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Neon Genesis Evangelion 

Shin Seiki Evangelion (original title)
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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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Hideaki Anno
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2006   1997   1996   1995  
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Series cast summary:
Spike Spencer Spike Spencer ...  Shinji Ikari 26 episodes, 1995-1996
Allison Keith ...  Misato Katsuragi 26 episodes, 1995-1996
Sue Ulu ...  Ritsuko Akagi 26 episodes, 1995-1996
Amanda Winn Lee ...  Rei Ayanami 26 episodes, 1995-1996
Tristan MacAvery ...  Gendo Ikari 26 episodes, 1995-1996
Tiffany Grant ...  Asuka Langly Soryu 26 episodes, 1995-1996
Guil Lunde Guil Lunde ...  Kozo Fuyutsuki 26 episodes, 1995-1996
Matt Greenfield ...  Makoto Hyuga 26 episodes, 1995-1996
Kendra Benham Kendra Benham ...  Maya Ibuki 26 episodes, 1995-1996
Jason Lee Jason Lee ...  Shigeru Aoba 26 episodes, 1995-1996
Carrie Keranen ...  Misato Katsuragi (2019 re-dub) 26 episodes, 1995-1996
Casey Mongillo ...  Shinji Ikari (2019 re-dub) 26 episodes, 1995-1996
Ryan Bartley ...  Rei Ayanami (2019 re-dub) 25 episodes, 1995-1996
Pedro de Aguillón Pedro de Aguillón ...  Seele Member 25 episodes, 1995-1996
Erica Lindbeck ...  Ritsuko Akagi (2019 re-dub) 25 episodes, 1995-1996
Christine Marie Cabanos ...  Maya Ibuki (2019 re-dub) 24 episodes, 1995-1996
Daniel Mk Cohen ...  Makoto Hyuga (2019 re-dub) 24 episodes, 1995-1996
Ray Chase ...  Gendo Ikari (2019 re-dub) 23 episodes, 1995-1996
JP Karliak ...  Kouzou Fuyutsuki (2019 re-dub) 22 episodes, 1995-1996
Joe Pisano Joe Pisano ...  Toji Suzuhara 18 episodes, 1995-1996
Kurt Stoll Kurt Stoll ...  Kensuke Aida 18 episodes, 1995-1996
Stephanie McKeon ...  Asuka Langely Soryu (2019 re-dub) 18 episodes, 1995-1996
Aaron Krohn ...  Ryoji Kaji 17 episodes, 1995-1996
Carol Amerson ...  Hikari Horaki 17 episodes, 1995-1996
Ben Diskin ...  Kensuke Aida (2019 re-dub) 17 episodes, 1995-1996
Johnny Yong Bosch ...  Tohji Suzuhara (2019 re-dub) 16 episodes, 1995-1996
Billy Kametz Billy Kametz ...  Shigeru Aoba (2019 re-dub) 16 episodes, 1995-1996
Greg Chun ...  Ryoji Kaji (2019 re-dub) 15 episodes, 1995-1996
Abby Trott ...  Hikari Horaki (2019 re-dub) 14 episodes, 1995-1996
Kotono Mitsuishi ...  Misato Katsuragi / ... 13 episodes, 1995-1996
Yuriko Yamaguchi Yuriko Yamaguchi ...  Ritsuko Akagi / ... 13 episodes, 1995-1996
Megumi Ogata ...  Shinji Ikari / ... 13 episodes, 1995-1996
Robbie Friedman Robbie Friedman ...  Additional Voices 13 episodes, 1996
Henry Dittman ...  Council Member C (2019 re-dub) / ... 12 episodes, 1995-1996
Fumihiko Tachiki ...  Gendô Ikari / ... 11 episodes, 1995-1996
Hiro Yûki Hiro Yûki ...  Makoto Hyûga / ... 11 episodes, 1995-1996
Megumi Hayashibara ...  Rei Ayanami / ... 11 episodes, 1995-1996
Yûko Miyamura Yûko Miyamura ...  Asuka Langley Sôryû / ... 11 episodes, 1995-1996
Lucien Dodge ...  Seele (2019 re-dub) 11 episodes, 1995-1996
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Storyline

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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The death of ideals, from a Symbolic idea trough Imaginery of the Real. See more »


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Trivia

In the Japanese version, Asuka never speaks any German as producers never assumed the show would be seen in Germany. The English dub produced by ADV Films however did have sprinklings of German dialogue in, given Asuka's English voice, Tiffany Grant actually had a background in German and was able to write it in herself. 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

Ritsuko Akagi: So, how was Rei today?
[Gendou does not answer]
Ritsuko Akagi: You DID see her at the hospital this afternoon, didn't you?
Gendô Ikari: She will be ready to work again in twenty days. By then, we'll be ready to reactivate Unit 00 from cryo-stasis.
Ritsuko Akagi: It's so hard on these poor children.
Gendô Ikari: There is no one else who can pilot the Evas. As long as they survive, that is what I'll have them do.
Ritsuko Akagi: With no regard to what they might want?
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Crazy Credits

Episode 26 on A.D. Vision's Evangelion Platinum Edition Vol. 7 DVD has a hidden ending featuring Spike Spencer in character as Shinji, which can be heard by going to the credits of that episode and switching to the fourth audio track. See more »

Alternate Versions

Episode 22:
  • This episode opens with a Asuka and Kaji on a battleship en-route for Japan. After this scene, comes the first scene of the regular 22nd episode, but with improved animation.
  • Improved animation with the Eva-02 fixing.
  • Improved animation with Misato talking to Hyuga.
  • New scene: Asuka stands on a platform trying to call someone but is continually disconnected. She turns around and sees Shinji talking and smiling with Rei.
  • After the scene of her phone call with her pseudo-mother, Asuka stands above her draining bath at Misato's apartment and laments over her situation.
  • Improved animation (you can see the new chairs) when Ritsuko and Misato talks.
  • Improved animation when Asuka is in NERV¡s bathroom, and then, when she and Rei are in the elevator (this scene can also be found in the movie "Death")
  • The animation quality of Asuka's battle with the Angel is vastly improved and lots of new images added to make it more deep in some places.
  • When Rei pulls the Spear from Lilith, Lilith grows legs as she did in the film "Death". Then, and interesting thing happens when the Spear is thrown into the 16th Angel. Finally, instead of seeing the Spear pierced in the Moon, we see it spinning.
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Connections

Featured in The Know's Top 10s: Top 10 Piloted Mechs (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Fly Me to the Moon
Ending theme
Performed by Claire, Yôko Takahashi, Kaoru Morota (as Aya), Kotono Mitsuishi, Megumi Hayashibara, Yuko Miyamura
Music and Lyrics by Bart Howard
Arrangement by Toshiyuki Ômori
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User Reviews

Beautiful
21 January 2005 | by MARVELMANIAC69See all my reviews

My Mother bought me the boxset off this that ADV released as a Christmas present last year and I must say I felt like bowing to me saying giving her a thousand thank you's.

This is the best show ever created, the characters are so lovable and their backgrounds are so depressing, this is how all anime's should be made that try to make statements that psychologicly screw you up and keep you glued to the screen, breath taken.

This show starts off on quite a light level and by the end you'll be broken down in tears, and really makes you think about life.

This is a classic in anime.

10 out of 10


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Official Sites:

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Country:

Japan

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Japanese | English

Release Date:

20 August 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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