Ranked #265

Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone

Alternative Titles

English: Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone
Synonyms: Evangelion Shin Gekijouban: Jo, Rebuild of Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone, Evangelion: 1.01 You Are (Not) Alone, Evangelion: 1.11 You Are (Not) Alone
Japanese: ヱヴァンゲリヲン新劇場版:序

Information

Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Sep 1, 2007
Studios: Khara
Source: Original
Genres: Action, Mecha, Sci-Fi
Duration: 1 hr. 40 min.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

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Score: 8.231 (scored by 104,957 users)
Ranked: #2652
Popularity: #193
Members: 164,553
Favorites: 756
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Synopsis

After the second impact, all that remains of Japan is Tokyo-3, a city that's being attacked by giant creatures that seek to eradicate the human kind, called Angels. After not seeing his father for more than eight years, Shinji Ikari receives a phone call in which he is told to urgently come to the NERV Headquarters, an organization that deals with the destruction of the Angels through the use of giant mechs called Evas. Shinji's objective is to pilot the Eva Unit 01 while teaming up with the Eva Unit 00 pilot, Ayanami Rei.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Ayanami, Rei
Ayanami, Rei
Main
Hayashibara, Megumi
Japanese
Hayashibara, Megumi
Ikari, Shinji
Ikari, Shinji
Main
Ogata, Megumi
Japanese
Ogata, Megumi
Katsuragi, Misato
Katsuragi, Misato
Main
Mitsuishi, Kotono
Japanese
Mitsuishi, Kotono
Nagisa, Kaworu
Nagisa, Kaworu
Supporting
Ishida, Akira
Japanese
Ishida, Akira

Staff

Cook, Justin
Cook, Justin
Producer
Anno, Hideaki
Anno, Hideaki
Director, Script, Storyboard, Screenplay, Creator, Key Animation
Tsurumaki, Kazuya
Tsurumaki, Kazuya
Director, Storyboard, Key Animation
Masayuki
Masayuki
Director

Opening Theme

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Ending Theme

"Beautiful World" by Utada Hikaru



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Ni_Go_Zero_Ichi
Aug 19, 2009
[NOTE: Mild SPOILERS in this review]

I just got back from seeing Evangelion 1.0 in theaters, and it was some experience. Though I didn't end up bringing the boom box playing a ripped CD of Prince's 1999 (and a bloody shame that is, too) it was still a real treat. The crowd was bigger than I had anticipated - I wondered if I might actually have the theater to myself, this being such a niche release and all, but it turns out I was dead wrong. While I wouldn't say every row was packed - it wasn't exactly a Transformers crowd (though one guy did have read more
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EXEs
Aug 7, 2008
I'm assuming that you've already watched the original EVA series before watching the movie before reading this. If not, spoilers abound.

So yes, this is basically a retelling of the original Evangelion in movie mode, and it's the first of 4 movies. This first movie covers the first six episodes of the original series, therefore not exactly innovative or anything shockingly interesting about the story. However, they did remove most of Shinji's self-pitying/emo-ing/bitching moments, so it's definitely one improvement from the original series.

The art is simply fabulous. The original series already had excellent artwork for its generation, and they've managed to improve it. Introduction of read more
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Lindle
May 3, 2010
Seeing as how I am a fanboy of the original series of Neon Genesis Evangelion, you will have to take everything I say with a grain of salt. That said, it is pretty much inevitable that everyone watching this is already a fan of Evangelion anyway. So let's begin by making this clear: This is not Evangelion. It may look like Evangelion, it may claim to be Evangelion, but it isn't.

The movie covers episodes 1 through 6, beginning in much the same way as the series did, and ending with the 5th Angel's attack. We see much of the scenes faithfully recreated, up until Misato read more
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Fourteenthangel
Apr 25, 2013
So what happens you have a guy in a bout with depression direct a supposedly children’s super robot show? What you get my friends is what we call Neon Genesis Evangelion. Now flash-forward a few years and now said man is an accomplished director who is credited for making one of the most influential mecha anime to date. So of course he is happy as can be. Now said man intends to revisit his magnum opus yet again. What will became of this revisit soon to be called the Rebuild of Evangelion. The Rebuild of Evangelion was intended to introduce viewers previously unfamiliar with the read more
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Recommendations

Anime: Aldnoah.Zero
-Both MC are unique, not something you see a lot
-Both series got mechas
-In both series they are in war (against Angels) (against aliens)
-Got both some epic OST
-Both got lots of destruction  
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Anime: Mobile Suit Gundam I
Both of these films summarize the events of the early episodes in their respective series. Also, both of them feature a young pilot who has to pilot a mecha for the first time and is learning how to cope with that experience. 
reportRecommended by BohemianRhapsody
Anime: Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica Movie 1: Hajimari no Monogatari
Both are remakes of the beginning of anime shows though Evangelion changed more things while Madoka Magica's plot is the same. They both have similar dark impressions. They are both about a group of people fighting against unknown creatures that are threatening to destroy humans. Even with these normal sounding plots, they are actually much deeper than they appear at first. Both Shinji and Madoka are faced with difficult decisions while being told to both do and not do something to save everyone. Sayaka develops in a similar way to Asuka and both of them just want to impress (and help) the person they love  read more 
reportRecommended by Asfaria
Anime: Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam: A New Translation - Heir to the Stars
Both of these films summarize the events of the early episodes in their respective series, using new animation. Both have a young mecha pilot as a main character, who is thrown in the front lines of war and has to cope with the experience of killing and watching people die. 
reportRecommended by BohemianRhapsody
Anime: Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex
Like Rebuild of Evangelion, Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex is a 21st-century reimagining of a classic 90's sci-fi anime, set in an alternate continuity. Whereas Evangelion made the transition from a TV series to feature-length films, GitS does the opposite. The results of both are uniquely satisfying and provide a memorable experience apart from their original source material. 
reportRecommended by Ni_Go_Zero_Ichi
Anime: Shoujo Kakumei Utena: Adolescence Mokushiroku
Both anime deconstruct their respective genres, with Utena being a deconstruction of magical girl anime, and Evangelion being a deconstruction of mecha anime. Both have a teenage protagonist is placed in a new, unknown situation, and who holds the power to change the fate of the world. Both anime have a lot of metaphors and symbolism, as well as surreal imagery, which might confuse some watchers. Also, both have a similar tone and mood. 
reportRecommended by BohemianRhapsody

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