So I'm not a big time anime fan but I'll watch it occasionally but I remember trying to watch this one anime about 20 years ago when I was a kid.
I thought it was Neon Genesis Evangelion but I'm pretty sure thats not it. The anime board threw a wild guess of it being Megami Kouhosei (aka Candidate for Goddess aka Pilot Candidate) before putting my question on hold and that may be it but I'm not sure yet based on what I'm watching.
Anyways, this was about 20 years ago and I remember watching what I'm pretty sure was a mecha-genre anime. So it wasn't anything recent. Which may help reduce answers.
I remember it having a bunch of teenage or adolescent characters (so like any anime...) training with mechas or robots or something and I think the boys are the fighters and are paired up with girls who are the navigators or something. They're training in a base or something maybe even a space ship.
The main character was paired up with a girl who had a tail or non-human ears or something that she was trying to hide. She had a animal feature I'm pretty sure and she was hiding it. She may have been a cat girl idk.
And I think I remember the main character guy exposing the girl for having her animal parts or whatever and she runs off.
This has been driving me nuts and I'm trying to figure it out.
What type of anime was it? It was either a series or a OVA. Its pacing felt like a series though.
What was the animation style? Definitely Japanese style animation. I dont remember it being very bright, more with cooler and darker colors but again it was about 20 years ago.
Where did you watch it? I don't remember, either on DVD, VHS, or on Cartoon Network. I would only have been a child at the time. (about 20 years ago)
What was the year of production? I'm guessing late 1990s or early 2000s.
What's the genre? Definitely sci-fi, definitely futuristic, probably mecha, probably military, maybe elements of romance.
What language did you see it in? Pretty sure it was dubbed, but to what quality I don't remember.
Setting Future, possibly in outer space, possibly apocalyptic.
Animation quirks Cant remember any.