“Does Evangelion Save Us?”

She’s got the whole world in her hands.

That is the question in the English subtitle of the Japanese Rolling Stone cover story. And well, if they mean the Evangelion, Neon Genesis created and recreated by Hideaki Anno and Gainax, the answer is no. But I believe there is a εὐαγγέλιονa gospel–that saves us and offers us immortality far beyond the big ocean of soup and strangulation at the end of Anno’s version.

This Christian moment is brought to you by Michael Huang: because seminarians will always find an excuse to preach!

Author: gendomike

Michael lives in the Los Angeles area, and has been into anime since he saw Neon Genesis Evangelion in 1999. Some of his favorite shows include Full Metal Alchemist, Honey and Clover, and Welcome to the NHK!. Since 2003 he has gone to at least one anime convention every year. A public radio junkie, which naturally led to podcasting, he now holds a seminary degree and is looking to become Dr. Rev. Otaku Bible Man any day now. Michael can be reached at mike.huang@animediet.net. You can also find his Twitter account at @gendomike.

6 thoughts on ““Does Evangelion Save Us?”

  1. Looking forward to your continued efforts!

    “I am not Mike Huang, I’m the voice calling out in the cyberworld, ‘Make time to read Mike Huang’s articles.'”

  2. Heh. What nice timing, Mike. It’s a nice and cloudy Sunday afternoon here too… having just returned from church (not like that would mean a different answer had I not) I fully agree.

    Did you find out the specifics on what Eva was purported to save people from? AIDS? Cancer? Bad anime? Or a sense of hope in humanity? 😛

  3. Considering that the Japanese title of the article is “Is the Latest Eva Work About Ecology?” I’d say it’s from the threat posed by global warming induced by trying to mess with Adam down in the South Pole. 🙂

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