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Neon Genesis Evangelion: legendary anime

May 7, 2006

For many, Neon Genesis Evangelion (Shin Seiki Evangelion) is one of the favorite and most controversial series in Japanese animation. Back in 1995 when it debuted, it was groundbreaking in story, where character development got just as much play as robot battles. Its plotlines caused audiences to grasp for secrets the way fans of Lost do today. The show was also groundbreaking in the way “anime” was marketed. Since then, many have tried to mimic the series success, seeing as how the show continues to rack up sales worldwide. Problem is, almost none of the copycats have ever figured out how to do what really made the show popular – create a quality product. Here’s a link to an interesting interview with the producer of the series (in English).

Though I’m not as rabid as many, I am a big fan, and consider this series one of the genre’s milestones. You gotta love any animated action series that ends its run with a musing on existentialism.

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  1. February 2, 2009 4:02 pm

    I cannot find a “contact you” link, so his is sorta language related.

    I don’t know how much of a geek you are, but at the Carter-Kinebuchi household, one can’t go wrong with Ultraman. The two boxed sets of the original series (which I caught in English on 17 out of ATL in the early ’70s) are only about $20 a piece at Wal Mart, and http://fushigichan.com/ has the most recent Ultraman series for bittorrent download. I’m able to sell Wife on it by pushing the language fortification angle. I also recently discovered Kure Kure Takora, a mid-’70s bumper program (2minutes, 41 seconds per show) that recalls Krofft work. I just discovered your site; and it just grabs me. I hope to completely devour it in short order.

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