Evangelion Movie 2: Ha

Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance

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Alternative Titles

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
English: Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance
German: Evangelion: 2.22 You Can (Not) Advance
Spanish: Evangelion: 2.22 You Can (not) Advance
French: Evangelion: 2.22 You Can (Not) Advance
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Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 27, 2009
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: Khara
Source: Original
Genres: ActionAction, DramaDrama, Sci-FiSci-Fi, SuspenseSuspense
Themes: MechaMecha, PsychologicalPsychological
Duration: 1 hr. 52 min.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity


Score: 8.301 (scored by 336583336,583 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #2692
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #410
Members: 546,857
Favorites: 3,464

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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 Shikinami and the mysterious Mari Illustrious 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?

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Evangelion Movie 2: Ha won first place in the animation category of the French Lyon Asian Film Festival, narrowly beating Symphony in August in an audience vote. It also won the Award of Excellence in the animation category at the 33rd Japan Academy Awards and, consequently, nominated for Animation of the Year at the same event in 2010.

Characters & Voice Actors


Cook, Justin
Anno, Hideaki
Director, Script, Storyboard, Key Animation, Creator, Executive Producer
Tsurumaki, Kazuya
Director, Storyboard, Key Animation
Director, Storyboard, Key Animation


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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 ...
Nov 14, 2017
Mixed Feelings
Evangelion 2.0 is where the descent of the Evangelion brand begins. The plot is nonsensical from beginning to end. The movie appears to have no sense of purpose or direction other than exhaust all of its budget in a few select fight scenes and spend the rest of its time haphazardly trying to be a standard slice of life anime. It's honestly hard to stomach. The only redeeming factor is the ending, which is a complete rip off of episode 18 from the series. To its credit, it is better done here than in episode 18. However, this does not make up for the other ...
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 ...

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Recent Forum Discussion

Poll: Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance Episode 1 Discussion ( 1 2 3 4 5 ... Last Page )
dtshyk - Jun 27, 2009
564 repliesby ToTheGyz »»
May 15, 5:15 AM
Stop after this movie if you dont want to be disappointed
CickNipolla - Oct 12, 2022
40 repliesby Zero00phantom »»
Apr 2, 4:44 PM
Mari being an insert for Hideaki’s wife
hanekawastiddi - Sep 3, 2023
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Why They've shown Rei Nippels but didn't show Asuka Nippels?
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Shinji is gigachad
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