Hideaki Anno had considered taking Evangelion to another studio at first given at the time Gainax was teetering on collapse. Anno stuck with Gainax for "old time's sake" as he puts it.
So, I said, I'll take care of Shinji. I've already got permission from the brass. Hey, it's not like I'm going to put the moves on him.
Ritsuko Akagi: Of course you're not! How could you even think of such a thing? You're always like that, shame on you!
Misato Katsuragi: She just ...
In one episode, Rei and Shinji exchange EVAs during an experiment in synchronizing. However, when Shinji speaks to Rei over the video link, her display shows him as broadcasting from "EVA-01", his normal EVA, when he should be shown in "EVA-00", her normal EVA.
A different version of "Fly Me to the Moon" is played in each episode.
ADV's release of the series on DVD replaces the initial episode titles with a plain(er) blank on white version. The translations are the same but they look less professional, losing the placement and the episode number.