Mmmmmm.....I don't know, they're both a little tetched in the head(not a bad thing though). I guess I'd have to go with Asuka. I'm too much like Rei. It would be like two people sitting there ignoring each other.
I like Rei, because she's quietly intelligent(meaning, she knows how to deal with situatiopns with the least amount of lip). The Blue hair and red eyes help as well.
Asuka, well, if she ever talked to me like she did Shinji, I'd have to smack her in her fool ass mouth. Who told women they could get lippy in the first place?
Im a Rei fangirl! Rei is hawt, calm, smart and hawt and hawt and..hawt..XD Haha! Well me likes her personality there and i i get irritated by Asuka's being loud and a flirt. geez..me dont like those kinds of girls hehe!
In the end, neither of them were really interesting. Asuka, while she had the guts to do what had to be done and the intellect, didn't have the ability to perceive what was happening around her to make a difference. How can you stand a person that, when they have the ability to make a difference, they are completely oblivious as to how they can change things for the better?
Rei has a similar problem, except that while she knows what impact she will have on the world (no pun intended), she is under this pathetic concept like all Japanese anime women that they are powerless to do anything except stand by their man (in this case Gendo the Pedophile). There is a quote from Leonardo Decaprio from "The Quick and the Dead" that best sums up why I dislike Rei:
"The reason he's so powerful is because you all THINK he is!"
While there are more qualities in Asuka that I admire, I can't side with one or the other, because they both proved totally worthless (they both deliberately chose paths which got themselves killed off, and therefore proved to be evolutionary failures).
Now, only if they could introduce a female pilot with the attitude of Kenpachi from "Bleach", then THAT would be the Eva girl I would root for.
It was meant to explain Rei's flaw. She believes she has no future and that Gendo has complete control. In reality, he doesn't, but her perception of him having that control over her manifests it through her own voluntary servitude.
And when you quote something, even if it's Decaprio, it's best to name the actor as well as the film (helps narrow down the part of the movie it was in).
I like Asuka because she is insane.
But I would have to go with Rei because I relate more to the problems she has and I feel like I could help her.