FGC:Episode 05 Cut 182

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There are no shoes on the dirty floor, meaning Ayanami enters the room with her shoes on.

There is a mountain of mail even on the shoe rack. Shinji’s feet can be seen entering the apartment.

SHINJI:“Excuse me! This is Ikari… Ayanami! I’m coming in!”

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Shinji is about to step up into the room with his shoes on when he stops.
thewayneiac: As you might have heard, the Japanese never go past the entranceway without removing their shoes. Shinji is more conciencious of Rei's home than she is herself.


Mr. Tines: The state of cleanliness of the floor doesn't look good. I think Shinji's socks will get the worse of the encounter.


UrsusArctos: Taking off your footwear when you enter is common across nearly all East Asian cultures. On the practical side, walking into a house with footwear brings in dust and dirt from the outside. And there's the issue of footwear being made of animal products (ritually impure).


Dr. Nick: It's certainly not just a Japanese thing. I wonder if there's a world map floating around showing in which cultures shoes are commonly worn indoors and where they're usually removed.