Not Rated | | Animation, Action, Drama
Concurrent theatrical ending of the TV series Neon Genesis Evangelion (1995).
An alternate sequence was originally planned for the live-action portion of the film. In it, Shinji dreams of a world that exists without him. The sequence follows live-action versions of Asuka, Misato, and Rei in various stages of their daily lives, without NERV, Angels, or Evangelions. It ends with Asuka being followed by an "invisible" Shinji, who realizes in monologue that this is not reality. As the transition from live-action back to animation is made, Rei and Shinji discuss the nature of dreams vs. reality, as seen in the final cut of the film. Portions of this alternate sequence can be seen in the original theatrical trailer, which is shown on the R1 DVD before the movie plays.
Asuka Langley Sohryuu:
I don't want to die. I don't want to die.
Asuka Langley Sohryuu: I don't want to die, I don't want to die, I don't want to die, I don't want to die. I DON'T WANT TO DIE!
Presented as if it is 'Episode 25' and 'Episode 26' of the TV series "Neon Genesis Evangelion". Although the film begins with eight logos, there are no opening credits save for a title reading 'Episode 25: Love is Destructive'. There is a full credit roll at the halfway point of the film, which is the end of 'Episode 25.' The second half of the film is 'Episode 26', and the beginning of this part is the only time the title "The End of Evangelion" is ever displayed, preceded by a dedication from Anno to the animation staff. At the very end of the film (and of 'Episode 26') is a simple 'THE END' title screen, and no ending credits
There are a few minor differences in the "Genesis 13 and 14" Japanese home video version of the film. This version has not been released outside of Japan: (a. In the original theatrical version of the film, the credits for the entire movie ran halfway through (after the first episode, "Air/ Love is Destructive") on a red, spinning CG Helix, with the full version of "THANATOS
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