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Evangerion shin gekijôban: Jo (2007)

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The fate of the world is threatened by seemingly monstrous entities known as Angels. NERV is an organisation set up to counter this threat and it is up to young pilots to protect Earth but exactly what are the real motives behind NERV?

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Rei Ayanami / Yui Ikari / Pen Pen (voice)
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Misato Katsuragi (voice)
Yuriko Yamaguchi ...
Ritsuko Akagi (voice)
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Kaworu Nagisa (voice)
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Gendô Ikari (voice)
Motomu Kiyokawa ...
Kozo Fuyutsuki (voice)
Miki Nagasawa ...
Maya Ibuki (voice)
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Shigeru Aoba (voice)
Hiro Yûki ...
Makoto Hyuga (voice) (as Hiro Yuki)
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Toji Suzuhara (voice)
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Kensuke Aida (voice)
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Hikari Horaki (voice)
Mugihito ...
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The fate of the world is threatened by seemingly monstrous entities known as Angels. NERV is an organisation set up to counter this threat and it is up to young pilots to protect Earth but exactly what are the real motives behind NERV?

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Rated PG-13 for action violence and some nudity | See all certifications »

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Neon Gensis: Evangelion 1.01 You Are (Not) Alone  »

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Opening Weekend:

JPY 280,143,625 (Japan), 2 September 2007, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,579, 3 July 2009, Limited Release

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$107,797, 6 November 2009
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Pointless
7 May 2008 | by See all my reviews

Rebuild of Evangelion has great animation. And I guess that's the best thing that can be said about it.

The original show was so full of ideas and emotion that even a 25 minutes episode could make you feel drained and confused. The first movie of the remake packs together about six episodes and this means that a lot of scenes had to be cut in order to fit the much shorter time frame and keep the story flowing. The result is that the characters have less depth and we are going too fast from one angel killing to another. It almost seems like a Hollywood remake with great computer-generated imagery and a lot of action. This is missing some of the spirit of the original.

The series was imperfect and highly uneven but in a bizarre way this was also one of the things that made it great. I think Anno should have Evangelion untouched – why remake something that is already as good as it can be? Rebuild of Evangelion is not a failure but it's kind of pointless.


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