When I first became an Evangelion fan all those years ago, and was making my way through the series for the first time, two episodes at a time, I will confess...I really disliked Asuka, at first. But toward the end of the series, at some point during the last few episodes, I suddenly arrived at a very uncomfortable realization that I understood her more completely than any of the others.
Since that moment, she has been my favorite character of all time.
Apparently she does get taken down a peg or two. In the "Evangelion 3.0" trailer (and the subsequent fan-art on the internet), she apparently lost her left eye and now wears an eyepatch, which, as many people here on DeviantArt will tell you, is awesome.
Asuka is one of those characters from an incredible series that you on some level can not help but have a little bit of pity for. I remember this scene quite vividly when i first show it. Up to this point, I kept thinking of why doesnt shinji grow a spine and take this girl down a few pegs. Thanks to this, you realize how truly fragile her psyche truly is.
Wow, the colours in this are beautiful. It's so simple and yet speaks volumes. I think Gainax must have been very pleased that their fictional character could evoke such different reactions from the fans. Makes her even more real. Favourite!
shoppergurlFeatured By OwnerJan 22, 2010Professional Photographer
I just watched that scene on You Tube, yesterday. I felt so sorry for Asuka, remembering how her real mom went crazy from the experiment, almost murdering little asuka, and finally taking her own life.
I also love your coloring and the scared expression on Asuka's face.