VIDEO: PBS Idea Channel Asks "Does It Matter What Evangelion's Creator Says?"

Hideaki Anno says that we're all reading way too much into "Evangelion." .Are his words the final say on this piece of media?

Back in June, PBS' Idea Channel "Does Animal Crossing Promote Otaku Citizenship?"Now, in time for Youtube's Geek Week, they're back discussing otaku subjects with the question "Does It Matter What Evangelion's Creator Says?"

 

Neon Genesis Evangelion may be the MOST ultimate work of anime ever! More than just Mecha, NGE is dark and emotional, taking on serious topics such as depression, free will and a host of other intense stuff. But the creator, Hideaki Anno, says that we're all reading way too much into it. Are his words the final say on this piece of media? OR are the author's ideas of his own work EQUAL TO the interpretations of anyone else?! Watch the episode and find out!

 

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Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain't It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.

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