Neon Genesis Evangelion is translated as The Gospel of the New Century literally, and it is one of the most famous mecha anime series made to this day. Written and directed by Hideaki Anno, the series premiered in October 1995, and it is set fifteen years after the cataclysm. Shinji, the main character is a boy whose father recruited him to his organization NERV to be a pilot of a giant mecha machine called Evangelion, in an attempt to combat the Angels, which are actually aliens! The pilots and members of NERV try to prevent another cataclysm and find out the real truth behind these events.
Neon Genesis Evangelion Inspired Dog Names in Pop Culture
Jerry Jewel is a famous American voice actor who lent his voice to a character called Kaworu Nagisa, whose real name is actually Tabris. He is the fifth child and the seventeenth angel sent to Nerv to replace Asuka as the Uni2 02 pilot. He quickly became one of the most beloved characters of the show and was also ranked as the second most popular anime character from the 90s. Jerry Jewel voiced him in the Rebuild of Evangelion, but that is not the only great thing he has going for him. He also shares his name with one of the most famous canines that ever graced our tv screens, the iconic Jerry Lee!
Jerry Lee is the star of the buddy cop action comedy movie K-9 where he stars alongside James Belushi and Mel Harris. In the film, Jim Belushi plays a San Diego police detective with a bad temper named Michael Dooley, a cop tagged to be executed by a drug dealer Ken. To help his colleague, Sergeant Brannigan gives him an unusual partner, a drug-sniffing police dog Jerry Lee, who got his name after the famous rock and roll singer Jerry Lee Lewis. Dooley and Jerry try to capture Ken Lyman, the drug dealer and put him where he belongs – in prison, but detective Dooley soon learns that Jerry is not a typical police dog. He is quite smart and independent, and does not really take orders, but rather does things his way and when he wants to.
In the beginning, Jerry doesn’t seem to be that interested in doing police work with Dooley. When they go to a warehouse where they suspect the drugs are hidden, Jerry Lee finds only a cigarette and does not listen to what Dooley commands him to do, which makes workers laugh at the detective for his lack of authority over the dog. Later, in the pub, the dynamic duo chases Benny the Mule who can help charge Lyman, but of course, their cover is blown, and Jerry saves Dooley from a beating. They also find out when the next drug shipment will happen!
Later, in Dooley’s apartment, Dooley and Jerry Lee bond over some food while they spy on Lyman. They are almost killed when someone shoots at them, and they chase after the shooter but fail to catch him. Jerry Lee successfully identifies Lyman’s car, and falls in love with a lovely Poodle, even though her owner is not very thrilled.
Neon Genesis Evangelion Inspired Dog Name Considerations
If you are a fan of Neon Genesis Evangelion, the series had probably affected your life in some way. Maybe it opened the doors through which you jumped into the world of anime, maybe that is how you started watching all the mecha series out there, and maybe it inspired you to visit Japan, or develop some skills in case a cataclysm happens. Whatever the case is, now you want to commemorate that love by naming your doggo after one of the characters from the famous series. If that is the case, there are so many choices that it can become a bit hard to determine exactly which character to take as inspiration.
However, you can always start with the main character, Shinji Ikari, the Third Child and a Unit 01 pilot, son of Gendo and Yui Ikari, a young man whose father abandoned him, only to recruit him later to pilot a mecha known as Evangelion Unit 01. His guardian is Misato Katsuragi, whose name can be your dog’s new moniker, who is an operations director at Nerv, acting as a field commander for the Eva pilots. Or, you can take the name of one of the Angels, Adam, from whom all the Angels are descended, Lilith, discovered in the Black Moon under Japan, Tabris, who possesses amazing powers and he can block out light and subatomic particles, or Lilin, Lilith’s descendant who possesses the Fruit of Wisdom, the source of all intelligence and technology.