The curse of EVA
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"Over the past 12 years, there has been no anime newer than Eva." - Hideaki Anno
>Many different desires are motivating us to create the new "Evangelion" film.
>The desire to portray my sincere feelings on film.
>The desire to share, with an audience, the embodiment of image, the diversity of expressions, and the detailed portrayal of emotions that animation offers.
>The desire to connect today's exhausted Japanese animation industry to the future.
>The desire to fight the continuing trend of stagnation in anime.
>The desire to support the strength of heart that exists in the world.
>Finally, the desire to have these wishes be realized.
>For these purposes, we used the best methods available to us to make another Evangelion film.
>Many times we wondered, "It's a title that's more than 10 years old. Why now?"
>"Eva is too old", we felt.
>However, over the past 12 years, there has been no anime newer than Eva.