I'm curious about this series, though I don't plan on watching it. Does anyone know where the creator found the names for the angels? Also, I wish I could understand why people detest Shinji so much. It makes me so sad how they despise him for being sensitive and quiet [I am both things, and I know a lot of people who are similar] and claim that he is just whiny and a coward and and for being so reluctant to fight horrifying creatures that would likely unhinge even the toughest, experienced soldier, nevermind a teenager. [Or for being unwilling to kill Kaworu, basically the only person to actually show him love and kindness...] Imagine if someone made a first-person simulation of every single one of Shinji's experiences. Likely everyone who took it would be completely traumatized. To quote TV Tropes: Quote: No matter how much hell he goes through, many viewers still attribute Shinji's issues to him just being a whiny, bratty wuss. Not even discovering Unit-02 disemboweled is an adequate excuse for him not taking insane amounts of tragedy, misfortune, cosmic horrors, and near-constant abuse in stride.