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Sex & Nudity

  • Suggested MPAA rating: R for bloody violence, disturbing sexual content, and mature thematic material.
  • The male main character repeatedly pushes on the body of a comatose female comrade in an effort to wake her up. Her hospital gown falls open and we see her breasts. A montage of shots from around the room is shown while we hear the male breathing heavily, implying masturbation. This is confirmed when we see his hand, which is covered with semen. He expresses disgust with himself over what he has done.
  • An adult woman kisses a teenage boy and promises that the two of them will have sex later when he gets back ("That was a grown-up kiss. We'll do the rest when you get back."), though she likely knows that this will not happen, and is using it only as a trick to make him step backwards into an elevator.
  • A naked teenager is shown standing in front of a male adult in a non-sexual situation. Her bare buttocks are shown, as well as as her breasts, but genitalia is never shown. He extends his hand and grabs her, but his hand inserts in her body as if he was looking something inside her body, no blood shown. Later in the film, the man's hand is severed, again no blood shown.
  • In one scene, a teenage boy watches two adults have sex, however, it is only heard while feet moving are shown.
  • An abstract sequence shows what loos as naked girls in cell-shading animation or rotoscoped.
  • 8/10

Violence & Gore

  • The first half of the film features almost constant depictions of violence. The second half contains more abstract violence.
  • A scene involving combat units who are sent into the base where the main characters work and kill those who stand in their way. A guard is caught from behind and stabbed in the back with a knife. Various personnel members are shot to death. One or more off-screen members scream while being torched by an on-screen combat unit wielding a flamethrower. The unit is ordered to "Hit 'em again" and does so, resulting in more screaming.
  • A teenage boy has a gun put to the back of his head by a combat unit. He is rescued. His savior knocks a combat unit against the wall and, while off-screen, shoots them through the head from the chin. We see the unit's crumpled body with a large streak of blood running down the wall behind it.
  • A city is destroyed by an atomic weapon, it is unclear if there are any casualties, as it was evacuated earlier in the TV series the movie is based on.
  • There is combat between the humanoid mechas. This is the goriest scene in the film, as heads get crushed, limbs are torn off and red liquid (not technically blood, but the resemblance is very obvious) sprays and splatters everywhere. One mecha ends up being graphically disemboweled and eaten alive with its pilot still inside, who appears to be feeling effects from her mecha being torn apart.
  • A woman is shot by a man. No graphic violence here, but her body tumbles into the water nearby from the impact of the blast.
  • A man's fore-arm is swollowed up inside the belly of a teenage girl after she rejects being bonded with an entity trapped in his hand. It isn't graphic. The same man dies a surreal death when a giant being bites his body in half - the lower half can be seen standing upright moments later.
  • Near the end of the movie a the throat of a gigantic creature shaped like a woman gets "slit" and blood-like liquid bursts out. A few moments later the creature's body decays and falls to pieces. Not very graphic but may be strong in impact nonetheless.
  • 8/10


  • "Fuck" comes up once in the subtitles and English dub, at the start: after Shinji masturbates over Asuka, he says to himself, "I'm so fucked up..."
  • In the English dub, Misado says 'so fucking what...', this is not included in the subtitles.
  • Two uses of "bastard", and possibly other occasional mild profanity.
  • 5/10

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • None, but the second half features constant esoteric and phychedelic imagery which some might associate with drugs.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • The tone of the movie is very dark and depressing, as there is an almost constant stream of disturbing imagery and/or tragic events happening on-screen.
  • Contains intense and abstract themes as well as imagery, which include:
  • The military assault on the NERV HQ has an almost genocidal feeling to it. People are seen getting mercilessly slaughtered: shot, stabbed, burned with flamethrowers (though off-screen) and more.
  • A tragic farewell scene between two key characters.


The Parents Guide items below may give away important plot points.

Sex & Nudity

  • A gargantuan male and female personification of a creature are joined together at the groin; they appear to share the lower body. Both are nude. We see the girl's breasts briefly; nothing of the boy besides his torso.
  • In another abstract sequence, a girl is shown on top of a boy. No genitalia is shown but a penetration may be implied in one shot. Her hands are inside the boy's chest. There is no thrusting whatsoever, since it possibly represents the idea of multiple people as one person.

Violence & Gore

  • After being comforted by specters of their friends, family, and desires, several characters literally explode on-screen in a burst of orange fluid. It is heavily implied the same thing happens to the entire population of Earth.
  • A teenage boy attempts to strangle a girl twice, not graphic or bloody, but depicts his aggressive nature. The first time it's clearly stated that it happened in a simulated reality or a dreamlike state. The second time, it's implied to be real but after the whole human polulation have been erradicated, and they are the last/first humans on Earth.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • A scene early on in when a main character masturbates over the comatose body of a colleague. Other sex-related scenes can also be unsettling.
  • A teenage girl's humanoid is disemboweled, and it is clear that she is feeling the pain. This scene can be distressing, as it occurs before the pilot has a small redeeming epiphany.
  • Towards the end of the movie, humans explode, turning into a orange fluid. It is heavily implied the same thing happens to every other living thing on Earth, thus creating an Apocalypse. It could be intense or upsetting for many viewers.

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