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Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion (1997)

Shin seiki Evangelion Gekijô-ban: Air/Magokoro wo, kimi ni (original title)
Not Rated | | 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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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 J. S

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An alternate sequence was originally planned for the live-action portion of the film. In it, Shinji dreams of a world that exists without him. The sequence follows live-action versions of Asuka, Misato, and Rei in various stages of their daily lives, without NERV, Angels, or Evangelions. It ends with Asuka being followed by an "invisible" Shinji, who realizes in monologue that this is not reality. As the transition from live-action back to animation is made, Rei and Shinji discuss the nature of dreams vs. reality, as seen in the final cut of the film. Portions of this alternate sequence can be seen in the original theatrical trailer, which is shown on the R1 DVD before the movie plays. See more »

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Rei Ayanami: Man fears the darkness, and so he scrapes away at the edges of it with fire.
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Itsuwari no Saisei
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Music and arrangement by Shiro Sagisu
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this is the end
11 May 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A precaution one might want to take before viewing this is: if one HASN'T seen the series they are NOT going to get this. And even if one has seen the series they still might not get all of this, but that's the beauty of Anno's masterpiece Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion. This alternate ending to the series was released after fans complained about the series original ending. If you've seen the original ending you already know that the actual "ending" analyzes the characters Shinji, Rei, Asuka, and Misato. While episode 26 of the original series is a complete fixation on Shinji, everything that happens in that episode still happens to him in the last part of this. Only his decision reverses. This shows a much more dramatic and extended version of Episodes 25 and 26 however, and answers a lot of the questions that were left at the end of the series and does a great job generating new ones. If you're a fan of the original series then this is a must see because it's way better than the original ending.


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