Shinji, furious at his father for the orders given in the previous battle, resigns from NERV. But as an Angel lays waste to the Geo-Front and the other Evangelions, he begins to reconsider his hasty ...
A bizarre Angel possessing a spherical shadow in the air and a Dirac sea-type body on the ground absorbs Shinji and EVA-01. While NERV searches for a means of destroying the Angel--even if that means...
The activation of EVA-03 goes awry when an Angel takes control of the unit. With EVA-03 itself re-designated as an Angel, Shinji is faced with the moral dilemma of terminating the rogue Evangelion at...
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?
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 »
14 years have passed since the near third impact. Most of the world has changed except Shinji Ikari who awakens, unaged in a new and strange environment. Misato has formed a group that has ... See full summary »
When the Angels start attacking the planet Earth in the year 2015, only a handful of 14-year-old EVA pilots are able to stop them. Young Shinji Ikari suddenly finds himself forced to pilot EVA-01, a giant organic mecha, designed and constructed by NERV, that is the only thing that can stop the Angels.Written by
The series was released on 13 VHS tapes by ADV Films from from August 20, 1997 to July 7, 1998. Each tape had 2 episodes each. See more »
When Ritsuko is unzipping her wetsuit in episode 1, she is wearing a two-piece swimsuit underneath. When she meets Misato in the elevator in the next scene, she is wearing a one-piece swimsuit. See more »
[Shinji rescues Rei from her battered Eva]
Ayanami! Are you all right? Ayanami! Don't say... Don't say that you have nothing else. Don't say goodbye when you leave on a mission. It's too sad.
Why are you crying? I'm sorry; I don't know what to do of feel at a time like this.
Why don't you try smiling?
[Rei thinks of Gendo smiling, and smiles herself]
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A different version of "Fly Me to the Moon" is played in each episode. See more »
This episode opens with a Asuka and Kaji on a battleship en-route for Japan. After this scene, comes the first scene of the regular 22nd episode, but with improved animation.
Improved animation with the Eva-02 fixing.
Improved animation with Misato talking to Hyuga.
New scene: Asuka stands on a platform trying to call someone but is continually disconnected. She turns around and sees Shinji talking and smiling with Rei.
After the scene of her phone call with her pseudo-mother, Asuka stands above her draining bath at Misato's apartment and laments over her situation.
Improved animation (you can see the new chairs) when Ritsuko and Misato talks.
Improved animation when Asuka is in NERV¡s bathroom, and then, when she and Rei are in the elevator (this scene can also be found in the movie "Death")
The animation quality of Asuka's battle with the Angel is vastly improved and lots of new images added to make it more deep in some places.
When Rei pulls the Spear from Lilith, Lilith grows legs as she did in the film "Death". Then, and interesting thing happens when the Spear is thrown into the 16th Angel. Finally, instead of seeing the Spear pierced in the Moon, we see it spinning.
No Words Can Adequately Express My Hatred For This Series
This incredibly overrated anime television series (26 episodes, 25 minutes each) is about a 14-year-old boy (and two of his girl classmates) who pilots a giant robot to defend Japan against invading beings called Angels. There is very little explanation given to the Angels or why their numbers have increased in recent times, and they just seem to pop out of nowhere for no apparent reason (why not attack all at once instead of at spaced out intervals that are convenient for the humans you're attempting to destroy?). The robot fight scenes attempt to employ a variety of obstacles, but the action itself is poorly executed and boring to watch. Almost every episode seems like a waste of space where nothing of interest occurs.
Some might be intrigued by fans who mention the (very few) symbolic references herein, but that's all they are - shallow one-liners to religious or philosophical concepts that are randomly tossed in with zero craftsmanship. As a whole the series is incredibly tedious due to the superficiality of the characters, who are really nothing more than self-pitying crybabies. The psychology is pathetic, with hopelessly simplistic conflicts like "I hate my father" repeated over and over and over and over again with no progression beyond their face value. It's no understatement to say that these characters plunge this series from time-wasting mediocrity to anger-inducing garbage during the final episodes with their endless, angst-ridden diatribes of excessively repetitive psychobabble (some of which is totally meaningless).
I'm not kidding when I say that this series just got worse and worse as it progressed. Every day I'd look at the DVD set sitting on my living room table and say to myself, "Damn, I've gotta watch the next episode at some point. (sigh) I may as well slug through another one tonight." The real kicker was that the episodes were only 25 minutes long, yet they were somehow able to digress into a completely uninteresting borefest within the opening 10 minutes. This is coming from a guy who will happily sit through 150-minute films with glacial pacing, so my criticism of this series is most damning indeed.
Never in my entire life have I despised watching a series as much as "Evangelion." I had already purchased it based off of all the fanatical comments on IMDb, and I certainly wasn't going to let it collect dust after spending my hard-earned money. What followed was 10 hours of pure, unmitigated torture. My love/hate relationship with anime is turning into a hate/love relationship after this highly acclaimed disaster.
"Evangelion" represents everything anime should NOT be - massive quantities of dull, pretentious tripe under the guise of intelligent cinema. The universal acclaim for this piece of crap is simply unbelievable; and the ridiculous assertions by fans that this series as "one of mankind's greatest achievements" is probably the most stupifying comment I've ever heard on IMDb - and I've seen some doozies.
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