One of the most imported things i ever seen growing up (I'm including The End of Evangelion with this statement as well), it unlocked a chamber of my mind that no other artistic manifestation would of been able to gain entry to within the confines of this medium. In other words-the same way the work of Kurosawa, Tarkovsky, Kubrick, Welles, Bergman, Lynch, Scorsese, Coppla, Melville, Ray & Tarantino has affected me.
Twenty-two years after its creation, Neon Genesis Evangelion remains the best animated series ever made. Not just an adventure but something much more powerful: an exploration of the human mind. Psychoanalysis, religious mythology, eastern philosophy and occultism are some of the themes present in this deceptively adult work. Shinji Ikari is a unforgettable character and Rei Ayanami was part of my sexual awakening.
kills me more and more every time i watch it. one of the biggest jokes ever played on the anime industry. sadly, it went on to become a joke itself but things are good if you ignore everything evangelion after 1997. some of the depth in the series is really meaningful and some is just for fun. i love it all.