i apologize terribly for the lack of updates. i really do. after these couple of days it will all be better — once midterms are over it’s smooth sailing.
in other news, our 300th post is coming up! what will it be, you say? prepare to be underwhelmed.
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heeeere you go!
What do you think is Shinji's orientation is? The consensus is that he's bi, what are your ideas?
my short answer is that yes, shinji is bi. he is attracted to both asuka/misato/rei and kaworu.
i think that shinji’s attraction to kaworu is more biromantic than bisexual. i do think he likes kaworu, but in a non-sexual way. he was at the very least unprepared for kaworu’s sexual advances (much more so in the manga than the show). perhaps it would have developed to that point in a later stage, but all that is conjecture.
shinji’s attraction to asuka, rei, and misato is different in each case and i think more complex, too. i think he’s definitely sexually attracted to asuka, and vice versa (it goes without saying when you think about the kisses and sleeping-in-the-same-bed and the hospital scene, not to mention the copious strangulation). same goes for his attraction to rei and misato, but when they’re mother figures…yeah. rei doesn’t think of shinji sexually at all in my opinion (or romantically, for that case — rei’s transformation is from apathy to sympathy, worthlessness to self-worth, loneliness to human connection). misato communicates to others through her sexuality (the provocative postcard, scant clothing, the lingerie handing in the bathroom, her relationship with kaji, the shinji kiss scene, trying to take hold of shinji’s hand). i would say that when misato comes on to shinji, it’s less about being attracted to him and more about trying to have control, trying to validate her actions, or trying to comfort herself.