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Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance


Alternative Titles

English: Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance
Synonyms: Evangelion Shin Gekijouban: Ha, Rebuild of Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance, Evangelion 2.22
Japanese: ヱヴァンゲリヲン新劇場版:破

Information

Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 27, 2009
Producers: Gainax, The Klock Worx
Studios: Khara
Source: Original
Genres: Action, Mecha, Sci-Fi
Duration: 1 hr. 52 min.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

Statistics

Score: 8.571 (scored by 100,816 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #722
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #232
Members: 162,936
Favorites: 1,711
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Episodes: /1

Synopsis

When the threat of the Angel menace escalates, mankind's defense force is pushed to its limits, with Nerv at the forefront of the struggle. Shinji Ikari and his partner Rei Ayanami are assisted by two new pilots: the fiery Asuka Langley and the mysterious Mari Makinami.

With the aid of their mechanized Evangelion units, equipped with weapons perfect for engaging their monstrous opponents, the four young souls fight desperately to protect their loved ones and prevent an impending apocalypse. But when startling secrets are brought to light, will the heroes’ greatest challenge prove to be the monsters...or humanity itself?

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Background

The film won first place in the Animation category of the French Lyon Asian Film Festival, narrowly beating Symphony in August in an audience vote. It won the award for Excellent Animation of the Year by being nominated for the Japan Academy Prize for Animation of the Year in 2010.

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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
Souryuu, Asuka Langley
Souryuu, Asuka Langley
Supporting
Miyamura, Yuko
Japanese
Miyamura, Yuko

Staff

Anno, Hideaki
Anno, Hideaki
Director, Script, Storyboard, Creator, Executive Producer, Key Animation
Tsurumaki, Kazuya
Tsurumaki, Kazuya
Director, Storyboard, Key Animation
Masayuki
Masayuki
Director, Storyboard, Key Animation
Burgmeier, John
Burgmeier, John
Script


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"Beautiful World -PLANiTb Acoustica Mix-" by Hikaru Utada



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Touka
Aug 11, 2009
Every once in a while an anime movie is released to enormous widespread acclaim; the likes of Akira, Ghost in the Shell and Spirited Away were hailed as sublime, game-changing features. Evangelion 2.0 is no exception, a film perhaps not as innovative now as the original series was at the time of its release, but nevertheless an awe-inspiring work that raises the bar ever higher - an anime feature up there with the greats.

While the first Rebuild of Evangelion movie followed the series closely, events are drastically changed in 2.0. The plot vaguely follows episodes 8 to 19 of the series (and picks up from read more
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Ornette
Jun 27, 2009
Firstly, as if it needs to be pointed out, things in this movie have irrevocably changed from the TV Series. So different are the events in this movie, that, even with the 30 second preview at the end of the film, I have no clue what’s going to happen in the next movie (which will be called Evangelion Q, Quickening). Another thing is that things that were considered mysteries of the original TV series and movies are either gone altogether, changed, or spelled out.

A lot of the visuals were eye popping stunning. However, there were times that it looked a bit grainy, kind of like read more
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MikeOnHighway61
Apr 10, 2011
I've been trying to overcome the 'great depression 2.22' that came over me and lasted for over a week now after watching this movie and the only way I can do it is by writing this review. I hope you'll bear with me here, this is going to be a bit of a personal review, but I'll try to be fair. My anger has vanished in most parts although if someone says the words "sabisu sabisu" for a tease I still feel like kicking his butt delinquent-style.

There never was an anime series in my entire life as an anime-consumer that moved, influenced and fascinated me read more
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ChristopherKClaw
Mar 28, 2015
Yup, that's a hot row of 10s right there, blatant and unabashed praise for the Evangelion Rebuild series, or as it should really be called; "Anno's Attack on Anime". Here's the truth: as an out-of-context standalone, this movie is a sack of shit. It's essentially harem-shonen-mecha-explosions with shallow characters all defined by their unexplained and nonsensical heart throbbings for Shinji, God of War. It doesn't present itself in this way, though: it's actually incredibly smart about it, sticking close to the original series in regards to content but constantly cutting and changing small things so that the end result is something that appears to be read more
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Poll: Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance Episode 1 Discussion ( 1 2 3 4 5 ... Last Page )
dtshyk - Jun 27, 2009
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[Spoiler] Was it better that Asuka was in the entry plug?
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Apr 8, 8:56 AM

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