Lost inTranslation: Why Netflix’s “Neon Genesis Evangelion” is So Problematic

One of the titans of “giant robot” animation, Evangelion USED TO feature a bisexual main character… or at least a character who was as confused about sexuality as he was about everything else.

Why all the changes? That’s what a lot of fans of the classic anime series said when it was recently brought to Netflix. With a new voice cast and the loss of their iconic ending song (a cover of Sinatra’s “Fly Me to the Moon”), the most obvious changes soon became a side topic of conversation as fans realized that the new translation seemed… off.

“So I guess we’re changing all the merch?”
You know that situation all cis-straight guys have: just hanging out in your bedroom with another dude and start hyperventilating and need mouth-to-mouth…
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I write about films and culture at www.nottheacademy.com and currently live in Costa Rica, where I eat all the tacos, pet all the dogs, and live en la playa.

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