Neon Genesis Evangelion is many things, but one thing it's not is particularly original. (And that's okay.)
Neon Genesis Evangelion did things a little differently than the super robot shows that came before it.
OK, OK, before I get doxxed for making this video, let me be clear: many, many people dislike the ending of the Evangelion TV series, even Evangelion fans. And...actually, I don't hate it that much. But there's a widely-held belief that Gainax screwed it up, and in this video, I'll explain why...
A lot of people like to tell you whether you "should watch" something. Obviously, there's a little arrogance at work there—like you're not a "real" fan unless you've seen this—but I want to approach this question from a different angle: is Neon Genesis Evangelion important enough to watch?
Brent and special guests look at the year of 2019, and the entire decade of the 2010s in anime! And boy, they have thoughts.
At his AMA panel at Anime USA 2019, Brent talks about the trend of light novel adaptations.
At his AMA panel at Anime USA 2019, Brent answers the question: "Which had you sit back and go 'What did I just watch?': The ending of Neon Genesis Evangelion or the ending of Serial Experiments Lain?"
At his AMA panel at Anime USA 2019, Brent tries to list out the anime that defined each decade from the 1980's on.