Horror movie. Tides of blood, fields of skulls, ghoulish dismembered giantess corpse in the basement. A horror movie set in the cold light of day after you've lost control and done something unforgivable; desperately craving forgiveness but only making things worse for everyone.
Evangelion at its heart has always been about a level of self-hatred and despair so intense that it resembles borderline personality disorder. You Can (Not) Redo adds new dimensions to Shinji’s torment: guilt, remorse, and a wish…
A few excerpts from episodes 25 and 26: “You never show any interest in them but you want their affection.” / “All you do is wait for someone else to come and give you happiness.” / “I hate myself. I’m a coward. I’m cowardly, sneaky and weak.” / “Because I’m afraid of being hated.” / “Are you afraid of losing your identity if others leave you?” / “I hate you! I hate you! I hate you! I hate you! I…