Evangelion Twentieth
Evangelion Twentieth

17 Ways to Celebrate Evangelion’s 20th Anniversary

October 4th 2015 marked the 20th Anniversary of the seminal, and often argued about, anime series Neon Genesis Evangelion. Don’t know how to celebrate such an important milestone? Don’t worry, AnimeChicago has your back with these 17 suggestions. 17 suggestions, 17 Angels, see what we did there?

  1. Fill your bathtub with orange tang, put on a plug suit and dive in. Supply your own mental anguish and broken psyche.
  2. Only use unplugged electronics for 5 minutes, max. Battery life in the Evangelion universe comes at a premium, and unless you want your smartphone to go berserk, you may want to plug it back in.
  3. Sunglasses + fake beard + disapproval = success. If you haven’t Gendou’ed someone before, now’s your chance.
  4. Build a supercomputer using the brain of a family member. This one is pretty self explanatory.
  5. “Congratulations” to everyone! Get some friends, form a circle and clap while saying “congratulations”. The person in the middle will be just as confused as anyone who has watched the series was.
  6. Accept giant purple mecha Jesus as your personal Lord and savior. Otherwise, Third Impact might be pretty awkward for you.
  7. Listen to the same two music tracks, over and over. Might I suggest Cruel Angel’s Thesis and Fly Me to the Moon?
  8. Dig out that old NERV t-shirt you’ve had since high school and wear it proudly. Sure, the logo may be coming off and the shirt horribly faded, but that just shows your dedication to the show.
  9. Get a pet penguin. Hell, you don’t even need to be an Eva fan to think that having a penguin wouldn’t be sweet.
  10. Rename your basement to “Terminal Dogma”. Lance of Longinus and Lilith not required, but most definitely encouraged.
  11. Two words: NERV underwear.
  12. Paint your car orange and start calling it Unit-00. That way, should it be involved in an accident, possibly caused by the brunt of a positron beam, you can just repaint it blue and keep the name. Either way, avoid N2 bombs.
  13. Cosplay as your favorite angel. Scale and accuracy are a must.
  14. Check to see if you have a working AT Field. Actually, don’t do that. I mean, sure, it’ll be great if to find out that you do have one, but really gruesome should you find out that you don’t.
  15. Tell all your friends and family how much of a fan of the series you are and how they should watch it too. I’m sure they’ll listen this time.
  16. Finish the last 10% of a project without spending any money. Get around having a lack of budget with long pauses, recycling, and heaps of introspection.
  17. Just get in the damn robot already!