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


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"Arschloch", as in Asuka's line "Eat this Arschloch!", is German for "asshole". 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 what is ...
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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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Soundtracks

Hajimari e no Touhi
(Escape to the Beginning)
Music and arrangement by Shiro Sagisu
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The Magnus Opus of anime
19 March 2006 | by etg1701See all my reviews

I am at a loss for words to describe this work. It does for anime what Beethoven's 9th or Wagner's Ring cycle did for classical music. End of Evangelion combines intense action with emotional drama superbly. A number of scenes depicting graphic violence and sexual content will probably bother some viewers. These scenes, however, serve to underscore the themes of the movie for the most part.

The animation is excellent and the music is great (and features a number of nice works by Bach) and the symbolism is truly rich and elaborate, involving many elements of Christianity and Judaism as the entire series is sort of a take on the Apocalypse. However, as many have already mentioned, watching the anime series before hand is necessary to even remotely understand what is going on.


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Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

2005 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

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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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