Maybe, it's because when I came to anime a decade after Evangelion was first released, the anime genres I liked most featured happy schoolgirls in a comedy, slice-of-life routine. Evangelion features no happy school girls. They are sad and the protagonist, Shinji, is even sadder. Shinji is mopey. He was emo before there was emo, and emo boys make me angry.
After all these years, Evangelion is coming to America. Today's link is to the official website for Evangelion 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance. I wonder if it will show somewhere in town?