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Neon Genesis Evangelion
circuitbird: I have a lot of feelings about Shinji and Kaworu. I know that Kaworu’s insertion has been criticized as deliberate and ridiculous yaoi-fodder, but I think that’s a really myopic view of his purpose in the series. Shinji is cripplingly terrified of relationships with others. Though he has constructed this elaborate delusion where his self-loathing and isolation are a form of martyrdom, he is very self-centered, and desperately wants validation and security from those around him ...