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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
Kendra Benham ...
Jason Lee ...
 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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Fumihiko Tachiki ...
Hiro Yûki ...
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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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Trivia

According to production sketches, the members of the SEELE Human Instrumentality Project Committee, most of whom are unnamed but distinguished from each other by the colors they are shaded in, represent five major countries of the world. Member A (green) is from the United States, Member B (yellow) hails from France, Member C (red) represents the United Kingdom, Member D (blue) is from Russia, and Keel Lorenz (full color) comes from Germany. 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

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 »

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Referenced in Justice League: Legends (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

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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This is not an anime, it's THE anime.
29 December 2000 | by See all my reviews

What can I say about the most perfect anime ever created? What can I say about Shinji, the most complex character ever created?

Evangelion begins like an action sci-fi anime, like Akira. It has everything: humor, drama, action, great soundtrack. Great fun! But then you watch episode 24... and WOW!

The 3 last episodes are the most perfect writen anime episodes ever. Yeah, some people don't understand it. Some people don't like it. But that's because those 3 episodes are about 1000 years ahead of our time. For the very first time you get inside a character's mind, you understand his problems and his fears. Yeah it's disturbing some times, but isn't real life disturbing?

It doesn't matter if you like animes or not, WATCH THIS! But watch from the beginning, or else you will not recieve the final message from episode 26. I'm sure that you will love Evangelion!


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