Like many of Evangelion’s characters, Ayanami’s surname comes from a Japanese World War II naval vessel, the Fubuki-class destroyer Ayanami. Her first name comes from the character Rei Hino of the anime and manga series Sailor Moon. Rei is a taciturn and shy schizoid girl, who limits her personal relations as much as possible and mechanically executes any order given to her, even if particularly cruel. She is extremely introverted, socially detached, laconic and apparently melancholic. With that being said she does make for some very sexy cosplay, check out 21 of the hottest tissue grabbing Rei cosplays!