I do not watch anime films, I do not follow manga, I do not recognize characters like some
otaku addicted to this genre people. I know only Asuka Langley, though I have no idea what “Evangelion” is about.
But as a fetishist, I suspect that for most these cosplayers, collectors, otaku “following the plot” is just an excuse to play with fetish stuff almost no manga can exist without.
Thanks to Navi Arimeka (G+) See 6 images below.