This is not an Evangelion
This is not an angel
I'm just watching a really fun anime - Soukyuu no Fafner: Dead Aggressor.
The anime itself is kinda cool, but one thing that is really striking is how much they ripped off Neon Genesis Evangelion.
So we have:
- Evangelions (or Evangelion-looking huge robots)
- and their teenage pilots
- angels (or angel-looking huge angels)
- NERV (or NERV-looking huge secret organization fighting angel-looking huge angels using Evangelion-looking huge robots piloted by teenagers)
- one of the teenagers who pilot the robots is son of the boss
- cabalistic symbolics
- traditional military trying to fight the angels and getting their ass kicked even though they knew perfectly there's no point is using traditional military for that purpose
- even those weird insect sounds in the background
- probably a lot more stuff like that
Don't get me wrong - it's a cool anime, and not everything in it is Evangelion rip-off ;-)