Neon Genesis: Evangelion (1995)

Breathtakingly-animated in every frame looking impossibly better than most 21st Century projects, Hideaki Anno’s original NGE is the definitive mecha animé – deconstructing it by contrastively juxtaposing religion, technology, and humanity with archetypal iconography from Shinto, Jewish, Christian, Midrashic, and Kabbalah cosmology/mystification, through an intensely-personalized & powerful allegorical lens of depression with rare maturity, precision, auterism, and hyperoriginality. 9.5/10.

Plot Synopsis: When violent Angels descend on Earth to destroy humanity, 14-year-old Shinji finds himself a reluctant member of a small squad of pilots using giant sentient machines to combat the threat.

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