Xard wrote:No, I just think the question itself is stupid and to some degree unanswerable. In different ways they were targeting very different audiences and it's not like Anno was working with singular motivations anyway. Saying "Eva was for kids" is just as wrong as saying it wasn't aimed at them at all.
If anything Anno wanted to create new Gundam and/or new Yamato which had large appeal in very large range of demographics.
Maybe I phrased what I said wrongly. I think that despite its dark subject matter, Anno did intend for kids to be major part of the audience and that the network originally aimed the show to be for kids too. It is something akin to Star Wars, I guess. What I wanted to emphasize was that the audience between Digimon and Evangelion isn't as great as it might seem, kind of like the difference between Star Wars and Disney.
But wow your response was super condescending.