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EVA: Delicate Like Glass by behindinfinity EVA: Delicate Like Glass by behindinfinity
Kaworu: You know, pain is something man must endure in his heart. And since the heart feels pain so easily, some believe that life is pain. You are delicate like glass, especially your heart.

Shinji: Am I?

Kaworu: Yes, and worth earning my empathy.

Shinji: Empathy?

Kaworu: I'm saying I love you.


- Neon Genesis Evangelion, Episode 24


Kaworu and Shinji: Shonen-ai 101 (The Basics of Boy Love)
I kid, I kid. :lol: Although yeah, I think they were the ones who led me to learn about the concept of yaoi. x_X Moving on...

Kaworu was the sort of friend that Shinji had always wished for: someone who accepted him unconditionally, not only despite his flaws, but even with them. Of all the people Shinji had met in his life, Kaworu was the only one who understood him completely. He was truly the perfect, ideal friend - something that is humanly impossible to find, as evidenced when Kaworu's secret was revealed.

Love is love. You don't need an incredible amount of life experience to fall in love. Even so, Kaworu's philosophical conversations seem to indicate someone who is anything but naive.

So is he...? Ah, yes, there is that question to answer, isn't there? To put it simply, who knows? Here are the facts: Kaworu loved Shinji, and told him so. Shinji treasured those feelings of love, and seemed to return at least some of those feelings.

Does that make Kaworu gay? Does that make Shinji gay? Does it really matter? Decide for yourself. If you're out to "prove" things one way or another, you're not going to be able to.

Some official art of Shinji and Kaworu:
1 [link]
2 [link]
3 [link]

Kaworu's interactions with Shinji have been a persistent topic of debate among fans of Evangelion since the series's first run. Shinji is unusually open, emotional, and physically receptive when around Kaworu, more so than with any of the other principal characters, while Kaworu treats him with a level of kindness and camaraderie that is completely unfamiliar to Shinji. In episode 24, Kaworu accompanies Shinji to a bath house. While sitting together in the bath, the boys display a remarkable degree of comfort around one another. At one point, Kaworu places his hand on Shinji's, and rather than hesitate or pull back (as he did in a previous episode, when Misato attempted to touch him), Shinji allows Kaworu's hand to linger on his own. In the English dub, Kaworu says "I love you" to Shinji shortly thereafter. The original Japanese dialogue uses the word "suki," which can be interpreted as "like" or "love."

:bulletgreen: Evangelion Photoshoot Recap + more Kaworu & Shinji crack yaoi :bulletgreen:

:iconbehindinfinity: as Kaworu Nagisa
:iconloon2x: Loon as Shinji Ikari
:iconlittlesailboat: photography by Sandra Dans
:snowflake: special thanks to Mikomi and Kaworu.com and Wiki

Neon Genesis Evangelion photoshoot series
:star: Neon Genesis Evangelion
:star: First Child: Rei Ayanami
:star: Second Child: Asuka Langley
:star: Third Child: Shinji Ikari
:star: Fourth Child: Toji Suzuhara
:star: Fifth Child: Kaworu Nagisa
:star: Major Misato Katsuragi
:star: Rei III
:star: Asuka Strikes!
:star: Delicate Like Glass
:star: Children of Chaos
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:iconcharlottegray:
CharlotteGray Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011
QwQ
Just wonderful! QwQ
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:iconchunchybear:
chunchybear Featured By Owner May 15, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:heart:
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:iconmelaenia:
Melaenia Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2011
So sad ___ It reminds me the end... :cry:
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:iconbrighteyes4ty:
BrightEyes4Ty Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011  Student Artist
your faces look very good
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:icondagnkai:
DagnKai Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2010
I do indeed agree with you, the slight subtle hinting is OBVIOUSLY telling you something.
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:icontheimmortalobserver:
theimmortalobserver Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
amazing. frightening, but amazing.
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:iconsparrowkites:
sparrowkites Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010
gorgeous. you guys take such great pictures. ♥
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:iconazami-love217:
Azami-love217 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2010
I was so depressed when Kowaru died! I like how this shot captures their affection though. I love the quote too!
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:iconjayde-lelouch:
Jayde-Lelouch Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2009
either way, EVA owns. and you know it.
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:iconartisankirei:
ArtisanKirei Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
T_T you make such a good kaworu *envy* :+fav:
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:iconaka08:
aka08 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2009  Student
I love ur cosplay u really look like Kaworu Nagisa. I want to cosplay him one day *w* and really cute the description TTwTT I cried when Kaworu died, but... I think he is more important in the manga than in the anime, 'cause in the manga he stays more time an there ae a lot of thingsthau don't see in the anime. I'm waitin' for the second movie Evangelion 2.0 You can (not) advance. I wonder and i'm asking to myself if in one of those movies of Rebuild of Evangelion, Kaworu Nagisa will appear more than in the original anime... I hope yeah -w-
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:iconnemesis12:
Nemesis12 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2009
So sweet.
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:iconmiss-lady-bird:
miss-lady-bird Featured By Owner May 22, 2009  Hobbyist Artist
oh your photo description really moved me and really got to the point of the relationship between kaworu and shinji ,i guess. well, i mean you just wrote down what i thought about that topic.

btw: i cried really hard when kaworu died. i felt so sorry for shinji and for what they could have become in the future.

best greetings, rina <3

PS: you two look sooo cute and intimate ^^ *thumbs up*
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:iconblackluckycharmsxx:
blackluckycharmsxx Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2009
I have so much respect for your
whole crew. <3
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:iconvampire-dolly:
VaMpIrE-DoLlY Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2008
this is beautiful
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:iconmikusu-chan:
Mikusu-Chan Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2008   Photographer
* Nosebleed * <3
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:icon6thecloakednocturne9:
6TheCloakedNocturne9 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2008
your cosplays are wonderful, and i love KaworuxShinji^w^ great job.
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:iconlona-green-butterfly:
lona-green-butterfly Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2008
or wait... they are not dolls o_Ô?
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:iconlona-green-butterfly:
lona-green-butterfly Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2008
the first time i felt i like shonen ai was when i saw kaworu... at that time i didn't know shonen ai exists... well anyway, that's a wonderful shot. at first i thought they were humans, but they are just dolls although kaworu's expression looks real :)
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:iconelementalangel:
ElementalAngel Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2008
awww....
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:iconshaoranlee:
ShaoranLee Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2008
Cool but...Shinji have black hair -_-
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:iconkananh:
KananH Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Moeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee !! <33333333
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:iconkuratasana:
KurataSana Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2008
I think this picture is absolutely fabulous! Great job with cosplay in itself and awesome choice of scenery for the picture. <3 Well done :D
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:icongentai:
gentai Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2008
beautiful
I love that quote
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:iconlomo-jojo:
lomo-jojo Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2008   Traditional Artist
btw, ur thin arms are very much like the anime xD gj...? lol
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:iconlomo-jojo:
lomo-jojo Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2008   Traditional Artist
i feel it!!! i love the photo, your comment completes the feeling about it~
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:iconkamotekyuu:
kamotekyuu Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2008
i think shinji is not really gay it's just that he's desperate to find some one who will love him that's why when kaworu told him that he loves him he willingly accepts his love.. he's just really that desperate.. in other words he's just emo.. x_X
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cutiekidd Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2008
Nah, I don't think they're gay.

When one is lonely, and can find someone else that they can connect with, there is an indefinitely connection that cannot be explained. It's a form of love, but not necessarily a romantic kind. It's more of appreciation and treasuring.
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:iconkamotekyuu:
kamotekyuu Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2008
woohoo!! ultimate yaoi!
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:iconbloobearxx:
BlooBearXx Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2008   Digital Artist
awesome ; ] !!
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:iconthe-real-shironami:
The-Real-Shironami Featured By Owner May 27, 2008
Excellent cosplay! ^.^
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:iconiman-air:
iman-air Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2008
they look like animations!
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:iconthepopek:
ThePopek Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
You look like dolls.
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:iconilconteases:
IlConteAses Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sweetly *_*
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:iconprilblume:
Prilblume Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
nh....i didnt mention you have nice 'scenery'?xd
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:iconchimeres-mirinar:
Chimeres-Mirinar Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2008
I don't know if Kaoru like or love Shinji. Anyway, the episode was beautiful. This picture is really good too. Good cosplay, excellent photography with sunlight on vegetation at the right hour, making a lot of contrast and nuances in the summer-automnal grass.
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:iconabeatifulsoul:
ABeatifulSoul Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
lovey ^^
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:iconlungcavityatf:
lungcavityatf Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing
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:iconhanlu:
Hanlu Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2008
Shinji... REALLY looks like Shinji
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:iconstaciewacieee:
StacieWacieee Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
omg i looooved that anime. it was confusing because i didnt know anything about religion. but i read-up and almost understood it all..

i hate the ending though, made me cry =[
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:iconlife-is-killing-me:
life-is-killing-me Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2008
I have to say that was my favourite scene in the entire series. Kowaru is my favourite character and I wish they had done more with his character.
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:iconaldog:
aldog Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2008
both boys?
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:iconguji:
Guji Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2008
Squee~ yes!
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:iconaldog:
aldog Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2008
=D yay
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:iconavalon-avallo:
Avalon-Avallo Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2008
xD!!!!!

YAOI!!!

XD!!!!

GOOD!!!!
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:iconsandalwood01:
sandalwood01 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2008   Traditional Artist
Very touching shoot :aww:
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:iconphagos:
Phagos Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2008
This is an exallant intwining of the two.
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shippou39 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2008
I love the pose they are both in and their facial expressions go well with the concept of the image.
Very well done cosplay
I love it.
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:iconkyuuketsukitsumi:
KyuuketsukiTsumi Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Ingenious! I'm really impressed!
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destroy-to-create Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2008
I love it, great job.
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