While celebrating Misato’s promotion, Shinji asks “Why are we making such a fuss?” I can actually relate with Shinji on being not used to being around so many people–but only if they’re strangers or people I only get to be with rarely. The latter include relatives and acquiantances. But instead of being happy that he has friends, Shinji’s thinking about the fuss they’re making.
The Bomber Angel seems to be the most colorful so far. And I’m surprised how Misato can propose such a ‘miraculous’ operation to the Eva pilots without looking so gloomy. Shinji on the other hand asks Asuka her reason for piloting an Eva. Asuka answers it is to show the world her talents. Earlier at the celebration for Misato’s promotion, Shinji had also asked her why she joined NERV. Perhaps this is one way Shinji thinks he can arrive at his own reason for piloting the Eva?
While eating ramen (of course they’d defeat the Angel), Shinji finally knows his reason for piloting the Eva: to hear words of praise from his father. Well, I guess for such a person as Shinji, that would make sense.
In episode 13, the nature of the Magi is finally revealed. It feels so GITS-like, except that ‘traits’ from Ritsuko’s mother are put on the three computers–Balthasar, Casper, and Melchior. The contrasting personalities of a scientist, woman and mother were intentionally left to create a human dilemma. A little surprising, since I thought the Magi were all about logic. And I liked this episode because they didn’t need the mechs this time to defeat the Evolving Angel (and the mechs wouldn’t be able to anyway). Hmm, I think I’m enjoying naming the Angels now.