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Release Date:
27 June 2009 (Japan) See more »
In The War Between Heaven and Earth, Salvation is Machine.
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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Cherami Leigh ... Additional Voices (voice)

Brina Palencia ... Rei Ayanami (voice: English version)
J. Michael Tatum ... Ryoji Kaji (voice: English version)
Colleen Clinkenbeard ... Ritsuko Akagi (voice: English version)

Monica Rial ... Pen Pen (voice: English version)
Caitlin Glass ... Maya Ibuki (voice: English version)
Greg Ayres ... Kensuke Aida (voice: English version)
Ian Sinclair ... Additional Voices (voice)

Alexis Tipton ... Additional Voices (voice)
John Swasey ... Gendo Ikari (voice: English version)
Justin Cook ... Toji Suzuhara (voice: English version)
Jason Liebrecht ... Additional Voices (voice)

Spike Spencer ... Shinji Ikari (voice: English version)
Jerry Jewell ... Kaworu Nagisa (voice: English version)
Maxey Whitehead ... Additional Voices (voice)
Stephanie Young ... Yui Ikari (voice: English version)
Kent Williams ... Kouzou Fuyutsuki (voice: English version)
Joel McDonald ... Additional Voices (voice)
Megumi Hayashibara ... Rei Ayanami / Pen Pen / Yui Ikari (voice)
Mike McFarland ... Makoto Hyuga (voice: English version)
Takehito Koyasu ... Shigeru Aoba (voice)
Tia Lynn Ballard ... Additional Voices (voice) (as Tia Ballard)
Kôichi Yamadera ... Ryoji Kaji (voice)
Maaya Sakamoto ... Mari Illustrious Makinami (voice)
Trina Nishimura ... Mari Illustrious Makinami (voice: English version)
Megumi Ogata ... Shinji Ikari (voice)
Leah Clark ... Hikari Horaki (voice: English version)

Tiffany Grant ... Asuka Langley Shikinami (voice: English version)
Austin Tindle ... Additional Voices (voice)

Shelley Calene-Black ... Additional Voices (voice: English version)
Kotono Mitsuishi ... Misato Katsuragi (voice)
Akira Ishida ... Kaworu Nagisa (voice)
Cynthia Cranz ... Additional Voices (voice)
Scott Freeman ... Additional Voices (voice)
Kara Edwards ... Additional Voices (voice)
Meredith McCoy ... Additional Voices (voice)
Tomokazu Seki ... Toji Suzuhara (voice)
Kate Oxley ... Additional Voices (voice)
Terri Doty ... Additional Voices (voice: English version)
Yûko Miyamura ... Asuka Langley Shikinami (voice)
Robert Magruder ... Additional Voices (voice) (as Bob Magruder)
Chris Cason ... Additional Voices (voice)

Bill Jenkins ... Kiel Lorenz (voice: English version)
Allison Keith ... Misato Katsuragi (voice: English version) (as Allison Keith-Shipp)
Tyson Rinehart ... Additional Voices (voice)
Yuriko Yamaguchi ... Ritsuko Akagi (voice)
Newton Pittman ... Additional Voices (voice)
Carrie Savage ... Additional Voices (voice)

Mark Stoddard ... Additional Voices (voice)
Fumihiko Tachiki ... Gendo Ikari (voice)
Phil Parsons ... Shigeru Aoba (voice: English version)
Anastasia Munoz ... Additional Voices (voice)
Clarine Harp ... Additional Voices (voice)
Z. Charles Bolton ... Additional Voices (voice)
Ben Phillips ... Additional Voices (voice)

John Gremillion ... Additional Voices (voice)
Junko Iwao ... Hikari Horaki (voice)
J. Paul Slavens ... Additional Voices (voice) (as Paul Slavens)
Kristi Bingham ... Additional Voices (voice)
Cris George ... Additional Voices (voice)
Mugihito ... Kiel Lorenz (voice)
Hiro Yuuki ... Makoto Hyuga (voice)
Antimere Robinson ... Additional Voices (voice)
Maeghan Albach ... Additional Voices (voice)
Apphia Yu ... Additional Voices (voice)
Jerry Russell ... Additional Voices (voice)
Greg Houser ... Additional Voice (voice: English version)
Cassandra Hodges ... Additional Voice (voice: English version)
Motomu Kiyokawa ... Kouzou Fuyutsuki (voice)
Tetsuya Iwanaga ... Kensuke Aida (voice)
Miki Nagasawa ... Maya Ibuki (voice)
Mariela Ortiz ... Additional Voices (voice)
Scott Porter ... Additional Voices (voice)
Bradley Campbell ... Additional Voices (voice)
Corey Cleary-Stoner ... Additional Voices (voice)
Robert Bell ... Additional Voices (voice)
Trenton Jones ... Additional Voices (voice)
Josh Keller ... Bethany Base Commander (voice: English version)
Charlene Ingram ... Additional Voices (voice)
Amber Barnes ... Additional Voices (voice)
Hilary Couch ... Additional Voices (voice)
Katie Caruso ... Additional Voices (voice)
Jessica Foster ... Additional Voices (voice)
Curtis Shaw ... Additional Voices (voice)

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

Produced by
Hideaki Anno .... executive producer
Original Music by
Shiro Sagisu 
Film Editing by
Hiroshi Okuda 
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 Ichijô .... assistant animation checker (as Nozomu Ichijo)
Masahiko Inuzuka .... animation checker
Tomoyuki Kojima .... assistant animation checker
Akitoshi Maeda .... key animator
Osamu Maruyama .... assistant animation checker
Hidenori Matsubara .... animation director
Takashi Mukouda .... key animator
Kyôko Nakajima .... assistant animation checker (as Kyoko Nakajima)
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
Mark Berrow .... musician: violin
Catherine Bott .... musician: soprano
Andrew Busher .... musician: tenor
Michael George .... musician: bass
Isobel Griffiths .... orchestral contractor
Nick Ingman .... conductor
Peter Lale .... principal viola
London Studio Orchestra .... music performed by
Steve Mair .... musician: double bass
Deborah Miles-Johnson .... musician: alto
Deborah Miles-Johnson .... musician: mezzo-soprano
Junko Miyagi .... performer: piano
Shiro Sagisu .... music arranger
Emlyn Singleton .... musician: vilolin
Owen Slade .... musician: tuba
David Theodore .... musician: oboe
Bruce White .... viola
Mike Wyzgowski .... choir lyrics
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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112 min (extended cut) | Japan:108 min (theatrical version)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Dolby Digital EX | DTS (DTS HD Master Audio) | Dolby (Dolby TrueHD)

Did You Know?

The June 2010 issue of Newtype ranked to Makinami Illustrious Mari #1 in its monthly top-10-character survey.See more »
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): Mari is supposed to be British, but in the scene where she speaks in English, the accent is American.See more »
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:
Spoofed in Kosupureiyâ: Ha (2009) (V)See more »
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Who's the brown-haired girl in the trailer?
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32 out of 44 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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