Tranformers might have had an influence no??
I remenber tranformers being my first mech anime and i might have watched some of voltron too...
Bu there have been others like cybuster or dai guard which was good for the chicks, but EVA was probably the first good Mecha anime i watched around in 96\97...
I am a beast forced to feed,
Not on blood I have different needs.
Fear and misery line my plate,
Pain and suffering make it great.
As for the wine to this meal,
There's nothing better than the death I'll deal