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Neon Genesis Evangelion: Death & Rebirth (1997)

Shin seiki Evangelion Gekijô-ban: Shito shinsei (original title)
Not Rated | | Animation, Action, Mystery | 15 March 1997 (Japan)
A recap of the first 24 episodes of Neon Genesis Evangelion, followed by a 30-minute continuation of the plot that would later form the first third of The End of Evangelion.

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Shinji Ikari (voice)
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Rei Ayanami / Yui Ikari / Pen Pen (voice)
Yûko Miyamura ...
Asuka Langley Sôryû (voice)
Kotono Mitsuishi ...
Misato Katsuragi (voice)
Fumihiko Tachiki ...
Gendô Ikari (voice)
Yuriko Yamaguchi ...
Ritsuko Akagi (voice)
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Ryôji Kaji (voice)
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Tôji Suzuhara (voice)
Motomu Kiyokawa ...
Kôzô Fuyutsuki (voice)
Miki Nagasawa ...
Maya Ibuki (voice)
Hiro Yûki ...
Makoto Hyûga (voice)
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Shigeru Aoba (voice)
Tetsuya Iwanaga ...
Kensuke Aida (voice)
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Hikari Horaki (voice)
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Shinji Ikari (voice)
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The Evangelion saga from TV is artfully recounted, with some additional scenes, in part one see: "Shin Seiki Evangelion" (1995) Part two starts immediately afterward, where the NERV organization has outlived its usefulness. The shadowy covenant of SEELE launches an all-out commando assault against the ill-defended headquarters. Asuka, semi-comatose, is placed in her EVA for safety, while Misato and company struggle to find Shinji and Rei before they're assasinated by SEELE's forces. Written by SpaceToast

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Death and Rebirth is divided into 2 segments. Death consists of clips from the main series while Rebirth is the first half hour of The End of Evangelion. See more »

Quotes

Misato Katsuragi: Shinji, this is your home now.
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Crazy Credits

After the credits for "Death", there is a short scene of Shinji walking silently out of the recital room with his cello followed by a loud slamming sound as the Japanese text "zoku-geki" ("the movie continues") appears on the screen. A four-and-a-half-minute intermission follows, preceding the "Rebirth" segment. See more »


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Suiten für Violoncello solo Nr. 1 G-dur (BWV 1007)
(Suite for Unaccompanied Cello No. 1 in G-major)
Music by Johann Sebastian Bach
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The perfect ending to the perfect anime, although a bit confusing
1 February 2000 | by See all my reviews

Wow! This is perhaps *the* best movie I've ever seen. The whole Evangelion 'thing' was introduced to me by my friend, thx Jadaick, and I am soooo glad he did! This movie is a constant goose bump ride for the people who have seen the series. People who haven't seen the series need not apply, you wont get a thing outta this movie, but even if you have seen the series from top to bottom be prepared to have to watch this over and over again. Not just because you want to watch it again, but because you will be so absorbed into it the first time, you will have to watch it again just to take it all in. (especially the second half) I don't want to bore you any longer but if you have about $30 and a weekend to spare, please do yourself a favor and go to your local anime store and rent Evangelion! You'll be glad you did.


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