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Fox ADHD Gives Evangelion The Michael Bay Treatment

Neon Genesis Evangelion is universally regarded as a masterpiece. It’s a brutal character study, a melange of psychological studies wrapped into the confines of a mecha show. There are layers upon layers to its subtlety at times, which build up to an ending that can only be described as “brilliant.”

In North America, though, Hollywood reigns supreme in the film world. And, let’s be honest, most Hollywood execs would probably demand a few more car crashes and butt rock music tracks before any major adaptation was greenlit.

Then there’s the matter of who would direct. We’d need a figure who can draw a crowd, but also has a reputation for stomping the goodwill of established fanbases into oblivion.

Enter Michael Bay.

Note: Contains coarse language. Viewer Discretion is advised

The folks at Fox’s Animation Domination HD produced a new short that takes a stab at exactly what a Bay-inspired Evangelion flick would be. Gone is the timid, damaged Shinji, instead replaced by a muscular, tough-talking, sex-crazed action hero.

This isn’t the first time ADHD has poked fun at the anime world, and it certainly won’t be their last. Previously, the group has poked fun of Afro Samurai, mecha shows, Attack on Titan, and shoujo anime in general. They also produced an adorable, yet touching tribute to Studio Ghibli in Goodbye Ghibli.

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Samantha Ferreira

Samantha Ferreira is Anime Herald’s founder and editor-in-chief. A Rhode Island native, Samantha has been an anime fan since 1992, and an active member of the anime press since 2002, when she began working as a reviewer for Anime Dream. She launched Anime Herald in 2010, and continues to oversee its operations to this day. Outside of journalism, Samantha actively studies the history of the North American anime fandom and industry, with a particular focus on the 2000s anime boom and bust. She’s a huge fan of all things Sakura Wars, and maintains series fansite Combat Revue Review when she has free time available. When not in the Anime Herald Discord, Samantha can typically be found on Bluesky.

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