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What does the title "Neon Genesis Evangelion" mean?

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What does the title "Neon Genesis Evangelion" mean?
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New Generation Evangelism?
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>>134861533
Gospel of the New Century is a rough translation. But you could have found that out from a 2 second google search.
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>>134861533
Gospel of the New Century or something.
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I know there's an official meaning but you can go word by word. Neon = New, Genesis = Beginning (or keep it as Genesis, biblically), Evangelion = Gospel. New Gospel of Genesis sort of covers the whole rebirth of humanity thing going on.
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>>134861533
It doesn't really mean anything. Anno picked that title because it 'sounded complex'.
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>>134861533
新世紀エヴァンゲリオン
新世紀 = New Century/Era

I don't know if Neon Genesis was requested by Gainax themselves or if the western localizers at ADV are responsible for that title, but its meaning is a little bit different from the Japanese one.

Same case with Rebuild:
新劇場版 (New Theatrical Edition) エヴァンゲリオン vs. Rebuild of Evangelion
Slightly different meaning.
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Neon as in the shitty lights
Genesis as in the shitty band
Evangelion as in the shitty name
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New Age Gospel

or this...
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>>134862149
Seeing as Japanese Evangelion products say "Neon Genesis Evangelion" on them quite often, I think it's safe to assume that Anno chose that name itself. It's quite possible that name was attached to the project even during it's beginnings.
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>>134862713
Makes sense.
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>>134861533
what is google?
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>>134861533
Nothing, it just sounds cool.
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