TV - Movies
Wes Anderson's
Favorite Anime Is
A Mind-Bending
Classic
By C.M. CROCKFORD
Wes Anderson has made two stop-motion films, "Fantastic Mr. Fox" and "Isle of Dogs," and has expressed little interest in delving into a more modern medium, like CGI, despite the potential profit in it for him. However, he is a big fan of other kinds of animation, in fact, when asked about his favorite anime, the answer he gave may surprise you.
Wes Anderson's favorite anime isn't a movie, but a television show, the 1995 cult classic "Neon Genesis Evangelion" created by Hideaki Anno. In a Goop article where directors cited their favorite films, Anderson actually named the series and described watching all 26 episodes quite eagerly.
It might be hard to believe Anderson is such a fan of "Neon Genesis Evangelion," a show where a teenager must battle ancient monsters while using bio-machines called Evangelions. But the anime's themes of sons estranged from their families, human alienation and loneliness, and personal freedom are all very present in the Texas filmmaker's body of work as well.