>there are people out there who claim to like evangelion who haven't read the bible
The bible is over 5,000 pages and needs to be studied, pondered, and felt, not just read like Harry Potter. It's a lifelong endeavor where you can only scratch the surface even if you spent the rest of your life studying it. Plus you have to read supplementary material from essential writers like St. Augustine, John Scotus, Aquinas, etc.
Scripture is uniquely different from any other text in the world because of how you must approach it.
Literally all of Western culture is Judeo-Christian. You live in a Christian shaped world.
>people who claim to love Haruhi but didn't read Hyperion
> There are people out there who claim to like Lupin III who haven't even read any of Maurice LeBlanc's Lupin stories.
It usually takes place everywhere, but Italy gets preference in the new series because they partly funded it and they have great nostalgia for Lupin.
>There are people who watch anime that haven't done anything productive with their lives
Lupin is named Edgard in french because Leblanc's family didn't approve of the use of the name.
It kinda hurt the franchise and it never got that popular.
Meanwhile it's ultra popular in Italy.
That kind of makes me wonder what the thought process was behind DiC and TMS making Space Lupin.
Would explain Goemon the 18th's samurai space suit.