For a bunch of hairless apes, we've actually managed to invent some pretty incredible things.
Evangelion is an apocalyptic anime, set in a futuristic Tokyo fifteen years after a worldwide cataclysm. The story centers on Shinji Ikari, a teenage boy who is recruited by the shadowy organization NERV to pilot a giant bio-machine mecha called an Evangelion in combat against monstrous beings known as Angels. The series explores the experiences and emotions of Evangelion pilots and members of NERV as they attempt to prevent another catastrophe.
Significance in Ready Player One
On her way to The Distracted Glode, Art3mis meet Shinji Ikari, a mecha pilot, enjoying a nice bowl of ramen. As they are talking, Asuka, a female pilot, appears unexpectedly and announces that it is "time to get in the fucking robot, Shinji", which is an occuring theme from the anime series.