Anno says new Eva movies were made “to fight the continuing trend of stagnation in anime”

February 20, 2007 at 6:44 pm (Anime)

This was the funniest thing I read all day.

Here’s the best quote:

Many times we wondered, “It’s a title that’s more than 10 years old. Why now?”
“Eva is too old”, we felt.
However, over the past 12 years, there has been no anime newer than Eva.



  1. Demian said,

    Interpretation: ” I want to make more money off the mindless horde. “

  2. Mike said,

    I think being happy and married has finally given him the self-confidence to be maniacally egotistical. :)

    For me, all that matters is whether he can still tell a good story or not. We’ll find out , I guess.

  3. Crayotic Rockwell said,

    could be a dodgy translation.. certainly sounds like it’s supposed to be something else

  4. Krypfto said,

    The translation I heard replaced “newer” with “more modern”. And while I’m certainly no die-hard Evangelion fanatic, I can definitely see where Anno is coming from with that.

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