^ I cannot wait for this. The Dragon Dentist is supposedly coming out to Blu-ray soon. Remaking Eva is a solid plan for these future endeavors. I think it's important to realize that Anno's statements speak to Khara's existence as a whole, and not to Eva in particular. As far as start-up studios go, Khara's doing remarkably well in this area.
Guy Nacks wrote:
The thing that irks me the most about NTE is that Anno still hasn't provided a sufficient backup for his rationale of it even existing. When his mission statement for the entire project basically shits on all anime that came out between 1997 and 2006 and says that no one has made an anime "newer" than Eva, he hasn't really delivered a product with these three films so far that really proves that NTE is a better-made or more revolutionary product than all of those shows in that timespan.
It's full on Anno Langley Soryu ego.
I don't think Anno specifies TV show anime specifically in his opening statements for NTE, but, assuming that he was referring to shows, what mainstream TV anime do you think were just as good if not better than NGE?
Cowboy Bebop was pretty hot, but it's popularity seems perpetuated only in markets foreign to Japan. Eva remained popular throughout without any new official motion-picture installments since 1997. Other shows, kist Serial Experiments Lain and Ghost Hound, and Kino's Journey, were also quite intriguing. Black Lagoon remains one of my favorite shows. But I'm not sure what their impact was like in Japan specifically. These are just shows that gained traction in the States that I also so happen to like.
Focusing on movie, Mamoru Hosoda's filmography is pretty good throughout. Again, not sure how big he is in Japan, though. I don't think Anno is meaning to diss Miyazaki movies in his statement, but I do know that the cultural reaction to Miyazaki movies is one of the few things I've noticed being as consistently popular as Eva in its country of origin, while also maintaining an extremely high standard of quality.