Wow we finally made it episode 100! What better way to celebrate than by discussing the anime our name comes from… Neon Genesis Evangelion!
What can really be said about Eva that hasn’t been said already? Who knows, but we’re going to give it a shot! The tales of Shinji, Rei, and Asuka have captivated the hearts and minds of audiences for 25 years and counting, with a new film on the horizon that will hopefully be released… eventually.
After reflecting on making it to 100 episodes, we give an overview of the series followed by discussing how we first got into NGE, our favorite characters, the series’ major themes, and what we think audiences young and old can get out of NGE in 2020 and beyond.
(Note: Evangelion is an incredibly dense topic and for that reason, we elected to limit our scope to just discussing the 1995 TV series for this episode. Podcasts on the 2 original films and the Rebuild films will follow… one day!)
Thank you so much to everyone who has listened to us, attended our panels, or otherwise supported us over the years. We’ll continue striving to make the best podcast we can. Here’s to another 100!
Special thanks to everyone who contributed to our “Congratulations” chorus, including an incredibly special cameo from Amanda Winn Lee, director of the ADV & Manga Entertainment Evangelion dubs and the original voice of Rei Ayanami! Huge thanks to Amanda for helping us celebrate.
“Congratulations” Chorus contributors (in order of appearance): @BokuSatchii, @itsbasiltime, Karissa, Ryan, @calva_kun, @The_Sommelier, @hankforeman91, @Toaster_Mike, Anna, Rensei, @thegentlejan, @CrusherJones, Paul, MetaPotato, Cameron, Kush, @Nubbles, @uniquexharmony, @SwooshxBear, @amandawinnlee
Music featured in this episode comes from the Neon Genesis Evangelion Original Soundtrack, composed by Shiro Sagisu. Available on Spotify at the time of this recording!
Neon Genesis Evangelion is currently available for streaming on Netflix.
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