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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 »
Awards:
1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
The best Evangelion yet See more (16 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)
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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
 
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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Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

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:
Continuity: Azuka is cooking, in the scene there is a pot on the stove, Misato comes to see what happens, from the Misato's POV, Azuka is holding the pot, but in the next shot, the pot is in the same position.See more »
Quotes:
Mari Illustrious Makinami:[She walks over to Shinji and she sniffs him] You smell like LCL, you smell good.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Pacific Rim (2013)See more »
Soundtrack:
Beautiful World -PLANiTb Acoustica MixSee more »

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Who's the brown-haired girl in the trailer?
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6 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
The best Evangelion yet, 24 October 2012
Author: Freak Idiot from Finland

This review is based on the Blu-Ray release version 2.22

Evangelion 2.0: You Can (Not) Advance (or 2.22 depending on the version you saw) is the most successful interpretation of Evangelion thus far. While the first remake film 1.0: You Are (Not) Alone felt much like a mere recap of the first six episodes of the series, the second film takes a different approach and reaches a remarkable level of success. Everything is smoother, more refined and simply better.

The animation is gorgeous. The plot is more understandable. The characters are actually all likable this time. Many elements of the story are different, and the pretentious biblical gibberish seems to have taken a back seat. There is also warmth that was largely missing in the series: the characters seem to be genuinely content with their lives. Shinji isn't constantly mumbling about hating himself. Rei isn't a completely emotionless robot. Even Gendo seems more human. As a very small, but important detail we see his eyes through his shades far more than in the series, which may not sound like much, but it really makes a difference if you've watched the series.

The story remains mostly the same. The events cover mostly what happens in the episodes 7-19 of the series, but with all the filler cut out. Only the most meaningful angel battles are left. Instead of feeling episodic like the first film, 2.0 actually feels like a proper movie with appropriate highs and lows and character development, culminating in a huge climax which is one of the most exciting action sequences ever seen in animation.

The animation is top of the class. The level of detail is simply eye- popping, especially when watched in HD. With the help of CGI the angel battles look cooler than ever, and the evas are particularly impressive. The fairly simplistic characters are something of a letdown in comparison, but don't drag the overall presentation down.

The sound is also vastly improved from the series. The music this time is appropriately epic, matching the scale and size of the evas and angels. The voice acting is on par with the series with most of the original cast reprising their roles. The ending song, an acoustic version of Utada Hikaru's "Beautiful World" feels perfect for the film, as if letting out a sigh of relief yet still leaving the feeling there's more to come.

Yet there are still problems Evangelion can't seem to get rid of. The biblical imagery and names, though downplayed in this film, still feel somewhat goofy and superficial. Though the plot is more coherent, it still is very weird and it can be hard to grasp what exactly the big picture is. There is some weird dialogue and lines like "Do you hate pain?". Still, the rest of the film is good enough that the viewer is willing to overlook most of the flaws.

Evangelion 2.0 is the best interpretation of the series thus far, and it left me eagerly waiting for more. I recommend seeing the 2.22 version, as it gives more insight to the characters and story. Highly recommended for both fans of the series and newcomers alike.

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