Students having a friendly conversation as Shinji enters the classroom.
Misato (OFF):“Well, he'll learn sooner or later.”
Shin-seiki: I always notice in this episode that Shinji's class seems to have an abundance of really cute girls. Unfortunately, with the exception of Hikari, we don't get to know any of them as the series goes on.
HeWhoPostsStuff: As opposed to all those other anime classrooms (or anime ANYthing) that don't possess such an overabundance? :P Seriously, this is all anime bread and butter.
Keisuke-kun: Anyone else think the girl in the foreground looks like Akane Tendo?
Reichu: I can see that…
AchtungAffen: This site suggests that the girl looks like Nadia.