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Neon Genesis Evangelion 

Shin Seiki Evangerion (original title)
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A teenage boy finds himself recruited as a member of an elite team of pilots by his father.

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Series cast summary:
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 Shinji Ikari (26 episodes, 1995-1996)
Allison Keith ...
 Misato Katsuragi (26 episodes, 1995-1996)
Sue Ulu ...
 Ritsuko Akagi (26 episodes, 1995-1996)
Amanda Winn Lee ...
 Rei Ayanami (26 episodes, 1995-1996)
Tristan MacAvery ...
 Gendo Ikari (26 episodes, 1995-1996)
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 Asuka Langly Soryu (26 episodes, 1995-1996)
Guil Lunde ...
 Kozo Fuyutsuki (26 episodes, 1995-1996)
Matt Greenfield ...
 Makoto Hyuga (26 episodes, 1995-1996)
Kendra Benham ...
 Maya Ibuki (26 episodes, 1995-1996)
Jason Lee ...
 Shigeru Aoba (26 episodes, 1995-1996)
Pedro de Aguillón ...
 Seele Member (25 episodes, 1995-1996)
Joe Pisano ...
 Toji Suzuhara (18 episodes, 1995-1996)
Kurt Stoll ...
 Kensuke Aida (18 episodes, 1995-1996)
Aaron Krohn ...
 Ryoji Kaji (17 episodes, 1995-1996)
Carol Amerson ...
 Hikari Horaki (17 episodes, 1995-1996)
Kotono Mitsuishi ...
 Misato Katsuragi / ... (13 episodes, 1995-1996)
Yuriko Yamaguchi ...
 Ritsuko Akagi / ... (13 episodes, 1995-1996)
Megumi Ogata ...
 Shinji Ikari / ... (13 episodes, 1995-1996)
Fumihiko Tachiki ...
 Gendô Ikari / ... (11 episodes, 1995-1996)
Hiro Yuuki ...
 Makoto Hyûga / ... (11 episodes, 1995-1996)
Megumi Hayashibara ...
 Rei Ayanami / ... (11 episodes, 1995-1996)
Yûko Miyamura ...
 Asuka Langley Sôryû / ... (11 episodes, 1995-1996)
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When the Angels start attacking the planet Earth in the year 2015, only a handful of 14-year-old EVA pilots are able to stop them. Young Shinji Ikari suddenly finds himself forced to pilot EVA-01, a giant organic mecha, designed and constructed by NERV, that is the only thing that can stop the Angels. Written by Chris Cleveland

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Neon Genesis Evangelion  »

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Trivia

In the episode "Asuka Strikes", where we first meet Asuka and Eva 02, four ships in the UN convoy are named after Shakespeare's plays: Titus Andronicus, Cymbeline, Othello and Tempest. See more »

Goofs

It is impossible to tell where the Evas are housed and launched from. Launch shafts can be seen in several episodes - mostly straight, but with several angled sections - which imply that it must be somewhere between the Earth's surface and the ceiling of the GeoFront. However, in episode 19, it is shown that Eva cages are at the HQ level (at the bottom of the GeoFront). Moreover, it takes only a minor amount of time for the characters to travel from HQ to the Eva cages (as in episodes 1 and 6). See more »

Quotes

Rei Ayanami: [to Shinji] You're the jerk who was staring at my panties!
Asuka Langley Soryu: Hey, you were the one who was flashing them!
Rei Ayanami: Why are you defending him? Are you riding his baloney pony?
Asuka Langley Soryu: [sweatdrops] WHAT? We're just really good childhood friends!
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Crazy Credits

A different version of "Fly Me to the Moon" is played in each episode. See more »

Connections

Spoofed in Mania: Secret of the Green Tentacle (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Zankoku na Tenshi no Têze
(A Cruel Angel's Thesis)
Opening theme
Performed by Yôko Takahashi
Lyrics by Neko Oikawa
Music by Hidetoshi Satô
Arrangement by Toshiyuki Ômori
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The Most Incredible Anime Ever!!!
20 August 2004 | by (Wisconsin, U.S.) – See all my reviews

Hellsing has tried. Escaflowne has tried. FLCL has tried. Cowboy Bebop has gotten very close, but there can be only one. I can say, without hesitation, that Neon Genesis Evangelion is the greatest anime of all time. What starts out as a simple "Kids piloting giant robots trying to save the world" story, ends up in a dramatic, scary, philosophical nightmare where lives are sacrificed, tears are shed like blood, clones battling, and peoples deep and dark journeys to find their inner selves. I wont waste words describing the storyline, because we've all heard it 700 times. If you haven't, go to the plot description and check it out. Don't be fooled, for it is a complicated anime that many adults have failed to understand, let alone 12 year old kids like me. If you haven't seen it, i strongly recommend you go to your nearest place that sells anime, and buy it, even if you aren't a fan of anime. Don't be fooled by the first several episodes: they are funny enough, but the real power is hidden behind episodes, especially 24.

I would give this series a 10/10, but i think it deserves more than that. Buy it...you wont regret it.


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