The Anti-Escapism Themes of Neon Genesis Evangelion

I see the Evangelion series as a grumpy and cynical old man who tells us bits of wisdom in a blunt way. The Evangelion series can seem like just a bunch of incomprehensible sketches pasted together in a rather bleak backdrop. However, if we can get past those depressing scenes, we might uncover some important lessons that will help us fight our own giant monsters. Yes, a boy doing something obscene before an unconscious girl might make you question this series. But once we dig deeper and realize why Shinji was doing that, we then start to see ourselves in that messed up boy. At that point, we would start learning to decode the hidden meanings and lessons in the Neon Genesis Evangelion series.