Neon Genesis Evangelion: Magma Diver / Magmadiver   First Watch 
July 6, 2019 1:00 PM - Season 1, Episode 10 - Subscribe

Banned by Misato from going on a class trip to Okinawa, Shinji and Asuka catch up on their studies. An embryonic Angel is found inside a volcano, and Asuka volunteers to carry out the perilous task of retrieving the creature.
posted by fifteen schnitzengruben is my limit (7 comments total)
There are some problematic bits in this episode, but Pen Pen being shipped to the hot springs to enjoy the water is not one of them. That little self-satisfied swim past Shinji!
posted by fifteen schnitzengruben is my limit at 2:54 PM on July 6, 2019 [3 favorites]

I like the scene of bored NERV staff goofing off in the war room. The pool seems like a terrible place to bring your laptop and do homework.
posted by rodlymight at 10:15 AM on July 7, 2019 [1 favorite]

almost every anime, even current "progressive" ones, have hot spring scenes with nude women teasing each other and/or male character being uncomfortably pervy (see: My Hero Academia, Black Clover, etc.)
posted by numaner at 7:45 PM on July 7, 2019 [1 favorite]

One of my favorite things about Anime is the importation of Japanese values regarding nonsexual nudity.

One of my least favorite things about Anime is the importation of Japanese values regarding sexual nudity, especially the sexualization of young girls.
posted by Mr.Encyclopedia at 3:30 PM on July 8, 2019 [6 favorites]

Odd how instantly resigned Asuka is when she thinks she’s going to die. I liked the way the hot spring scene was used to touch on some fairly sombre backstory.
posted by lucidium at 11:57 AM on July 9, 2019

I've always loved how Asuka and Misato talk in the hot springs at the end of the episode. Just talking normally, about personal things -- Misato's scar from Second Impact. It feels grounding.

I know Pen Pen is basically just comic relief/cute animal sidekick fanservice, but I love how much personality he has. I just want to squeeze him.
posted by fiercecupcake at 8:16 AM on July 10, 2019 [2 favorites]

Asuka is living a nightmare: going back to highschool in a foreign language, despite having graduated college. I wouldn't care about my grades either!
posted by paper chromatographologist at 11:07 AM on July 20, 2019 [3 favorites]

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