Sympathetic Rei editionPrevious Thread: >>3357407Thread history: https://pastebin.com/qJYcRjrU (embed)Rei Fan Discord: https://discordapp.com/invite/snXJMJ6Pictures with multiple characters are fine here so long as Rei (Rei Q is not Rei) is in them. Feel free to request any image or theme!Feel free to chat about Rei and all Rei-related things, from merchandise to your own personal musings about the character!Discussion is allowed and encouraged. Try to post an image of Rei others might like!
>>3368711Good work anon, to update the pastebin you just have to go here: https://pastebin.com/ copy the contents of the previous pastebin, add the previous thread and save, that's all.
I want to *hug* Rei
>>3368711Who's Rei Q?
>>3368959That's who you just posted, faggot
>>3368991Simply report it
>>3368991Nah, she's tentatively Ayanami Rei
>>3369029not by the definition of this thread. Rei Q is the "Rei" that appears in 3.33, a specifically designed insult toward Rei fans
>>3369093Shouldn't we wait until 3.0+1.0 before discarding her? Also her plug suit looks cool.
>>3369105There's nothing to wait, Rei Q is trash. Her only function is to denigrate Rei
>>3369111All Reis have value.
>>3369184i love this image
what did she mean by this
>>3369857They were only joining in a single entity.Even so, Rei choose a peculiar place to join with Shinji.
>>3369857>>3370351>>3370235Rei is pulling Shinji out for a 1-on-1.The point is that only Rei can make Shinji progress in life.
>>3370550It finally makes sense.
>>3370694Would Rei I have bullied Shinji?
>>3370793She might have playfully bullied 4yo Shinji, but nothing meaning to hurt him. Rei I is still Rei.
>>3370799Did she copy Gendo or there a remnant of yui in her that made her dislike Dr. Akagi?
>>3370800Probably more of the former, with a bit of her own will. We don't really know much about Rei I, how she thought, and how much it differed from Rei II and III.
>>3370802I can't imagine gendo had anything positive to say about toddler Shinji and at best he would have said nothing at all.
>>3370807Unless Anno/Sadamoto suddenly decide to flesh out childhoods of Rei and Shinji we can't really be certain on how they would have interacted with each other at that age. We DO know that they were very close and friendly toward each other as teenagers, so we can only assume that would have been reflected in hypothetical interactions at earlier ages.
>>3370793>>3370811Shinji almost certainly knew Rei before the show begins.The first time the name "Ayanami" is spoken is when Shinji's in the bath in episode 2. But everyone else- Gendou, Misato, Ritsuko- has hitherto only called her Rei. So he must have prior knowledge of her.Cf. in episode 20 when Shinji seems to have a young Rei in his memory, and he accuses Gendou of abandoning him since he had Rei.Shinji regularly met Gendou until three years prior to the show began, presumably he would have had some meeting with Rei on some of these occasions also.Note also that Shinji has, apparently, seen the members of the Human Instrumentality Committee- probably in some sort of hearing shortly after Yui's evangelization (we see this in episode 12, right before the operation against Sahaquiel begins).
>>3370901Moreover, just the way he talks about her in the bath- "bad memories... like my father... and Ayanami Rei"- makes it seem pretty likely that he already knows her. It doesn't make much sense for the "bad memory" to be something from the previous day.
>>3370905> Νέων Γένεσις ΕὐαγγελίωνΕυαγγέλιο Νέας Γένεσις
>>3370901>>3370905Those aren't a lot to go off of and can still be interpreted in multiple ways.Either way the scene in Rei's apartment is supposed to be the first time they have talked to each other.
pics of Rei doing normal teenage girl things are v cute
FUCK IT I'M POSTING REI QTHIS IS A NICE PIC
>>3371453you can find pics like that that aren't of Q
>>3371458Yeah I like it too. I already had that pic.The facial expression is not the same.
>>3370905>"bad memories... like my father... and Ayanami Rei"What bad memories with Ayanami?
>>3371479That's exactly my point. Unless he means the moment where he saw her and he decided to pilot the Eva, he must mean a time when he saw her before, a time when he associated her with his father abandoning him.
>>3371525you could make the assumption that there was a point where gendo started caring for ayanami and gave shinji away or something along those lines.
>>3371527Yes. And it's likely that Shinji met Rei at the times that he and his father did meet (to visit Yui's grave).
>>3371533true but I don't think you could say they were well acquainted, they were probably just vaguely familiar with each other and shinji most likely associates ayanami with gendo abandoning him.
>>3371536Of course.But Shinji having any prior experiences with Rei definitely casts their interactions in a different light.
I gotta say, I feel really sad that Rei is only ranked the third most popular character by the Japanese fandom with 252 votes compared to Asuka's 2187 votes. :(
>>3371708Notice how that image uses Rei from 2.22, which is now 10 years old. It has been 5 years since 3.0 was released. 3.0 existed only to pander to kaworufags asukafags. Part of the reason that it has taken so long for 4.0 to be made is because 3.0 had no purpose beyond denigrating Rei, therefore it left the studio trapped in a creative box, because 3.0 went so far into disaster and depression in order to punish Shinji for choosing Rei over asuka. It has come back to bite them because now they don't know what to do with the franchisePandering to asukafags killed this series
>>3371791My my, asuka, that nose is looking awfully (((kosher)))
>>3371708Is Eva store really a good representation of Japanese Eva fans? I mean Carl is in second place. Where's Misato?
>>3371884>>3371708The sample size is pathetically small. It really doesn't prove shit.
All I know is whenever I look on EBay or Amazon, on average Rei products are more expensive
>>3372010Reifriends have always been the silent majority.
BEST SHIPBEST SHIP
>>3372261don't know how I feel about that facemake's her look like those pseudo-goth thots on instagram
>>3372220Indeed, they should be together.
>>3372261S-she kinda looks like a zombie
>>3372458stop posting such shitty compressed jpgs
>>3372465needs less kilobytes
>>3372462Is that how Rei appeared to the trees before they turned into LCL?
When will Anno learn?
>>3372495will people stop posting such garbage quality pics
Rei is cute. Possibly, she's the cutest.
>>3372922Too pure to be canonhttps://tegaki.pipa.jp/560710/23502198.htmlBy the way this is the source of the images that I posted some time ago.
>>3373289Some nice stuff there, anon. The image I'd posted when I replied to you was also from tegaki and I didn't even know. Pic related is by the same artist.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q7HCzoxE7T0OOKAMIFOUPLEASE COME BACKIF YOU ARE READING THIS, QUOTE ME
>>3371708As it stands, there's no reason for a Rei fan to be invested in the franchise. It's simply natural.I'm a huge Rei fan and I wouldn't bother voting.>>3371708>>3371781>>3371906If any of you are even the slightest upset about this, fight the power. Find other Reifags, get on the discord. Be open about wanting to do something about Anno's bullshit.Rei NEEDS you.
>>3373944>discordSorry, I'm not a faggot
>>3373976>he wouldn't suck dick for Rei
>>3374023This made me hard
>>3373507It's an interesting site, I'm glad you'll find art of quality in that placeI published the link so you could complete your folder a bit, I say this mainly because the second sequence of images in your folder is incompleteI mean this sequencehttps://img0107.pipa.jp/tegaki/user_img11/13641/1364133526615835.pngBy the way anon, pic related was in your folder but now not isn't found
>>3373976What's wrong with Discord?
>>3374207>I published the link so you could complete your folder a bit, I say this mainly because the second sequence of images in your folder is incompleteYeah, I'll get on that. I skimmed through it and assumed I had everything.>By the way anon, pic related was in your folder but now not isn't foundThat's because when the initial upload was deleted from Pixiv, the artist re-uploaded it with a bunch of other pictures.https://www.pixiv.net/member_illust.php?mode=medium&illust_id=68886703It pissed me off for obvious reasons, so I didn't want it anymore. I'll admit, I was being kinda petty.
>>3374285The image of Shinji and Rei is still very beautiful, but I am too outraged and angry by all the other images, the artists waste their talent drawing trash like kawoshinI had no idea that the artist had shit taste
>>3374891>twitter in the background
>>3375722That distance will only close if you close it, Shinji.
I love you Rei. And I love you all.
A while back someone posted an ishygddt Rei, but it was a lopsided photo and not a scan. It wasn't colored, either. Because I had some free time, I tried my best to clean it up. If whoever drew or requested it sees this, I hope you like it.
>>3375722>>3375735Keep working.>>3375808awesome, I wonder wht the source was?
>>3375808Thanks anon, breddy good 5/5>>3375842>I wonder what the source was It was a drawfag thread on /a/. I tried to ask the drawfag for a scan but with no success.
>>3375772I'm going to レ00イ her chest.
>>3377004doesn't know how good he has it
>>3377056He doesn't, and that's the problem. Rei's issues are not at all destructive, and are easily solved by simple affection, which Shinji was too cowardly to give.
Rei is a meme tbqh
>>3377368You are a faggot tbqh
>>3377203Shinji has a plethora of issues and narrowing it all down to cowardice shows a rather naïve interpretation of his character. His fear, like all of his flaws, is a symptom of much deeper rooted issues. We're talking about a kid (a 14 year old kid, people seem to forget that) with abandonment issues, extremely low self-esteem and the fate of the world on his shoulders. It's easy to say that Shinji could solve Rei's problems by showing her some affection when you have foreknowledge on Rei's inner thoughts and character development, but Shinji doesn't have that luxury. He doesn't know the things we know about her, yet still makes attempts to get closer to her despite his apparent cowardice. It's strange that instead of trying to understand these issues like Rei does, you choose to be shortsighted and overly critical. Kind of reminds me of another character in the series.
>>3377648>We're talking about a kid (a 14 year old kid, people seem to forget that) with abandonment issues, extremely low self-esteemTranslation: First world problems>the weight of the worldDoesn't actually weigh anything at all.>Shinji doesn't understand ReiShe is not difficult to understand. The fact that she does not wear her double standards and false intentions on her shoulders like Asuka does does not make Rei a difficult character to understand. The fact that Shinji does not understand her is his failing, and his alone.>yet still makes attempts to get closer to herWhen Shahaquiel attacks, and Asuka is antagonizing Shinji and Rei together, he does almost nothing to defend himself, or her. When Matarael attacks and Asuka nearly ruins the defense effort, Shinji does nothing and leaves Rei alone to fix the situation. After he survives Iruel, Shinji had the perfect opportunity to literally sweep her off her feet. What does he do? He just lies in bed and gawks at her while she walks away. Again.You confuse understanding his issues with sympathizing with them. I understand his issues perfectly, friend. His behavior weighed against his issues does not warrant sympathy.
>>3377648>>3377691Shinji most likely witnessed his mother being off'd in the incident so there's that
>>3377697Shinji's mother issues are nowhere near as debilitating as asuka's were
>>3377961The best part of Raising Project is Misato being totally blatant about how much she wants to see Shinji and Rei hook up
>>3377961post the original pls
>>3377961Why does Misato want to pretend Shinji is black?
>>3378257>pretend Shinji is black?https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J4PuF4tPTdA
>>3378006The manga or what?
>>3378608yes, the original page from the manga
>>3377691>The fact that Shinji does not understand her is his failing, and his alone.Well, Shinji is a coward, plus he have afraid of the relationships
It makes me very happy to see Rei with Shinji, they should be together.
shippers please stop spamming every thread with your gay fantasies and gay pics, shipping is for 13 year old girls who smell bad
>>3378762>he is unable to love Rei vicariously through Shinji
>>3378765loving anyone vicariously is pretty gay
>>3378767IRL that would be so but we are dealing with fictional characters
>>3378762Rei loves Shinji. She says out loud that she loves Shinji.'Shipping' is when followers of a series pair up characters that are not involved. Rei makes her desires plainly clear.Supporting her is not 'shipping'
>>3378769you don't need to live vicariously through a fictional character to love a fictional character>>3378785do you support your wife's bull too?
>>3378787Sorry to disappoint you, but i'm not an asukafag
>>3377648>>3377691I think "solving each others problems" is pretty ideal. If we look at NGE, Rei and Shinji definitely helped each other.Shinji does give Rei some affection, which makes her reconsider what a good relationship should be like.Rei on her hand gives Shinji someone to admire and long for, and gives him sound advice he then follows.This culminates in EoE, and it's precisely because Shinji and Rei found each other and connected they were able to connect in EoE too. When Shinji is committing global suicide, Rei is there to pull him out of it. Would not have happened if the two did not connect.>>3377758>Shinji's mother issues are nowhere near as debilitating as asuka's wereThat's because Asuka is weaker than Shinji.
>>3371799well she is "german" and "american">>3374878>>3378695rei is too good for shinji, i dislike shinji>>3378954>That's because Asuka is weaker than Shinji.he was like 'wow cool robot' then his mum died, asuka had months or so of kyoko not recognising her and talking to a doll and commiting suicide with the doll. they have rather different sorts of mother issues: for shinji, the person that loved him in the world is gone and he's sent away with no explanation. for asuka her entire identity is self-compoudningly confused on how to deal with this. asuka's more self-destructive than escapist compared to shinji, not flatly weaker.
>>3378959She's flatly weaker. You forgot how Shinji was then unceremoniously abandoned by his father and forgotten since, while Asuka lives the good family life while being supported by everyone.
>>3378960shinji might've been abandoned by his father but he did live with someone and he lived an okay life, maybe emotionally neglected but he learned cello. asuka's "good family life"? >her father doesnt give a fuck, kinda like gendo but for opposite reasons. cant remember exactly, its different in manga vs anime. the only person that she can count on as caring about her kaji but he's got other stuff on the side with his job and his charming attitude leaves her confusedly thinking of him as a lover>going to uni at like 11 =/= being supported. she was supported to be the best, building up her pressure and an identity based on what she can do. she ends up burnt out and after losing her ability to pilot has nothing for her empty and similarly-neglected personality.
>>3378961Father did give a fuck. She has no quarrely about her father.She's on good terms with her new mother and even has regular chats with her on the phone.>going to uni at 11fanwank>shinji had a good lifefanwankI'm not saying Asuka isn't a puppet doll for NERV. I'm saying that she got a better deal than both Rei and Shinji.
>>3378944Shinji you idiot
>>3378959Asuka's identity is not 'confused'. it was deliberately manufactured by NERV to make her obedient
>>3378970>she got a better deal than both Rei and Shinji.By far
New thread >>3379548New thread >>3379548>>3378959>rei is too good for shinji, i dislike shinjiRei is too good for anyoneWhat's wrong with Shinji?>>3379127Shinji is not perfect