Neon Genesis Evangelion (1995–1996)

TV Series   |  TV-14   |    |  Animation, Action, Drama

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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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  • Neon Genesis Evangelion (1995)
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  • Neon Genesis Evangelion (1995)

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Hideaki Anno

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3 July 2004 | xstrongmenalsocryx
Greatest Achievement in Audio/Visual Entertainment
Whether you enjoy the world of anime or not this is an experience you must have before you die. Nothing else in the world is like it. For the sake of your personal experience I cannot tell you much about it and here's why. The first 20 some episodes you are immersed in the semi-futuristic world of Tokyo 3 and the characters are developed beautifully, some of the best character development I've ever witnessed. You get a very very good feel for the world and the situation they live in, only to have that blown away in the final episodes. Please for the sake of yourself watch this, from the start, you will not regret it.

Hideaki Anno has conceived of a story more important to my life than any other.

Hideaki Anno is pure genius.

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Did You Know?


NERV's motto of sorts, "God's in His heaven; all's right with the world," comes from a poem by Robert Browning called "The Year's at the Spring". The full text: "The year's at the spring,/ And day's at the morn;/ Morning's at seven;/ The hill-side's dew-pearled;/ The lark's on the wing;/ The snail's on the thorn; /God's in His Heaven-/ All's right with the world!"


Ryoji Kaji: So, can I buy you a drink? Cup o' tea?
Shinji Ikari: Kaji, I'm a boy.


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.

Crazy Credits

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

Alternate Versions

Episode 23:

  • In the first four scenes of ep23', three of them are improved. The first: Misato listen again Kaji's message. Asuka and Hikari talk. In the improved animation we can see the new "cross legs" of Ritsuko.
  • New footage in Eva-00's battle with the 16th Angel. The first part is mainly composed of improved animation. The second part has big changes
  • Improved animation and details added in the scene where Misato tries to confront Shinji. New scene: Fuyutsuki and Gendo standing before Dummy Plug system after Rei's battle with 16th Angel.
  • Rei III cries... but now with improved animation.
  • The last scene on Evangelion ep23' has lots of big changes.


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


Plot Summary


Animation | Action | Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller

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