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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 »
User Reviews:
A Complete Letdown To An Old Evangelion Fan 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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1.85 : 1 See more »
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Trivia:
The release date was pushed back several times from the original announcement of January 2008: first, to a December 2008 release before an update on the official website on October 6, 2008 announced the official English title and a "early summer 2009" release date. A final postponement revealed that the film would be released on June 27, 2009.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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:
Asuka Langley Shikinami:[She is looking at the unit - 03] If I like it, paint it red.See more »
Movie Connections:
References The Man Who Stole the Sun (1979)See more »
Soundtrack:
Beautiful World -PLANiTb Acoustica MixSee more »

FAQ

Who's the brown-haired girl in the trailer?
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10 out of 51 people found the following review useful.
A Complete Letdown To An Old Evangelion Fan, 15 April 2011
Author: gohambone from Canada

Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance does in fact not advance my love of the series. I certainly would not recommend this movie to anyone who has not watched the original series as so much is introduced with little or no explanation. Essentially this movie attempts to cram the original television series into a movie format while simply making minor changes to certain Angels appearance, adding onto Evangelions "modes" and introducing a new pilot. If you're new to the Evangelion series and would like to know: any back story on the events leading up to what happened to the earth, why the Angels are here or what they are, what the Evangelions are, and why kids have to pilot them....Do not expect any of this to be explained. If you have followed the series and would like to know who the pilot is and why she is here or possibly answer questions left from the original series....Do not expect any of this to be explained.

The original series certainly suffered from periods of inactivity, shots that go on for way to long, and confusing sequences which it compensated for with wonderfully done battle scenes. This movie does do away with those unnecessary long scenes and attempts to compress the story in between rapidly occurring battles. However these battles to me simply did not have the intensity that built up in the series nor were as interesting as the ones featured in the other movie. Ultimately the fight scenes came across as rushed copies.

Finally I did not enjoy the music. The orchestrated score fit well into the movie but the translated Japanese pop songs seemed to make certain scenes grind on.

Overall I found this movie to be lacking in Story telling of any sort. Characters are rushed together and their motivations/back story/interactions severely lacking. The plot is paper thin and was only comprehensible due to my knowledge of the series. Nothing new that was introduced made it worth the time of watching.

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