>Mahiro Maeda, who was the lead on the Studio Gainax animation team, warned Anno that the team thought Kaworu's character came across poorly. Anno told him that he specifically put Kaworu in the third film to appeal to fujoshi fans.
>Hayao Miyazaki recreated early 20th-Century Japan in the Wind Rises. When Hideaki Anno visited the animation studio, he reportedly turned to Miyazaki and said, "films like this can be done with computers now."
I haven't laughed this hard at something I read on 4chan in months.
It's fucking true though. Look at these two useless characters that don't belong. Don't they know that there were much better characters from the original?
>After a lukewarm response to a screening of the third film in the Rebuild of Evangelion series to Gainax employees, Anno admitted he may have gone too far in a few places; "It's stylistically designed to be that way and you can't undo that. But we can diminish the effects of it."