Books like Neon Genesis Evangelion?

Are there any?

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    How about you have a cup of harden the frick up instead?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      how about you grow the frick up homosexual?

      What the hell? What did I do to you?

      https://i.imgur.com/yR9GTQh.jpeg

      No mechs, but you'll take what you're given.

      In terms of what? The themes? I want a book that touches on the same themes as Eva but that also have that fantastical element. Also Eva is not a Christian anime, it just has Christian symbolism because it’s cool to the japs.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >Also Eva is not a Christian anime, it just has Christian symbolism because it’s cool to the japs.
        Filtered.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Pseud.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          I'd have called you out until my most recent rewatch where it's clear that science and religion are tightly intertwined in NGE beyond the imagery.
          You're actually right to call him out.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            But not Christianity

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            You reek of Internet atheism anon, wash it off your mind and grow up

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            You reek of christcuckoldry

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Anon I never went to a mass, never prayed and I am not baptised. You're just a fricking butthole is what it is.
            That's why you reek of reddit you dumb fricking American lardass.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Your pastor's not gonna frick you bro

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Looks like the previous reply hit the nail squarely on the head.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          yeah, quite tired of that midwit opinion

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            How is it Christian?

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Ikr? I've only ever seen seething and perpetually disillusioned midwits faff this opinion about - Eva is most definitely a Christian anime, because in order to be Christian, you don't simply have to rely on imagery - it's the motifs as well. The story is distinctly theological at a level not even Anno realized.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            We know straight from the creators mouths that they just though the symbols looked exotic, they have zero idea about christianity.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >In terms of what? The themes?
        Yes. If you just read the first chapter you'll see what I mean.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >Also Eva is not a Christian anime, it just has Christian symbolism because it’s cool to the japs.
        This is true, but I reckon belief rates would surge if mankind witnessed actual gods appear, and they might even look for saviours.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        But not Christianity

        It's not Christian in the sense that the anime is telling you to love Jesus or whatever. In fact, many Christians might be offended by what it has to say (which wasn't a concern when making the show because they didn't know it would air outside Japan). However it does engage with israeli and Christian philosophical ideas through the terms and symbols it uses. It is a mistake to dismiss the religious stuff in Eva as "it's just there to look cool."

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >Christian philosophical ideas
          Such as...?

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            nta, but the Human Instrumentality Project is a sort of rapture, where all souls get brought into eternal and blissful oneness, very similar to early Christian conceptions of heaven. Unlike in Christianity, this is shown as an inhuman and horrible thing.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Having themes or concepts similar to Christian ones doesn’t mean it engages with Christian philosophy, moron.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            The thing is that after returning to oneness, individuation happens again.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            The messiah (Shinji, who at the end, when being crucifixed, forgives all humanity)
            The apocalipsis in general (The end of evangelion has a lot of similarities, like the rapture or the seas turning red)
            Fallen angels (Genesis 6)
            Eve and Adam (Adam was the first live being on earth, Eve is a clone of Adam)
            Crucifixion
            Fruits of life and knowledge (The moons of Adam and Lilith)
            Magi system (Which is formed by 3 computers, each with the name of each magi that, according to catholics, visited Jesus)
            The lance of longinus (Longinus was the guy who pierced Jesus's dead body with his lance)
            Tree of Sephiroth

            Of course the universe of Evangelion is not a christian universe. It takes elements from christianity to mix them with science fiction and create an unique story.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Sure but the show goes out of its way to state that it's dealing with *fictionalized* apocrypha, not Christianity per exegesis

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            ohhhh, i didn't realize it was fiction. thanks for pointing that out

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            And apocrypha

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Read my last sentence.
            >Of course the universe of Evangelion is not a christian universe. It takes elements from christianity to mix them with science fiction and create an unique story.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            None of those are “philosophical ideas” you midwit, those are just aesthetic elements/symbols.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >What the hell? What did I do to you?
        They are just soured and brittle old hags (or homosexuals, which is the same thing) who are jealous of bandaged Rei and spicy Asuka

        https://i.imgur.com/uTGAHX9.jpeg

        For your consideration.

        Thank you anon

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >Also Eva is not a Christian anime, it just has Christian symbolism because it’s cool to the japs.
        Doesn't mean you can't have a Christian interpretation of it.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Gendo Ikari spotted.

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    how about you grow the frick up homosexual?

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    No mechs, but you'll take what you're given.

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    How about a book Evangelion was based on?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Source?

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous
    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Care to explain your reasoning?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        He used seance to divine it

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          What books have a character like Asuka in them?

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Nellie from Maggie: A Girl of The Streets

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      this one's actually true, though gravity's rainbow is too unapologeticly american for me to enjoy fully with its shit eating, bbc gay homie passages that were apparently integral to the plot

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        The book is a cornerstone of American mentality against Europe. It Horny, Gross, and sometimes, even Sexy.

  6. 1 month ago
    Burger hyperinflation

    That escalated quickly feeling...

    Bradbury or Julio Verne

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Stephen Crane omnibus from LOA

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Eva is just some kind of stupid Freudism. If you want to waste your time again go read Lacan.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Eva is Nitezschean in nature.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Nothing Nietzschean about buying crying shinji funko pops. Anno never went beyond Schopenhauer.
        Id even argue that a show like Gurren Lagann outperforms completely anything Eva tried to achieve.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          LOOOOL, Gurren Lagann’s whole message is basically just “uhh yeah bruh, just follow your dreams even if they’re literally impossible in the physical reality”

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Has as much depth as EVA. Anime isn't really the place to find "deep messages" or whatever you're trying to convey. They vary to infantile garbage to pseudo-intellectual musings you would hear from a teenager.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            You’re a pseud if you don’t think Eva is as deep as classical literature

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            NTA but you're literally 14 years old or mentally stunted.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            And you’re a pseud.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            lol gay

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            I love it how this is supposed to be a "gotcha" moment and it's only corroborating with what the other anon is saying; just pure pedophilic shit.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Rebellion mogs your favorite book, btw

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            But my favorite book IS Paradise Lost.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Madoka isn't prepubescent

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            https://i.imgur.com/whr2u4m.jpeg

            But my favorite book IS Paradise Lost.

            Uoh god Jesus she's too cute

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            bruh moment

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            If you think novels have deep messages you are at most a 110 IQ (lacking the mental horizon to understand just *why* they almost never are) and almost certainly a woman, who empirically are much more into reading, coding it as an effeminate pastime and interest.

            I love it how this is supposed to be a "gotcha" moment and it's only corroborating with what the other anon is saying; just pure pedophilic shit.

            Your favorite novel is e-girlta. I don't care about the rest you are saying.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            I've never understood why one would read novels for "meaning" or "message". The novel can just make shit up to support whatever conclusion the author wants. The novel is about expanding your imagination. People are insecure about the practical use of this, so they make up other reasons to read like "social responsibility" or "empathy".

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            You're not intelligent, so let go of your "analysis" and "insight"; you can barely understand what you're talking about. I wasn't the one advocating for insightful messages in my Chinese cartoon made for teenagers; the other anon did.
            >Your favorite novel is e-girlta
            I wonder how you came up with this brilliant conclusion. You must be one of those idiots who thinks everyone posting here is the same person.
            It's

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            You wouldn't get it because you aren't chad enough.

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Please, grow up

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Mein diary, baumkuchen

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Der Ring des Nibelungen. This was decided long ago. Siegfried is Shinji, Wotan is Gendo, Fafner is an angel, Brunnhilde is Asuka, Gotterdammerung is EOE, etc.

    >supernatural forces and battles
    >family relationship troubles
    >individuals having to face the end of the world or choose whether to save it
    >psychoanalytical themes like incest and rebelling against the father
    >dad runs an organisation that controls everything
    >missing mother figure
    >balances mythology with individual drama
    >literally invented the phrase 'live, laugh, love'
    >basic message is leave art and politics and enjoy life (Wagner originally wanted to perform the Ring for three weeks then burn the theatre and score so people could take the message into the real world, build a better society and not get lost in the work itself)
    >similarly choreographs advanced visuals and movement to intoxicating music

    One could go on forever.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      You made me want to read that book. I hope to not get disappointed anon.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        You're meant to listen to and read it at the same time.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Thanks, didn't know that.
          Should I listen to this?

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            That's just a collection of the famous excerpts, whereas if you're reading the text you need the music to follow every word. You have a few different choices, I'll just give you a quick rundown:

            Keilberth 52 (my favourite but it's old so audio quality is lower)
            Keilberth 55 (would be perfect if they didn't rearrange the recording material without remembering to rearrange the brass section, so the brass is EXTREMELY LOUD for no good reason and that might spoil it)
            Solti Decca (considered the best entry point for beginners, very loud, expressive, very good audio quality, has state of the art sound effects and creates an aural landscape so you can hear characters moving around, with top notch singers, but also sloppy and lacking in subtlety)
            Bohm 66-67 (a fine recording, very fast as per Wagner's wishes, a good standard)
            Karajan 67-70 (a perfectly good performance, but quite slow, it really just exists to get as much out of the orchestral texture as possible, so if you're only interested in the music this is a good choice)

            There are obviously many more but these are some of my go-tos. The Solti playlist is here:

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      God I love you, Wagner-gay.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >burn it down and don’t worry about the story itself enduring
      So am I letting Wagner down if I go read it then?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        No, he changed his mind just like Anno.

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Philip K Dick's Galactic Pot-Healer is very similar imo. I would say that The stream of consciousness sections of the latter episodes and End of Evangelion are also very reminiscent of Beckett's The Unnamable and to a lesser extent, Malone dies, another book by Beckett.

  13. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Childhood's End by Arthur C Clarke

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Finished this and had to listen to Komm Susser Tod after that ending

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Clarke was a hack and an atheist.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        So was Anno, what’s your point?

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Source?

  14. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Any book written about Latin America or within it.

  15. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Have you read the manga? It's amazingly good.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      ...it's not tho, it lacks most elements that made the anime good and replaced them with nothing. Although I like manga shinji as he has some balls but he being unlikeable was half the point of the story.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        The ending of the manga actually makes sense.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I thought he was likeable.

        The ending of the manga actually makes sense.

        the ending of the anime also does, plus making sense isn't necessarily a good thing

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          No, it doesn’t and yes, it is.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            The ending of the movie doesn't though.
            >ends up Shinji wanting to live and be happy
            >instantly cries and tries to kill Asuka, then Asuka tells him that he is disgusting
            vs
            >ends up Shinji wanting to live and be happy
            >humans resurrect with no memory of the last events
            >Shinji meets Asuka again in other circumstances

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            I meant to answer this

            I thought he was likeable.
            [...]
            the ending of the anime also does, plus making sense isn't necessarily a good thing

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            The end of the rebuild movies is the best
            >ends up Shinji wanting to live and be happy
            >he finds someone normal to spend the rest of his life with

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            I don't know, man... For me that sounds like
            >there was no way for Shinji to be happy
            >reset the timeline
            >introduce random generic anime waifu
            >make her marry Shinji

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            The rebuild was good but I still didn’t like the part where anno just added a self insert of his wife into the story as a new character that never existed before in any of the million iterations of the cycle Shinji had to go through just so Shinji could be with her in the end. That was the stupidest part of the entire rebuild.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            I'm glad that I have never, and will never, watch any of the Rebuild movies, and thus have no clue what you're talking about.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Eva is an I-novel so it actually makes perfect sense.

            https://i.imgur.com/hOOIby6.jpeg

            Are there any?

            Which is also why the closest thing would be something like Shiga Naoya, Dazai or Toson Shimazaki.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I like the artist, Yoshiyuki Sadamoto. In my NGE edition he wrote small essays about his life between chapters and they're kinda funny.

  16. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    The real appeal of Eva is how well it goes from basically a cozy sitcom to existential/cosmic horror. It pulls off both these atmospheres really well. I've read/watched many works that are far better then it, but that descent it pulls off is still unique and its why I still considered it good .

  17. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    A Scanner Darkly I think is very psychologically and tonally similar

  18. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Evangelion was an anime first, manga second, OP.

  19. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    The one I'm writing

  20. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Neon Genesis Evangelion is the worst anime out there. Half of the episodes are just mindless mecha battle. Then the other half are the main character being a cuck. But there are books about and for losers, just like NGE. Stoner, The Catcher in the Rye.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >being a cuck
      A cuck implies that you willingly let a relationship get used by someone else. I've heard on IQfy accusing Monk of being a cuck in regards to his wife's daughter, but he's not a cuck because his wife basically got raped before the story even started and he didn't raise the daughter; he didn't even know she existed until she was an adult. Shinji is just an autistic beta, the worse type of person to be.

  21. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I'm surprised no one mentioned Fyodor Dostoevsky. Yes, on the surface level, some Science Fiction books, like Philip K. Dick books seem more like Neon Genesis Evangelion. But this doesn't account for anything for the emotions in the the show or how it makes you feel. When I first watched NGE, I didn't like it. But weeks later, I couldn't stop thinking about it, the dred. But also I laughed at it. This is the same feeling I had with Dostoevsky novels. I was peer pressured into reading his works by IQfy, and everyday, I read a chapter of one of his books. When I was reading it, it was painful, each chapter. But a week after reading one, I loved what I read. I also would joke about it ironically, just like I laugh about the dark stuff in NGE.

    Same experience.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      God, how do i miss being 16. How's school?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Cope and seeth. IQfys favorite author gives off the same vibes.

        I wouldn't know, I'm 39, have multiple degrees. Been out for years. And I first watched Evangelion when I was a preteen when it came out on VHS in 1998 in America. I remember liking Ranma 1/2, Tenchi Muyo!, and Urusei Yatsura when my friend made me watch them from the specialty rental store. But when he made me watch NGE, I didn't like it at first. It took me weeks later to like it, after watching it, and thinking deeply about what was the meaning of the show.

        IQfy peer pressured me into reading Dostoevsky, and I finally made a ritual to get through him.

        100% the same vibe and same effect.

        IQfy doesn't see it, because most of IQfy is lying about reading him. Notes from the Underground is basically like one huge Shinji moment. Rei is ever pure prostitute in his novels. Asuka is every raving woman, like Katerina Ivanovna Marmeladov. It's all there. The Christian symbols and Kabbalah not being explained in NGE, the philosophy being a cover for Fyodor Eastern Orthodoxy and people misreading his philosophy.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Hey, I almost want to agree with you but there are two massive differences between Dosto and Eva. 1 is that Fyodor is too pre-Freudian with his character analysis to ever conform to the negative spiritual depiction Eva has of its characters. 2 is that Eva is too materialist-Kabbalastic to ever say anything true to religious thought; religion is a framework hiding an underlying element of truth ready to be clutched and perverted by the whims of men.
          They go on completely different ways. With Fyodor you end with a gross perversion of The Way of a Pilgrim, with Evangelion you get the missing link between Schopenhauer and Hegel through a work that understands neither.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        ironic

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Which novel would you recommend to start with?

  22. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    You can always try Catcher in the Rye, that's for whiny incel b***hes too.

  23. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >Robert Anton Wilson Illuminatus Trilogy
    >Colin Wilson, Mind Parasites
    >Phillip K Dick, Valis
    >Man & Technics, Spengler
    >Science Politics & Gnosticism, Voeglin

  24. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    He Rapes His Sister Phoebe

  25. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    For your consideration.

  26. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I thought steppenwolf was Evangelion-esque

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      good answer

  27. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Kafka On The Shore is essentially the same story and themes but without mechs

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Is Asuka the sister he rapes in his dream?

  28. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Childhood's End has certain beats in that vein. I explicitly read it due to the similar themes to NGE, and it didn’t lesve me disappointed.

  29. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Idk but I want to make Asuka a single mom

  30. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Literally Infinite Jest

  31. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I feel like I'm the only one on this board that has read Blood Music by Greg Bear. The last part is the most similar thing to the end of Eva i've ever seen

  32. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    evangelion is just shrek 2 for mentally deranged weebs since the entire story solely hinges on miscommunication between the protagonists that causes them to drift apart.

  33. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    novels dont usually have pictures in them so, probably not

  34. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Attack on titan is a better adaptation of evangelion but with a poor ending. Its a total upending of the mecha genre and a lesson on how to tell a good anime story while merging the most relevant themes of the modern age into a coherent narrative. Its a good example of how to write fantasy while being inspired by science fiction.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      AoT shonenshit

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Yes its shonen but it has some impressive execution into the ideas of fascism as opposed to evangelion which just talks about responsibility then towards the end fumbles about with rebirth and incarnation which is executed rather vaguely.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >it has some impressive execution

          No, it doesn't.

  35. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >Are there any?
    Yes, and its called F*nn*g*ns W*ke

  36. 1 month ago
    Anonymous
    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous
      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        powerful

  37. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

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