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Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion (1997)
"Shin seiki Evangelion Gekijô-ban: Air/Magokoro wo, kimi ni" (original title)

 -  Animation | Action | Drama  -  June 2002 (USA)
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Concurrent theatrical ending of the TV series "Shin Seiki Evangelion" (1995).

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Megumi Ogata ...
Shinji Ikari (voice)
Megumi Hayashibara ...
Yûko Miyamura ...
Kotono Mitsuishi ...
Yuriko Yamaguchi ...
Ritsuko Akagi (voice)
Fumihiko Tachiki ...
Gendô Ikari (voice)
Akira Ishida ...
Kaworu Nagisa (voice)
Motomu Kiyokawa ...
Mugihito ...
Keel Lorentz (voice)
Takehito Koyasu ...
Shigeru Aoba (voice)
Hiro Yuuki ...
Makoto Hyûga (voice)
Miki Nagasawa ...
Maya Ibuki (voice)
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Shinji Ikari (voice)
Amanda Winn Lee ...
Rei Ayanami / Yui Ikari (voice) (as Amanda Winn)
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NERV faces a brutal attack from SEELE, but with Asuka in a coma, and Shinji in a nervous breakdown, things soon turn into the surreal. This movie provides an concurrent ending to the final two episodes of the show "Neon Genesis Evangelion". Written by Anonymous

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Asuka's voice actress, Yuko Miyamura, mentioned in an interview that Asuka's final line in the movie was her own idea. The original script called for the line "An'ta nanka ni korosareru no wa mappira yo!" ("I'd hate to be killed by a bastard like you!"), but Miyamura, Megumi Ogata (the voice actress who played Shinji) and director Hideaki Anno were at a loss over how the line should have been delivered; Ogata even attempted to strangle Miyamura in frustration. Finally, Anno told Miyamura to imagine a stranger masturbating over her while she was sleeping; he also asked her what she would think or say upon waking and realizing what had happened. Miyamura's reply: "Kimochi warui" ("I feel disgusting"). See more »

Quotes

Misato Katsuragi: You hate yourself, don't you? That's why you hurt others. Deep down you know you suffer more when you cause someone else pain... than if you just let yourself get hurt. But Shinji, that was your decision, so it makes it a valid choice. That's what you wanted. So, that makes it worthwhile. Stop lying to yourself and realize that you *do* have options. Then... accept the choices you've made.
Shinji Ikari: But you're not me! You don't know what I have to go through! You don't understand!
Misato Katsuragi: [enraged] So fucking ...
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References Otaku no video (1991) See more »

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Intermission credits theme
Performed by Loren & Mash
Music and arrangement by Shirô Sagisu
Lyrics by Mash
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A true classical ending to a groundbreaking series
19 September 2002 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

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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