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Saturday, June 17, 2006

Evangelion rip-off

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
So far there haven't been any pet penguins, but the series is just taking off ;-)

Don't get me wrong - it's a cool anime, and not everything in it is Evangelion rip-off ;-)

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