i wound up appreciating it more on the rewatch
It's definitely an interesting series.
shinji still makes me want to die though, i don't think i'll ever forget that thing he did in the last movie
Shinji is by far one of my most favorite if not my absolute favorite fictional character. Probably because I see so much of myself in him, it's easy for me to put myself in his story because I can completely relate to his struggles and challenges.
"That" scene in EoE was meant to show just how broken he was. Yes, it was a disgusting thing to do, and he even admitted to it, but you have to understand all the shit that he just went through. His friend is a clone of his dead mom, his guardian tried to fuck him, he was forced to kill the only person that showed him any compassion. It's hard to walk away from all that and not
be fucked up in some way.