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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 win & 2 nominations See more »
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A Nutshell Review: You Can (Not) Advance See more (18 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 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
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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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Continuing with the tradition of using religious references, in this film is invoked the "Vatican Treaty" where Japan and all other nations are forbidden to possess three or more functioning Evangelions at a time. The Unit-01's dummy plug system is manufactured at Golgotha Base, which is named for the hill (also known as Calvary) where Jesus was crucified.See more »
Goofs:
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 »
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.See more »
Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
Beautiful World -PLANiTb Acoustica MixSee more »

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Who's the brown-haired girl in the trailer?
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26 out of 37 people found the following review useful.
A Nutshell Review: You Can (Not) Advance, 15 November 2009
Author: DICK STEEL from Singapore

It's been a long wait, but better late than never I'd say. One of the classic mecha science fiction anime now undergoing a revamp of its own, and despite not having much background knowledge of where the series has headed toward, I still found this installment engaging enough to leave me wanting more especially since it ended on a cliffhanger of sorts, even though it's yet another long wait before the third film hit the screens over here.

Evangelion continues where we last left off in its cinematic version, and the Earth is now under protection by the EVA robots around the world, still piloted by children. There are plans now underway to be more humane though, in piloting the EVAs like unmanned drones from afar, thus keeping the kids out of harm's way. But then there are other plans brewing at sinister levels, which only get hinted at here, clearly sowing the seeds in this installment for something more to come in the future films.

Elements from the earlier film have become staple, and repeated, such as the cheeky way the female characters always get portrayed in teasing the audience / fanboys with various states of dress / near wardrobe malfunction, and hey, besides lead character Shinji Ikari (voiced by Megumi Ogata), every one of his peer pilot seem to be female, and in the opening we're introduced to the pilot for EVA No 5 to start off the film literally with a bang, and EVA No 2's pilot Asuka Langley Shikinami (Yuko Miyamura) in her bright red robot and uniform, in an instant confirming the suspicion that here's one hot chili who isn't afraid to speak her mind. I like this feisty character, who brings a breath of fresh air from the quiet Rei Ayanami (Megumi Hayashibara) and Shinji's pessimism. Other elements would include the countless religious imagery, which is now more in-your-face, and I suppose it should all make sense once the final film rolls around.

The narrative found perfect balance to go a little deeper into the motivation of the various characters, though the kid pilots leave more room as intended for future growth, since Rei is a quiet enigma, Shinji still being the reluctant hero, and Asuka the live-wire who doesn't mince her words, even if criticizing her Japanese counterparts quite pointedly and in some ways, offensively too. A large chunk of the story got devoted to a suggestion of a love triangle that didn't manage to play itself out due to the constant alien threat, but got to a point enough to affect the events that follow, and to make them a sledgehammer for emotions.

Then there's the action sequences, which are still as spectacular. The Angels' designs get weirder, and their attack more powerful of course, though the EVAs have a few more tricks up their sleeves, brought about by really pushing the envelope beyond what has so far been permissible. With humans at the helm of technology, we are always in control and can add that aspect of humanity without allowing technology itself from going berserk. This gets explored and discussed somewhat, especially when a dummy module gets its field day when called upon to override some human inaction, and I assure you your jaw will drop and how enemies get pulverized, which is something which I least expected, in an action-packed, yet moving scene which will get you all riled up. Then again this shows how important it is to have a human mind in control, over something else which dictates its actions through set rules, and executed without a soul of thought.

As a follow up film, this one lived up to the potential set by its predecessor, and expanded upon that universe with more Evangelion protocols, new and improved mecha capabilities, and characters you feel for, while still keeping a lid on the intrigue posed by the organizations NERV and Seele. No prior knowledge of the earlier film is required, though you would be better off to know some basics to enjoy the film a lot more. Needless to say the fans would lap this up, especially when the trailer for the 3rd film gets played after the end credits that offered that sneak peek into what's next, and that antagonizing wait for it to actually happen.

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