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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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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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Language:

Japanese

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Gendô Ikari: [pointing a gun at Ritsuko] Ritsuko Akagi, I truly...
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If i were to choose between my wife and this movie i would choose this movie
5 November 2005 | by neon_genisis_8See all my reviews

An epic series like Neon Genesis Evangelion comes to a close with the final installment, End of Evangelion. A masterpiece like Neon Genesis Evangelion should have an ending to live up to the show's greatness. End of Evangelion delivers and finally puts an end to the well told but complex story of Evangelion. With all the Angels defeated will SEELE be able to pull off its underlying ultimate plan? Will End of Evangelion bring the demise of the lovable characters of Evangelion? End of Evangelion starts off with the invasion of NERV as order by the secretive organization SEELE. SEELE is trying to seize EVA Unit 01 so they can start the Third Impact and realize their plans. The fate of mankind lies in Shinji Ikari who has psychologically given up at the start of the movie because of certain choices he makes. Meanwhile Asuka is being tormented because of her mother's death in the past.

The movie has some of the best animating I have seen in an anime movie. The animation is fluid and smooth. It is very well done by I.G. Productions (who did Ghost in the Shell and FLCL) and GAINAX Studios. Although I am a fan of the original Japanese cast, the English dub of this movie is one of the best dubs I have ever heard in an anime movie. The sound quality is amazing on the DVD, boasting 5.1 Dolby Digital EX Surround Sound in both English and Japanese. The DVD also includes a bonus commentary track with the voice actors and actresses; led by the voice actress who does Rei's voice in the English dub. It offers a lot of insight into the movie.

The story the movie follows is brilliant. Many fans of the series who were disappointed with the final two episodes of Evangelion; most think that End of Evangelion is an alternative ending. End of Evangelion tells the same story that episodes 25 and 26 but in the way the creators of the series originally wanted it. A great team like the one who made Evangelion would not change their artistic vision to meet the demands of lack luster fans. Director Hideaki Anno does an excellent in telling the story of the movie that puts Evangelion to a close.

End of Evangelion only falls short in one aspect. Many fans of the movie find it confusing and do not get the full point of the movie. They are disappointed in End of Evangelion because they lack understanding of the story. But this is not End of Evangelion's fault. The movie does an excellent job of telling the story and any fan who wants insight into this movie should watch it with the commentary and read the synopsis. I rather not hand anyone the answers but let them take it upon themselves to go out to find them. Once fans understand everything that is happening in the movie, they will see why it is such a masterpiece.

The movie End of Evangelion is one of the best movies ever created; it is second to none. The movie is excellent, the story development is incredible and the characters are brilliant. End of Evangelion is a true work of genius and deserves a perfect rating.


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