The fate of the world is threatened by seemingly monstrous entities known as Angels. NERV is an organisation set up to counter this threat and it is up to young pilots to protect Earth but exactly what are the real motives behind NERV?
Under constant attack by Angels, NERV introduces two new pilots: the mysterious Makinami Mari Illustrous and the intense Asuka Langley Shikinami. Parallel to the incursion, Gendo Ikari and ... See full summary »
14 years have passed since the near third impact. Most of the world has changed except Shinji Ikari who awakens, unaged in a new and strange environment. Misato has formed a group that has ... See full summary »
After the defeat of the final Angel, Shinji Ikari falls into a deep depression. When SEELE orders the JSSDF to make a surprise attack on NERV's headquarters, Gendo Ikari retreats down into Terminal Dogma along with Rei Ayanami, where he begins to advance his own plans for the Human Instrumentality Project. Eventually, Shinji is pushed to the limits of his sanity as he is forced to decide the fate of humanity. Written by
Kadokawa Shoten, TV Tokyo, SEGA Enterprises (now SEGA-Sammy), Production IG, MOVIC, Star Child Records, Toei Animation AND Gainax all have their eye-catch sequence just after the End Of Evangelion flash card titles. This is mainly due to all eight production companies having a stake in the film. See more »
A true classical ending to a groundbreaking series
Neon Genesis Evangelion was a animated series that was never seen before by any one, i.e its amazing storyline which spans further then all that was seen in the series, great and interesting characters (finally, we don't get to see a all round tough guy here) and great mecha fights. However, one thing that disappointed me was the ending to the series, but thankfully, The End Of Evangelion changed all that.
The Alternate ending sees the preparation of the Third Impact. I won't spoil the story as it is really confusing for those who have not seen the series (which is extremely highly adviced). Here, all questions are answered but for a price, something completely unexpected.
With this, director Anno isn't doing the anime which heros live, all is well (like hmm...well...Pokemon for instance), Neon Genesis Death/Rebirth is extremely dark and the ending surpasses that of Akira. This is a great change and sets up for a unexpected climax.
Unlike the final episode of the series, this one has some of the most memorable mecha fights, sure if you thought Shinji eating the Angel alive was something wait till you see Asuka battling the EVA series, this is memorable stuff here, and the ending to this battle can be quite disturbing for some.
The expansive story ends here, and everything that is answered keeps the audience awake, the innovation with the religious references are well done, who'd thought that a cartoon about robots would explain why robots are shapped in the way they are.
Overall, a true memorable classic for a science-fiction series, however, do not start but start with the series, its safer there before you move on to here.
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