Neon Genesis Evangelion

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A person cosplaying as Evangelion Unit 01, one of the main staples of the series.

Neon Genesis Evangelion (In Japanese: 新世紀エヴァンゲリオン Shin Seiki Evangelion) is a popular Japanese anime and manga that began in 1995. The anime was created by Gainax, written and directed by Hideaki Anno and co-produced by TV Tokyo and Nihon Ad Systems (NAS). It is an action series involving giant robots, troubled teenage heroes, shadowy government branches and huge monsters called Angels. It is set in the year 2015, and features many references to Darwinism, Christianity, and human sexuality.

Evangelion is regarded as a terrifying series which misuses or misinterprets most of the mythology it is based on. It's creator, Hideiki Anno, later admitted to most of the imagery being added to the series simply because the production staff thought that it would be "cool."

The series suffered budget problems, and thus had poor animation throughout most of its run.

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