Ranked #63

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: Khara, The Klock Worx
Studios: Gainax
Source: Original
Genres: Action, Mecha, Sci-Fi
Duration: 1 hr. 52 min.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

Statistics

Score: 8.591 (scored by 94,501 users)
Ranked: #632
Popularity: #224
Members: 152,239
Favorites: 1,600
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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)

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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

Opening Theme

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Ending Theme

"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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