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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 Neon Genesis Evangelion (1995).

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Hideaki Anno (screenplay)
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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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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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A screenshot of an email death threat to Hideaki Anno from angry fans and a picture of the vandalized Gainax office building are among the random images played toward the end of the film. See more »

Quotes

Gendô Ikari: [pointing a gun at Ritsuko] Ritsuko Akagi, I truly...
[Gendô is shown moving his mouth, but no words are heard]
Ritsuko Akagi: ...Liar.
[Gendô shoots her]
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Crazy Credits

Kadokawa Shoten, TV Tokyo, SEGA Enterprises (now SEGA-Sammy), Production IG, MOVIC, Star Child Records, Toei Animation AND Gainax all have their eye-catch sequence just after the End Of Evangelion flash card titles. This is mainly due to all eight production companies having a stake in the film. See more »

Alternate Versions

Manga Entertainment's 2002 DVD release of the movie contains some noticeable changes from the original film. In the English dub for instance, "splat" sound effects were dubbed into the scene of Misato shooting a trooper in the head and the scene in which the mass-produced Evas explode. Additionally in the dub, a shot in which a trooper attacks a NERV member with a flamethrower now has the added line "Hit 'im again!". Finally, a set of translated credits set to the song "THANATOS ~ If I Can't Be Yours" is shown after the film's conclusion, but unlike the credits appearing halfway through the movie, these credits are shown in the standard "scrolling" fashion. (The original Japanese version of the film has no credits at the end.) These and other alterations are explained by Amanda Winn Lee, the writer, producer and director of the English version, in the DVD's commentary track. However, many fans of the series carry animosities toward Winn Lee for authorizing such changes, and the DVD was criticized for its poor picture quality and errors in the subtitle translation. See more »

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Soundtracks

Munashiki Nagare
(The Passage of Emptiness)
Music and arrangement by Shiro Sagisu
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Well... that sure was a... thing
17 July 2018 | by artur-artborgSee all my reviews

A short transcript of my oral reaction to the opening of the second part of "The End of Evangelion": "Uhm...? Uhm...? Uhm...? Uhm? Uhm!? UHM!? UHM!?!?!?" Er, did... Did Lars von Trier write this? 'cause I feel like Lars von Trier wrote this. Did... Has anyone ever seen Hideaki Anno and von Trier in the same room?

"The End of Evangelion" is a messed-up trainwreck of a masterpiece. It makes "Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me" and "Sedmikrásky" look like rational slice-of-life dramas. It is utterly insane. But also quite brilliant. This film certainly isn't for everyone, but if you enjoy watching minds unravel in insanity on-screen then boy is this movie for you. I give it 9 [Shinji's Crazed Screaming] out of 10


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Release Date:

2005 (Germany) 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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