1.13e “Why All the Death Threats?” Neon Genesis Evangelion, Part 4

Part 4 concludes the Nostalgia Hangover Season Finale with a long discussion about the two endings of Neon Genesis Evangelion: first, the final two episodes of the television show which provoked a major fan backlash (that included death threats sent to the creator of the series), and second, the movie that was made to ‘fix’ those problematic episodes.

This all happened in the mid-1990’s and in many ways anticipated the relationship between contemporary creators and modern fandom. We discuss the episodes themselves, the ferocity of the fan backlash, how to respond to art that disappoints, and whether or not the movie was worth it.

Content warning: depression, PTSD, suicide

Outro: Cruel Angel’s Thesis (AmaLee)

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