51 Hideaki Anno Quotes That Will Inspire You


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Hideaki Anno Quotes – Hideaki Anno is a filmmaker from Japan. He is also a popular animator. Hideaki Anno is very famous for making animated series. His most famous anime series include Neon Genesis Evangelion.

Hideaki Anno uses a unique posting approach. His post-making approach is very modernist. Hideaki Anno is well defined due to his unique style. His style gives life to different characters in movies.


Hideaki Anno has done a lot of outstanding work as a director. Some of his famous works include Shin Godzilla, Cutie HoneyRe, Rebuild of Evangelion, Love and pop, and much more.

These movies convey various positive messages. In each of his animation series, there is a message. The quotes in movies inspire a lot of people. For motivating you, we have some extraordinary Hideaki Anno Quotes.

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1.”To live is to change.” -Hideaki Anno

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3.”You can’t run away.” -Hideaki Anno


4.”It’s just an imitation.” -Hideaki Anno

5.”You’re an idiot. Study harder.” -Hideaki Anno

6.”Yes. Nowadays, most anime is originally from manga or video games. That’s because sponsors, creators and audiences don’t really feel the need of anime. I think that as long as the manga they like are in the cell and they can hear the voices of their favorite voice actors, that’s all that matters. Anime itself is already just a secondary thing. I feel that it has already lost its power as a core piece of media. I’m disappointed in this situation.” -Hideaki Anno

7.”It’s a product of despair, though.” -Hideaki Anno

8.” I guess you’d like to see where it goes.” -Hideaki Anno

9.”It’s more of a disappointment than a despair. It’s abandonment.” -Hideaki Anno

10.”Evangelion is my life and I have put everything I know into this work. This is my entire life. My life itself.” -Hideaki Anno

11.”Evangelion is like a puzzle, you know. Any person can see it and give his/her own answer. In other words, we’re offering viewers to think by themselves, so that each person can imagine his/her own world. We will never offer the answers, even in the theatrical version. As for many Evangelion viewers, they may expect us to provide the ‘all-about Eva’ manuals, but there is no such thing. Don’t expect to get answers by someone. Don’t expect to be catered to all the time. We all have to find our own answers.” -Hideaki Anno

12.”No, not really. I haven’t decided, or should I say, it hasn’t come to me yet.” -Hideaki Anno

13.”Somehow, nothing but an inkling came to me. There was no epoch-making “That’s It!” Although, I _am_ thinking of stopping being limited by the bounds of time and space. (brief silence) Let’s see…methodology… For “KareKano”, if I try to do interesting things with a methodology that doesn’t depend on the number of cels, it’ll turn out just like “EVA”. I’m tired of reusing cuts and depicting using freeze-frame rhythm. That was how I did “EVA”. It’s what I did since the “Top (wo Nerai!)” days. But, not counting on the number of frames, the methodology that shows things most effectively is exactly that. It’s not a new methodology at all. To put it bluntly, settling into creatorhood may let you stay alive in life, but I just can’t stand the thought.” -Hideaki Anno

14.”Yeah, can’t stand it. Maybe it’s okay for people over 50 to get set in their ways as creators, but I intend to fight it as much as possible. Or so I say, and yet no matter how much I speak of seeking a new methodology, I can’t leave the original work to people walking on the street. What I’m talking about is the influential work known as “Macross”. In those days Yamaga (Hiroyuki), me, Sadamoto (Yoshiyuki), and Maeda (Mahiro) all began to get involved with anime because of our student part-time jobs. I could say that was how huge the talent of director Ishiguro (Noboru), who used that kind of unknown youngsters, was; the result of sensibilities drawn from deep within. Creators in those days had substance.” -Hideaki Anno

15.”The reason the game business prospered and grew so fast is because it was a venture. But games have finally tanked too. It happened pretty fast, didn’t it? Our generation is naturally a shallow one, and there’s noone who’s trying to overturn things. There isn’t anyone trying to make “me-anime” now, is there?” -Hideaki Anno

16.”The first time I saw “Virtua Fighter”, I thought, is this what anime is up against? It was quite a shock. That’s when I realized I’d have to level up somewhere other than the visuals, I guess right before I did “EVA”. Visual impact is anime’s strong point, but since games had followed on anime’s heels, it had become a time when a methodology no different from the others just wouldn’t cut it. All the cards had already been dealt, so we had no choice but to change the combination, or turn over cards that were thought to be taboo. That’s what I mean when I say that “EVA” didn’t use even a single new methodology.” -Hideaki Anno

17.”Yeah. They can’t seem to overturn it.” -Hideaki Anno

18.”Oshii (Mamoru)-san says “Now that the pioneers of anime have died, it will die with them.” He says the history of anime ended long ago.” -Hideaki Anno

19.” That’s limited animation for you.” -Hideaki Anno

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21.”No, but, I can’t stand CG shadows.” -Hideaki Anno

22.” I hate them see…I guess they’re just not crisp or something.” -Hideaki Anno

23.”So, with brush shadows, when you make them fluffy, I just can’t take it. It’s just not manly. (laugh) Girlishness when trying to express aesthetics just sucks. Shadows should be crisp and definitive. “Seaweed” shadows weren’t popular in the original robot anime.” -Hideaki Anno

24.”When depicting the aesthetics of mecha, the wavy shadows.” -Hideaki Anno

25.”Yeah, well, I can stand Sakano (Ichirou)-san and the other guys with good sense using them, but with everybody else they look like nothing more than seaweed. You wouldn’t think anything but that the mecha had camouflage markings. Those aren’t shadows. When we did “Ouritsu (Uchuugun)”, it was totally counter to that. The shadows were crisp, and the highlights did nothing but give the impression of light. If cel anime targets aesthetics it’s all over. Both clothing and skin are the same except for color. Just give it up, and go for the gusto in some different area. No matter how hard you struggle, there are just some things you can’t fight your way out of. The people who created the system at the outset understood this.” -Hideaki Anno

26.”Recently I watched some “Kinchuu” (“Kingiyo Chuuihou!”). As research for “KareKano”. I thought that perhaps that was what gags and shoujo manga were. But it felt a little old.” -Hideaki Anno

27.”Yeah. Whether something’s major or not at Comiket amounts to whether or not it gets made into erotic stuff. After all, the sex industry is strong no matter what era it is. As Tsurumaki (Kaguya) said, earnestly value all things equally. Both Hiromatsu Junko and Ayanami Rei. I can’t express it in words, but I feel the same chasm within myself.” -Hideaki Anno

28.”Cel anime fans are more sterile than that.” -Hideaki Anno

29.” Does that include us, by any chance? It’s an existence where courage and familiarity seem to be draining away.” -Hideaki Anno

30.” In order to see a made-up drama, there are even people who neglect their real lives, right? That kind of person does things like become a seiyuu fan.” -Hideaki Anno

31.”For something that could connect the virtual and the real, I too turned to the seiyuu. But that was a mistake. That’s why I tried to show something different in “KareKano”. But altering the existing system is tough.” -Hideaki Anno

32.”The first time I realized that was with Noda (Hideki)’s drama. I thought, this is the real thing! Before that, within myself I felt that the only thing that gave the feeling of corporeality in the anime dimension were the seiyuu. That’s why I kept on trying to express life. But I was deluding myself.” -Hideaki Anno

33.”Miyazaki (Hayao)-san said that we’re the “first generation to value the the virtual and actual equally”, but I say “What about you?”. -Hideaki Anno

34.”Perhaps we can be at ease in a fake world because we know it’s a lie from the outset. That’s how the creators of manga where you’d think “There wouldn’t really be a teacher like that” make drama. That’s how works like “Denpa Shounen”, where you never know what’s going to happen next, work.” -Hideaki Anno

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36.”In the old days, I had never seen anything like real impact, and thought the whole thing was absurd.” -Hideaki Anno

37.”Adjusting a set in real life was such a pain. Anime and movies are much cooler.” -Hideaki Anno

38.”In real life, bad things happen, like rowdy neighbors at a shop, but impact isn’t virtual, is it?” -Hideaki Anno

39.” Just like the difference between a war you’re in and a war you see on TV.” -Hideaki Anno

40.”That’s because impact is tough stuff. Movies can’t offer anything more than a pseudo-experience.” -Hideaki Anno

41.” I thought of a lot of different stuff for “KareKano”, but it seems impossible to do impactfully under the current system. All the same, starting around episode 9 a lot of inexperienced kids appear, the kind for whom it’s their first time in front of a mic. We’ll see what happens.” -Hideaki Anno

42.”Kuni-chan, you should come on too, as a teacher or something.” -Hideaki Anno

43.” Ah, I don’t need anyone who only does things halfway. (laugh)” -Hideaki Anno

44.” You’re an idiot. Study harder.” -Hideaki Anno

45.”A broken man who could do nothing for four years.” -Hideaki Anno

46.”A production where my only thought was to burn my feelings into film.” -Hideaki Anno

47.”Characters in animation do not cheat. They do not let you go for another. Animation is on certain points, very close to the pornography industry. All your physical needs are met. You can watch different animations and find anything you desire.” -Hideaki Anno

48.” I tried to include everything of myself in Neon Genesis Evangelion.” -Hideaki Anno

49.”I know my behavior was thoughtless, troublesome, and arrogant. But I tried.” -Hideaki Anno

50.”I don’t know where life is taking the staff of the production.” -Hideaki Anno

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The career of Hideaki Anno was started at Osaka University of Arts. He started his work from The Super Dimension Fortress Macross. It was the first anime series of Hideaki Anno.

After this, Anno started making self-financed films. He also got expelled from the University of Osaka because he was unable to pay his tuition fee. Hideaki Anno got recognized after the release of Hayao Miyazaki.

” we should synchronize ourselves with the world within the production.” -Hideaki Anno

At first, he met with Miyazaki. Hideaki Anno showed his drawings to Miyazaki. Miyazaki got too much impressed with the abilities of Anno. Hideaki Anno has a lot of skills and was able to draw complicated pictures.

Miyazaki hired Anno so that he can draw the most complex scenes of movies. Miyazaki valued the work of Anno. Hideaki does a lot of hard work in his life. Do you like these Hideaki Anno quotes? If yes, then do share them.