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Shin Seiki Evangerion 

A teenage boy finds himself recruited as a member of an elite team of pilots by his father.

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 Kozo Fuyutsuki 26 episodes, 1995-1996
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 Makoto Hyuga 26 episodes, 1995-1996
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 Shigeru Aoba 26 episodes, 1995-1996
Pedro de Aguillón ...
 Seele Member 25 episodes, 1995-1996
Joe Pisano ...
Kurt Stoll ...
 Kensuke Aida 18 episodes, 1995-1996
Aaron Krohn ...
Carol Amerson ...
 Hikari Horaki 17 episodes, 1995-1996
Kotono Mitsuishi ...
Yuriko Yamaguchi ...
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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

The three MAGI Supercomputers, Melchior, Balthasar and Casper (Gaspar) are the names of the three wise men (also known as "magi") who, according to Christian legend, followed the guiding star to Bethlehem in order to give praise and gifts to the newborn Christ. See more »

Goofs

In one episode, Rei and Shinji exchange EVAs during an experiment in synchronizing. However, when Shinji speaks to Rei over the video link, her display shows him as broadcasting from "EVA-01", his normal EVA, when he should be shown in "EVA-00", her normal EVA. See more »

Quotes

[Misato's on the phone with Ritsuko]
Misato Katsuragi: So, I said, I'll take care of Shinji. I've already got permission from the brass. Hey, it's not like I'm going to put the moves on him.
Ritsuko Akagi: [Yelling into Misato's ear] Of course you're not! How could you even think of such a thing? You're always like that, shame on you!
Misato Katsuragi: She just can't take a joke.
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Crazy Credits

Episode 26 on A.D. Vision's Evangelion Platinum Edition Vol. 7 DVD has a hidden ending featuring Spike Spencer in character as Shinji, which can be heard by going to the credits of that episode and switching to the fourth audio track. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Super Robot Wars F (1997) 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 controversial, talked about, and yes, impressive anime series ever...
16 March 2000 | by See all my reviews

Well, what can I say about a series that's as absolutely mind-blowing as the 26 episodes and two movies that make up Neon Genesis Evangelion? This is, quite simply, a masterpiece. What starts out as a simple "save the world" mecha story evolves into a shocking and powerful psychological drama full of conspiracy, dysfunctional characters, and some of the most harrowingly emotional and painful fight scenes ever. Don't let the first several episodes fool you- they're entertaining enough, but the power of the series remains hidden.

When I popped in the first video, I was excited to see a new anime, but otherwise pretty relaxed. By the end of episode 18 or so, my heart was racing, and I was nearly in tears. It never let up after that. This is not just an anime. This is an experience.


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