Asuka Langley is the favorite of the creator of Evangelion

Asuka Langley is the favorite of the creator of Evangelion

Renowned anime and live-action film director Hideaki Anno wowed fans at an exhibit dedicated to his outstanding career in Nagoya. The exhibition, which housed approximately 2000 objects representative of his creative activities, offered a deep dive into Anno's world, from his first sketches to the details behind his most emblematic projects.

Asuka Langley is the favorite of the creator of Evangelion

Among the objects on display were original drawings, storyboards, and memos, which meticulously traced the traces of his creative genius over the years. From the first strokes to the masterpieces that have left an indelible mark on pop culture, the exhibition provided a unique insight into Anno's artistic evolution.

Despite the vastness of his legacy, Anno humbly stated that "it's still a little early to look back," emphasizing that, at 63, he doesn't feel ready to retire yet. His passion and dedication to his art continue to inspire generations of creators around the world.

One of the highlights of the exhibition was when Anno interacted with film production and design students. He enthusiastically answered their questions, sharing wisdom and experience accumulated throughout his illustrious career. But the most surprising thing was when he was asked about his favorite character from "Neon Genesis Evangelion," one of his most iconic works.

Without hesitation, Anno revealed that his favorite character from the series would be Asuka Langley. This character, known for his strong and complex personality, has left a lasting impression on fans of the franchise. Asuka, an EVA pilot with a traumatic background, has been acclaimed for her psychological development and complex interpersonal relationships. His bond with the protagonist, Shinji Ikari, and his role in the plot have generated debate and analysis among fans of "Neon Genesis Evangelion."

Asuka Langley is the favorite of the creator of Evangelion

The "Neon Genesis Evangelion" franchise has earned a privileged place in anime history, thanks to its provocative storytelling and exploration of existential and philosophical themes. The series, which debuted in 1995, has influenced an entire generation of creators and left an indelible mark on Japanese and global popular culture. With its combination of mecha action, psychological drama, and complex symbolism, "Neon Genesis Evangelion" continues to be a benchmark in the world of anime, resonating with audiences of all ages and generations.

Hideaki Anno's exhibition not only celebrated his extraordinary career, but also provided a behind-the-scenes look at the creative mind that has left an indelible mark on the entertainment industry. With his words and deeds, Anno continues to inspire a new generation of artists to continue pursuing their dreams and pushing the boundaries of imagination.

Source: Weekly Bunshun

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