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Neon Genesis Evangelion: Death & Rebirth (1997)
"Shin seiki Evangelion Gekijô-ban: Shito shinsei" (original title)

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The Evangelion saga from TV is artfully recounted, with some additional scenes, in part one see: "Shin Seiki Evangelion" (1995) Part two starts immediately afterward, where the NERV ... See full summary »

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Megumi Ogata ...
Shinji Ikari (voice)
Megumi Hayashibara ...
Yûko Miyamura ...
Kotono Mitsuishi ...
Fumihiko Tachiki ...
Gendô Ikari (voice)
Yuriko Yamaguchi ...
Ritsuko Akagi (voice)
Kôichi Yamadera ...
Ryôji Kaji (voice)
Tomokazu Seki ...
Tôji Suzuhara (voice)
Motomu Kiyokawa ...
Miki Nagasawa ...
Maya Ibuki (voice)
Hiro Yuuki ...
Makoto Hyûga (voice)
Takehito Koyasu ...
Shigeru Aoba (voice)
Tetsuya Iwanaga ...
Kensuke Aida (voice)
Junko Iwao ...
Hikari Horaki (voice)
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Shinji Ikari (voice)
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The Evangelion saga from TV is artfully recounted, with some additional scenes, in part one see: "Shin Seiki Evangelion" (1995) Part two starts immediately afterward, where the NERV organization has outlived its usefulness. The shadowy covenant of SEELE launches an all-out commando assault against the ill-defended headquarters. Asuka, semi-comatose, is placed in her EVA for safety, while Misato and company struggle to find Shinji and Rei before they're assasinated by SEELE's forces. Written by SpaceToast

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Death and Rebirth is divided into 2 segments. Death consists of clips from the main series while Rebirth is the first half hour of The End of Evangelion. See more »

Quotes

Misato Katsuragi: Shinji, this is your home now.
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Crazy Credits

After the credits for "Death", there is a short scene of Shinji walking silently out of the recital room with his cello followed by a loud slamming sound as the Japanese text "zoku-geki" ("the movie continues") appears on the screen. A four-and-a-half-minute intermission follows, preceding the "Rebirth" segment. See more »

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Followed by Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion (1997) See more »

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Kanon und Gigue in D-Dur für drei Violinen und Basso Continuo
(Canon in D-major)
Music by Johann Pachelbel
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...or you can watch the series instead of this rubbish.

When people say "skip this and go straight to End of Evangelion", they actually mean it.

I love Evangelion but this movie is a waste of time and money. I bought it at HMV in the summer and bought it because I owned the series on DVD and TEoE.

I was excited and I nearly shat myself because it said "107 Minutes", and I thought it was a movie, and it had an 18A rating (I'm from Canada, mind you). I bought it and rushed home with the DVD, taking it out of the silver slipcase and frantically taking it out of the package and putting it in the DVD player.

What a waste of time!!!!! This is basically The series recapped in 45 minutes, followed by the first 20 minutes of TEoE. The minute I saw the opening scene from TEoE, I went "wait... are you sure I bought the right movie?". 20 minutes into that part, I just turned it off.

Either way I find this negativity sad, because I really did like the series. I really did. I also saw The End of Evangelion and loved it to death, and I think if I had seen The End of Evangelion before this I would have liked it more, however that does NOT change a thing.

I dunno about you, but right now I'm halfway into REALLY getting sick of the whole story. I mean, The creepy "Angels", the forgettable protagonist, the girl he's after and all that other stuff... aren't they beginning to get a little... erm... boring ? I mean, really, the only original part of the movie is in the "Rebirth" section, which can easily be found in TEoE.

This is a waste of time and money, and the only reason to see is is for the "Director's Cut" stuff (But not like there's a whole lot, there's only 2 seconds of it in total).

So this is basically my first Spoiler-free review, because really there's nothing at all to spoil. NO, this will NOT help if you haven't seen the show, and NO, the 45-minute flashback (snarl) will not help, either.

Avoid like the plague! Or only see it if you have a burning desire to find out what happened to Asuka in the series.


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