Hello from Japan! I’m wrapping up a research term over here at the moment, and among other things I’ve had the opportunity to watch a few movies in theatres for that ‘big screen anime’ experience with both Children of the Sea and Weathering With You. I had a few thoughts floating around about how these experiences panned out, so this post will largely discuss that. While this isn’t necessarily a genre breakdown, it does follow my little formula for those types of posts. Let’s get to it!
This show, right? It seems like you can’t be a part of the anime community without encountering Neon Genesis Evangelion, either for better or for worse. It continues to confuse and fascinate and has sparked everything from waifu arguments to reinventing entire genres and character archetypes since it aired in 1995. To celebrate NGE’s release onto Netflix, I wanted to spend some time unpacking just what it has going for it, why you should care, and where to go from here. Let’s get to it!