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Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone (2007)

Evangelion Shin Gekijôban: Jo (original title)
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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?

Writers:

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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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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Trivia

Alexis Tipton and Johnny Bruce Lewis's anime debut. See more »

Connections

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

Soundtracks

Beautiful World
Written by Hikaru Utada
Performed by Hikaru Utada
Courtesy of EMI Music Japan
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An epic visual feast for both new and long-time fans alike
12 June 2008 | by piratemath-1See all my reviews

I was a large fan of both the original series, the half-release 'Death and Rebirth' and the replacement ending 'The End of Evangelion', so I'm not giving this praise as some guy who's just walked in on this.

I am extremely pleased with this new iteration of Evangelion. I don't even know where to begin ... Gainax threw out everything they had, completely redrawing all the animation and backgrounds in painstakingly high detail. It is the most apparent revision to the series at first glance ... all the visuals are top-notch, even the computer-generated graphics which I would typically find unforgivable in a film - but everything is drawn and animated so smooth, and the rare use of CG is so well-integrated into the film that it feels like you haven't been taken out of the organic animation at all.

The storyline is quite similar to the original, though first on the side I want to say they've taken much thought deciding how to develop the characters better; and the result is that the cast is much more believable and their chemistry is quite fantastic. The characters just feel deeper, their emotions are more genuine; it's hard to describe in a review but if you're a fan of the original series you'll find their personalities and interactions much more developed and satisfying.

The plot, as I've said; has not changed too much at this point.. there are exceptions here and there, with the introductions of pivotal locations and characters earlier on; no doubt to lay down continuity for the later installments. (The original Evangelion had a slight problem with eclectic character and plot point introductions.) They have taken care to set the stage more carefully for the first scene this time around; and as shown with the early introduction of an important character Gainax intends to make full use of some fantastic characters that didn't get enough time in the spotlight to really add anything especially deep.

I recommend this film to anybody who is a fan of serious animation; and I would say that it's an absolute must-see for fans of the original series.

It's comforting to know that in a world of poor remakes and extensions of popular titles, that Gainax has their wits about them and shows true dedication in their efforts to make Evangelion into everything that it could possibly be.


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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 USA:

$1,579, 5 July 2009

Gross USA:

$107,797

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$16,299,520
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Gainax, Khara Corporation See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (extended cut)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital EX | DTS-ES

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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