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Evangerion shin gekijôban: Jo (2007)

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The fate of the world is threatened by seemingly monstrous entities known as Angels. NERV is an organisation set up to counter this threat and it is up to young pilots to protect Earth but exactly what are the real motives behind NERV?

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Hideaki Anno (screenplay), Yoshiki Sakurai (screenplay cooperation)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Megumi Ogata ... Shinji Ikari (voice)
Megumi Hayashibara ... Rei Ayanami / Yui Ikari / Pen Pen (voice)
Kotono Mitsuishi ... Misato Katsuragi (voice)
Yuriko Yamaguchi Yuriko Yamaguchi ... Ritsuko Akagi (voice)
Akira Ishida ... Kaworu Nagisa (voice)
Fumihiko Tachiki ... Gendô Ikari (voice)
Motomu Kiyokawa Motomu Kiyokawa ... Kozo Fuyutsuki (voice)
Miki Nagasawa Miki Nagasawa ... Maya Ibuki (voice)
Takehito Koyasu ... Shigeru Aoba (voice)
Hiro Yûki Hiro Yûki ... Makoto Hyuga (voice) (as Hiro Yuki)
Tomokazu Seki ... Toji Suzuhara (voice)
Tetsuya Iwanaga Tetsuya Iwanaga ... Kensuke Aida (voice)
Junko Iwao ... Hikari Horaki (voice)
Mugihito Mugihito ... Kiel Lorenz (voice)
Akiko Hiramatsu ... (voice)
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Storyline

The fate of the world is threatened by seemingly monstrous entities known as Angels. NERV is an organisation set up to counter this threat and it is up to young pilots to protect Earth but exactly what are the real motives behind NERV?

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for action violence and some nudity | See all certifications »

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

1 September 2007 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Neon Gensis: Evangelion 1.01 You Are (Not) Alone See more »

Filming Locations:

Tokyo, Japan

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

JPY 280,143,625 (Japan), 2 September 2007, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,579, 3 July 2009, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$107,797, 6 November 2009
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Gainax,Khara Corporation See more »
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Dolby Digital EX | DTS-ES

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Co-director Kazuya Tsurumaki agreed to join the project on the condition that Hideaki Anno would have the third movie focus on "Rei 3" (the third Rei Clone). See more »

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Something new for the newbies ... former fans will NOT be disappointed!
31 March 2008 | by rocketdive2001See all my reviews

When I learn that there was a remake of the classic series, i asked myself, what kind of mess are they getting themselves into? After the opening few moments of the movie, i only said to myself, how wrong was i to underestimate the decision ... because easily this could be one of the best animes ever made in history.

First off, years ago, i was decently hooked on the TV series version. When i finished it, i was honestly quiet upset that the plot was going to heck at many points, not providing a decent link to things. I always liked the earlier episodes where Shinji and gang battle all the angels that attacked, but i didn't quite enjoy how things were towards the end ...

Death & Rebirth was a good attempt to try to provide a better ending to the series. But frankly i always felt it wasn't enough ... years later, thank god we may have the best version of the Evangelion saga in the making ... starting with "You Are (Not) Alone".

Not just additional artwork and more CG enhancements are added into the movie, the story summarizes the opening few episodes of the original series and (this is my own opinion) tweaked the script alittle. It's a lot easier to understand the plot and intention of the characters, and with all the plot making more sense than the original series, all you need next is the action.

The fights between the angels and the Eva 01 (and 00') are much more interesting to watch, as the fights seem much longer and more details are added into how the battles are fought. Remember the first time Shinji pilots the EVA01 into battle and it went berserk? I'm much more excited this time when i watched the fight scene! As for the cinematic experience, i don't think watching it on DVD does this movie any justice. If you can, do attempt to catch this in a CINEMA because the experience is very much rewarding! I'm thankful i didn't miss this movie version, it's worth every cent i paid! I don't need to go into the plot of the movie, you can easily pick it up from internet sites, just know that this isn't the end yet and business is going to pick up once the next one comes along. Shinji is still how everyone remembers him to be ... the hedgehog dilemma comes into mind when you talk about him and he's still like that in this movie! I hope this comment will send more people rushing into the cinema to catch this movie, after i was done, i felt sorry that so many seats in the cinema are empty ... everyone has missed out on this masterpiece edition of the Evangelion series!


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