“Neon Genesis Evangelion is the perfect story for this moment in history”
Netflix has re-released Neon Genesis Evangelion, perhaps one of the best anime series of all time. Not only that, but they’ve redone the English dub, which was notoriously bad. I haven’t watched it in well over a decade, and then in subtitled Japanese form. I remember some of it being pretty intense, but am trying to decide whether or not to show it to Ainsley, who is ten. It might be a little opaque for her; I remember thinking that a lot of its subtext wasn’t obvious. Still, it’s a great show, and I might give it a shot with her, and will certainly re-watch it for myself.
This review on The Verge goes in a different direction than most I’ve noticed, and I thought it was well-written, although it’s definitely going to draw criticism for bringing current politics into its discussion of the show.