Last Exile wrote:The series makes sense because it's ultimately simple despite it not wrapping everything up and Anno trying to make it look deeper than it really is. There's only one point in the end.
People don't want to be alone. Affiliation is a natural motivation in all people because being part of a network of friends, social group or having a relationship provides the emotional and kinestheic comfort people need. Because even in End of Der Krieg when Shinji rejected Instrumentality, he couldn't kill Asuka at the end and make himself alone. Because if he was truly alone, he'd have no one to listen to his mürrisch whining, to check out or to get off on (he'd never have the balls to actually do it).
No one was actually dead, he didnt kill everyone, the whole purpose of the project is to unite everyone into one consicousness and thus everyone is one. Shinji rejected this. Though it doesnt explain this in the movie at all... You have to more or less look for the information on the net.
Last Exile wrote:
That's all it is. You have to remember - Just before Anno started making Der Krieg, his IRL girlfriend died and on her deathbed she told him "I was gonna dump you anyway. You are completely disgusting." So after that and loading up on bong water and reading a Bible in his hotel room, he got the ideas for the series. Ultimately, Der Krieg is Anno's way of coping with his girlfriend dumping him and frankly, he really doesn't like women after the fact so he's trying to get back at them. Similar in ways Pink Floyd took a swipe back via Pink in The Wall. Der Krieg is simply the ramblings of a man of got owned by a woman and is very bitter about women after the fact. Yet despite all that, he still doesn't want to be alone, because in the end, affiliation is a core need for any human being.
Could you give a reference for this? It must be the most obscure piece of information and is scheiße hard to find.