Toro Y Moi
Do you like Hideaki Anno? His early work was a little too ‘super robot’ for my taste, but when NGE came out in ‘95, I think he really came into his own - both commercially and artistically. The whole series has a clear, relevant message, and a layer of symbolic depth that really gives the show a big boost. He’s been compared to Miyazaki, but I think Anno has a far more modern, deeper storytelling ability. In ‘97, Anno released this, End of Evangelion, his most accomplished film. I think his undisputed masterpiece is ‘One More Final: I need you’, a scene so ambiguous most people probably don’t know what the fuck they just watched - but they should! Because it’s not just about the imagery on the screen, and the Christian symbols, it’s also a personal statement about Anno and Otaku culture itself! Congratulations!