One of the most loved and popular anime of all time is without a doubt Neon Genesis Evangelion. First aired in Japan in 1995 between one production hiccup and another, Neon Genesis Evangelion spawned a franchise that made the history of Japanese animation.

The creator of Evangelion Hideaki yearwho is also one of the seven founders of the series-producing studio Gainax received the award this year Medal of Honor with Purple Ribbon by the Japanese government.

The prestigious award was first presented in 1955 and continued to be awarded in subsequent years Individuals who have contributed to the development and improvement of the arts. Before Anno, other famous writers and directors won the Medal of Honor with Purple Bow, including: Shigeru Mizuki (Showa - A History of Japan) in 1991, Isao Takahata (Studio Ghibli) in 1999, Leiji Matsumoto (Captain Harlock) in 2001, Tetsuya Chiba (Rocky Joe) in 2002, Ryohei Saigan (Kamakura Monogatari) in 2010, Katsuhiro Otomo (Akira) in 2013, Keiko Takemiya (Earth and...) in 2014, Keiichi Hara (Shinchan) in 2018, Rumiko Takahashi (Inuyasha) in 2020 and Masaaki Yuasa (Kaiba, Devilman Crybaby) in 2021.

Hideaki Anno will therefore be added long-term with great merit List of immortal authors of Japan. Last summer, Anno had discussed the future of Neon Genesis Evangelion and hypothesized a prequel to the franchise.

We leave you the definitive guide of Evangelion anime.

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