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Neon Genesis Evangelion 

Shin Seiki Evangerion (original title)
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A teenage boy finds himself recruited as a member of an elite team of pilots by his father.

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Hideaki Anno
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Spike Spencer Spike Spencer ...  Shinji Ikari 26 episodes, 1995-1996
Allison Keith ...  Misato Katsuragi 26 episodes, 1995-1996
Sue Ulu ...  Ritsuko Akagi 26 episodes, 1995-1996
Amanda Winn Lee ...  Rei Ayanami 26 episodes, 1995-1996
Tristan MacAvery ...  Gendo Ikari 26 episodes, 1995-1996
Tiffany Grant ...  Asuka Langly Soryu 26 episodes, 1995-1996
Guil Lunde Guil Lunde ...  Kozo Fuyutsuki 26 episodes, 1995-1996
Matt Greenfield ...  Makoto Hyuga 26 episodes, 1995-1996
Kendra Benham Kendra Benham ...  Maya Ibuki 26 episodes, 1995-1996
Jason Lee Jason Lee ...  Shigeru Aoba 26 episodes, 1995-1996
Carrie Keranen ...  Misato Katsuragi (2019 re-dub) 26 episodes, 1995-1996
Casey Mongillo ...  Shinji Ikari (2019 re-dub) 26 episodes, 1995-1996
Ryan Bartley ...  Rei Ayanami (2019 re-dub) 25 episodes, 1995-1996
Pedro de Aguillón Pedro de Aguillón ...  Seele Member 25 episodes, 1995-1996
Erica Lindbeck ...  Ritsuko Akagi (2019 re-dub) 25 episodes, 1995-1996
Christine Marie Cabanos ...  Maya Ibuki (2019 re-dub) 24 episodes, 1995-1996
Daniel Mk Cohen ...  Makoto Hyuga (2019 re-dub) 24 episodes, 1995-1996
Ray Chase ...  Gendo Ikari (2019 re-dub) 23 episodes, 1995-1996
JP Karliak ...  Kouzou Fuyutsuki (2019 re-dub) 22 episodes, 1995-1996
Joe Pisano Joe Pisano ...  Toji Suzuhara 18 episodes, 1995-1996
Kurt Stoll Kurt Stoll ...  Kensuke Aida 18 episodes, 1995-1996
Stephanie McKeon ...  Asuka Langely Soryu (2019 re-dub) 18 episodes, 1995-1996
Aaron Krohn ...  Ryoji Kaji 17 episodes, 1995-1996
Carol Amerson ...  Hikari Horaki 17 episodes, 1995-1996
Ben Diskin ...  Kensuke Aida (2019 re-dub) 17 episodes, 1995-1996
Johnny Yong Bosch ...  Tohji Suzuhara (2019 re-dub) 16 episodes, 1995-1996
Billy Kametz Billy Kametz ...  Shigeru Aoba (2019 re-dub) 16 episodes, 1995-1996
Greg Chun ...  Ryoji Kaji (2019 re-dub) 15 episodes, 1995-1996
Abby Trott ...  Hikari Horaki (2019 re-dub) 14 episodes, 1995-1996
Kotono Mitsuishi ...  Misato Katsuragi / ... 13 episodes, 1995-1996
Yuriko Yamaguchi Yuriko Yamaguchi ...  Ritsuko Akagi / ... 13 episodes, 1995-1996
Megumi Ogata ...  Shinji Ikari / ... 13 episodes, 1995-1996
Robbie Friedman Robbie Friedman ...  Additional Voices 13 episodes, 1996
Henry Dittman ...  Council Member C (2019 re-dub) / ... 12 episodes, 1995-1996
Fumihiko Tachiki ...  Gendô Ikari / ... 11 episodes, 1995-1996
Hiro Yûki Hiro Yûki ...  Makoto Hyûga / ... 11 episodes, 1995-1996
Megumi Hayashibara ...  Rei Ayanami / ... 11 episodes, 1995-1996
Yûko Miyamura Yûko Miyamura ...  Asuka Langley Sôryû / ... 11 episodes, 1995-1996
Lucien Dodge ...  Seele (2019 re-dub) 11 episodes, 1995-1996
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Storyline

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 Chris Cleveland

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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese | English

Release Date:

20 August 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Neon Genesis Evangelion See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(26 episodes) | (entire series)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Tokyo-3 was based on the real-life town of Hakone in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Rei Ayanami: [to Shinji] You're the jerk who was staring at my panties!
Asuka Langley Soryu: Hey, you were the one who was flashing them!
Rei Ayanami: Why are you defending him? Are you riding his baloney pony?
Asuka Langley Soryu: [sweatdrops] WHAT? We're just really good childhood friends!
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Crazy Credits

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

Alternate Versions

The Director's cuts. Look out SPOILERS: Episode 21:
  • Before the opening, and in a way very similar to the movie Death, this scene, where the 2nd Impact is reported.
  • Fuyutsuki living on houseboat: UN agent invites him to join Antarctica expedition to research 2nd Impact.
  • When Fuyutsuki talks about the mysteries around the 2nd Impact, some still images and dialog are added.
  • After this, appears a new scene: when Fuyutsuki is going to confront Gendo regarding the truth of 2nd Impact, he sees Yui on steps of the institute.
  • Yui and Fuyutsuki under a tree with baby Shinji.
  • In the traditional 21st episode, when Naoko Akagi is referring to Yui's death, some flash images are showed. Now in the revised edition, this images are replaced for a single one (at right).
  • Added dialogue when Kaji frees Fuyutsuki from SEELE.
  • Improved animation when Kaji dies.
  • Some scenes are added (but weren't made on purpose for the revised 21st episode) before the famous scene between Misato and her telephone.
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Connections

Featured in Anime Abandon: Plastic Little (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Fly Me to the Moon
Ending theme
Performed by Claire, Yôko Takahashi, Kaoru Morota (as Aya), Kotono Mitsuishi, Megumi Hayashibara, Yuko Miyamura
Music and Lyrics by Bart Howard
Arrangement by Toshiyuki Ômori
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Going against the grain.
5 September 2003 | by SargonarhesSee all my reviews

The series starts out ok, but as it goes on I was growing less and less sympathetic for most of the characters in this series. The show uses a lot of meaningless religious symbolism to distract you from the real story going on here, a whiney teen just looking for some place to belong.

As the series progressed I just grew to hate this show more and more. And then I thought the end was just the suckyest thing I have ever seen. To those that liked this series, fine you're entitled to that opinion. But you're out of your mind to think that every one will like this series, and even more of an egotist to think every one should see this series.

I can not recommend Evangelion to any one, and if you want to watch it, I can't guarantee you will like it. If you want to watch a great Mecha anime series watch anything of Gundam. But if you like pychobabble type anime this one is for you.


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