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Neon Genesis Evangelion is a mecha series by Gainax that works to deconstruct a number of ideas present in mecha series. In particular, it looks at what would actually happen if adolescents were given the controls of such weapons and left to fight cosmic horrors.

CharactersEdit

Ikari Shinji
Ikari Shinji in EVA suit

Ikari Shinji in his "EVA" suit

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Japanese:碇 シンジ

Age: 14
Height: 5'1"
Sex: Male
Birthday: June 6, 2001
Father: Gendo Ikari
Mother: Yui Ikari
Guardian: Misato Katsuragi

Ayanami Rei Edit

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Inspirations and Derivative worksEdit

The main inspirations for this show were Devilman and Space Runaway Ideon, but obviously there are some non-anime influences like the works of Lovecraft, and Christian beliefs in general.

Pretty much everything made since this show is in some way a reaction to it, whether that be in terms of character design, plot concepts, or general influence.

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