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Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance (2009)

Evangerion shin gekijôban: Ha (original title)
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Under constant attack by Angels, NERV introduces two new pilots: the mysterious Makinami Mari Illustrous and the intense Asuka Langley Shikinami. Parallel to the incursion, Gendo Ikari and ... See full summary »

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Hideaki Anno (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kotono Mitsuishi ... Misato Katsuragi (voice)
Megumi Ogata ... Shinji Ikari (voice)
Megumi Hayashibara ... Rei Ayanami / Pen Pen / Yui Ikari (voice)
Yûko Miyamura Yûko Miyamura ... Asuka Langley Shikinami (voice)
Fumihiko Tachiki ... Gendo Ikari (voice)
Yuriko Yamaguchi Yuriko Yamaguchi ... Ritsuko Akagi (voice)
Maaya Sakamoto ... Mari Illustrious Makinami (voice)
Miki Nagasawa Miki Nagasawa ... Maya Ibuki (voice)
Kôichi Yamadera ... Ryoji Kaji (voice)
Motomu Kiyokawa Motomu Kiyokawa ... Kouzou Fuyutsuki (voice)
Hiro Yûki Hiro Yûki ... Makoto Hyuga (voice)
Takehito Koyasu ... Shigeru Aoba (voice)
Tetsuya Iwanaga Tetsuya Iwanaga ... Kensuke Aida (voice)
Tomokazu Seki ... Toji Suzuhara (voice)
Mugihito Mugihito ... Kiel Lorenz (voice)
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Storyline

Under constant attack by Angels, NERV introduces two new pilots: the mysterious Makinami Mari Illustrous and the intense Asuka Langley Shikinami. Parallel to the incursion, Gendo Ikari and SEELE proceed the secret project that involves both Rei and Shinji. Written by Anime News Network

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In The War Between Heaven and Earth, Salvation is Machine.


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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese | German

Release Date:

27 June 2009 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Evangelion 2.22: You Can (Not) Advance See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$84,157, 23 January 2011

Gross USA:

$133,640

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$41,177,742
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Runtime:

(extended cut) | (theatrical)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital EX | DTS (DTS HD Master Audio)| Dolby (Dolby TrueHD)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The new Asuka's last name comes from the Japanese destroyer Shikinami, Yard number: Destroyer No. 46, Laid down: 6 July 1928, Launched: 22 June 1929, Commissioned: 24 December 1929, Struck: 10 October 1944 and sunk in action in 12 September 1944. The older last name "Soryu" came from the "Japanese aircraft carrier Soryu" one of the famous aircrafts Sunk by air attack at the battle of Midway in 4 June, 1942. See more »

Goofs

The Angel Zeruel manages to blast through every layer of armor above the GeoFront. In the English dub Hyuga says that there are 27 layers, while in the Japanese dub he says that there are 24 layers (as indicated by the on-screen display). See more »

Quotes

Unit-01 Dummy Plug System: [during start-up, in reverse] Freedom is an illusion. All you will lose is the emotion of pride. To be dominated by me is not as bad for human pride as to be dominated by others of your species.
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Crazy Credits

At the end of the credits, there is a scene where EVA-01 is pierced with the LLance of Longinus, thrown by Kaworu Nagisa piloting the Evangelion Mark.06, who says that he will show Shinji "true happiness." See more »

Connections

References Colossus: The Forbin Project (1970) See more »

Soundtracks

Beautiful World -PLANiTb Acoustica Mix
Performed by Hikaru Utada
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I was so excited for this but it was so bad compared to the average series
22 January 2016 | by pinkarraySee all my reviews

Anno attempts to make the series better and reboot it for the teenagers who were not born around the time the old series came out. But this was a failed attempt to modify an already flawed series and making it worse by changing some of the characters and the animation while deciding to make a 2-hour long franchise of movies to try to squeeze in all the depth of the series.

Asuka has changed from a depressed kid with mommy issues to a wise- talking gossiper with an aloof personality. There is little depth to her and she is now more interested in puppets. All we get is that she is captain and her name has also changed. Misato is more tactful when it comes to arguments. Kaji is more boring as he seems to serve no purpose.

And that Spider Girl that is, Mari is not needed. There is some fanservice here which is probably going to please the boys. And Asuka has replaced Toji in being Eva 3.0's pilot. Which caused me to drop it and I had enough of seeing my favorite character tortured.

Shinji's face is too goofy-looking for me but other than that, the updated animation is kind of special to watch but the series is a little too old to be remaking so that we can use this style of animation. Unless they can try to find a way to use animation that's closer to the original series.

Now, I watched this before I watched Kare Kano but when I watched it, I noticed that its music has been copied onto here, making it unoriginal. The characters' voices are different from what they used to sound like.

Anno needs to stop giving this overrated series a new makeover just to please the fans of it.

Verdict: 3.5/10


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