Shin Seiki Evangerion (1995–1996)
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The Beginning and the End, or 'Knockin' on Heaven's Door' 

Saigo no Shisha (original title)
A despondent Shinji encounters a kind-hearted boy named Kaworu, who quickly becomes his close friend. However, Kaworu (selected earlier as the replacement pilot for EVA-02) is soon revealed to be the final Angel. This turn of events leaves Shinji with a cruel dilemma: saving humanity will mean he must kill his only true friend in the world.

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Shinji Ikari (voice)
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Shinji Ikari (voice)
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Rei Ayanami / Yui Ikari / Pen Pen (voice)
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Misato Katsuragi (voice)
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Ritsuko Akagi (voice)
Yûko Miyamura ...
Asuka Langley Sôryû (voice)
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Rei Ayanami (voice)
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Asuka Langly Soryu (voice)
Yuriko Yamaguchi ...
Ritsuko Akagi (voice)
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Gendo Ikari (voice)
Guil Lunde ...
Kozo Fuyutsuki (voice)
Fumihiko Tachiki ...
Gendô Ikari (voice)
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Makoto Hyuga (voice)
Motomu Kiyokawa ...
Kôzô Fuyutsuki (voice)
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A despondent Shinji encounters a kind-hearted boy named Kaworu, who quickly becomes his close friend. However, Kaworu (selected earlier as the replacement pilot for EVA-02) is soon revealed to be the final Angel. This turn of events leaves Shinji with a cruel dilemma: saving humanity will mean he must kill his only true friend in the world.

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13 March 1996 (Japan)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Goofs

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Quotes

Shinji Ikari: It's time.
Kaworu Nagisa: Time to go?
Shinji Ikari: Yeah. I have to go to bed.
Kaworu Nagisa: With me?
Shinji Ikari: [stutters] No!
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Crazy Credits

A different version of "Fly Me to the Moon" is played in each episode. See more »

Connections

References 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) See more »

Soundtracks

Fly Me to the Moon (Off-Vocal Version)
Ending theme [Instrumental]
Music and Lyrics by Bart Howard
Arrangement by Toshiyuki Ômori
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