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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Originally, Hideaki Anno tried to get Kunihiko Ikuhara to join the project. Kunihiko Ikuhara later stated that he believed the bathroom scene between Shinji and Kaworu was inspired by a similar meeting between him and Hideaki Anno. 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

Ritsuko Akagi: So, how was Rei today?
[Gendou does not answer]
Ritsuko Akagi: You DID see her at the hospital this afternoon, didn't you?
Gendô Ikari: She will be ready to work again in twenty days. By then, we'll be ready to reactivate Unit 00 from cryo-stasis.
Ritsuko Akagi: It's so hard on these poor children.
Gendô Ikari: There is no one else who can pilot the Evas. As long as they survive, that is what I'll have them do.
Ritsuko Akagi: With no regard to what they might want?
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A different version of "Fly Me to the Moon" is played in each episode. See more »

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Referenced in Steven Universe: The Test (2015) See more »

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Fly Me to the Moon
Ending theme
Performed by Claire, Yôko Takahashi, Kaoru Morota (as Aya), Kotono Mitsuishi, Megumi Hayashibara, Yuko Miyamura
Music and Lyrics by Bart Howard
Arrangement by Toshiyuki Ômori
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Greatest Achievement in Audio/Visual Entertainment
3 July 2004 | by (Philadelphia, PA) – See all my reviews

Whether you enjoy the world of anime or not this is an experience you must have before you die. Nothing else in the world is like it. For the sake of your personal experience I cannot tell you much about it and here's why. The first 20 some episodes you are immersed in the semi-futuristic world of Tokyo 3 and the characters are developed beautifully, some of the best character development I've ever witnessed. You get a very very good feel for the world and the situation they live in, only to have that blown away in the final episodes. Please for the sake of yourself watch this, from the start, you will not regret it.

Hideaki Anno has conceived of a story more important to my life than any other.

Hideaki Anno is pure genius.


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