Why has Evangelion become so popular among normalfags within the past 2-3 years?
It wasn't always this way.
>giving a fuck about what other people do
I'm a faggot myself by replying
Why should you care what other people like? Do you like it less because 'muh popularity' and stupid shit like that?
And yes, it has always been super popular among normalfags.
So are you guys okay with normalfags making up a huge part of Eva's fanbase? How many of you like Eva to be honest?
Yes I'm okay with it. The fanbase shouldn't fucking matter to you, the actual show should. You shouldn't give a damn if there are people who are 'normal' who like the anime. You're just being a cunt if it honestly alters your liking of the anime.
If you just realized that Eva is popular among normalfags, you should kill yourself. Just wait until Michael Bay fucks it up even more.
Funnily enough, you keep seeing people here who dislike a show based on the fanbase. And quite a lot of them.
But yeah, Eva has always been normalfaggotry. /a/nons just keep saying "2deep4u" and "lurk moar" shit to make the anime seem like it's intellectual and only to be understood by PhD guys, but it was never, it is not, and will never be so.
The simple fact that it is the anime that saved the anime is pretty saying about the number of people it reached. If it had been obscure, nips wouldn't have given a shit.
That is, the whole "intellectual anime" is nothing but a shitty invention of /a/ to make themselves feel like they are watching clever stuff and create a gap with "pleb" shows (or shows they just don't like, if you prefer).
You know, the Bourgeois Gentilhomme type of old nostalgiafags, thinking they are more clever by trying to create dissensions within the community.
Why should we give a shit about the fanbase?
The people that work on Eva already do allot of weird crap to it.
>past 2-3 years
It was on Toonami for fuck's sake. It was always popular with normalfags.
>most Eva threads consist of actual dialogue about the show; oldfags and newfags discussing their ideas and thoughts on the anime
>post shows someone outside of the speci/a/l club praising Eva
>suddenly everyone engages in hipster mode and starts shitposting and hating on Eva
Never ever change, /a/
>Go back to tumblr if you do.
Not him, but this comment is incredibly ironic. We do that all the fucking time, man. When someone complains about something on /a/ 50% of the time it's fanbases.
This became even more amusing when wouldn't you know it the very first thread I see when I went back to the catalog is
Here's a the question
What would you do if Kaworu was a shota?
This is from a real eva fanbook
I would let the world die for him.
It's always been really really popular
popular things tend to get watched by normalfag
It's not hard to figure out
Ok,but answer me this,what would you do with shota Kaworu kun?
I always find it ironic when people say Eva is 2deep5u.
It is. The anime is still being discussed, analyzed, and debated to this very day. Almost 20 years later. Name another anime like that. You probably can't.
/a/ has multiple, probably a dozen, threads a day on this anime alone. It generates discussion. Each thread ends up being different (except for the inevitable waifu war and shitposting battles), with people asking questions, making up theories, or just trying to recover from the emotional impact Eva has had on so many people.
Again, no other anime is like this. It's not just our secret club too.
It is deep. Obnoxiously so at many points
but I love that shit so it's a plus in my book.
It's a screen cap from one of the oddest Eva games,but it's still tame compared to anima.
Even though it has naked boy fighting.
The only thing that could be considered "deep" is the last 2 episodes, but it was irritating. Don't forget it's nothing but a way to do a make-up ending with a non-existent budget.
And it's only discussed because people keep creating threads instead of searching. There's also the big "What the fuck did I just watch?" meme that is being used by Evafags in order to use some space.
Latest topic I saw of the show was a waifu thread also. So intellectual and full of theories.
Don't pretend otherwise: Eva is still spoken about only because it has marked the oldfags and helped anime to recover.
There's nothing to discuss about it.
What the fuck do we do, revoke their official Eva fanbase membership card?
People will like things we do, whether we like it or not, they may not be drawn to it for the same reasons, but they still are.
No one is taking my membership card away!
A future where Micheal Bay and Evangelion collide is not a future I want to be alive for.
Misato is now the MC and the Eva's can now talk
I actually am okay with it because the normalfag Eva fans always flag themselves by buying into the 3deep5you shit seriously, making it easier to avoid them. They're fucking annoying but it doesn't stop my love of Eva. It's a very fun mecha show.
I didn't think of anymore to say at the time.
>set in America now
>Shinji is played by Channing tatum
>All of a sudden Kaworu is now Shinji's childhood friend played by Jonah Hill
>Stanley tucci is Gendo
>Asuka is a tough 20 something army woman who hits on Shinji
>kill la kike reaction image
Not surprised you think that that constitutes bait. I've actually met evageeks-type people in real life and they're the most pretentious annoying motherfuckers you will ever meet.
They're also the first motherfuckers to overlook the actual themes of the show in favor of the religious symbolism bullshit and making other shit up like dumb liberal arts students.
I had a lot of fun seeing the series develop into a campy episodic monster of the week show with some sinister shit going on in the background only to have it go into maximum suffering after Ambivalence. Why are you even watching a show if you're not having fun?
The recent movies were marketed to women (AKA normalfags) by making them as gay as possible with Shinji and Kaworu flirting for an hour straight. So then the girls reblog eva pics on tumblr and twitter and get their boyfriends (non-virgins men, meaning they're normies too) to watch the movies with them, and like maybe 30% of their boyfriends will enjoy it too.
Evangelion is one of most popular anime of all time, top 10 at the very least, how is this remotely surprising?
Shut the fuck up. You faggots don't give a flying fuck about anime as an art form. You just want something to flaunt, like a fucking Rolex or some shit. Get the fuck out of here.
>unwarranted sense of self-importance
Who let /r9k/ out of their ghetto?
I generally watch shows to have fun, but with Evangelion, I slowly stopped having fun throughout the series and it turned into actual suffering by the end. I still think it was great show tho.
>If he enjoys Shinji and Kaworu flirting
>he hasn't read Ikari Raising Project
Nigga, you ain't seen anything.
My membership card is better than yours.