Face Your Manga is a site that allows you to create your own manga-style avatar – which is a lot easier than trying to draw your own. Although, if you did want to draw your own, there is a load of how-to books in the library.
If you would like to create yourself as a superhero, however, you will want to try HeroMachine 2.5. It has thousands of variations! And it is very flattering.
The Neon Genesis Evangelion series is considered one of the greatest anime of all time, although the television series (available here) did end somewhat confusingly and isn’t too accessible for the casual viewer. In 2006 it was revealed that four Neon Genesis Evangalion films were to be made; the first three are a ‘reboot‘ of the original series, with new scenes, characters, and effects added, and the final film will present a new ending to the story.