How a Judo Olympian Spawned an Anime Meme

Nearly a week ago, Japan's Kaori Matsumoto took Olympic gold after defeating UK judoka Sarah Clarke » 8/06/12 4:00am 8/06/12 4:00am judoka Corina Caprioriu. Matsumoto's spirited judo and her ensuing Olympic win have spawned a meme online in Japan that compares the gold medal winner to Neon Genesis Evangelion —the unit piloted by hero Shinji Ikari.