(But someday, you are sure to realize that upon your back…)
Shinji inside the entry plug.
His eyes aren't visible.
PAN UP (throughout the cut).
Reichu: Shinji: “I have to pilot Eva. moan; pout."
Dr. Nick: This series is the epitome of apocalyptic teen-angst, folks.
MDWigs: And just to show that I'm true to my word: the classic pan-up, fade-in cross seen here is used many times through the series. We pan-up on Shinji sitting in the pilot's seat, and then fade-in to a shot of the top of his head (effectively a zoomed-in shot of his head from the previous shot) and then have Shinji raise his head, then open his eyes. The whole transition is very smooth and I think works extremely well.