I wonder what kind of symbolism they’re trying to get at
“There are a lot of giant robot shows in Japan, and we did want our story to have a religious theme to help distinguish us. Because Christianity is an uncommon religion in Japan we thought it would be mysterious. None of the staff who worked on Eva are Christians. There is no actual Christian meaning to the show, we just thought the visual symbols of Christianity look cool. If we had known the show would get distributed in the US and Europe we might have rethought that choice.” -Kazuya Tsurumaki, assistant director/art director on Neon Genesis Evangelion
eva is literally fake deep
Eva does to christian themes what western creators often do by aping “asian spiritual” themes.
Dear everyone who was offended by Neon Genesis Evangelion but sees nothing wrong with “borrowing” bits of other cultures willy-nilly:
This is why you do your freaking homework. The offence you feel is the offence you give. Learn from this.
Then learn from others.