Tonight, we are showing Evangelion episode 24, the one that made most of the girls in Japan drool - as opposed to episode 20, which had the same effect on most of the guys. We introduce Kaoru: the Fifth Children. What is it about his popularity that kept him up in the ranks of Animage's popularity poll when he shows up so late in the series?
One by one, the people of Evangelion lose the meaning of life. Misato tried to console Shinji but realized that it was she who was reaching out for comfort. And now, Asuka, Ritsuko, Rei, Shinji... What do they live for? When people are alone, what do they seek? And then - Kaoru appears. He communicates with Shinji, and Shinji finds comfort with him. However, obviously, life is not about comfort anymore. He is given a terrible choice. He must actively fight for his "happiness." However, is it really "happiness" for him, or merely for humanity? What was it that he wanted? He cannot carry it through - at the same time, he cannot stand the agony anymore. In the end, Shinji must be able to live with himself - even if he cannot justify his "ultimate choice."
From now on, Eva carries Shinji through a journey of the soul.