films seen
11
average score
2.68*
nationality
Japan - 62 years old
status
Alive and kicking
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Immortalized by Evangelion (and all of its offspring), personally I prefer Anno's live action work. He travels between fan service, pulp and arthouse like no other, if you're even the least bit interested in Japanese cinema, there's no avoiding him.

Beyond exceptional

Ritual

by Hideaki Anno
Shiki-Jitsu
2000 / 128m - Japan
Drama, Fantasy
Ritual poster

One of the most unique dramas I've ever seen, keeping me interested from start to finish without even a hint of boredom on the horizon. Make sure you don't miss out on this one.

Solid pieces

Evangelion: 3.0+1.01 Thrice Upon a Time

by Mahiro Maeda, Katsuichi Nakayama, Kazuya Tsurumaki, Hideaki Anno
Shin Evangelion Gekijôban
2021 / 154m - Japan
Sci-fi, Action, Animation
3.5*/5.0*
Evangelion: 3.0+1.01 Thrice Upon a Time poster

I've seen the old series and films twice, I've watched all the newer features, but still Evangelion is a lot of waffle to me. In a way, I do appreciate the extended lore and dedication that went into this series, but I simply don't care enough about it to sit through the lengthy explanations and excessive melodrama. Luckily, this latest (and supposedly final) film has more to offer than just lore and drama.

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Shinji is still a shadow of his former self, blaming himself for not being able to protect humanity. He ends up in a small village, among some old friends, where he learns to appreciate life again. He pulls himself together again, right in time to join Wille in their last attempt to deflect another impact.

This final Evangelion is a film with lots of ups and downs. The animation is exquisite, the action scenes are stupefying and a lot of the imagery is intriguing, but the drama drags the film down and the lore is simply too nerdy for me. I'd prefer Eva as a simple mecha action flick, but I know most people won't agree with me. Not a film that will bring new fans to the franchise, but existing fans will have a lot to chew on. A worthy finale.

Godzilla: Resurgence

by Hideaki Anno, Shinji Higuchi
Shin Gojira
2016 / 120m - Japan
Sci-fi, Action, Horror
3.5*/5.0*
Godzilla: Resurgence poster

Evangelion: 3.33 You Can (Not) Redo

by Mahiro Maeda, Masayuki, Kazuya Tsurumaki, Hideaki Anno
Evangerion Shin Gekijôban: Kyu
2012 / 96m - Japan
Sci-fi, Action, Animation
3.5*/5.0*
Evangelion: 3.33 You Can (Not) Redo poster

The inoffensive

Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance

by Masayuki, Kazuya Tsurumaki, Hideaki Anno
Evangerion Shin Gekijôban: Ha
2009 / 112m - Japan
Sci-fi, Action, Animation
3.0*/5.0*
Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance poster

Worthy but flawed

Re: Cutie Honey

by Hideaki Anno, Hiroyuki Imaishi, Takamichi Ito, Masayuki
2004 / 45m - Japan
Comedy, Adventure, Animation
2.5*/5.0*
Re: Cutie Honey poster

Love & Pop

by Hideaki Anno
1998 / 110m - Japan
Drama
2.5*/5.0*
Love & Pop poster

Plain forgettable

Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone

by Masayuki, Kazuya Tsurumaki, Hideaki Anno
Evangerion Shin Gekijôban: Jo
2007 / 98m - Japan
Sci-fi, Action, Animation
1.5*/5.0*
Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone poster

Cutie Honey

by Hideaki Anno
Kyûtî Hanî
2004 / 94m - Japan
Comedy, Sci-fi, Adventure
1.5*/5.0*
Cutie Honey poster

Neon Genesis Evangelion: Death & Rebirth

by Hideaki Anno, Masayuki, Kazuya Tsurumaki
Shin Seiki Evangelion Gekijô-ban: Shito Shinsei
1997 / 101m - Japan
Comedy, Action, Animation
1.5*/5.0*
Neon Genesis Evangelion: Death & Rebirth poster

Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion

by Hideaki Anno, Kazuya Tsurumaki
Shin Seiki Evangelion Gekijô-ban: Air - Magokoro Wo, Kimi Ni
1997 / 90m - Japan
Sci-fi, Action, Animation
1.5*/5.0*
Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion poster