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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

The story for "Evangelion" came from Yoshiyuki Tomino's series "Space Runaway Ideon". Anno has gone on record saying that Tomino-sensei and his stories (such as "Mobile Suit Gundam") were his biggest inspirations. See more »

Goofs

In one episode, Rei and Shinji exchange EVAs during an experiment in synchronizing. However, when Shinji speaks to Rei over the video link, her display shows him as broadcasting from "EVA-01", his normal EVA, when he should be shown in "EVA-00", her normal EVA. See more »

Quotes

[EVA-02 will not start because Shinji is in the cockpit with Asuka]
Asuka Langley Sôryû: It's mental static! I told you, if you HAVE to think, think in German!
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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 »

Connections

Referenced in Sailor and the Seven Ballz (2000) 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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Beautiful
21 January 2005 | by See 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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