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Writer:
Hideaki Anno (screenplay)
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Release Date:
27 June 2009 (Japan) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
In The War Between Heaven and Earth, Salvation is Machine.
Plot:
Under constant attack by Angels, NERV introduces two new pilots: the mysterious Makinami Mari Illustrous and the intense Asuka Langley Shikinami... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
Anno has truly changed Evangelion for the better See more (17 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Kotono Mitsuishi ... Misato Katsuragi (voice)
Megumi Ogata ... Shinji Ikari (voice)
Megumi Hayashibara ... Rei Ayanami / Pen Pen / Yui Ikari (voice)
Yûko Miyamura ... Asuka Langley Shikinami (voice)
Fumihiko Tachiki ... Gendo Ikari (voice)
Yuriko Yamaguchi ... Ritsuko Akagi (voice)
Maaya Sakamoto ... Mari Illustrious Makinami (voice)
Miki Nagasawa ... Maya Ibuki (voice)
Kôichi Yamadera ... Ryoji Kaji (voice)
Motomu Kiyokawa ... Kouzou Fuyutsuki (voice)
Hiro Yuuki ... Makoto Hyuga (voice)
Takehito Koyasu ... Shigeru Aoba (voice)
Tetsuya Iwanaga ... Kensuke Aida (voice)
Tomokazu Seki ... Toji Suzuhara (voice)
Mugihito ... Kiel Lorenz (voice)
Junko Iwao ... Hikari Horaki (voice)
Akira Ishida ... Kaworu Nagisa (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Greg Ayres ... Kensuke Aida (voice: English version)

Shelley Calene-Black ... Additional Voices (voice: English version)
Leah Clark ... Hikari Horaki (voice: English version)
Colleen Clinkenbeard ... Ritsuko Akagi (voice: English version)
Justin Cook ... Toji Suzuhara (voice: English version)
Terri Doty ... Additional Voices (voice: English version)
Caitlin Glass ... Maya Ibuki (voice: English version)

Tiffany Grant ... Asuka Langley Shikinami (voice: English version)
Cassandra Hodges ... Additional Voice (voice: English version)
Greg Houser ... Additional Voice (voice: English version)

Bill Jenkins ... Kiel Lorenz (voice: English version)
Jerry Jewell ... Kaworu Nagisa (voice: English version)
Allison Keith ... Misato Katsuragi (voice: English version) (as Allison Keith-Shipp)
Josh Keller ... Bethany Base Commander (voice: English version)
Mike McFarland ... Makoto Hyuga (voice: English version)
Trina Nishimura ... Mari Illustrious Makinami (voice: English version)

Brina Palencia ... Rei Ayanami (voice: English version)
Phil Parsons ... Shigeru Aoba (voice: English version)

Monica Rial ... Pen Pen (voice: English version)

Spike Spencer ... Shinji Ikari (voice: English version)
John Swasey ... Gendo Ikari (voice: English version)
J. Michael Tatum ... Ryoji Kaji (voice: English version)
Kent Williams ... Kouzou Fuyutsuki (voice: English version)
Stephanie Young ... Yui Ikari (voice: English version)

Directed by
Masayuki 
Kazuya Tsurumaki 
Hideaki Anno (supervising director)
 
Writing credits
Hideaki Anno (screenplay)

Produced by
Hideaki Anno .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Shirô Sagisu 
 
Production Design by
Hideaki Anno 
Masaki Asai 
Yoshitoo Asari 
Takeshi Honda 
Seiji Kio 
Mohiro Kitou 
Hiroyasu Kobayashi 
Daizen Komatsuda 
Shigeto Koyama 
Mahiro Maeda 
Shôichi Masuo 
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Daizen Komatsuda .... assistant director
Masakazu Nakayama .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Hiroaki Aida .... storyboard artist
Hideaki Anno .... storyboard artist
Shinji Higuchi .... image board
Shinji Higuchi .... storyboard artist
Kazuko Kikuchi .... color designer
Daizen Komatsuda .... storyboard artist
Mahiro Maeda .... image board
Masayuki .... storyboard artist
Sôichi Masui .... storyboard artist
Shoichi Nakayama .... storyboard artist
Atsushi Nishikiori .... storyboard artist
Yoshiyuki Sadamoto .... original character designer
Jun'ichi Satô .... storyboard artist (as Junichi Sato)
Masaki Tachibana .... storyboard artist
Kazuya Tsurumaki .... storyboard artist
Sayo Yamamoto .... storyboard artist
 
Sound Department
Mike McFarland .... adr director
 
Special Effects by
Ikuto Yamashita .... mechanical design
 
Animation Department
Rumi Abe .... secondary key animator
Akiko Asaki .... key animator
Atsushi Hashimoto .... key animator
Akemi Hayashi .... key animator
Yuu Honda .... animation director
Nozomu Ichijo .... assistant animation checker
Masahiko Inuzuka .... animation checker
Tomoyuki Kojima .... assistant animation checker
Akitoshi Maeda .... key animator
Osamu Maruyama .... assistant animation checker
Hidenori Matsubara .... animation director
Kyoko Nakajima .... assistant animation checker
Atsushi Nishikiori .... assistant animation director
Kaori Ogawa .... assistant animation checker
Jun Okuda .... animation director
Sachiko Okumura .... assistant animation director
Yoshiyuki Sadamoto .... assistant animation director
Eri Shikita .... assistant animation checker
Yutaka Sugiura .... assistant animation checker
Shunji Suzuki .... animation director
Mitsuaki Takabe .... assistant animation checker
Akira Takada .... key animator
Kumiko Terada .... animation checker
Kaori Usui .... assistant animation checker
Akihiko Yamashita .... key animator
Mao Yumoto .... assistant animation checker
 
Editorial Department
Casey Barteau .... video engineer: FUNimation
 
Music Department
Bruce White .... viola
 
Other crew
Hideaki Anno .... planning
Shinji Higuchi .... script assistant
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Evangerion shin gekijôban: Ha" - Japan (original title)
"Evangelion 2.22: You Can (Not) Advance" - International (English title) (DVD title)
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Runtime:
112 min (extended cut) | Japan:108 min (theatrical version)
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1.85 : 1 See more »
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Trivia:
This change in the Azuka's last name seems to establish a link between surname initials of the three female pilots presented in the film: Ayanami,Shikinami and Makinami.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: In the first scene, Kaji talks in English with other European Union members, but the voice is completely different when he talks in Japanese.See more »
Quotes:
Ryoji Kaji:Say, is Colonel Katsuragi around here?
Shinji Ikari:Huh?
Ryoji Kaji:I'm an old friend of hers. I bet we could swap stories about her snoring keeping us up an night. Right, Shinji?
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Pacific Rim (2013)See more »
Soundtrack:
Beautiful World -PLANiTb Acoustica MixSee more »

FAQ

Who's the brown-haired girl in the trailer?
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31 out of 43 people found the following review useful.
Anno has truly changed Evangelion for the better, 13 June 2010
Author: Axel Gústavsson from Iceland

The first Rebuild Of Evangelion gave audiences and fans just about the first 6 episodes of the original series with some small differences but showed promise and pointed to the fact that Anno might be heading to a different direction with the Rebuild series than his original Anime show.

You Can (Not) Advance does take the series into a completely new direction and actually changes situations that fans of the original series are familiar with for the better and actually drops the angsty over-philosophical dribble that hurt his original engaging creation. Characters develop new relationships and interact differently from the show. The three EVA pilots from the original series get some great development here and differ a lot from NGE in a very good way. New characters are introduced, stakes are raised and the film has a lot of build up which boils down to one hell of a climax.

The film has a more intense tone this time around and is very fast paced. The action is incredibly engaging and the film is the first in a while that has gotten my heart beating like crazy during the intense action on-screen. The film does give you breathing space with lighthearted interactions between characters and humor and thus makes it less heavy overall than NGE and EOE even though it certainly is more gruesome and still has it's moments of pure nightmare fuel.

The Score of Evangelion is at it's best in this film and truly delivers. It varies from beautifully orchestrated racing score to sweet and engaging J-pop and Anno sure makes the out-of-place songs fit as well as he did in the show and EOE. The entire experience watching this addition to the series is unforgettable and gives me much hope for even more improvement in the next two installments.

Overall the film is a vast improvement for the series and hints at better things to come with it's significant changes and has raised the stakes for the Evangelion universe. Anno seems to have gotten over his depression completely and bloomed into a true crafter of worlds and emotionally charged storytelling.

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