Kaworu Is an Idealized Version of Shinji | ReelRundown
May 7, In my case I found Shinji's close relationship with Kaworu as a sign of self-hate and lack of confidence. Again, Kaworu is Shinji's idealized. May 19, Why was such a relationship special? Was it part of their destinies? Let's take a look at why Shinji and Kaworu were born to meet each other. Jul 4, Though fans have speculated on what kind of relationship Shinji had with Kaworu it is at least clear that Kaworu represented a sort of idealized.
You are not alone Teenagers of the world, unite! Take into account that most of them were not even created by him! We could say Shinji has a right to keep away from humanity most of the time. Abandoned by his father as a kid, and later summoned to be of use to him in his shady science projects, the guy feels used.
Add to this that he is on that insecure age, and we have a time bomb. As the pilot of Evangelion 01, Shinji is told to defend the world against the deadly giant beings called Angels, but as the story progresses, it is evident that there are more factions than what meets the eye. In the original Evangelion series, Shinji unwillingly destroyed the infected Eva 03 while knowing his friend Toji Suzuhara was the pilot.
On the Rebuild version, it is Asuka one of his crushes who gets injured in the process. Amid the chaos and a declining world with a red sea, Shinji desperately needs a positive presence in his life. Because Kaworu is the epitome of kindness Evangelion episode 24 Enter Kaworu Nagisa, who was absent during most of the original version of Evangelion but won a considerable amount of screen time in Evangelion 3.
You can not redo. So, she is some sort of substitute mother for Shinji.
Yes, that sounds very strange. In the case of Kaworu, he is Angel Tabris and has genetical information from Angel Adam, making of Kaworu the first and last Angel at the same time. In consequence, Kaworu Nagisa apparently knows a lot more about the Angels, Seele and the Eva project than he ever says, but that does not stop Kaworu from showing off his warm and kind personality.
Kaworu meets Shinji on episode 24 and by the third Evangelion movie, Kaworu becomes the calm amid the storm. One aspect that has always been representative of their relationship is music. Shinji plays the cello on the original version of the anime, but on the Rebuild version the piano plays a big part for him and Kaworu.
Because Shinji and Kaworu make each other happy Evangelion 3. You can not advance. Although they manifest it in different ways, it is evident that Shinji and Kaworu are happy when they are together. We know that Shinji does not know how to communicate properly, but does Kaworu show impatience or annoyance? Still, despite of his multiple traumas, Shinji is capable of doing many things. Among such things, we can see that Shinji can make Kaworu happy, as Shinji reassuringly tells Kaworu that Shinji is glad to meet Kaworu or talk to him.
Shinji talks about his life before being called to NERV and how he simply existed without minding others, and how Shinji used to hate his father. It is on this scene where Kaworu tells him maybe he was born to meet him. The conversation was intimate but strange at the same time, but this shows how Shinji is able to open up and feel comfortable enough with Kaworu. By treating Shinji with respect, Kaworu is showing his ability to love. In the manga, meanwhile, the Ho Yay is much more sexualized but one-sided, with Kaworu as the aggressor.
Shinji outright tells "Evil Manga Kaworu" he doesn't even like him, and rebuffs anything resembling an advance he makes.
That still doesn't stop him from kissing a feverish, hyperventilating Shinji in bed—covering it up as mouth-to-mouth resuscitation—then rather aggressively interrogating him on the nature of love. Throughout their scenes together, Shinji is unnerved by Kaworu's "weird" behavior, but acts as a classic tsundere archetype.
Only later after killing Kaworu at his request does Shinji admit he was attracted to Kaworu in a conversation with Misato. Shinji was Tsundere and didn't want to fall in love with him, but did. That's the entire point of their interaction.
Sadamoto admitted he was the only of the children who had romantic interaction with Shinji. Asuka and Rei were meant to be platonic from Shinji's side. In the Campus Apocalypse manga, Kaworu says that he's only helping NERV for Shinji's sake and that otherwise he'd be out there enjoying life until all reality fell apart without him as a Cosmic Keystone.
Because Shinji was nice to himtrue, but Campus Apocalypse Kaworu falls in love with Shinji because they met as children and Shinji patted Kaworu on the head. Kaworu sacrifices himself for Shinji in the end. After Kaworu reveals to Shinji that he is the final angel he expects Shinji to reject him Kaworu turns his head away and bursts into tears of joy. It's not only official, but it's the official True Love.
The creators even jokingly or maybe not suggested that Kaworu was annoyed that Shinji had a thing for Rei in this movie. When Gendo and Fukutsuki were at the moon and saw Kaworu seat on Mark. In the Angelic Days manga, Kaworu obviously has a crush of some sort on Shinji.
Kaworu and Shinji (Relationship) - EvaWiki - An Evangelion Wiki - avesisland.info
In the original drafts of Kaworu's appearance, the Ho Yay was meant to be even more blatant. Originally, they were going to go skinny dipping in the ocean together, kissand Shinji was actually going to confess his feelings for Kaworu. The Other Wiki has placed Shinji into the "Fictional bisexuals" category. While this proves little, it does say a lot.
Several games, Kaworu's offered as a romantic choice for Shinji, including the ones he is not a main character like Secret of Evangelion: Kaworu and Shinji are a Beta Couple to the player's main character and their pairing of choice. In particular the official game, Neon Genesis Evangelion 2, has the official stats for Kaworu's and Shinji's affection as high starter in romantic and low in friendship.
In the 4koma gag comic strip not confused with the anime adaptationPuchi Eva or Petit Eva, Kaworu's blatantly in love with Shinji he desires to be his wife in his profile and calls Gendo his father in law. There are a number of teases in several strips, including one with Kaworu moving in with his family the angels to live with the Ikaris.
Yui's supportive of their relationship and teases Shinji about it. For a online Valentine's Day Special campaign in a mobile phone, Shinji and Kaworu were drawn sharing the Red String of Fate tied to their pinky, both bashful with a multiple heart patterned background. In one of the previews for 3. The implication was that the boy was Kaworu, though. Later on he blushes when Kaworu tells Shinji he can just call him by his first name.
Rebuild's theme songs Beautiful World and Sakura Nagashi are both very much to do with Kaworu and Shinji's relationship. Beautiful World is rather blatantly about Shinji from Kaworu's perspective, as supported by the male pronoun "boku", and distinctly similar speech patterns. And as for the content Who else would profess so selflessly that their only wish is to sleep by Shinji's side? Who sleeps with him in both the original and the films?
The singer doesn't care where it is, as "anywhere would do", and in 3. Sakura Nagashi is a song about coping with grief, and mourning for a lover deceased. Guess who dies in that film If the song is read in that light, then the lyrics are very revealing of Shinji's feelings towards Kaworu. You were so beautiful.