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Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion (1997)

Shin seiki Evangelion Gekijô-ban: Air/Magokoro wo, kimi ni (original title)
Not Rated | | Animation, Action, Drama | June 2002 (USA)
Concurrent theatrical ending of the TV series "Shin Seiki Evangelion" (1995).

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Megumi Ogata ...
Shinji Ikari (voice)
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Yûko Miyamura ...
Kotono Mitsuishi ...
Yuriko Yamaguchi ...
Ritsuko Akagi (voice)
Fumihiko Tachiki ...
Gendô Ikari (voice)
Akira Ishida ...
Kaworu Nagisa (voice)
Motomu Kiyokawa ...
Mugihito ...
Keel Lorentz (voice)
Takehito Koyasu ...
Shigeru Aoba (voice)
Hiro Yuuki ...
Makoto Hyûga (voice)
Miki Nagasawa ...
Maya Ibuki (voice)
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Shinji Ikari (voice)
Amanda Winn Lee ...
Rei Ayanami / Yui Ikari (voice) (as Amanda Winn)
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After the defeat of the final Angel, Shinji Ikari falls into a deep depression. When SEELE orders the JSSDF to make a surprise attack on NERV's headquarters, Gendo Ikari retreats down into Terminal Dogma along with Rei Ayanami, where he begins to advance his own plans for the Human Instrumentality Project. Eventually, Shinji is pushed to the limits of his sanity as he is forced to decide the fate of humanity. Written by J. S

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Much like Pink Floyd's album "The Dark Side of the Moon" is rumored to synchronize with The Wizard of Oz (1939), this film is said to match with Nine Inch Nails' album "The Downward Spiral". If played together, "Hurt" will coincide with Third Impact. For this to work properly you must start the album on the opening slate with the vertical, white characters and you must pause the album during the intermission credits. See more »

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Shigeru Aoba: Soon individual entities will be unable to maintain their separate forms!
Kôzô Fuyutsuki: The chamber of Gauf is open. The door to both the beginning and the end of the world is open at last.
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The credits are shown at the halfway point of the movie instead of at the end. Also, they rise in a helix pattern instead of rising straight up. See more »

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Manatsu no Shuuen
(The End of Midsummer)
Music and arrangement by Shiro Sagisu
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19 March 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I am at a loss for words to describe this work. It does for anime what Beethoven's 9th or Wagner's Ring cycle did for classical music. End of Evangelion combines intense action with emotional drama superbly. A number of scenes depicting graphic violence and sexual content will probably bother some viewers. These scenes, however, serve to underscore the themes of the movie for the most part.

The animation is excellent and the music is great (and features a number of nice works by Bach) and the symbolism is truly rich and elaborate, involving many elements of Christianity and Judaism as the entire series is sort of a take on the Apocalypse. However, as many have already mentioned, watching the anime series before hand is necessary to even remotely understand what is going on.


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