Neon Genesis Evangelion
What is an anime list without giant robots? Neon Genesis Evangelion took the 90s anime scene for a ride and still remains one of the most popular mecha shows to date. Evangelion follows a plot similar to most mecha anime (a teenage boy saves the world from aliens/evil federation), though it departs from conventions in order to ask some tough questions, especially concerning the effects that violence can have on these child soldiers. Neon Genesis Evangelion isn't all about giant robots fighting, but that's exactly why it remains a classic today.