Every year, husband and wife Hideaki (Evangelion) and Moyocco ( Insufficient Direction,Memoirs of Amorous Gentlemen) Anno contribute lantern art to Bonbori Matsuri, a midsummer festival at Tsurugaoka Hachiman-gū shrine in Kamakura. Hideaki’s reflects what he’s working or recently worked on. Last year, he had nothing going on. This year… bang! A new Unit 02!
In 2011 and 2012 Mr. Anno previewed Evangelion 3.0, with then strange new mech designs.
in 2013 it was English “The wind rises, we must try to live.“
If that sounds familiar, Tatsuo Hori quoted the French poet Paul Valery in his Kaze Tachinu (The Wind Rises), which became an inspiration for Hayao Miyazaki’s final Studio Ghibli movie, in which Anno voiced the lead.
In 2014, he confused fans by calling the fourth Rebuild of Evangelion movie 3.0+1.0 for the first time
In 2015, he teased his involvement with the Godzilla movie released last month
Last year, he simply expressed HOU ON SHA TOKU, “gratitude for kindness and virtue,” tagged with Nadia: Secret of Blue Water’s King.