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Sex & Nudity

  • An offscreen sex scene where we hear several moans. We see the man and woman before and after they do the deed shortly (a couple of brief shoulder-up shots and their arms locking).
  • Three characters (one boy, two girls) walk naked into their robots shortly due to an experiment.
  • A sort of aquarium containing naked girls is seen momentarily, nudity is not detailed or sexual. There is some more nudity of a similar nature in the series.
  • A girl floats naked in a tube shortly, mostly censored by metal rods.
  • A timid boy accidentally falls on a towel-clad girl, and his hand ends up on one of her breasts (brief) while she is nude (we only see arms and legs shortly). She then stands up and dresses herself, so we see her back shortly.
  • A man gropes a woman in an elevator (short).
  • A boy is implied to have a morning wood, and gets discovered by a girl.
  • Female characters appear nude during the intro.

Violence & Gore

  • Most of the early episodes are less blody, but the later ones can get pretty graphic.
  • An Eva is shot through the face with an Angel's weapon, spraying massive amounts of blood.
  • An Angel's face is destroyed by a punch from a berserk Eva, briefly splattering blood everywhere. Blood is then shown on the surroundings.
  • An Eva attacks another Eva viciously, crushing it's head and tearing out it's internal organs and eating them. We see the intestines fly out, as well as the crushed brain matter and eyeball of the Eva. Very bloody and disturbing.
  • Blood gushes out and rains down after an orb-shaped Angel is killed. An essentially dead Angel is also eaten by a berserk Eva (mostly offscreen), we briefly see it tearing out a fleshy chunk.
  • The metal limbs of Evas are occasionally ripped off, with blood spraying out.
  • Due to their synchronization, the early teenage Eva pilots feel pain from all the battle violence, including burns, losing body parts, etc. There a few instances of them being injured afterwards from unexpectedly bad runs.
  • A few dead people have some blood splatter surrounding them from a gunshot wound or two. Conventional human violence is fairly rare.


  • Occasional uses of 'bastard', 'damn', 'goddamn', and 'hell' in the subtitles. 'Bitch' is used more rarely. There is a single use of 'Fuck'
  • The dub has around the same amount of profanity, though with the occasionally added use of "shit". Asuka, a main character, will often say "scheisse", the German equivalent to it, also in one episode she says "Dummkopf" which means 'Douchebag' in English.

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • 4 or 5 instances of casual beer drinking from a female character, as her house is cluttered with beer cans. We see her drink heavily a couple of times later on.
  • Very occasional smoking scenes.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • The series is sometimes unpleasant and/or disturbing, and it contains intense violence.
  • A few characters are off-putting, with Ritsuko being the biggest offender.
  • A protagonist has recurring mental breakdowns and there are a couple of implied suicide attempts.
  • Grotesque imagery is shown infrequently, with most of it being in the final episodes.
  • A small child is briefly strangled to death near the end of the series, after she gleefully taunts the attacker.
  • The last few episodes are extremely psychologically distressing.
  • Most if not all of the main characters are very mentally disturbed, and go through severe psychological trauma over the course of the series.
  • Suggested MPAA Rating: R for violence, sexual content, nudity, and brief language.


The Parents Guide items below may give away important plot points.

Sex & Nudity

  • A very infamous scene shows the main protagonist, shinji ikari, trying to wake up his comatose crush, asuka. He accidentally unbuttons her shirt and her breasts are seen. The worst part is that he supposedly masturbates because we see his hand covered in semen

Violence & Gore

  • We see battles between the protagonist Evas and antagonist Angels (both biological beings), with blood spraying frequently.

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