A teenage boy finds himself recruited as a member of an elite team of pilots by his father.

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Series cast summary:
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)
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 Asuka Langly Soryu (26 episodes, 1995-1996)
Guil Lunde ...
 Kozo Fuyutsuki (26 episodes, 1995-1996)
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 Makoto Hyuga (26 episodes, 1995-1996)
Kendra Benham ...
 Maya Ibuki (26 episodes, 1995-1996)
Jason Lee ...
 Shigeru Aoba (26 episodes, 1995-1996)
Pedro de Aguillón ...
 Seele Member (25 episodes, 1995-1996)
Joe Pisano ...
 Toji Suzuhara (18 episodes, 1995-1996)
Kurt Stoll ...
 Kensuke Aida (18 episodes, 1995-1996)
Aaron Krohn ...
 Ryoji Kaji (17 episodes, 1995-1996)
Carol Amerson ...
 Hikari Horaki (17 episodes, 1995-1996)
Kotono Mitsuishi ...
 Misato Katsuragi / ... (13 episodes, 1995-1996)
Yuriko Yamaguchi ...
 Ritsuko Akagi / ... (13 episodes, 1995-1996)
Megumi Ogata ...
 Shinji Ikari / ... (13 episodes, 1995-1996)
Fumihiko Tachiki ...
 Gendô Ikari / ... (11 episodes, 1995-1996)
Hiro Yuuki ...
 Makoto Hyûga / ... (11 episodes, 1995-1996)
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 Rei Ayanami / ... (11 episodes, 1995-1996)
Yûko Miyamura ...
 Asuka Langley Sôryû / ... (11 episodes, 1995-1996)
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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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Animax Latin America was in charge of dubbing Evangelion Director's Cut this dubbing was made in Argentina in 2007, Based in the original dubbing done in Mexico in 2000. From the Original Mexican version Voice cast, only were called the actors Víctor Ugarte as Shinji Ikari and 'Humberto Solórzano' as Gendo Ikari. See more »

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[Rei is explaining why she doesn't recall her having saved Shinji the day before]
Rei Ayanami: I think... I am the third.
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Fly Me to the Moon
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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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A fanboy Bible
1 July 2004 | by See all my reviews

Neon Genesis Evangelion is, without a doubt, the most popular anime of all time. People can't go two sentences without praising how profound and impacting it is, how deep and well thought out it is, how painfully realistic the characters are and what a religious experience it was for them... ... ... Shut up! Please! I can clearly see why this anime is popular, but that doesn't make the reason any less stupid. Now don't get me wrong, I like this anime. Really, I do. But it's so overrated the ''Matrix''-trilogy fails in comparison. And that says a lot.

This anime is not ''profound'', ''intelligent'', ''deep'' or any other word of praise ever given to it. Nor is it realistic. The characters were all two-dimensional and oftentimes annoying, not to mention boring. The plot is supposed to be intelligent, but is nothing more than a bunch of incomprehensible blabber. The animation is nothing special, the music is mediocre and the ending is simply not fulfilling.

Then why is it so popular? Simple... This anime might not be deep or profound or anything, nor are the characters realistic... But the creators did a damn good job making it SEEM like it is. Simply by creating an anime almost opposite of what you've seen before. You can't deny Evangelion's plot and characters were completely different as anything seen in most anime, at that time. Therefore people immediately embraced it as ''realistic'', because of the simple fact that most of these other anime weren't, and this one had to be. The creators pull it further by throwing in countless of pointless religious references and cliched psycho-babble, and it was immediately dubbed brilliant.

But none of these religious references mean anything, or stand for anything. None of these characters are realistic... Unless you call people suffering in the worst ways imaginable, with the exact same behaviour at all times, without the slightest sign of development nor change in speech or mood, realistic. I know I don't. I admit the characters are original, at least, but realistic or ''deep'', my ass.

What does this psycho-babble mean? Nothing. It all sounds like phrases taken from one of Freud's textbooks and randomly scattered throughout the series, once again seemingly meaning something, while it doesn't even serve a purpose. (Despite reminding us once again how unrealistic these characters are)

Quite frankly, there's nothing deep, profound, intelligent or realistic about Evangelion. When it comes down to it, it's a gigantic show of vagueness. Then why do I like it? I love vague stuff. I really enjoy watching EVA and then trying to fill in the pieces for myself. I like it gives me something to think about.

But it's so horribly overrated it's annoying to hear people praise it again, in the exact same way as everyone else does, with the exact same tone and words. This almost ruins it for me.

Guys... Get a grip, please. It doesn't interest me anymore to hear how ''deep'' you thought this series, because it's quite clear to me now that it isn't. Stop praising this series in the same, bland way, over and over again. We got the picture. You were fooled by the creators to believe something that wasn't there. Along with all the other thousands. It means nothing.


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