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Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion

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

Information

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

Statistics

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Ranked: #1412
Popularity: #151
Members: 161,312
Favorites: 3,254
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Synopsis

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
Main
Miyamura, Yuko
Japanese
Miyamura, Yuko
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

Staff

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

Opening Theme

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Ending Theme

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



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TheLlama
Apr 26, 2008 3:05 AM
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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BatOtaku13
Mar 10, 2009 11:57 AM
It's going to be very hard to review this movie because its basically a work of art. The first half of the movie provides all the action and big events that Eva fans would want in the movie, but its really the second act that is the most important part. The second half is an astonishing piece of filmmaking that essentially challenges common filmmaking and boldly dares to ask questions most filmakers wouldn't dare going to.

Most of the following won't make sense if you have no knowledge of Eva. The entire second half of the movie takes place within Shinji's mind as the third impact read more
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freyakoala
Apr 16, 2013 2:27 PM
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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yaywalter
Jan 5, 2014 4:38 AM
If you were to look up "mindfuck" in the dictionary, the dictionary woud bitchslap you into a coma then proceed to surgically insert The End of Evangelion DVD straight into your brain.

Let's break this thing down by category:

Story - The twisted film conclusion to the Neon Genesis Evangelion series, meant to take the place of the final two episodes. Is the conclusion good? If you like a good mindfuck, nay, mindrape, then yes. It is the pinnacle of excellence in this regard, as it is quite possibly the most psychotic film you are ever likely to see, anime or otherwise.

Art - If you like the read more
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