Patrick Bateman: Do you like Gainax?
Paul Allen: They’re OK.
Patrick Bateman: Their early work was a little too pedestrian for my tastes, but in 1995, I think they really came into their own, commercially and artistically. Neon Genesis Evangelion was an instant classic and it brought a new, grown up dimension to the mecha genre. Hideaki Anno has been compared to Go Nagai, but I think Anno-san has a far more bitter, cynical sense of humor.
Paul Allen: Hey Halberstram.
Patrick Bateman: Yes, Allen?
Paul Allen: Why are their copies of Newtype USA all over the place, d-do they even still print that?
Patrick Bateman: No, Allen.
Paul Allen: Is that a kigurumi?
Patrick Bateman: Yes it is! In ‘97, Gainax released this, End of Evangelion, their most accomplished film. I think their undisputed masterpiece is “Komm, süsser Tod”, a song so catchy, most people probably don’t listen to the lyrics. But they should, because it’s not just about the pleasures of oblivion, and the importance of death, it’s also a personal statement about the film itself.
[raises axe above head]
Patrick Bateman: Hey Paul!
[he bashes Allen in the head with the axe, and blood splatters over him]
Patrick Bateman: TRY GETTING A TICKET TO COMIC-CON NOW YOU FUCKING STUPID BASTARD! YOU, FUCKING BASTARD!