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Shin Seiki Evangerion 

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A teenage boy finds himself recruited as a member of an elite team of pilots by his father.

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Series cast summary:
...  Shinji Ikari 26 episodes, 1995-1996
...  Misato Katsuragi 26 episodes, 1995-1996
...  Ritsuko Akagi 26 episodes, 1995-1996
...  Rei Ayanami 26 episodes, 1995-1996
...  Gendo Ikari 26 episodes, 1995-1996
...  Asuka Langly Soryu 26 episodes, 1995-1996
Guil Lunde ...  Kozo Fuyutsuki 26 episodes, 1995-1996
...  Makoto Hyuga 26 episodes, 1995-1996
Kendra Benham ...  Maya Ibuki 26 episodes, 1995-1996
Jason Lee ...  Shigeru Aoba 26 episodes, 1995-1996
Pedro de Aguillón ...  Seele Member 25 episodes, 1995-1996
Joe Pisano ...  Toji Suzuhara 18 episodes, 1995-1996
Kurt Stoll ...  Kensuke Aida 18 episodes, 1995-1996
...  Ryoji Kaji 17 episodes, 1995-1996
...  Hikari Horaki 17 episodes, 1995-1996
...  Misato Katsuragi / ... 13 episodes, 1995-1996
Yuriko Yamaguchi ...  Ritsuko Akagi / ... 13 episodes, 1995-1996
...  Shinji Ikari / ... 13 episodes, 1995-1996
...  Gendô Ikari / ... 11 episodes, 1995-1996
Hiro Yûki ...  Makoto Hyûga / ... 11 episodes, 1995-1996
...  Rei Ayanami / ... 11 episodes, 1995-1996
Yûko Miyamura ...  Asuka Langley Sôryû / ... 11 episodes, 1995-1996
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When the Angels start attacking the planet Earth in the year 2015, only a handful of 14-year-old EVA pilots are able to stop them. Young Shinji Ikari suddenly finds himself forced to pilot EVA-01, a giant organic mecha, designed and constructed by NERV, that is the only thing that can stop the Angels. Written by Chris Cleveland

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Neon Genesis Evangelion  »

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Trivia

According to production sketches, the members of the SEELE Human Instrumentality Project Committee, most of whom are unnamed but distinguished from each other by the colors they are shaded in, represent five major countries of the world. Member A (green) is from the United States, Member B (yellow) hails from France, Member C (red) represents the United Kingdom, Member D (blue) is from Russia, and Keel Lorenz (full color) comes from Germany. See more »

Goofs

It is impossible to tell where the Evas are housed and launched from. Launch shafts can be seen in several episodes - mostly straight, but with several angled sections - which imply that it must be somewhere between the Earth's surface and the ceiling of the GeoFront. However, in episode 19, it is shown that Eva cages are at the HQ level (at the bottom of the GeoFront). Moreover, it takes only a minor amount of time for the characters to travel from HQ to the Eva cages (as in episodes 1 and 6). See more »

Quotes

Shinji Ikari: [naked] Misato! There's a...
Misato Katsuragi: Oh, him? His name's pen pen. He's just another lodger.
Misato Katsuragi: So uh... heh heh heh... why don't you cover up?
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Crazy Credits

A different version of "Fly Me to the Moon" is played in each episode. See more »

Connections

Remade as Evangerion shin gekijôban: Kyu (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Zankoku na Tenshi no Têze
(A Cruel Angel's Thesis)
Opening theme
Performed by Yôko Takahashi
Lyrics by Neko Oikawa
Music by Hidetoshi Satô
Arrangement by Toshiyuki Ômori
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The most controversial, talked about, and yes, impressive anime series ever...
16 March 2000 | by See all my reviews

Well, what can I say about a series that's as absolutely mind-blowing as the 26 episodes and two movies that make up Neon Genesis Evangelion? This is, quite simply, a masterpiece. What starts out as a simple "save the world" mecha story evolves into a shocking and powerful psychological drama full of conspiracy, dysfunctional characters, and some of the most harrowingly emotional and painful fight scenes ever. Don't let the first several episodes fool you- they're entertaining enough, but the power of the series remains hidden.

When I popped in the first video, I was excited to see a new anime, but otherwise pretty relaxed. By the end of episode 18 or so, my heart was racing, and I was nearly in tears. It never let up after that. This is not just an anime. This is an experience.


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