Neon Genesis Evangelion
Another hallmark of the genre, Evangelion is like Power Rangers, only far too mature for its good, and very, very cool. Along with Cowboy Bebop and a select few other titles, Evangelion is one of the most universally-acclaimed anime ever put to screen. Compared to Shippuden’s hefty 500 episode-count, Evangelion is decidedly tight and follows a core group of heroes across 26 episodes in their fight against the mysterious extraterrestrial “Angels”. Mature, insightful, and profound all in equal measure, Neon Genesis Evangelion demands your attention and delivers an emotionally-charged and significant pay-off at the end of its run.