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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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Brina Palencia ... Rei Ayanami (voice: English version)

Cherami Leigh ... Additional Voices (voice)

Monica Rial ... Pen Pen (voice: English version)
J. Michael Tatum ... Ryoji Kaji (voice: English version)
Colleen Clinkenbeard ... Ritsuko Akagi (voice: English version)
Ian Sinclair ... Additional Voices (voice)
Trina Nishimura ... Mari Illustrious Makinami (voice: English version)
Jerry Jewell ... Kaworu Nagisa (voice: English version)

Spike Spencer ... Shinji Ikari (voice: English version)
Caitlin Glass ... Maya Ibuki (voice: English version)
Greg Ayres ... Kensuke Aida (voice: English version)

Jason Liebrecht ... Additional Voices (voice)
Kent Williams ... Kouzou Fuyutsuki (voice: English version)
Justin Cook ... Toji Suzuhara (voice: English version)
Alexis Tipton ... Additional Voices (voice)
Mike McFarland ... Makoto Hyuga (voice: English version)
Maxey Whitehead ... Additional Voices (voice)
Kara Edwards ... Additional Voices (voice)
Kôichi Yamadera ... Ryoji Kaji (voice)
John Swasey ... Gendo Ikari (voice: English version)
Maaya Sakamoto ... Mari Illustrious Makinami (voice)
Takehito Koyasu ... Shigeru Aoba (voice)

Shelley Calene-Black ... Additional Voices (voice: English version)
Megumi Hayashibara ... Rei Ayanami / Pen Pen / Yui Ikari (voice)

Tiffany Grant ... Asuka Langley Shikinami (voice: English version)
Austin Tindle ... Additional Voices (voice)
Joel McDonald ... Additional Voices (voice)
Stephanie Young ... Yui Ikari (voice: English version)
Tia Lynn Ballard ... Additional Voices (voice) (as Tia Ballard)
Scott Freeman ... Additional Voices (voice)
Leah Clark ... Hikari Horaki (voice: English version)
Meredith McCoy ... Additional Voices (voice)
Akira Ishida ... Kaworu Nagisa (voice)
Greg Houser ... Additional Voice (voice: English version)
Terri Doty ... Additional Voices (voice: English version)
Cynthia Cranz ... Additional Voices (voice)
Tomokazu Seki ... Toji Suzuhara (voice)
Allison Keith ... Misato Katsuragi (voice: English version) (as Allison Keith-Shipp)
Kotono Mitsuishi ... Misato Katsuragi (voice)
Megumi Ogata ... Shinji Ikari (voice)
Carrie Savage ... Additional Voices (voice)
Anastasia Munoz ... Additional Voices (voice)

John Gremillion ... Additional Voices (voice)
Kate Oxley ... Additional Voices (voice)

Mark Stoddard ... Additional Voices (voice)
Newton Pittman ... Additional Voices (voice)
Chris Cason ... Additional Voices (voice)
Yûko Miyamura ... Asuka Langley Shikinami (voice)
Cris George ... Additional Voices (voice)
Apphia Yu ... Additional Voices (voice)
Robert Magruder ... Additional Voices (voice) (as Bob Magruder)
Tyson Rinehart ... Additional Voices (voice)
Yuriko Yamaguchi ... Ritsuko Akagi (voice)
Mugihito ... Kiel Lorenz (voice)
Phil Parsons ... Shigeru Aoba (voice: English version)

Bill Jenkins ... Kiel Lorenz (voice: English version)
Fumihiko Tachiki ... Gendo Ikari (voice)
Junko Iwao ... Hikari Horaki (voice)
Clarine Harp ... Additional Voices (voice)
Kristi Bingham ... Additional Voices (voice)
Ben Phillips ... Additional Voices (voice)
Tetsuya Iwanaga ... Kensuke Aida (voice)
Miki Nagasawa ... Maya Ibuki (voice)
Corey Cleary-Stoner ... Additional Voices (voice)
Jerry Russell ... Additional Voices (voice)
J. Paul Slavens ... Additional Voices (voice) (as Paul Slavens)
Scott Porter ... Additional Voices (voice)
Z. Charles Bolton ... Additional Voices (voice)
Josh Keller ... Bethany Base Commander (voice: English version)
Hiro Yuuki ... Makoto Hyuga (voice)
Katie Caruso ... Additional Voices (voice)
Maeghan Albach ... Additional Voices (voice)
Mariela Ortiz ... Additional Voices (voice)
Motomu Kiyokawa ... Kouzou Fuyutsuki (voice)
Antimere Robinson ... Additional Voices (voice)
Cassandra Hodges ... Additional Voice (voice: English version)
Jessica Foster ... Additional Voices (voice)
Charlene Ingram ... Additional Voices (voice)
Amber Barnes ... Additional Voices (voice)
Trenton Jones ... Additional Voices (voice)
Hilary Couch ... Additional Voices (voice)
Bradley Campbell ... Additional Voices (voice)
Curtis Shaw ... Additional Voices (voice)
Robert Bell ... 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
Jerome Brown .... musician: bass and drums (as Jerry Brown)
Andrew Busher .... musician: tenor
Jon Carnac .... musician: trumpet
Michael George .... musician: bass
Isobel Griffiths .... orchestral contractor
Nick Ingman .... conductor
Daisuke Kadowaki .... musician: additional violins and violas
Masahiro Kawaguchi .... recording & mixing engineer
Gary Kettel .... musician: percussion
Peter Lale .... principal viola
London Studio Orchestra .... music performed by
Martin Loveday .... principal cello
Steve Mair .... musician: double bass
Deborah Miles-Johnson .... musician: alto
Deborah Miles-Johnson .... musician: mezzo-soprano
Junko Miyagi .... performer: piano
Frank Ricotti .... musician: percussion
Shiro Sagisu .... music arranger
Emlyn Singleton .... musician: vilolin
Emlyn Singleton .... violin: 2nd Principal
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 character, Makinami Illustrious Mari, is a secondary character entirely created for this film. she is not from the original manga or the TV series. Yoshiyuki Sadamoto designed her to look British, and added glasses as a 'simple yet effective way to set her apart from the other characters'and continuing the tradition of using names based on ships of the second world war, Makinami is the name of one of the destroyers of World War II Ayanami class. together with the Shikinami and Ayanami destroyers, who served in the Imperial Japanese Navy. Also Illustroius was a class destroyer ship used in World War II, serving in both the U.S. Navy and in the English navy.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 »
Mari Illustrious Makinami:[She walks over to Shinji and she sniffs him] You smell like LCL, you smell good.See more »
Movie Connections:
Spoofed in Kosupureiyâ: Ha (2009) (V)See more »
Beautiful World -PLANiTb Acoustica MixSee more »


Who's the brown-haired girl in the trailer?
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I was so excited for this but it was so bad compared to the average series, 22 January 2016
Author: pinkarray

Anno attempts to make the series better and reboot it for the teenagers who were not born around the time the old series came out. But this was a failed attempt to modify an already flawed series and making it worse by changing some of the characters and the animation while deciding to make a 2-hour long franchise of movies to try to squeeze in all the depth of the series.

Asuka has changed from a depressed kid with mommy issues to a wise- talking gossiper with an aloof personality. There is little depth to her and she is now more interested in puppets. All we get is that she is captain and her name has also changed. Misato is more tactful when it comes to arguments. Kaji is more boring as he seems to serve no purpose.

And that Spider Girl that is, Mari is not needed. There is some fanservice here which is probably going to please the boys. And Asuka has replaced Toji in being Eva 3.0's pilot. Which caused me to drop it and I had enough of seeing my favorite character tortured.

Shinji's face is too goofy-looking for me but other than that, the updated animation is kind of special to watch but the series is a little too old to be remaking so that we can use this style of animation. Unless they can try to find a way to use animation that's closer to the original series.

Now, I watched this before I watched Kare Kano but when I watched it, I noticed that its music has been copied onto here, making it unoriginal. The characters' voices are different from what they used to sound like.

Anno needs to stop giving this overrated series a new makeover just to please the fans of it.

Verdict: 3.5/10

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