Ranked #132

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
Licensors: Manga Entertainment
Source: Original
Duration: 1 hr. 27 min.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity


Score: 8.431 (scored by 120,165 users)
Ranked: #1322
Popularity: #163
Members: 177,906
Favorites: 4,093
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With the final Angel vanquished, Nerv has one last enemy left to face—the humans under Seele's command.

Left in a deep depression nearing the end of the original series, an indecisive Shinji struggles with the ultimatum presented to him: to completely accept mankind's existence, or renounce humanity's individuality. Meanwhile, at the core of a compromised Nerv, Gendou Ikari and Rei Ayanami approach Lilith in an attempt to realize their own ideals concerning the future of the world.

The End of Evangelion serves as an alternate ending to the polarizing final episodes of Neon Genesis Evangelion. With the fate of the universe hanging in the balance, the climactic final battle draws near.

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Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion was awarded the Animage Anime Grand Prix prize for 1997, the Japan Academy Prize for Biggest Public Sensation of the Year, and Special Audience Choice Award by the 1997 Animation Kobe.

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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

Opening Theme

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Ending Theme

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

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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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Mar 10, 2009
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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Jan 5, 2014
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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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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In opposite to their respective TV versions the two concluding movies of Evangelion and Ideon are similar in theme as well as imagery and even in music. The Ideon movie clearly inspired the epic conclusion of Evangelion. 
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