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Neon Genesis Evangelion (also Evangelion or EVA), is a sci-fi mecha anime by studio Gainax written and directed by Hideaki Anno. The world will end if Eva pilots can't stop the Angels from reaching Lilith, protected by NERV corporation on Tokyo-3 - the last stronghold of mankind.

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Why did Armisael not cause an Impact?

Armisael consumed EVA-00 with Rei. Rei contains lilith's soul. Armisael also physically "penetrated" EVA-01. EVA-01 is a Lilith clone. Wouldn't that mean that this is contact between a ...
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Who crucified Lilith?

Who crucified Lilith? As far as I remember, Adam was the first angel and landed on earth. Lilith landed later on earth, and its Longinus Lance was destroyed or something else. The Katsuragi Expedition ...
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Would a human touching an angel cause an impact?

Like the title says, but let me clear up the question a bit. If a human (lilin) comes into contact with any of the 13 angels (adam), would an impact start? From my understanding, it would, as the ...
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Was there any reason for SEELE to perform a contact experiment on Adam?

It is implied that SEELE conducted an experiment between a human and Adam, and it birthed Kaworu Nagisa, which played a role in the initiation of Second Impact. Is there any reason SEELE decided to ...
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After End of Evangelion, does Gendo's soul end up residing in EVA-01 with Yui?

After End of Evangelion, does Gendo's soul end up residing in EVA-01 with Yui? Was there anyone else in there too? At the end of the movie, Gendo ends up being eaten by EVA-01, but he doesn't turn ...
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Did Anno animate any cuts in Neon Genesis Evangelion himself?

Before Anno directed Evangelion, he was known for his animation in Studio Ghibli series, specifically Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, as well as his work on mechanical and plane sakuga sequences ...
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Is fanservice considered good in anime?

I have watched the first episode of Neon Genesis Evangelion and at the end, after the credits, there was a short teaser of the next episode, ended with the sentence: Tune in next time for lots more ...
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Does NGE explain why the third child pilots the second Eva?

Asuka being the second child would seem to suggest she should be piloting the second Eva, Unit 01, instead of the third Eva, Unit 02. Does the series or for that matter anything else outside the ...
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How come Rei and Shinji have different last names?

Rei Ayanami and Shinji Ikari are supposed to be brother and sister. Why do they not both have the same surname as their father, Gendo Ikari?
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Why is Gendo Ikari called Shinji by Kaworu in "The End of Evangelion"?

In the recent Italian re-dub of The End of Evangelion, just before Gendo Kaworu called him Shinji. However, this is missing in the English version. Why does Kaworu call Gendo as Shinji?
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What's the thing like a giant spiral stone in the Evangelion 3.0's scenery?

What is that thing like a giant spiral stone. Thats appear in a scenery of eva movie 3.0 ? Does anyone know what is that thing exactly ?
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Why don't Evangelion Pilots need to pump the LCL out of their lungs after exiting an Eva Unit?

I just started watching Evangelion on Netflix and the series explained that pilots' lungs become filled with LCL when in the entry plug of an Eva Unit, allowing them to breath and sync with their ...
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What is the reading order for Kawaraya A-ta's Asuka and Rei (and sometimes Mari) H-Doujinshi?

There is an artist called Kawaraya A-ta who's done a bunch of H-Doujinshi featuring Asuka and Rei from Neon Genesis Evangelion as Futanari. the ones I have read (as in fan translated) are: Lovey ...
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Why did EVA Unit 01 accept then refuse the Dummy Plug?

Another question about Evangelion... In the manga, there is one chapter where EVA Unit 01 refuses to sync with either Rei or the Dummy Plug, and instead "insisted" that only Shinji can pilot the EVA ...
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Did the Mass Production EVA Series make use of souls, like "normal" EVAs?

We know that an Evangelion needs a soul at it's center to operate normally, such as Yui being the soul of EVA Unit 01, and part of Asuka's mother being in EVA Unit 02. If the EVA Unit does not have a ...
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Did Shinji activate EVA Unit 01's Berserk Mode?

During the fight with Zeruel when EVA Unit 01 loses all power, Shinji enters somewhat of a demonic state, stating the Angel give Ayanami back or face the consequences. After he says this, EVA Unit 01 ...
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Did Kaji know that he was going to die in Episode 21?

In Episode 21 of the Anime, Kaji is (supposedly) killed by an unknown third party in a drainage tunnel somewhere in Tokyo 3. Just before he died, he proclaimed to the shooter that they were late with ...
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Can an EVA kill it's pilot through harm caused during battle?

One of the big flaws in the EVA Systems is the issue of the EVA's nervous system connecting and interacting with the nervous system of the pilot. During the manga and the anime, it is shown time and ...
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How did Mari manage to pilot EVA Unit 02?

I distinctly remember, in the Anime anyway, a scene where Eva Unit 02 sorties to fight an Angel without Central Dogma's authorization (If I find the scene online, I will link it here), seen when EVA ...
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Why did Rei abandon Gendo for Shinji?

When Gendo tries to merge Adam's Embryo with Rei to start his version of Third Impact, Rei rejects Gendo stating that Shinji needs her from inside EVA Unit 01, and that she is not a puppet of Gendo's ...
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How did EVA Unit 01 interfere with SEELE's plan?

In the Anime, after Evangelion Unit 01 eats Zuruel's S2 Engine in it's beserk mode, Gendo is seen in a meeting with the member of SEELE or whoever the pseudo-illuminati style organization is running ...
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Where do the Angels get their names from?

The names of the Angels are something to behold, truly. In some cases, the names for these Angels are an understatement for the power that these beasts carry with them to the battlefield. But another ...
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Why did EVA Unit 01 only accept Shinji as its pilot?

In the anime, after Shinji leaves NERV, Gendo transfers Rei to EVA Unit 01, with the dummy plug as the backup system. However, EVA Unit 01 rejects these two outright, refusing the connection ...
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Why was EVA Unit 01 Crucified?

One part, for me anyway, that stuck out was the crucifixion by the Mass-Production EVA Units of EVA Unit 01 in The End of Evangelion. I just can't see the reason why EVA Unit 01 was crucified when ...
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Is there a manga with a scene where Shinji chokes Asuka?

I'm trying to find the manga where Shinji chokes Asuka. Does it exist? If yes then please help me find it.
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End of Evangelion - Why does Misato dissolve into LCL and why did Asuka re-materialize?

These thoughts keep me awake at night: After Misato is shot in the back while helping Shinji get to Unit 01- the elevator closes, she falls over, talks to herself/the deceased Kaji, Rei/Lilith/Adam ...
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Why did Asuka get her right eye injured but Shinji didn't?

In the second episode of Evangelion, we can see that Shinji's Eva's right eye is injured by the Third Angel, but nothing happens to his right eye. But when it comes to Asuka's Eva getting her right ...
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What's the meaning of A.T field that Asuka said in the End of Evangelion movie?

There is a scene in EoA where Asuka's Eva sank into the deep down of the lake. Inside the Eva, Asuka was muttering words like these: I dont want to die, I dont want to die, I dont want to die ...
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Why does Evangelion manga's plot diverge from the anime?

I have read the manga, all of it, and I have watched the first 13 episodes of NGE. And it surprised me, because the plots were different with the manga (well, just some of it). Especially the ending ...
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Why are child pilots used in the first place?

About midway through Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance, Kaji notes that the dummy plug system being introduced is considered more humane than the use of children, after Misato tells him that she ...
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The audience scene in End Of Evangelion

There are clips in EoE that look like this. I wonder where these clips come from. What are they watching/listening to?
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What's the meaning of the crayon painting that appear in End Of Evangelion?

What's the meaning of the crayon painting picture just after Shinji choke Asuka ? The picture below is some of the crayon-painting in The End Of Evangelion: Unknown Guy A boy inside a house? Wth is ...
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What is that covering part of the Nerv Logo?

As you can see, in the logo there is something covering parts of the text. It sort of looks like half of a maple leaf. What is it and why is it in the Logo?
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What, if anything, was the early 90s anime creativity crisis?

I fairly often hear or read about how the anime industry had stagnated during the early 90s. It's mostly brought up in the context of Neon Genesis Evangelion being the first influential anime in ...
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What is written in the last scene of the Neon Genesis Evangelion opening?

The opening of this anime is full of references. I've caught all of them except this one. What is the meaning of this and in which language is it written?
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Are the English volume titles for EVA all referring to Bible verses, and if so, which ones?

While browsing Wikipedia's list of chapters for the Neon Genesis Evangelion manga, I noticed that some of the English volume titles were clearly derived from Biblical texts. For example: She gave ...
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Which episode is this eye in hand from and what is its purpose?

I was listening to some cover of Cruel's Angel Thesis when I stumbled upon this image: Since every other image used in the video does come from NGE/EoE, I am inclined to think it does come from an ...
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In which episode does Rei Ayanami have a life reflection dialogue?

In which episode of Neon Genesis Evangelion does Rei Ayanami have a long dialogue, where she reflects on life saying things like "Who am I? What am I? What am I?". There are pictures of houses and in ...
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Why do people keep comparing Shinji to Yesod?

Several analyses of Shinji Ikari's character compare him to Yesod. Now Wikipedia has this on Yesod: Yesod (Hebrew: יסוד "foundation") is a sephirah in the kabbalistic Tree of Life. Yesod is the ...
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Why does Asuka caress Shinji in EoE?

As for the reason why Shinji choked Asuka, I stick with the translation of "Kimochi warui" card from Eva card game, but I'm willing to accept other theories, Shinji renounced the world where all ...
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What is Toji's "accent"?

I was reading a scanlation of the Evangelion manga and noticed that Toji consistently uses a lot of informal-sounding speech. I chalked this up to poor translation quality — I tend to find this sort ...
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Was running into people with toast in your mouth already a cliche by Evangelion's time (1995-96)?

As everyone who's seen Evangelion knows, the alternate-reality segment in the last episode (of the 1995 TV series) prominently features a scene where Rei, mouth entoasted, runs into Shinji on her way ...
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Evangelion - What happened to the humans in space/astronauts during the 3rd impact?

Well, title says it all. What happened to all the humans in space (and maybe under the sea) when the 3rd impact happened and Rei became that giant human thing and all the souls of everyone on the ...
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What is the Japanese release date of Evangelion: 3.0+1.0?

Has an official Japanese release date for Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 been announced?
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What are the "Angels" called in the original Japanese version?

The entities attacking Nerv and attempting to reach Lilith are universally referred to as "Angels" in the English dubs, subs and translations of the NGE manga. In Japanese, the opening song ("Cruel ...
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What is the stance of Evangelion creators (Including but not limited to Hideaki Anno) on the "Death of Author" concept, regarding the series?

The Evangelion franchise is full of unknowns, most were never explained or given any "word of god" statement. Some examples: What Gendo whispered to Ritsuko after: "I truly... (muted)" to prompt ...
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What is Kaworu implying at the end of RoE: 1.01?

I've rewatched Rebuild of Evangelion: 1.01: You can (not) advance, and something struck me. At the very end (so spoiler): Is the "again" a sign that what happened in NGE/EoE in the same continuity? ...
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What is playing on Shinji's walkman?

Shinji's Walkman (I don't know the exact term in English, but I already know it's a rare cassette player that didn't take off except in Japan), but what I'm interested is the music he is listening on ...
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Which NGE movie package contains both "Death and Rebirth" and "The End Of Evangelion"?

I want to know which Neon Genesis Evangelion movie package contains both Death and Rebirth and The End Of Evangelion. I already have the 26-episode run. When searching, I found that Neon Genesis ...
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What is this huge symbol on the door in the Truth realm and in the Neon Genesis Evangelion opening?

In Fullmetal Alchemist the door in the Truth realm has a huge symbol with all kinds of things on it: I've seen the opening of Neon Genesis Evangelion today and noticed that the same symbol is shown ...
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