In the recent movie Evangelion 3.0 + 1.0: Thrice Upon a Time, one of the doubts that the franchise’s fandom had had for years is resolved: Who is it staying with? Shinji ikari? Some of the options this universe offered ranged from Asuka until Rei, her mother’s double. However, the answer may surprise you.
One of the first options that jumped on Evangelion It was Rei Ayanami. She is the girl that he knows Shinji ikari in his first days of school. He is one of the few people who shows you a nice side of life and who treats you with kindness.
However, we quickly find out that she is the ‘first girl’. Namely; Rei Ayanami is the pilot in charge of EVA-00 and that has protected Tokyo-3 of the atrocities of angels. Also, at the end of the anime Evangelion, it is revealed to us that it is a clone of Yui ikari, his own mother. This has not stopped fans from wanting to see her together with Shinji, will be?
The next option we see is Asuka Shikinami Langley. In Evangelion, this girl is described to us as a genius who can control the EVA-02 to perfection. Furthermore, he does not seek to hide his disdain against Shinji ikari, a person you disown for no apparent reason.
However, many people within the fandom of Evangelion, it was her charm and beauty that made her one of the waifu most loved by the community. Because of his rude and hateful character on the outside, but sensitive and adorable on the inside, he cemented one of the most reiterated tropes in anime: tsundere. This has made it a favorite to become canon.
However, we cannot forget that scene where Ikari ends up ‘staining’ with semen Asuka while asleep.
A third option has been Kaworu Nagisa. The only character in Evangelion that expresses that you love him. In fact, in the original series, Shinji he accepts that he is the first person to whom he opens his heart.
In fact, he confesses to Misato the next: ‘Kaworu said he loved me. I loved it too. ‘ This could have been the ultimate statement of who it belonged to. Shinji ikari in Evangelion. However, in the third movie everything changes.
Who is Mari Illustrious Makinami in Evangelion?
Mari Illustrious Makinami is the girl we meet in Evangelion 2.0: You Can (not) Advance after having detained the Third angel. There he meets for the first time Shinji ikari, stunned to see her fall on top from the sky after having blown up her own EVE to be able to stop the angel.
Despite the fact that his role is not as prominent as other characters. She is shown as a powerful pilot who can use her EVE both in beast mode and humanoid mode. In addition, it is the first in Evangelion that recognizes Shinji ikari as a key piece of the Third Impact that testifies in the first place.
Years later, she becomes a member of WILLE and in pilot of EVA 08. And, in a great friend to Asuka langley. In fact, she is the only one who manages to get emotionally close to her and treats her with praise. So it comes as no surprise that the two of them are the ones to initiate the offensive of WILLE to restore the city of Paris in Evangelion 3.0 + 1.0: Thrice Upon a Time. In addition to avoiding Fourth Impact.
She now plays a prominent role in the franchise finale. And, in fact, he is the one who manages to break through to lead Shinji ikari in front of his father. Plus, she’s the only one that promises to look for you no matter what happens to you, wherever you go.
After the Human Instrumentalization ends in Evangelion 3.0 + 1.0: Thrice Upon a Time, we see a larger version of Shinji ikari who apparently has a romantic relationship with Mari Illustrous Makinami. Their first reaction to seeing each other is to cover the young man’s eyes and smell him.
Ikari guess who she is and they both rejoice. They hold hands and travel the city together as a couple.
Even though finally Shinji ikari you stay with Mari, this is not the only declaration of love that we see in the movie.
Shinji Ikari’s other declarations of love
For instance; at the beginning of Evangelion 3.0 + 1.0: Thrice Upon a Time, before Rei Ayanami disappear by not being able to be out of the LCL. She mentions that one of the reasons she came back was ‘to be with the boy she likes’.
This could be a translation error (in Japanese there are many ways to show attraction and affection), although the way this message can be interpreted is undeniable.
In the same way, Evangelion 3.0 + 1.0: Thrice Upon a Time shows us that Asuka langley during the Human InstrumentalizationHe admits he likes it Shinji ikari. For his part, he also corresponds to his feelings.
In fact, it is Mari who celebrates that they can finally express their emotions without fear.
And finally. Also in Evangelion 3.0 + 1.0: Thrice Upon a Time, the declaration of love between Kaworu nagisa Y Shinji ikari. He mentions it as follows: ‘Our names are written next to each other on the tree of life’.
Despite the interpretations this dialogue may have, it is hard to deny that their feelings and emotional ties were intertwined.
So even though Shinji ikari ends with Mari At the end of the film, it seems that with any character he could have developed a romantic relationship.
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