Hi everyone, I'm very pleased to announce that I will be presenting not one, but two
Evangelion panels at Otakon this year, which in 15 years of presenting at Otakon is a first for me! The fact that this year's theme is mecha probably had something to do with that.
Sadly, I was not considered to be a featured presenter, but it's not a big deal, there's always other years, and this year I get to bring more Eva to the table!
I hope I'll see one or more of you folks there.
Here's the panels I'll be presenting:
Evangelion's Shinji Ikari, a painfully close look.
Shinji Ikari, he's the main character in one of the most enduring anime franchises. We'll take a look at what people love and hate about him, his role in the series, his design and creation, and the many incarnations throughout the Evangelion franchise. Did you know in one manga, he's a detective?
Evangelion, written and directed by Yoshiyuki Tomino.
In 1979 and 1980, Mobile Suit Gundam and Space Runaway Ideon were broadcast. Fifteen years later, many story and thematic elements were taken from them to create Neon Genesis Evangelion. We'll dive into each of these series, and how much Evangelion owes to Sunrise and Yoshiyuki Tomino.