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Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance

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
Genres: Action, Mecha, Sci-Fi
Duration: 1 hr. 52 min.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 8.681 (scored by 72340 users)
Ranked: #432
Popularity: #185
Members: 115,972
Favorites: 1,329
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top anime page.

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Popular Tags

drama mecha psychological

Synopsis

In the earliest battles against the monstrous Angels, young Eva pilots Shinji and Rei were forced to carry humanity's hopes on their shoulders. Now, with the deadly onslaught of the Angels escalating and the apocalyptic Third Impact looming, Shinji and Rei find their burden shared by two new Eva pilots, the fiery Asuka and the mysterious Mari. Maneuvering their enormous Eva machines into combat, the four young souls fight desperately to save mankind from the heavens—but will they be able to save themselves?

(Source: FUNimation)

Related Anime

Alternative setting: Neon Genesis Evangelion
Prequel: Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone
Sequel: Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo

Characters & Voice Actors

Ayanami, Rei
Ayanami, Rei
Main
Hayashibara, Megumi
Japanese
Hayashibara, Megumi
Palencia, Brina
English
Palencia, Brina
...
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
...
Pen Pen
Pen Pen
Supporting
Hayashibara, Megumi
Japanese
Hayashibara, Megumi
Rial, Monica
English
Rial, Monica

Staff

Tsurumaki, Kazuya
Director, Storyboard, Key Animation
Masayuki
Director, Storyboard, Key Animation
Anno, Hideaki
Director, Script, Storyboard, Creator, Executive Producer, Key Animation
Higuchi, Shinji
Script, Storyboard, Screenplay



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Aug 11, 2009
Touka
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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Jun 27, 2009
Ornette
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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Recommendations

Post apocalyptic setting, Giant life form (Titan/Angel) and a very dark story....that's all folks
It may not seem like a mecha movie would be anything like a romantic comedy show but I would argue that both have very similar characters. Also, both stories involve a love triangle that features a tsundere girl (Asuka/Taiga), a sweet boy who can cook (Shinji/ Ryuuji), and a strange girl (Rei/Minori). However, if you like these kind of archetypal characters you might not like the original EVA. The characters in the original anime and older movies are quite different than their Rebuild counterparts and are portrayed with more depth and realism but have a lot more psychological problems. Their portrayal in the End of Eva is especially gritty and may upset fans who like the softer, sweeter characters.

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Ending Theme

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

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My one and only reason for defending shinji.,
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