tangentially, it's weird to me how easy it is to get people into anime by having them watch evangelion, even though it's such an anime anime. 75% of the names/events/characters are references to shit in anime's past or then-present, but non-anime fans eat it up.
i can see philosophy students getting a hard on around the middle to end of the series, but how do people get through all the shots of computer screens, machinery working, and people barking out military jargon?
i mean, it's like most people new to anime just ignore all the really traditional/referential stuff in evangelion... but there's not much in it outside that category. it boggles my mind. so i made this post.