After an ending that controversial you’d expect Neon Genesis Evangelion to be a flop, or a cult hit at best - right? Wrong. The series was a commercial juggernaut by the time it ended, and spawned two immediate follow-ups on the big screen. Ian and Joseph talk about the first of these, Death and Rebirth (Surprise! It’s another clip show!). More importantly, we take a minute to dissect the show’s immediate cultural impact, and how merchandise turned it from a word-of-mouth loss-leader into the enduring franchise it is today. It’s the death of art and its rebirth as content on this episode of The Human Instrumentality Podcast. No recaps in this episode - just love.