Neon Genesis Evangelion: The Card Game

Originated from (6/1/13)


  • Bochan_bird: Part II (movie) card A-17 “2nd Angel Lilith”:

“A Source of Life Angel called/named ‘progenitor’ like Adam. Until being noticed by Nagisa Kaworu, Nerv had misrepresented the giant crucified in Terminal Dogma as Adam, but it was actually Lilith. Ayanami Rei is a being with the soul of this Lilith and (a copy of) the body of Ikari Yui.”

“All life was drawn indiscriminately into the world desired by the medium/avatar Shinji. Led by the Reis — the messengers of salvation — hurt and suffering hearts dissolved into homogeneous LCL. Even those who did not wish salvation were powerless to resist. Aoba frantically rejected Rei, but the A.T.Field that protected him had already lost its power.”

“Shinji renounced the world where all hearts had melted into one and accepted each other unconditionally. His desire… to live with ‘others’ — other hearts that would sometimes reject him, even deny him. That is why the first thing he did after coming to his senses was to place his hands around Asuka’s neck. To feel the existence of an ‘other’. To confirm (make sure of) rejection and denial.”

  • Card H-11
    • Regular side, picture description: “What we see is the aftermath of Third Impact, like in the ending sequence, there is Shinji standing (dressed in his school uniform), his hand, palm up, in front of him, and he’s looking at (and casting his shadow upon) an unconscious Asuka, laying of the ground in an unconscious-but-also-inviting-and-somewhat-surrendering pose, her home attire messed up so that all what was visible of her in the original scene is there for Shinji and the viewer to see.” Bochan_bird translation:

“In the sea of LCL, Shinji wished for a world with other people. He desired to meet them again, even if it meant he would be hurt and betrayed. And just as he had hoped/wanted, Asuka was present in the new world. Only Asuka was there beside him. The girl who he had hurt, and by whom he had been hurt. But even so, she was the one he had hoped/wished for….”

    • Reverse side:”3rd Children Ikari Shinji”:

“Neither Yui, Rei nor Misato could do as a woman for Shinji. Asuka alone was the only girl on equal footing with him. So, Shinji desired/sought after Asuka. “I’m afraid of Misato and Ayanami.” However, Shinji’s crude affection only hurt her. In the end, he used her as an object of lust/desire to soothe/ console himself…”

  • Bochan_bird, card H-14;
    • Regular side: Misato & Shinji EoE kiss

“3rd Children, Ikari Shinji — Misato monitored him in her capacity as Nerv Tactical Operations Chief. Monitoring in the format of living together, a format that would not agitate him. Play acting, searching for a comfortable distance, clashing, rejecting, worrying, joking, fighting, and understanding. The apartment changed from a simple dwelling to a home…”

    • Gold side: Shinji and Misato dressed up and sharing cocktails in a club. Title: “That’s a grownup kiss. We’ll do the rest when you get back.”

“While fighting the Angels together, the two began to view each other not just as Tactical Operations Chief and pilot, but in a special way. Older sister and younger brother, mother and son, girl and boy… but the two did not notice/realize the word used to express these feelings (this relationship?). However, time would teach them, just as it had fostered the relationship between them.”

  • Miscellaneous:
    • “Card H-2 shows Shinji in his plug suit facing Gendo (back view). The title is “I was praised by my father/My father praised me”, and the fine print reads: “‘You did well, Shinji.’ — Gendo praised Shinji, who had piloted Eva. Shinji, who had avoided and rejected his father, realised how much he needed/wanted his father. At the same time, Gendo was also coming to understand a sense of (comfortable) distance with his son. As father and son move toward each other, however slow, perhaps one day….” This is perhaps the most ambiguous of the three cards, but it is still a far cry from “Shinji reconciles with Gendo”.”

    • “Card H-5 shows Rei and Shinji facing each other with the moon in the background. The title is “This is my heart? I want to be one with Ikari-kun?” (Ep23 dialog), and the fine print reads: “As the scenario progresses, he changes her. A smile, worrying, words of thanks… Eventually, with her first tears, she realizes. ‘I want to be with Ikari.'” Not only does this describe the TV series scene perfectly, but I hardly think it qualifies as “Rei gets Shinji”.

    • “Card H-12 shows Asuka hugging someone whose face is cut off at the top of the image and thus cannot be seen. This person might be mistaken for Shinji, except that the relative size of the person obviously makes it an adult, and the card deals with Asuka waking up in Eva-02 at the bottom of the Geofront lake (EoE scene) and realizing that her mother is there and has always been watching over her.”