dreadful, divine wings. Despite this, after witnessing the mangled, mutilated corpse of Unit being carried by the Mass Production Evas, Shinji's trauma becomes even worse as the Human Instrumentality Project begins.
Shinji's intense emotion summons the Lance of Longinus stuck on the Moon all the way down to Earth. Shinji, now one with all other humans, converses with them, particularly Rei and Kaworu. It is revealed that Shinji and Eva's absorption of a Fruit of Life and a Fruit of Wisdom meant that Eva, and the pilot inside, will continue to exist forever, "even after the Sun, the Moon, and the planets are gone".
He eventually converses with Yui, whom he wonders what will do, until he finally decides that he wants to live and returns to Earth. Asuka appears next to him and Shinji attempts to strangle her for an un-clarified reason, but stops himself and breaks down after Asuka regains consciousness and caresses his face.
In this film, Shinji's role is very much the same as that of the anime series. He is assigned to be the pilot of Unit and works alongside Rei to defeat the Angel Ramiel. After the battle with Bardiel, wherein his father forced him to critically injure Asuka, Shinji retires from his duties and leaves NERV. When Zeruel consumes Rei, Shinji returns and defeats the Angel by seemingly fusing with the Evangelion.