Why have you not yet seen this?! No, no, deep breaths… it’s fine. You didn’t know. This series has inspired intense discussion and arguments since its debut in 1995 and continues to do so today. You probably thought you could absorb it through Internet osmosis. Well, you can’t. There’s too much awesome there, and you’re missing out.
Love it or hate it, it is destined to forever stand as one of the most significant and influential works in anime history.
- Understanding Evangelion by Mike Crandol
Read the rest of the article if you’re looking for an in-depth synopsis. The author does a really good job to dissect the television series. Teenage boy pilots awesome giant robot with sexy girls in skintight suits as co-pilots only begins to describe this series.
Watch this video (with many delicious SPOILERS) if you want the quick and dirty (and not exactly correct, but damn close and still awesome).
What you must do, is get to know the amazing story and characters so you can enjoy the new theatrical release of the Evangelion New Theatrical Edition: Q (Quickening) that’s coming to Japan in Fall 2012.
With some dedication and a marathon here and there, you have the chance to enjoy all this series has to offer:
- Neon Genesis Evangelion (26 TV episodes)
- Neon Genesis Evangelion: Death & Rebirth (movie remix of TV episodes)
- Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion (movie alternate ending to TV episodes)
- Petit Eva – Evangelion@School (4-koma style parody OAV)
- Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone (movie alternate retelling of TV series)
- Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance (movie sequel to 1.0)
Like the ending of that novel you never finished for English class, you can fake it Like A Boss for the final (two theatrical releases). Your crib notes include the entirety of The End of Evangelion and the two released Rebuilds at least. And know that by cutting corners, you’re only hurting yourself.
Watch this if you liked:
- Eureka Seven
- Mobile Suit Gundam
- Code Geass
- Ghost in the Shell
- Anime (in general)