Who Is Hideaki Anno? [Part 1/2]

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Oct 27, 2015


Who Is Hideaki Anno? [Part 1/2]
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Evangelion's infamous director is constantly quoted, misquoted, and talked about in the anime community, but what's his deal? I take a look at Anno's entire career and personality to try and figure out what he's been trying to accomplish for the last 35 years. Continued in Part 2: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BwnXByJZ9gFtMU9WQVNMQV9nTXc/view?usp=sharing
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Video sources:
Neon Genesis Evangelion
Extra-Curricular Lesson with Hideaki Anno: /watch?v=eh0qbJAQhgk
Daicon III and IV Opening Animations: /watch?v=-840keiiFDE
Otaku no Video
Blue Blazes
Insufficient Direction (manga on crunchyroll; sign up with my link, I get paid! https://crunchyroll.com/digibro )
Shirobako (on crunchyroll; sign up with my link, I get paid! https://crunchyroll.com/digibro )
Nissan commercial: /watch?v=EbNE57Q-qBI
Megazone 23
Anno's Ultraman film: /watch?v=kJZBt6wTNe0
Superdimensional Fortress Macross
Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind
Royal Space Force: The Wings of Honnaemise
Top wo Nerae! Gunbuster
Eguchi Hisashi no Nantoka Naru Desho: http://sakuga.yshi.org/post/show/17634/animated-effects-eguchi_hisashi_no_nantoka_naru_de
Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water
R20: Ginga Kuukou (Route 2-: Galactic Airport): /watch?v=Pv5jdTDlnV8
Mobile Suit Gundam
Revolutionary Girl Utena
Cowboy Bebop
Serial Experiments Lain
Martian Successor Nadesico
The Vision of Escaflowne
The End of Evangelion
Does It Matter What Evangelion's Director Says? (Idea Channel): /watch?v=SVm65tlhqw8

Further reading:

Studio Khara's biography of Anno: http://www.khara.co.jp/hideakianno/personal-biography.html

Nearly every conceivable quote from anyone involved with Evangelion about Evangelion has been collected in this gigantic source list: http://www.gwern.net/otaku#section

Most of all the key animation work Anno did: http://sakuga.yshi.org/post?tags=hideaki_anno+

A neat little interview between Anno and Go Nagai in which Anno brings up his Devilman influence a bunch: http://devilman.wikia.com/wiki/User_blog:Painocus/Interview_between_Nagai_and_Hideaki_Anno

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