Shinji Ikari's parents are gone, and he lives with his legal guardian, Ryoji Kaji, while attending the elite private NERV Academy. But no one ever told Shinji about the school's many secrets. or that he'd find his fellow students Kaworu, Rei and Asuka out on the streets late at night - fighting with sword, spear and whip against an enemy that looks very human, but whom Kaworu insists are beings called the Angels!
GAINAX Co. is a Japanese anime studio famous for productions such as "Gunbuster, The Wings of Honneamise, Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water, Neon Genesis Evangelion, Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi, FLCL, Gurren Lagann" and "Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt," which have gone on to critical acclaim and commercial success, Evangelion has reportedly grossed over 150 billion yen, or approximately 1.2 billion USD. In a discussion at the 2006 Tekkoshocon, Matt Greenfield claimed Evangelion has grossed over 2 billion USD The author lives in Tokyo, Japan.