Neon Genesis Evangelion: Death & Rebirth
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English: Neon Genesis Evangelion: Death & Rebirth
Synonyms: Shinseiki Evangelion Gekijouban: Shi to Shinsei, Neon Genesis Evangelion - Death and Rebirth
Japanese: 新世紀エヴァンゲリオン劇場版 シト新生


Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Mar 15, 1997
Licensors: Manga Entertainment
Source: Original
Genres: DramaDrama, MechaMecha, PsychologicalPsychological, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Duration: 1 hr. 44 min.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.451 (scored by 8925889,258 users)
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Ranked: #17382
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Members: 157,851
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In the year 2015, more than a decade has passed since the catastrophic event known as Second Impact befell mankind. During this time of recovery, a select few learned of beings known as the Angels—colossal malevolent entities with the intention of triggering the Third Impact and wiping out the rest of humanity.

Called into the city of Tokyo-3 by his father Gendou Ikari, teenager Shinji is thrust headlong into humanity's struggle. Separated from Gendou since the death of his mother, Shinji presumes that his father wishes to repair their shattered familial bonds; instead, he discovers that he was brought to pilot a giant machine capable of fighting the Angels, Evangelion Unit-01. Forced to battle against wave after wave of mankind's greatest threat, the young boy finds himself caught in the middle of a plan that could affect the future of humanity forever.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


Death and Rebirth is a highly condensed re-edit of the series (Death) plus the first half of The End of Evangelion (Rebirth).

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Characters & Voice Actors


Ishikawa, Mitsuhisa
Anno, Hideaki
Director, Storyboard, Mechanical Design, Key Animation, Animation Director, Screenplay, Setting
Tsurumaki, Kazuya
Director, Storyboard, Setting
Director, Storyboard, Key Animation, Animation Director

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#1: "Kanon D-dur (Death ending)" by Shiro Sagisu
#2: "Tamashii No Rufuran (Soul Refrain) (Rebirth ending)" by Yoko Takahashi

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May 5, 2010
kekekeKaj (All reviews)
I love "Death and Rebirth", I really do. In my mind, it's probably the least flawed segment in the Evangelion franchise. But I guess I know why people are rating it so low.

There are two reason people tend to give this movie a low score. The first reason is that this movie is split cleanly into two halves, and the first half, named "Death", is essentially a recap. I think most people just aren't as patient as I am and loathe recaps in general. "Death" deserves mention though, because they're probably the most well done recaps I've ever watched. It's not just scenes from the read more
May 11, 2008
Venneh (All reviews)
Death and Rebirth is a two-hour long movie that consists of two halves -- Death and Rebirth, each about an hour long. Rebirth will not be covered in this review, as its footage was expanded on and included in The End of Evangelion. It was produced by Production IG (famous for their work on the Ghost in the Shell series and xxxHOLIC) and Gainax (famous for their work on His and Her Circumstances and FLCL), and directed by Hideaki Anno (famous for his work on the original Gunbuster OVA and His and Her Circumstances). It was released on March 15th, 1997, and read more
Jan 7, 2015
literaturenerd (All reviews)
NGE: Death and Rebirth should have been titled NGE: Completely Unnecessary Series Recap For Purpose of Make Profit From Guys with Ayanami Waifu Pillows.

I have seen a lot of shameful "cash ins" in my years as an anime fan, but I have seen very few examples that were quite this blatant in picking the pockets of a loyal fandom. This movie was supposedly made in order to get fans PUMPED UP (read in Hans and Franz voice) for End of Evangelion, which promised to remake the final 2 episodes of the original series that so angered Japanese fans in 1996. However, this was completely unnecessary read more
Apr 25, 2010
Ultorskoss (All reviews)
Neon Genesis Evangelion: Death & Rebirth is essentially a 2 hour recap of both the 26 episode Neon Genesis Evangelion series and The End of Evangelion.

The issue that I had while watching this despite it being a recap is that it felt almost hollow in how the story and other coexisting elements were conveyed to the viewer. The story seemed incredibly rushed, and there was hardly any focus at all on the character's psychological struggles as there is in the series, which is in itself a large part of Evangelion. The lack of character development coupled with the chronological displacement of clips made Death & read more

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