The first Evangelion walks a tricky line between appealing to otaku without feeling like a shameless cash-grab.
To say I completely fell in love with this series is a bit premature, since I’ve only seen the first 6 episodes. But I’ve definitely got a crush.
That’s what this series has done to me, reducing me to a doe-eyed awkward teenager who gets that gooey feeling in my stomach.
More than anything else, Evangelion’s focus is on the hopes and dreams of its characters, as well as their fears and weaknesses, and their attempts to overcome them.
If you want to start getting into Evangelion, this is not, I repeat, not the place to start.
Neon Genesis Evangelion is controversial, action-packed, muddled, exciting, confusing, and maybe even profound in a way that most anime you see isn’t.