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
Presented as if it is 'Episode 25' and 'Episode 26' of the TV series "Neon Genesis Evangelion". Although the film begins with eight logos, there are no opening credits save for a title reading 'Episode 25: Love is Destructive'. There is a full credit roll at the halfway point of the film, which is the end of 'Episode 25.' The second half of the film is 'Episode 26', and the beginning of this part is the only time the title "The End of Evangelion" is ever displayed, preceded by a dedication from Anno to the animation staff. At the very end of the film (and of 'Episode 26') is a simple 'THE END' title screen, and no ending credits See more »
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 »
Despite being criticized a lot because of the ending and the 'deep' plot, I found both the movie and the original series simply amazing. I've watch anime for almost my entire life and this was one of the few I can empathize with.
I thought it was just some generic mecha anime that got praise a lot in the first place, and I was totally wrong.
I have no words to describe how jarring this outstanding film was.
Ignore the critics, give this series a shot!
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