Hey guys! Samurai here once again with Day 11 of the 30-Day Anime Challenge! Today we have a topic that I can actually write a little something-something about; favorite mecha anime! While it’s not my FAVORITE genre of anime, I do have my favorites in this category. However–only one show sticks out like a big, purple, sore thumb, and gets the nod for this post. More after the break.
Day 11: Best Mecha Anime — Neon Genesis Evangelion
Yup. Evangelion. Was there any doubt? I mean, think about it. Neon Genesis Evangelion is arguably one of the most well-known and renowned anime of the last twenty years. Anyone who knows anything about anime has come across Evangelion in some way shape or form; whether it was the original series and movies, or the new movies that came out in the 2000’s. It’s simply the show that you can’t avoid and a show that will never die. The thing that I love about Evangelion, among many, many, many other things, is that there’s always something to discuss. There’s always some little nuance or quirk that you notice during a viewing that you may not have noticed before in prior viewings that makes you wonder “Hey, what was that? Did anyone else see it? Lemme check the web.” That’s where you get things like Podcasts, Forums and the like. Everyone has thoughts about this one show and it can cause such passionate and intelligent discussion, the likes of which I have yet to see from any other anime. In a very real sense, Evangelion brings people together. Not bad for a show that will turn 20 years old this October.
Check back tomorrow for Day 12 of the Anime Challenge–“Saddest Anime Scene”.