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Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance (2009)
"Evangerion shin gekijôban: Ha" (original title)

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Under constant attack by Angels, NERV introduces two new pilots: the mysterious Makinami Mari Illustrous and the intense Asuka Langley Shikinami. Parallel to the incursion, Gendo Ikari and ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kotono Mitsuishi ...
Megumi Ogata ...
Shinji Ikari (voice)
Megumi Hayashibara ...
Yûko Miyamura ...
Fumihiko Tachiki ...
Gendo Ikari (voice)
Yuriko Yamaguchi ...
Ritsuko Akagi (voice)
Maaya Sakamoto ...
Miki Nagasawa ...
Maya Ibuki (voice)
Kôichi Yamadera ...
Ryoji Kaji (voice)
Motomu Kiyokawa ...
Hiro Yuuki ...
Makoto Hyuga (voice)
Takehito Koyasu ...
Shigeru Aoba (voice)
Tetsuya Iwanaga ...
Kensuke Aida (voice)
Tomokazu Seki ...
Toji Suzuhara (voice)
Mugihito ...
Kiel Lorenz (voice)
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Storyline

Under constant attack by Angels, NERV introduces two new pilots: the mysterious Makinami Mari Illustrous and the intense Asuka Langley Shikinami. Parallel to the incursion, Gendo Ikari and SEELE proceed the secret project that involves both Rei and Shinji. Written by Anime News Network

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In The War Between Heaven and Earth, Salvation is Machine.


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Release Date:

27 June 2009 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

Evangelion 2.22: You Can (Not) Advance  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$1,185 (USA) (11 February 2011)

Gross:

$113,926 (USA) (11 February 2011)
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Trivia

Mari the Illustrious wasn't originally intended to appear in this film but rather in the third movie, Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo (2012). It was because of overwhelming fan-response to her appearance in Evangelion: 1.0: You Are (Not) Alone (2007) that producers decided to expand her role for this film. See more »

Goofs

In the scene where Shinji is with Kaji in the garden of watermelons, Shinji and Kaji don't keep the same position, every camera angle place them in different positions. In the first shots, there is a small dirt path between the two characters, but in subsequent shots, there is no path. And in the same scene, Kaji has dirt stains on his face, which change position between shots. See more »

Quotes

Unit-01 Dummy Plug System: [during start-up, in reverse] Freedom is an illusion. All you will lose is the emotion of pride. To be dominated by me is not as bad for human pride as to be dominated by others of your species.
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Crazy Credits

At the end of the credits, there is a scene where EVA-01 is pierced with the LLance of Longinus, thrown by Kaworu Nagisa piloting the Evangelion Mark.06, who says that he will show Shinji "true happiness." See more »

Connections

Referenced in Pacific Rim (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Beautiful World -PLANiTb Acoustica Mix
Performed by Hikaru Utada
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User Reviews

 
Very good "rebuilds" 1.0 and 2.0
12 January 2011 | by (Thailand) – See all my reviews

First let me state that I was not a fan of the Neo Genisis Evangelion series. I found the main character's constant self pitying weak and annoying. Hence I couldn't connect with the character which of course affected the story and the philosophy behind the story. Out of boredom I decided to watch the rebuilds 1.0 and 2.0 (this a review for both). The rebuilds basically takes story archs from the series to make into a new movie with some new graphics, new characters and new story arch. I found the new graphics and the new story arch very interesting as its faster pace and of course with new graphics. It also left out a lot of Shinji's self pitying patheticness which allowed me to actually connect with the story instead of trying not to throw up with disgust. The battle scenes are superb. I cant wait for rebuild 3.0 and 4.0


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