In the Godzilla movies, it was usually monster vs monster action with humans just being fodder. Evangelion focuses on a teenage boy recruited by an organization named NERV to control a giant cyborg called an Evangelion to fight monstrous beings known as Angels. The show takes place largely in a futuristic Tokyo years after a worldwide catastrophe. It also centers around other Evangelion pilots and members of NERV as they try to prevent another catastrophe.
Tell me which of those two sounds more like PR.
Because evangelion is the only mechs vs monsters anime there is...
If anything I'd think stuff like robotech influenced him more aswell as the whole kaiju genre.
I don't think he'd be ashamed to admit if evangelion was an influence. Never seen it myself though so who knows.