Surely, we’ve got some bird watchers in the Anime Vice community - - just how far off is a penguin from a cockatiel in the aves class?
It’s not Pen-Pen and his ambiguous level of intelligence in the clip above, but that bird still demonstrates a level of capability that’s a little eerily above that of a regular house pet. Even if this is just a cute YouTube clip, it seems so fitting to EVANGELION’s overall oeuvre. I’m sure many hardcore EVA fans are seeing this fit precisely into the show’s themes of emerging consciousness and human (or avian) instrumentality. Comics Alliance relayed it last week, but I felt like it could still go for a spin here. While “A Cruel Angel’s Thesis” is certainly a catchy ditty, it always struck me as upbeat and… karaoke-appropriate in a way that didn’t quite fit the melancholic, Apocalyptic tone of EVA.
Just listen to it again below for proper comparison and contrasting…
I feel like I ought to always end this with some question to stir the discussion, so let me ask you lunatics what anime theme you’d want to hear sung by a little birdy. I know it’s a thought you entertain every day. Myself, I’m certainly partial to “No Need For Promise” from VISION OF ESCAFLOWNE.