Neon Genesis Evangelion: Season 1, Episode 24

The Beginning and the End, or 'Knockin' on Heaven's Door' (13 Mar. 1996)
"The Beginning and the End, or "Knockin' on Heaven's Door"" (original title)

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A despondent Shinji encounters a kind-hearted boy named Kaworu, who quickly becomes his close friend. However, Kaworu (selected earlier as the replacement pilot for EVA-02) is soon revealed to be the final Angel. This turn of events leaves Shinji with a cruel dilemma: saving humanity will mean he must kill his only true friend in the world.

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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Megumi Ogata ...
Shinji Ikari (voice)
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Shinji Ikari (voice)
Megumi Hayashibara ...
Allison Keith ...
Kotono Mitsuishi ...
Sue Ulu ...
Ritsuko Akagi (voice)
Yûko Miyamura ...
Amanda Winn Lee ...
Rei Ayanami (voice)
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Yuriko Yamaguchi ...
Ritsuko Akagi (voice)
Tristan MacAvery ...
Gendo Ikari (voice)
Guil Lunde ...
Kozo Fuyutsuki (voice)
Fumihiko Tachiki ...
Gendô Ikari (voice)
Matt Greenfield ...
Makoto Hyuga (voice)
Motomu Kiyokawa ...
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A despondent Shinji encounters a kind-hearted boy named Kaworu, who quickly becomes his close friend. However, Kaworu (selected earlier as the replacement pilot for EVA-02) is soon revealed to be the final Angel. This turn of events leaves Shinji with a cruel dilemma: saving humanity will mean he must kill his only true friend in the world.

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Kaworu Nagisa: This is mankind's fate. The thread of human hope is spun with the flax of sorrow.
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