25 years of Episode 26? Congratulations!

A little late on this, but March 27, 2021 was the 25th anniversary of Neon Genesis Evangelion’s Episode 26.

That’s right, it’s now 25 years since Evangelion ended. It’s 25 years since we saw Rei from the alternative universe running to school with toast in her mouth. And it’s 25 years since everyone landed up clapping and saying “Congratulations” to Shinji!

Neon Genesis Evangelion, the TV series, has been on the planet in full for a quarter of a century now. And what a cultural phenomenon it’s been! The franchise remains as strong as ever, and Shin Evangelion is now highest-earning Evangelion movie of them all.

To all the children…Congratulations! And don’t turn into tang!