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Hideaki Anno

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Animator and Film Director. Best known for the anime series Neon Genesis Evangelion.

Hideaki Anno (born May 22, 1960) is a Japanese animator and film director. Anno is best known for his work on the popular anime series Neon Genesis Evangelion. His style has come to be defined by the touches of postmodernism that he injects into his work, as well as the thorough portrayal of characters' thoughts and emotions, often through unconventional sequences incorporating psychoanalysis and emotional deconstruction of these characters. He married comics artist Moyoco Anno in 27 April 2002.

Anime directed by Anno that have won the Animage Anime Grand Prix award have been Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water in 1990, Neon Genesis Evangelion in 1995 and 1996, and The End of Evangelion in 1997.


Source:

1.) Anno's Roundtable Discussion, Animerica vol.4, no.9. Animerica. July 6th, 2002. Retrieved 9 September 2012. "On his religious beliefs: ANNO: "I don't belong to any kind of organized religion, so I guess I could be considered agnostic. Japanese spiritualism holds that there is kami (spirit) in everything, and that's closer to my own beliefs.""