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Neon Genesis Evangelion

Neon Genesis Evangelion

Alternative Titles

English: Neon Genesis Evangelion
Synonyms: Shinseiki Evangelion
Japanese: 新世紀エヴァンゲリオン

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 3, 1995 to Mar 27, 1996
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 8.321 (scored by 161764 users)
Ranked: #2012
Popularity: #25
Members: 258,627
Favorites: 17,998
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top anime page.

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Popular Tags

action drama mecha psychological sci-fi

Synopsis

In the year 2015, the Angels, huge, tremendously powerful, alien war machines, appear in Tokyo for the second time. The only hope for Mankind's survival lies in the Evangelion, a humanoid fighting machine developed by NERV, a special United Nations agency. Capable of withstanding anything the Angels can dish out, the Evangelion's one drawback lies in the limited number of people able to pilot them. Only a handful of teenagers, all born fourteen years ago, nine months after the Angels first appeared, are able to interface with the Evangelion. One such teenager is Shinji Ikari, whose father heads the NERV team that developed and maintains the Evangelion. Thrust into a maelstrom of battle and events that he does not understand, Shinji is forced to plumb the depths of his own inner resources for the courage and strength to not only fight, but to survive, or risk losing everything.

(Source: AniDB)

Related Anime

Adaptation: Neon Genesis Evangelion
Summary: Neon Genesis Evangelion: Death & Rebirth
Sequel: Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion
Alternative version: Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone, Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance, Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo, Evangelion: 4.0
Spin-off: Petit Eva: Evangelion@School
Other: Peaceful Times (F02) Petit Film

Characters & Voice Actors

Ayanami, Rei
Ayanami, Rei
Main
Hayashibara, Megumi
Japanese
Hayashibara, Megumi
Lee, Amanda Winn
English
Lee, Amanda Winn
...
Ikari, Shinji
Ikari, Shinji
Main
Spencer, Spike
English
Spencer, Spike
Ogata, Megumi
Japanese
Ogata, Megumi
...
Katsuragi, Misato
Katsuragi, Misato
Main
Mitsuishi, Kotono
Japanese
Mitsuishi, Kotono
Keith, Allison
English
Keith, Allison
...
Soryu, Asuka Langley
Soryu, Asuka Langley
Main
Grant, Tiffany
English
Grant, Tiffany
Miyamura, Yuko
Japanese
Miyamura, Yuko
...

Staff

Kobayashi, Noriko
Producer
Anno, Hideaki
Producer, Director, Script, Storyboard, Key Animation, Mechanical Design
Yamaga, Hiroyuki
Producer
Mizushima, Seiji
Episode Director



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Apr 27, 2013
Lemmy7003
Evangelion is widely considered one of the most influential anime created in the 1990's, if not of all time. It is extremely well known for it's brave attempts to turn the mecha genre on it's head, it's deep character development, and it's unorthodox storyline. Created by acclaimed studio Gainax, and written by both praised (and sometimes hated) writer Hideaki Anno, Evangelion has been called a masterpiece by anime fans. Does it deserve this praise.

Simply, yes.

Story: One of the most well known aspects of Evangelion is it's story; it is simply unorthodox, as it does the process of not feeding all of the story the viewer; read more
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May 17, 2013
Epheresce
Note: This is a spoiler-free review.

Occasionally, one gains knowledge of a certain story or event, in any form, that boggles his or her mind beyond comprehension. You don't know how you feel about it.

Do you hate it or love it?

It's definitely not just 'average' if it could evoke such uncertainty and conflict within you.

Neon Genesis Evangelion is that story for me. Animated by Studio Gainax and created by Hideaki Anno, it is the tale of a fourteen-year old boy named Shinji Ikari and the unstable world he resides in. Shinji's father is the commander of an organisation known as NERV, and read more
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Recommendations

Evangelion is the main source of inspiration for Rahxephon, many consider it a clone. Evangelion tends to be more complex and intellectual, concentrating on philosophy and psychology while Rahxephon tends to be easier and not so intelligent concentrating on a love story with harem like influences.
Young people fight battles against powerful beings they don't understand, for reasons they don't understand. suffering steadily increases as the story progresses. Surreal landscapes are experienced.

Opening Theme

"Zankoku na Tenshi no Thesis (残酷な天使のテーゼ, A Cruel Angel's Thesis)" by Yoko Takahashi

Ending Theme

#01: "Fly Me to the Moon" by Claire
#02: "Fly Me to the Moon (Rei #5 Version)" by Megumi Hayashibara (ep 5)
#03: "Fly Me to the Moon (Rei #6 Version)" by Megumi Hayashibara (ep 6)
#04: "Fly Me to the Moon -4 Beat Version-" by Yoko Takahashi (eps 7,12)
#05: "Fly Me to the Moon (Aya Bossa Techno Version)" by Aya (eps 8,22)
#06: "Fly Me to the Moon (Yoko Takahashi Acid Bossa Version)" by Yoko Takahashi (eps 9,13)
#07: "Fly Me to the Moon (Yoko Takahashi Version)" by Yoko Takahashi (eps 10,14,21)
#08: "Fly Me to the Moon -4 Beat Version (Off-Vocal)-" by [Instrumental] (ep 15)
#09: "Fly Me to the Moon (Off-Vocal Version)" by [Instrumental] (eps 16,24)
#10: "Fly Me to the Moon (Aki Jungle Version)" by Aki (ep 17)
#11: "Fly Me to the Moon -B22 (A-Type)-" by [Instrumental] (ep 20)
#12: "Fly Me to the Moon (Rei #23 Version)" by Megumi Hayashibara (ep 23)
#13: "Fly Me to the Moon (Rei #25 Version)" by Megumi Hayashibara (ep 25)
#14: "Fly Me to the Moon (Rei #26 Version)" by Megumi Hayashibara (ep 26)
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