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Shin Seiki Evangerion 

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

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 Kozo Fuyutsuki 26 episodes, 1995-1996
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 Makoto Hyuga 26 episodes, 1995-1996
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 Shigeru Aoba 26 episodes, 1995-1996
Pedro de Aguillón ...
 Seele Member 25 episodes, 1995-1996
Joe Pisano ...
Kurt Stoll ...
 Kensuke Aida 18 episodes, 1995-1996
Aaron Krohn ...
Carol Amerson ...
 Hikari Horaki 17 episodes, 1995-1996
Kotono Mitsuishi ...
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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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Trivia

In the preview for the "TV version" of episode 22 (broadcast before the "director's cut" was produced), subliminal messages written in multicolored text on a white background are rapidly flashed on the screen. These were actually not used in the TV version and were relegated to the extended "mental attack" scenes added for the DC version. Interestingly, the preview for the DC version features subliminal text written in white over a black background, which appeared in both versions. See more »

Goofs

Several of the appearances of EVAS, the size of the robots in terms of the proportion of the stage, constantly changing. In some cases show a height of about 83 feet, when Evas are in the HQ this size is reduced to 65 feet, then appear as large as a fourteen-store building. See more »

Quotes

Misato Katsuragi: This is your home now, so make yourself comfortable. And take advantage of everything here, except me.
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Crazy Credits

Episode 26 on A.D. Vision's Evangelion Platinum Edition Vol. 7 DVD has a hidden ending featuring Spike Spencer in character as Shinji, which can be heard by going to the credits of that episode and switching to the fourth audio track. See more »

Connections

Spoofed in Ever Re-Take (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Zankoku na Tenshi no Têze
(A Cruel Angel's Thesis)
Opening theme
Performed by Yôko Takahashi
Lyrics by Neko Oikawa
Music by Hidetoshi Satô
Arrangement by Toshiyuki Ômori
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The most controversial, talked about, and yes, impressive anime series ever...
16 March 2000 | by See all my reviews

Well, what can I say about a series that's as absolutely mind-blowing as the 26 episodes and two movies that make up Neon Genesis Evangelion? This is, quite simply, a masterpiece. What starts out as a simple "save the world" mecha story evolves into a shocking and powerful psychological drama full of conspiracy, dysfunctional characters, and some of the most harrowingly emotional and painful fight scenes ever. Don't let the first several episodes fool you- they're entertaining enough, but the power of the series remains hidden.

When I popped in the first video, I was excited to see a new anime, but otherwise pretty relaxed. By the end of episode 18 or so, my heart was racing, and I was nearly in tears. It never let up after that. This is not just an anime. This is an experience.


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