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* The manga seems to have shout outs to ''StarWars'', of all things. For example, on a NERV writeup of Toji, there's a documentation of his Midichlorian count. In a recent chapter, [[spoiler:Gendo also pulls a Darth Vader on Shinji]], which is reminiscent of the fact [[spoiler:he loses a hand in ''The End'']].

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* The manga seems to have shout outs to ''StarWars'', of all things. For example, on a NERV writeup of Toji, there's a documentation of his Midichlorian count. In a recent chapter, [[spoiler:Gendo Gendo also pulls a Darth Vader on Shinji]], Shinji, which is reminiscent of the fact [[spoiler:he he loses a hand in ''The End'']].End''.



* Shinji’s and Asuka’s MasochismTango is disturbingly similar to that of George and Martha from ''Film/WhosAfraidOfVirginiaWoolf'': Asuka is disgusted by Shinji’s lack of assertion, Martha is frustrated with George’s, attempts by either at appeasement only aggravates them further, and both of their frustrations have to do with [[spoiler:sexual performance and assertion]]--Shinji [[spoiler:won’t cross the ‘Wall of Jericho’ and [[NeverLiveItDown notoriously]] settles for [[ADateWithRosiePalms masturbating by her bed]] when [[DudeShesLikeInAComa she’s comatose]]]] while George [[spoiler:is implied to be [[TheLoinsSleepTonight unable to perform]]]], and both are [[spoiler:AmbiguouslyGay]]. Both Shinji and George ultimately both snap and lash out destructively, complete with [[spoiler:an attempt to strangle Asuka/Martha]].

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* Shinji’s and Asuka’s MasochismTango is disturbingly similar to that of George and Martha from ''Film/WhosAfraidOfVirginiaWoolf'': Asuka is disgusted by Shinji’s lack of assertion, Martha is frustrated with George’s, attempts by either at appeasement only aggravates them further, and both of their frustrations have to do with [[spoiler:sexual sexual performance and assertion]]--Shinji [[spoiler:won’t assertion--Shinji won’t cross the ‘Wall "Wall of Jericho’ Jericho" and [[NeverLiveItDown notoriously]] notoriously settles for [[ADateWithRosiePalms masturbating by her bed]] when [[DudeShesLikeInAComa she’s comatose]]]] comatose]] while George [[spoiler:is is implied to be [[TheLoinsSleepTonight unable to perform]]]], perform]], and both are [[spoiler:AmbiguouslyGay]]. AmbiguouslyGay. Both Shinji and George ultimately both snap and lash out destructively, complete with [[spoiler:an an attempt to strangle Asuka/Martha]].Asuka/Martha.


* One of the songs of the soundtrack ("Great Battle") borrows extensively from "007" (a rarely-used {{Leitmotif}} for Film/JamesBond, used extensively on ''Film/FromRussiaWithLove'' and then appearing once more on ''Film/YouOnlyLiveTwice'').
* In the English Dub, when Asuka first meets Rei, she calls her behavior WesternAnimation/{{Freakazoid}}.

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* One of the songs of the soundtrack ("Great ("Decisive Battle") borrows extensively from "007" (a rarely-used {{Leitmotif}} for Film/JamesBond, used extensively on ''Film/FromRussiaWithLove'' and then appearing once more on ''Film/YouOnlyLiveTwice'').
* In the ADV English Dub, dub, when Asuka first meets Rei, she calls her behavior WesternAnimation/{{Freakazoid}}.


* Tokyo-3 sinking into the ground when on alert calls to mind Marineville from ''Series/{{Stingray}}''. The first time it happens the music is even similar.

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* Tokyo-3 sinking into the ground when on alert calls to mind Marineville from ''Series/{{Stingray}}''.''Series/Stingray1964''. The first time it happens the music is even similar.

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* Tokyo-3 sinking into the ground when on alert calls to mind Marineville from ''Series/{{Stingray}}''. The first time it happens the music is even similar.


* Misato initially drinks "Yebisu" beer, a real brand that is depicted correctly down to the label, followed by "Yebichu" beer, a parody of the real label which references the manga ''Manga/OruchubanEbichu'', of which both Anno and Japanese voice actress Creator/KotonoMitsuishi were fans. Anno later developed it into an anime at Mitsuishi's recommendation.

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* Misato initially drinks "Yebisu" beer, a real brand that is depicted correctly down to the label, followed by "Yebichu" beer, a parody of the real label which references the manga ''Manga/OruchubanEbichu'', ''Anime/OruchubanEbichu'', of which both Anno and Japanese voice actress Creator/KotonoMitsuishi were fans. Anno later developed it into an anime at Mitsuishi's recommendation.



** The first names of Misato and Kaji (Ryōji) is a reference to the characters Misato Izumi and Ryōji Sawada from Creator/MinakoNarita's manga ''Aitsu''.
** The first name of Asuka's mother, Kyoko, is a reference to the character Kyoko Nakamura from Creator/ShinjiWada's manga ''Manga/SukebanDeka''.
** Aoba's first name, Shigeru, is reference and a pun upon to Creator/KihachiOkamoto's 1974 film ''Aoba Shigereru''.

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** The first names of Misato and Kaji (Ryōji) is a reference to the characters Misato Izumi and Ryōji Sawada from Creator/MinakoNarita's Minako Narita's manga ''Aitsu''.
** The first name of Asuka's mother, Kyoko, is a reference to the character Kyoko Nakamura from Creator/ShinjiWada's Shinji Wada's manga ''Manga/SukebanDeka''.
** Aoba's first name, Shigeru, is reference and a pun upon to Creator/KihachiOkamoto's Kihachi Okamoto's 1974 film ''Aoba Shigereru''.


* Anno has stated that the first names of Misato and Kaji (Ryōji) is a reference to the characters Misato Izumi and Ryōji Sawada from Creator/MinakoNarita's manga ''Aitsu''.
** In a similar vein, the first name of Asuka's mother, Kyoko, is a reference to the character Kyoko Nakamura from Creator/ShinjiWada's manga ''Manga/SukebanDeka''.

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* Anno has stated that quite a few of the character's first names are little references to other works:
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first names of Misato and Kaji (Ryōji) is a reference to the characters Misato Izumi and Ryōji Sawada from Creator/MinakoNarita's manga ''Aitsu''.
** In a similar vein, the The first name of Asuka's mother, Kyoko, is a reference to the character Kyoko Nakamura from Creator/ShinjiWada's manga ''Manga/SukebanDeka''.''Manga/SukebanDeka''.
** Aoba's first name, Shigeru, is reference and a pun upon to Creator/KihachiOkamoto's 1974 film ''Aoba Shigereru''.
** Toji's entire name (Toji Suzuhara), Kensuke's first name, and Hikari's last name (Horaki) are lifted from characters in writer and film-maker Ryū Murakami's novel ''Ai to Gensou no Fascism''.

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** In a similar vein, the first name of Asuka's mother, Kyoko, is a reference to the character Kyoko Nakamura from Creator/ShinjiWada's manga ''Manga/SukebanDeka''.

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* Anno has stated that the first names of Misato and Kaji (Ryōji) is a reference to the characters Misato Izumi and Ryōji Sawada from Creator/MinakoNarita's manga ''Aitsu''.

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* The poster for End of Evangelion has a resemblance to the poster for an old movie named [[https://www.vintagemovieposters.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/IMG_0427-1024x761.jpg Rosemary's Baby]].


** Also of note is that working title for the last episode as per the series proposal was "The Only Neat Thing to Do", the same title as a sci-fi short story written by Alice Sheldon under her MoustacheDePlume PenName of James Tiptree Jr.

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** Also of note is that working title the WorkingTitle for the last episode as per the series proposal was "The Only Neat Thing to Do", the same title as a sci-fi short story written by Alice Sheldon under her MoustacheDePlume PenName of James Tiptree Jr.


* Continuing the subject of Creator/GerryAnderson shows, the date for Third Impact (September 13th, 2000), [[{{Space1999}} is the same day as Breakaway, just one year later]].

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* Continuing the subject of Creator/GerryAnderson shows, the date for Third Impact (September 13th, 2000), [[{{Space1999}} [[Series/{{Space1999}} is the same day as Breakaway, just one year later]].


** The song ''does'' however sound like "Hey, Jude" by ''The Beatles'', at least the melody. Or PachelbelsCanon: see also [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pachelbel%27s_Canon#Pop_versions Pop versions]] of PachelbelsCanonProgression.

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** The song ''does'' however sound like "Hey, Jude" by ''The Beatles'', at least the melody. Or PachelbelsCanon: Music/PachelbelsCanon: see also [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pachelbel%27s_Canon#Pop_versions Pop versions]] of PachelbelsCanonProgression.

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** Also of note is that working title for the last episode as per the series proposal was "The Only Neat Thing to Do", the same title as a sci-fi short story written by Alice Sheldon under her MoustacheDePlume PenName of James Tiptree Jr.


* Misato initially drinks "Yebisu" beer, a real brand that is depicted correctly down to the label, followed by "Yebichu" beer, a parody of the real label which references the manga ''Manga/OruchubanEbichu'', of which both Anno and ''Japanese voice actress'' Creator/KotonoMitsuishi were fans. Anno later developed it into an anime at Mitsuishi's recommendation.

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* Misato initially drinks "Yebisu" beer, a real brand that is depicted correctly down to the label, followed by "Yebichu" beer, a parody of the real label which references the manga ''Manga/OruchubanEbichu'', of which both Anno and ''Japanese Japanese voice actress'' actress Creator/KotonoMitsuishi were fans. Anno later developed it into an anime at Mitsuishi's recommendation.


* The style of the opening is based on the classic sci-fi show ''{{UFO}}''. Furthermore, the character design for Gendo Ikari and Kozo Fuyutsuki are [[ComicBookFantasyCasting animated look-alikes]] to the actors Ed Bishop and George Sewell as characters Ed Straker and Alec Freeman (the commander and second-in-command from S.H.A.D.O., respectively). Also the "[[BlipVert blink-and-you'll-miss-them]]" title cards that appear at times are taken from the show.

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* The style of the opening is based on the classic sci-fi show ''{{UFO}}''.''Series/{{UFO}}''. Furthermore, the character design for Gendo Ikari and Kozo Fuyutsuki are [[ComicBookFantasyCasting animated look-alikes]] to the actors Ed Bishop and George Sewell as characters Ed Straker and Alec Freeman (the commander and second-in-command from S.H.A.D.O., respectively). Also the "[[BlipVert blink-and-you'll-miss-them]]" title cards that appear at times are taken from the show.

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