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Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion (1997)

Shin seiki Evangelion Gekijô-ban: Air/Magokoro wo, kimi ni (original title)
Not Rated | | Animation, Action, Drama | 2005 (Germany)
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Concurrent theatrical ending of the TV series Shin Seiki Evangerion (1995).

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Hideaki Anno (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Megumi Ogata ... Shinji Ikari (voice)
Megumi Hayashibara ... Rei Ayanami / Yui Ikari (voice)
Yûko Miyamura Yûko Miyamura ... Asuka Langley Sôryû (voice)
Kotono Mitsuishi ... Misato Katsuragi (voice)
Yuriko Yamaguchi Yuriko Yamaguchi ... Ritsuko Akagi (voice)
Fumihiko Tachiki ... Gendô Ikari (voice)
Akira Ishida ... Kaworu Nagisa (voice)
Motomu Kiyokawa Motomu Kiyokawa ... Kôzô Fuyutsuki (voice)
Mugihito Mugihito ... Keel Lorentz (voice)
Takehito Koyasu ... Shigeru Aoba (voice)
Hiro Yûki Hiro Yûki ... Makoto Hyûga (voice)
Miki Nagasawa Miki Nagasawa ... Maya Ibuki (voice)
Spike Spencer ... Shinji Ikari (voice)
Amanda Winn Lee ... Rei Ayanami / Yui Ikari (voice) (as Amanda Winn)
Tiffany Grant ... Asuka Langley Sohryuu (voice)
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Storyline

After the defeat of the final Angel, Shinji Ikari falls into a deep depression. When SEELE orders the JSSDF to make a surprise attack on NERV's headquarters, Gendo Ikari retreats down into Terminal Dogma along with Rei Ayanami, where he begins to advance his own plans for the Human Instrumentality Project. Eventually, Shinji is pushed to the limits of his sanity as he is forced to decide the fate of humanity. Written by J. S

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Wouldn't it be nice if everyone would just die? See more »


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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

2005 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion See more »

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Dolby Digital | DTS-ES (DTS-ES 6.1) (North American DVD/Blu-ray release)| Dolby Digital EX (North American DVD/Blu-ray release)

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

While advertised as comprising of two episodes, it actually is three episodes, the first one being there only to keep the narrative intact for people who are only able to get hold of this film. See more »

Quotes

Shinji Ikari: No-one understands me.
Rei Ayanami: You never understood anything.
Shinji Ikari: I thought this was supposed to be a world without pain and without uncertainty.
Rei Ayanami: That's because you thought that everyone else felt the same as you do.
Shinji Ikari: You betrayed me! You betrayed my feelings!
Rei Ayanami: You misunderstood from the very beginning. You just believed what you wanted to believe.
Shinji Ikari: Nobody wants me, so they can all just die.
Rei Ayanami: Then what is your hand for?
Shinji Ikari: Nobody cares whether I live or die. Nothing will change... so they can all just die...
Rei Ayanami: Then...
[...]
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Crazy Credits

The credits are shown at the halfway point of the movie instead of at the end. Also, they rise in a helix pattern instead of rising straight up. See more »

Alternate Versions

There are a few minor differences in the "Genesis 13 and 14" Japanese home video version of the film. This version has not been released outside of Japan: (a. In the original theatrical version of the film, the credits for the entire movie ran halfway through (after the first episode, "Air/ Love is Destructive") on a red, spinning CG Helix, with the full version of "THANATOS
  • If I Can't Be Yours" playing. Episode 26 ends with a black screen. In the "Genesis 13 and 14" home video edition, each episode has its own set of credits scrolling against a different background. Episode 25's credits play to an abridged version of THANATOS, while Episode 26 (to the dismay of many) was given its own set of credits, playing to a sped up version of "Jesus bliebt meine Freunde". (b. A "preview" for episode 26 was added after the first set of credits. This was not present in the theatrical version. (c. Before Shinji begins strangling Asuka within his psychological montage, the kanji for "No" appears in a word bubble beside Asuka's face in response to his request. In the original theatrical version of the film, the word was spoken.
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Migawari no Shin'nyuu
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Music and arrangement by Shiro Sagisu
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Art direction can define a movie!
10 July 2009 | by redskindavSee all my reviews

" How Disgusting" the last line of the movie may be in the minds of must viewers who see this film. This being an alternate ending to the post modern epic TV series Neon Genesis Evangelion. But although many viewers will probably leave either the theaters or their living room confused and dumbfounded this film is a great alternate conclusion to the TV series. The thing that makes this movie perfect is the fact that although one may not understand the details and significant plot points in the movie one can just marvel at the art direction and stunningly beautiful backgrounds present throughout the film. I myself am confused on some points of the film and the series but that does not harden my outlook on this film. Many hardcore fans have the luxury of understanding the plot and connecting the significance of each character to one another. I am glad that Anno gave us an ending that most fans agree is better than the TV ending. I think this film is a treat for all viewers and is one of the best anime movies i have ever seen. Even if one has not seen the anime TV series before, one can just marvel at the spectacular visuals displayed throughout the film and more importantly knowing the plot of the film is just a treat that adds to the films perfection. Overall even though this film leaves us a lot of questions the opportunity to find those answers makes this film and this film experience a reward for film watchers everywhere.

Direction: 10/10 Art: 10/10 Acting: 10/10 Plot: 10/10 Sound: 10/10 Writing: 10/10 Overall: 10/10


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