(Anno August) Neon Genesis Evangelion: Part 2 – Breaking Under Pressure

Welcome to part two of my little exploration of Neon Genesis Evangelion. Last time I didn’t mention or even cover any of the assorted religious symbolism and there is a massive reason for that. They don’t feel like much besides window dressings. All those crosses that appear when angels die and the talk of dead … More (Anno August) Neon Genesis Evangelion: Part 2 – Breaking Under Pressure

(Anno August) Macross Plus: Movie Edition – Top Gun With Rogue A.I.

Once again, I’m superficially adding something into this Anno August blog event just to have an excuse to talk about it. I haven’t talked about anything Macross on here yet. What kind of sin is that? Seriously. I’m technically not breaking any of my own rules that I’ve set for myself with this post because … More (Anno August) Macross Plus: Movie Edition – Top Gun With Rogue A.I.

(Anno August) Aim For The Top! Gunbuster – The Movie: An Ok Shell Of A Good Series

The original Aim For The Top! Gunbuster ova series, whose title referenced the Aim For the Ace! Tennis anime series and Top Gun, starting being sold on VHS a year after Royal Space Force appeared in 1988. Also, it was directed by the one and only, Hideaki Anno. He’s spent time being an animation director … More (Anno August) Aim For The Top! Gunbuster – The Movie: An Ok Shell Of A Good Series

(Anno August) Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind – Miyazaki’s Real Starting Point

I feel a little unfair pushing this movie into Anno August, because of it’s more of a launching for Hayao Miyazaki and his films then it is for Hideaki Anno. After this film, Miyazaki’s films used a lot of concepts that were used in Nausicaa and twisted them around in whatever direction they feel like. … More (Anno August) Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind – Miyazaki’s Real Starting Point