There just need to be more animated films like it, that's all.
Whisper of the Heart comes close, despite its fantasy interludes.
So decided to do a rewatch of Neon Genesis Evangelion. Largely because I wanted to see if my opinions had change after having watched the entire series (plus the two movies) nearly a decade ago. Admittedly, I had a chip on my shoulder in regards to Evangelion: You could not get away from this show; not only was it apparently the greatest anime ever made, but those who loved the movie were just better than you. And if you don't get it--it's probably because you weren't smart enough to comprehend the glory that is Evangelion. So yeah, real easy to ride that backlash train and I absolutely did use the show's main protagonist, Shinji Ikari, as an easy target. But my opinion has softened over the years, especially after watching the true ending to the series, End of Evangelion, which was a far successful interpretation of what the show itself was going for.
I just want to see if, with some time and distance, I'll now feel how everyone else feels when talking about Evangelion.
Shinji being a bit of a bitch was a thorn in my side too while I was watching it. I get that that's largely the point: What happens when you throw a 13 year old kid into a mech suit and tell him to fight alien-demons? Reality ensues.
But it's whether or not any of it is compelling, that's the real question. Watching it now, I think I understand Shinji a bit more now than I did when I first watched Evangelion. It's not just that he's thrown into an incredibly dangerous situation. It's that he's a very damaged individual even before he steps into that mech. Shinji is very clearly suffering from some type of disorder that affects how he interacts with people. He wants to engage with others but is so terrified of getting hurt that he completely shuts down. And I get that. I don't think I'm anywhere near as bad as Shinji, but I know what it feels like to be with a room fool of people and unable to say anything because you're terrified of saying the wrong thing. It's a shitty situation that makes you feel that you're useless.
For fans of any animated series, there comes a point where you notice the work of rotating animation teams/supervisors.
This link focuses on Dragon Ball obviously, but it's something one can talk about with almost any show:
Considering that you posted a dragonball-related link, and you have made DB-related posts in the past....
Have you been watching Dragon Ball Super?