I did get some sleep, but I can’t call it a good one since I was only able to sleep past 2 AM (Phil. time). A bad score couldn’t let me sleep immediately. But now I understand the fuss about the last two episodes. So first up is sort of a tribute for the final one.
Fly me to the moon
And let me dream among the stars
Let me see what’s Eva like
In neon green and blue
In other words, bang my head
In other words, darling shoot me
Fill my head with words
And let it ache for ever more
Truth is all I long for
But I want to think no more
In other words, I’m so blue
Hideaki Anno, how could you??!!
I don’t know if anybody else has spoofed the song like this, but it was fun to do. Now on to my thoughts on this episode.
I can only imagine the disappointment of those expecting a more clearer ending back then. Having seen a lot of mecha shows, at some point I already realized that this was no ordinary mecha show, or any other series I’ve ever seen. I don’t know if it was announced before the anime ended that there would be a movie, and if that happened today I’d be howling in protest.
So the final episode still showcases the never-ending barrage of questions and answers galore, which doesn’t let you understand what is going on. In fact it makes things more confusing, for me at least. What does this episode (and the previous one too) seek to achieve? I probably should delve some more into what this episode probably means, but I don’t want Anno to win and waste my brain cells figuring this series out.
On second thought, maybe I’ll be able to post some more–after the rewatch. And I still have to check if there’s a hole in my head somewhere…