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21st Jan '17 4:11:34 PM TheJayman49
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* ''Anime/CowboyBebop''. Much like ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'', this is a 26-episode series which is frequently hailed as one of the best anime ever created, if not ''the'' best, even by those who don't like anime.

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* ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' only lasted 26-episodes, but is nevertheless one of the most iconic animes ever.
* ''Anime/CowboyBebop''. Much like ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'', ''Evangelion'', this is a 26-episode series which is frequently hailed as one of the best anime ever created, if not ''the'' best, even by those who don't like anime.



* ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' only lasted two seasons (a total of 40 episodes), yet it's hailed as one of the greatest western cartoons ever made thanks to its top-notch writing, lovable characters, and being [[SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped honest with its morals and messages]] (especially notable in that the show [[WinBackTheCrowd won back]] many animation fans as it was released [and cancelled] in a time where numerous [[Creator/CartoonNetwork beloved]] [[Creator/{{Nickelodeon}} TV]] [[Creator/DisneyChannel Show]] [[Creator/DisneyXD networks]] began undergoing NetworkDecay).

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* ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' only lasted two seasons (a total of 40 episodes), yet it's hailed as one of the greatest western cartoons ever made thanks to its top-notch writing, lovable characters, and being [[SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped honest with its morals and messages]] (especially notable in that the show messages]], and [[WinBackTheCrowd won back]] many animation fans as it was released [and cancelled] aired in a time where numerous [[Creator/CartoonNetwork beloved]] [[Creator/{{Nickelodeon}} TV]] [[Creator/DisneyChannel Show]] [[Creator/DisneyXD networks]] began undergoing NetworkDecay).NetworkDecay.
18th Jan '17 7:38:01 PM quackytrope
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* ''Series/ChappellesShow'' only lasted two seasons, but it's right up there with ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' as one of Comedy Central's most popular shows, to the point that it's still aired regularly in syndication and on it's home channel, and it's sketches have reached memetic status. The show was highly influential even after it's run (spawning more than a few [[FollowTheLeader imitators]]) and is considered by some one of the greatest sketch comedies ever made.
8th Jan '17 3:20:48 PM nombretomado
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* The UltimateMarvel line is comparatively much smaller and less-read than MarvelComics' mainstream output, but nonetheless has proven ''very'' influential in both the film and TV adaptations since the 2000's. It'd take too long to list all of them, but just to name a few Ultimate elements that made it into other media:

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* The UltimateMarvel ComicBook/UltimateMarvel line is comparatively much smaller and less-read than MarvelComics' mainstream output, but nonetheless has proven ''very'' influential in both the film and TV adaptations since the 2000's. It'd take too long to list all of them, but just to name a few Ultimate elements that made it into other media:
27th Dec '16 5:50:39 PM TheRedRedKroovy
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* UsefulNotes/{{Canad|a}}ian Prime Minister [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lester_Pearson Lester B. Pearson]] only ran two minority governments over a total of five years, but the list of things he accomplished is truly remarkable. His government established the modern Canadian flag, established a national healthcare system and pension plan, accelerated Central Canada's industrial development with policies like the Auto Pact, created the Royal Commission that paved the way for Pierre Trudeau's introduction of official bilingualism, created another Royal Commission that helped create legal equality for women, decriminalized homosexuality (with Trudeau as his Justice Minister), built on John Diefenbaker's colour-blind immigration policy and oversaw Canada's successful 1967 centennial celebrations. Pearson's influence can also be noted by the fact that he recruited no less than ''three'' future Prime Ministers into his Cabinet. Trudeau would succeed Pearson, John Turner would succeed Trudeau, and Jean Chretien would bring the Liberals back to power after the Conservative reigns of Brian Mulroney and Kim Campbell. (And through the grandfather clause, one could argue that he gave us ''four'': Pierre's son Justin became Prime Minister in 2015). On top of that, in his previous tenure as Foreign Minister, he called for neutral troops to maintain a buffer zone in Egypt during the Suez Crisis. Thus he became a principal architect of modern peacekeeping.

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* UsefulNotes/{{Canad|a}}ian Prime Minister [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lester_Pearson Lester B. Pearson]] only ran two minority governments over a total of five years, but the list of things he accomplished is truly remarkable. His government established the modern Canadian flag, established a national healthcare system and pension plan, accelerated Central Canada's industrial development with policies like the Auto Pact, created the Royal Commission that paved the way for Pierre Trudeau's introduction of official bilingualism, created another Royal Commission that helped create legal equality for women, decriminalized homosexuality (with Trudeau as his Justice Minister), built on John Diefenbaker's colour-blind immigration policy policy, and oversaw Canada's successful 1967 centennial celebrations. Pearson's influence can also be noted by the fact that he recruited no less than ''three'' future Prime Ministers into his Cabinet. Trudeau would succeed Pearson, John Turner would succeed Trudeau, and Jean Chretien would bring the Liberals back to power after the Conservative reigns of Brian Mulroney and Kim Campbell. (And through the grandfather clause, one could argue that he gave us ''four'': Pierre's son Justin became Prime Minister in 2015). On top of that, in his previous tenure as Foreign Minister, he called for neutral troops to maintain a buffer zone in Egypt during the Suez Crisis. Thus he became a principal architect of modern peacekeeping.



* UsefulNotes/RobertFKennedy had a grand total of 3½ years as Attorney General and another 3½ years as US Senator from New York before his assassination in June 1968 during his run for president. He remains to this day a potent symbol for the American Left, as an example of WhatCouldHaveBeen.[[note]] During his seven years in the spotlight, Bobby became the first major government figure to be VERY vocal in his support of civil rights. He was also the first person to publicly stand up to longtime FBI Potentate J.Edgar Hoover (of whom everyone else was terrified due to Hoover's ''extensive'' files on every non-rightwing American with any prominence whatsoever). RFK was also extremely outspoken in his support of antipoverty programs - he began his presidential campaign in the Appalachian villages of West Virginia, an area infamous to this day for its grinding poverty.[[/note]]

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* UsefulNotes/RobertFKennedy had a grand total of three-and-a-half years as Attorney General and another three-and-a-half years as US Senator from New York before his assassination in June 1968 during his run for president. He remains to this day a potent symbol for the American Left, as an example of WhatCouldHaveBeen.[[note]] During his seven years in the spotlight, Bobby became the first major government figure to be VERY ''very'' vocal in his support of civil rights.for the UsefulNotes/CivilRightsMovement. He was also the first person to publicly stand up to longtime FBI Potentate J. Edgar Hoover (of Hoover, of whom everyone else was terrified due to Hoover's ''extensive'' files on every non-rightwing American with any prominence whatsoever). whatsoever. RFK was also extremely outspoken in his support of antipoverty anti-poverty programs - -- he began his presidential campaign in the Appalachian villages of West Virginia, an area infamous to this day for its grinding poverty.[[/note]]poverty. He remains to this day a potent symbol for the American left, as an example of WhatCouldHaveBeen.



* Pierre Mendès-France was ''président du conseil'' (Prime Minister) for only 8 months, but he ended the first vietnam war, and is still cited as an example of a good politician.

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* Pierre Mendès-France was ''président du conseil'' (Prime Minister) for only 8 months, but he ended the first vietnam war, [[UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar Vietnam War]], and is still cited in France as an example of a good politician.



* For that matter, TheWildWest era itself. The average timespan has it lasting from 1848 (when the USA took possession of California from Mexico) to 1890 (when the US Census Bureau officially declared the frontier closed, and also the date of the last major Indian battle at Wounded Knee). That's a little over forty years. A stricter definition puts the start around 1868 (when the Civil War had ended and the Transcontinental Railroad allowed more people to move into the frontier). That's barely twenty years. To watch any American media, especially stuff made prior to TheSixties (when TheWestern was still a viable genre), one would believe that the era lasted much much longer. Romanticism for this era - or rather the ''perception'' of it - is to this day one of the major bedrocks of American culture.
* Edward Teach, a.k.a. UsefulNotes/{{Blackbeard}}, terrorized the West Indies for only 2 years before being killed during a fight with colonial authorities in what is now North Carolina. To this day he is still the poster boy for UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfPiracy.
* UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfPiracy in general. As the traditional age of swashbuckling rogues, buried treasures, and hook-handed-pirates sacking in the Caribbean, it is omnipresent in pop culture. In its very own period too, piracy greatly impacted the way European powers dealt with the New World, seeing as the Pirate Republic of Nassau got to a point it nearly brought the Imperial grip on the Caribbean to a screeching halt. Despite this, by most estimatives, the UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfPiracy as associated with Pop Culture lasted only about six to ten years (1714-1720/24). As such, most of its iconic figures follow suit:
** Bartholomew Roberts, sometimes described as the most succeful pirate Captain with over 400 succeful captures and his flamboyant, fancy and make-up look inspired the likes of Jack Sparrow. Operated for 3 years as a Captain before being killed in battle.

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* For that matter, TheWildWest era itself. The average timespan has it lasting from 1848 (when the USA took possession of California from Mexico) to 1890 (when the US Census Bureau officially declared the frontier closed, and also the date of the last major Indian battle at Wounded Knee). That's a little over forty years. A stricter definition puts the start around 1868 (when the Civil War had ended and the Transcontinental Railroad allowed more people to move into the frontier). That's barely twenty years. To watch any American media, especially stuff made prior to TheSixties 1970 (when TheWestern was still a viable genre), one would believe that the era lasted much much longer. Romanticism for this era - -- or rather the ''perception'' of it - -- is to this day [[AmericansAreCowboys one of the major bedrocks of American culture.
culture]].
* Edward Teach, a.k.a. UsefulNotes/{{Blackbeard}}, terrorized the West Indies for only 2 two years before being killed during a fight with colonial authorities in what is now North Carolina. To this day he is still the poster boy for UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfPiracy.
* UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfPiracy in general. As the traditional age of swashbuckling rogues, buried treasures, and hook-handed-pirates sacking in the Caribbean, it is omnipresent in pop culture. In its very own period too, piracy greatly impacted the way European powers dealt with the New World, seeing as how the Pirate Republic of Nassau got to a point where it nearly brought the Imperial grip on the Caribbean to a screeching halt. Despite this, by most estimatives, the estimates, UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfPiracy as associated with Pop Culture lasted only about six to ten years (1714-1720/24). As such, most of its iconic figures follow suit:
** Bartholomew Roberts, sometimes described as the most succeful successful pirate Captain with over 400 succeful captures successful captures, and his flamboyant, fancy fancy, and make-up heavily made-up look inspired the likes of [[Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean Jack Sparrow. Sparrow]]. Operated for 3 three years as a Captain before being killed in battle.



** Even the Pirate Republic of Nassau itself only existed for roughly 12 years.
* In a example related to the golden age of piracy, Woodes Rogers, who is considered as ending the age when he took Nassau by force, reestructured into a functioning government, fought off a Spanish invasion, was directly and indirectly behind the capture and death of many of the iconic pirates of that time (such as Blackbeard and Calico Jack) and stopped a Malaria outbreak in it, did all of this in three years as Governor.
* Martin Luther King Jr. was one of the most well-known and important activists for Civil Rights, he gave one of the most famous speeches of all time, and his influence is credited with the creation of laws against segregation. He was assassinated when he was only 39.
* Likewise Malcolm X who rivalled King as the alternate face of the Civil Rights movement was also assassinated when he was 39.
* UsefulNotes/AlCapone was only a UsefulNotes/{{Chicago}} crime boss for seven years (and the undisputed boss of organized crime in Chicago for only two years). He is still the RealLife inspiration for depictions of TheMafia and other organized crime entities in the United States. To this day, more than 80 years after Capone went to prison and almost 70 years after his death, Chicago is still trying to [[NeverLiveItDown overcome the image]] of a WretchedHive that Capone and his associates gave the city.
* Charles "Lucky" Luciano, was only in ''de facto'' command of his own crime family for five years before being imprisoned and subsequently deported. During that time, he more or less created a national syndicate for organized crime, and turned the Mafia from what was yet another ethnic crime gang in a city full of them into the organized. pervasive group it is known as today.

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** Even the The Pirate Republic of Nassau itself only existed for roughly 12 years.
* In a example related to the golden age of piracy, there is Woodes Rogers, who is considered as ending ended the age when he took Nassau by force, reestructured restructured it into a functioning government, fought off a Spanish invasion, was directly and indirectly behind led the capture and death of many of the iconic pirates of that time (such as Blackbeard and Calico Jack) Jack), and stopped a Malaria outbreak in it, while he was at it. He did all of this in three years as Governor.
* Martin Luther King King, Jr. was one of the most well-known and important activists for Civil Rights, he gave one of the most famous speeches of all time, and his influence is credited with the creation of laws against segregation. He was assassinated when he was only 39.
* Likewise Malcolm X Likewise, UsefulNotes/MalcolmX, who rivalled rivaled King as the alternate face of the Civil Rights movement Movement, was also assassinated when he was 39.
* UsefulNotes/AlCapone was only a UsefulNotes/{{Chicago}} crime boss for seven years (and years, and the undisputed boss of organized crime in Chicago for only two years).two. He is still the RealLife inspiration for depictions of TheMafia and other organized crime entities in the United States. To this day, more than 80 years after Capone went to prison and almost 70 years after his death, Chicago is still trying to [[NeverLiveItDown overcome the image]] of a WretchedHive that Capone and his associates gave the city.
* Charles "Lucky" Luciano, Luciano was only in ''de facto'' command of his own crime family for five years before being imprisoned and subsequently deported. During that time, he more or less created a national syndicate for organized crime, and turned the Mafia from what was yet another ethnic crime gang in a city full of them into the organized. pervasive group it is known as today.



* Willy Brandt was elected chancellor of Germany in 1969 with one of the slimmest majorities in German history (12 seats out of 518). He was reelected by a big margin in 1972 and resigned over an espionage scandal (a personal aide turned out to be a Stasi spy) in 1974. In those five years, he single handedly set the pace for German foreign policy of the next decades. His "Ostpolitik" (Eastern policy) and the "Wandel durch Annäherung" (change through rapprochement) approach set the tone for East-West relations and there are memorable images (Brandt [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warschauer_Kniefall kneeling in Warsaw]], Brandt in East Germany and deafening cries of "Willy Willy") are still known to most Germans today. He was the first German chancellor to visit Israel and won a Nobel Peace Price in 1971 (which was announced in parliament during a session). In domestic policy he helped lower the voting age from 21 to 18, which helped in the aforementioned 1972 elections which he won largely on the youth vote. To this day many influential leftists in Germany cite Willy Brandt as one of their major inspirations.

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* Willy Brandt was elected chancellor of Germany in 1969 with one of the slimmest majorities in German history (12 seats out of 518). He was reelected by a big margin in 1972 and resigned over an espionage scandal (a personal aide turned out to be a Stasi spy) in 1974. In those five years, he single handedly singlehandedly set the pace for German foreign policy of the next decades. His "Ostpolitik" (Eastern policy) and the "Wandel durch Annäherung" (change through rapprochement) approach set the tone for East-West relations and there are memorable images (Brandt [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warschauer_Kniefall kneeling in Warsaw]], Brandt in East Germany and deafening cries of "Willy Willy") are still known to most Germans today. He was the first German chancellor to visit Israel and won a Nobel Peace Price in 1971 (which was announced in parliament during a session). In domestic policy he helped lower the voting age from 21 to 18, which helped in the aforementioned 1972 elections which he won largely on the youth vote. To this day many influential leftists in Germany cite Willy Brandt as one of their major inspirations.



* {{WebOriginal/Vine}} only lasted a few years in comparison to other social media giants like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. But it paved way for some of the most popular memes of TheNewTens (among them Dabbing Squidward, Windows XP and Damn Daniel), made household names out of the likes of Will Sasso and Zach King, and by the time Twitter announced it would shut down the service in 2016, Vine was one of ''the'' must-use social media services, so it will likely to have this reaction during the years to come.

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* {{WebOriginal/Vine}} only lasted a few years in comparison to other social media giants like Facebook, Twitter Twitter, and Instagram. But it paved the way for some of the most popular memes of TheNewTens (among them Dabbing Squidward, Windows XP XP, and Damn Daniel), made household names out of the likes of Will Sasso and Zach King, and by the time Twitter announced it would shut down the service in 2016, Vine was one of ''the'' must-use social media services, so it will likely to have this reaction during the years to come.
25th Dec '16 4:27:14 PM AnthonyMercer
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* WebOriginal/Vine only lasted a few years in comparison to other social media giants like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. But it paved way for some of the most popular memes of TheNewTens (among them Dabbing Squidward, Windows XP and Damn Daniel), made household names out of the likes of Will Sasso and Zach King, and by the time Twitter announced it would shut down the service in 2016, Vine was one of ''the'' must-use social media services, so it will likely to have this reaction during the years to come.

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* WebOriginal/Vine {{WebOriginal/Vine}} only lasted a few years in comparison to other social media giants like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. But it paved way for some of the most popular memes of TheNewTens (among them Dabbing Squidward, Windows XP and Damn Daniel), made household names out of the likes of Will Sasso and Zach King, and by the time Twitter announced it would shut down the service in 2016, Vine was one of ''the'' must-use social media services, so it will likely to have this reaction during the years to come.
25th Dec '16 4:26:53 PM AnthonyMercer
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* Vine only lasted a few years in comparison to other social media giants like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. But it paved way for some of the most popular memes of TheNewTens (among them Dabbing Squidward, Windows XP and Damn Daniel), made household names out of the likes of Will Sasso and Zach King, and by the time Twitter announced it would shut down the service in 2016, Vine was one of ''the'' must-use social media services, so it will likely to have this reaction during the years to come.

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* Vine WebOriginal/Vine only lasted a few years in comparison to other social media giants like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. But it paved way for some of the most popular memes of TheNewTens (among them Dabbing Squidward, Windows XP and Damn Daniel), made household names out of the likes of Will Sasso and Zach King, and by the time Twitter announced it would shut down the service in 2016, Vine was one of ''the'' must-use social media services, so it will likely to have this reaction during the years to come.
16th Dec '16 12:58:05 PM KidDynamite
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* The Attitude Era is recognised as beginning at [=WrestleMania=] XIV in 1998 and ending at [=WrestleMania=] X-Seven in 2001. Only a rough three year period, and yet it revolutionised how wrestling was seen in the 90s. The product was DarkerAndEdgier and broke into the mainstream for the first time since the 80s. It was a time when everyone was a wrestling fan or at least knew about it in some way.

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* The Attitude Era is recognised recognized as beginning at [=WrestleMania=] XIV in 1998 the 1996 King Of The Ring (more specifically, Wrestling/SteveAustin's "Austin 3:16 says I just whooped your ass!" promo) and ending at [=WrestleMania=] X-Seven Survivor Series in 2001. Only a rough three five year period, and yet it revolutionised revolutionized how wrestling was seen in the 90s. 90's. The product was DarkerAndEdgier and broke into the mainstream for the first time since the 80s.80's. It was a time when everyone was a wrestling fan or at least knew about it in some way.
15th Dec '16 9:29:05 AM TheJayman49
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* ''Anime/CowboyBebop''. Much like ''Evangelion'', this is a 26-episode series which is frequently hailed as one of the best anime ever created, if not ''the'' best, even by those who don't like anime.

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* ''Anime/CowboyBebop''. Much like ''Evangelion'', ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'', this is a 26-episode series which is frequently hailed as one of the best anime ever created, if not ''the'' best, even by those who don't like anime.
1st Dec '16 9:01:41 AM Twentington
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* ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' only lasted two seasons (a total of 40 episodes), yet it's hailed as one of the greatest western cartoons ever made thanks to it's top-notch writing, lovable characters, and being [[SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped honest with it's morals and messages]] (especially notable in that the show [[WinBackTheCrowd won back]] many animation fans as it was released [and cancelled] in a time where numerous [[Creator/CartoonNetwork beloved]] [[Creator/{{Nickelodeon}} TV]] [[Creator/DisneyChannel Show]] [[Creator/DisneyXD networks]] began undergoing NetworkDecay).

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* ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' only lasted two seasons (a total of 40 episodes), yet it's hailed as one of the greatest western cartoons ever made thanks to it's its top-notch writing, lovable characters, and being [[SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped honest with it's its morals and messages]] (especially notable in that the show [[WinBackTheCrowd won back]] many animation fans as it was released [and cancelled] in a time where numerous [[Creator/CartoonNetwork beloved]] [[Creator/{{Nickelodeon}} TV]] [[Creator/DisneyChannel Show]] [[Creator/DisneyXD networks]] began undergoing NetworkDecay).
23rd Nov '16 8:41:46 PM JRads47
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* ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' lasted twenty-seven episodes (although later episodes were considered but quickly denied) and two {{Compilation Movie}}s. There were several spin-off manga and a video game, but none of them helped make the same kind of commercial success ''Evangelion'' had. Still didn't stop it from being one of the most critically acclaimed anime of all time ([[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff In the West, at least]]), the modern-day face of the SuperRobot genre, and the launching pad of Hiroyuki Imaishi, who would later go on to make ''Anime/PantyAndStockingWithGarterbelt'' and ''Anime/KillLaKill'', as well as found Creator/StudioTrigger.

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* ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' lasted twenty-seven episodes (although later episodes were considered but quickly denied) and Creator/HiroyukiImaishi only directed two {{Compilation Movie}}s. There were several spin-off manga and a video game, but none of them helped make the same kind of commercial success ''Evangelion'' had. Still didn't stop it from being one full anime series during his tenure at Creator/StudioGainax. Said [[Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann two]] [[Anime/PantyAndStockingWithGarterbelt series]] ended up becoming two of the most critically acclaimed anime of all time ([[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff In famous shows the West, at least]]), studio has ever produced, and his departure [[EndOfAnAge marked the modern-day face end of the SuperRobot genre, and the launching pad of Hiroyuki Imaishi, who would later go on to make ''Anime/PantyAndStockingWithGarterbelt'' and ''Anime/KillLaKill'', as well as found Creator/StudioTrigger.Gainax's golden age]].
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