Ranked #142

Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion

Alternative Titles

English: Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion
Synonyms: Shinseiki Evangelion Gekijouban: The End of Evangelion
Japanese: 新世紀エヴァンゲリオン劇場版 THE END OF EVANGELION


Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 19, 1997
Source: Original
Duration: 1 hr. 27 min.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity
L represents licensing company


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Ranked: #1422
Popularity: #155
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NERV is being attacked by SEELE and Rei becomes one with Lillith. Together with the Spear of Longinus and the completed EVA-series, Shinji will decide whether or not mankind will cease to exist. He has to decide now if he wants to stay alive or be dead, but his decision will affect all of humanity.

(Source: ANN)


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Characters & Voice Actors

Souryuu, Asuka Langley
Souryuu, Asuka Langley
Miyamura, Yuko
Miyamura, Yuko
Ayanami, Rei
Ayanami, Rei
Hayashibara, Megumi
Hayashibara, Megumi
Ikari, Shinji
Ikari, Shinji
Ogata, Megumi
Ogata, Megumi
Katsuragi, Misato
Katsuragi, Misato
Mitsuishi, Kotono
Mitsuishi, Kotono


Tsurumaki, Kazuya
Tsurumaki, Kazuya
Ishikawa, Mitsuhisa
Ishikawa, Mitsuhisa
Anno, Hideaki
Anno, Hideaki
Director, Storyboard, Screenplay, Key Animation, Mechanical Design, Music, Animation Director
Tanaka, Hideyuki
Tanaka, Hideyuki
Sound Director

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Ending Theme

"Thanatos -If I Can't Be Yours-" by Loren & Mash

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Nov 24, 2015
Let’s get rid of the obvious first. The End of Evangelion is inaccessible to anyone who didn’t watch the series. This shouldn’t be a point against the movie, though. There are enough great sequels who needed the first film. The fact this is two episodes smashed together to form a movie has no bearings on its quality.

There are far worse problems here. Evangelion was a brilliant series with a disappointing ending. Instead of using intelligence to lift up its story of saving the world, it went full retard. The deviation is only impressive if you haven’t been to the edge of weird storytelling. It contributed read more
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Oct 27, 2015
Shinji Ikari, a teenage boy, abandoned at a young age, struggles against his depression and nihilism to pilot the mechanical-biological hybrid being known as Evangelion Unit-01 in order to save the world at the behest of his father, Gendo. His fellow pilot, Asuka Langley Soryu is in a comatose state after her last encounter with the ANGELS, beings made by the great entity ADAM who seeks to destroy the human progeny of other great entity known as LILITH. Shinji's father seeks to bring about the third impact, an apocalyptic, angelic event, in order to meet his deceased wife/Shinji's mother again. All the while, Shinji's read more
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Apr 26, 2008
After watching the final episodes of the original Evangelion series, I was really baffled. What happened? I understood that it all took place in Shinji's mind, but that's about it. Where was the ending? What really happened?

Those answers are provided by End of Evangelion. We get an alternate retelling of the two last episodes, outside Shinji's mind. From the awakening of Lilith to the result of the Instrumentality, we get to see it all. Of course, there's a lot of moments which are confusing (this is Evangelion, after all), but you kinda get a better understanding of everything that happened. Oh, and for the sake read more
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Apr 16, 2013
End of Evangelion is truly a masterpiece of an anime movie.

For me, like many other fans, the last two episodes of the anime series of NGE left me feeling a little frustrated and confused. They are fantastic and innovative as stand alone works but do not serve as a satisfying conclusion to what was an amazing anime. EoE, however, allows Anno to give his magnum opus the ending it truly deserves: beautifully animated, packed with action and philosophical to the core, this film does not disappoint.

Taking place in the same universe as the anime, EoE serves as a re-telling of events outside of Shinji's read more
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Hell if I know. 
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