Author has written 3 stories for Evangelion, Batman, and League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.
Yo! I'm The Man in Black. I'm a huge anime fan, Dune Fanatic. And Tower Junkie.
Right now I'm working on my Dark Tower/ Evangelion/Random anime/ ECT. Crossover. But since The Dark Tower and Eva are the Keystone worlds...welll I'll keep it simple and call it an Eva themed Dark Tower Crossover. By the way the above will continue, along with A Batman story I have brewing in my head. Both will be updated weekly from now on. That's right. From now on!
The whole point of the Tower crossover will be to attack the "Cool" version of Shinji that pops up every where. Some are good and present whole thought out and created narratives, like Shinji and Warhammer 40K, but even they fall victim to it. "Cool" Shinji versions are quite frankly weaker characters, heroically or otherwise. Shinji rejecting a pain free death, for a pain filled reality was one of the greatest tear jerkers in anime history, the strength of a boy who hated himself so much, but kept on dusting himself and picking himself off the ground every time after life throws him again was also amazing. I think Anno hit home on a lot of things with Shinji, things that aren't meant to be liked btw, and along with the opening scene in EOE it doomed him to be the whipping boy of the anime community.
Still, this will be a "Cool" Shinji, just not to the insane degree that is common. He will be slightly more confident and be a quick draw on the pistol, but he isn't going to be smooth with the ladies and will have a hard time connecting with others for fear of being hated, and will have a harder time truley understanding them for that...for starters.