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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:
 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)
 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)


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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Release Date:

4 October 1995 (Japan)  »

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Neon Genesis Evangelion  »

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| (26 episodes)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


ADV Films was going to release a 10th anniversary DVD box set of the series back in 2006 at a retail price of $249.98 but was unfortunately canceled. See more »


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 »


[Toji is right in front of Asuka as the wind lifts her dress up; she slaps him]
Tôji Suzuhara: Ow! What was that for?
Asuka Langley Sôryû: That's the viewing fee! In fact, I think I'm charging a very fair price!
Tôji Suzuhara: Oh? Well, don't worry, here's your change!
[He pulls down his pants and undershorts in retaliation]
Asuka Langley Sôryû: Ach!
[She slaps him again]
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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 »


Referenced in Neon Genesis Evangelion: That Little Red-Haired Girl (2005) See more »


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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