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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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Did Shinji activate EVA Unit 01's Beserk Mode?

During/After the fight with Zeruel when EVA Unit 01 losses all power, Shinji enters somewhat of a demonic state, stating the Angel give Ayanami back or face the consequences. After he says this, EVA ...
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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 on EoA?

There is a scene in EoA where Asuka's eva sunken into the deep down of the lake. Inside the Eva, Asuka muttering like this word I dont want to die, I dont want to die, I dont want to die After ...
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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 ...
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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? [closed]

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 should I buy?

I want to know if "Neon Genesis Evangelion - Evangelion Feature Films - DTS" was including The End of Evangelion, that version seems to contain Death and Rebirth + EOE, I wanted to know if that was ...
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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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What is the Evangelion reference Araragi was talking about?

At the beginning of Nisemonogatari before the opening, we see Araragi chained and handcuffed in the cram school with Senjōgahara being the perpetrator. At one point, Araragi said that he would be ...
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What's with Rei's appearance at the very beginning?

At the very beginning of the Evangelion anime, when Shinji is waiting for Misato, he notices Rei standing across the street. She then disappears after he turns away and looks at the spot again. What'...
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What is the difference between the ending in the anime and in The End of Evangelion?

Are the endings shown in the anime series and shown in The End of Evangelion different/alternate or are they same but in different places?
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Why don't Asuka and Mari wear headsets?

Shinji, Rei and other pilots wear these headsets: But why don't Asuka and Mari wear those headsets?
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What is the meaning/purpose of the (not) in the titles of Rebuild of Evangelion?

The titles of the first 3 movies of Rebuild of Evangelion are: You Are (Not) Alone You Can (Not) Advance You Can (Not) Redo I am wondering what is the purpose and/or meaning of the inclusion of (Not)...
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When does this image of Shinji Ikari sitting in a folding chair appear?

I'm referring to this image: At the very beginning of episode 25 a very similar image occurs: However, even after re-watching the final two episodes a few times, I can't find the image. Is there ...
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Where do the angels come from?

The plot of NGE starts with the first angel "Sachiel". But where do the angels who are attacking the earth come from? Also where were all angels before they came to Japan/Tokyo? And why do all angels ...
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What's with the taped over speech-bubbles in the preview?

I just finished episode 24 of EVA, and I noticed that the last two previews I'd seen looked a lot "rougher". The preview after episode 24 consists of a series of what seem to be rough drawings or ...
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Where were we first given the Angels' names?

On Wikipedia and a bunch of other sites, we are given the names of a number of Angels, such as Sachiel and Ramiel. Yet at least in the subbed version of the original 26 episodes that I've been ...
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Are there any prominent non-fan dubs of “A Cruel Angel's Thesis” in other languages?

Remembering that there was a dubbed version of one of the OP's from the 2003 FMA in Cantonese, that seems to have been popular in Hong Kong (judging from YouTube), I wanted to know if there was ...
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What specific event was the forking point between the two storylines?

In Rebuild of Evangelion, the first movie is almost an exact retelling of the original anime series. But soon it begins to deviate more and more (and more /sad...), until I really wasn't sure of what ...
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What animes or trends in anime was Evangelion a response to?

It has been said that in some ways Evangelion is Anno's critique to what he saw as wrong with the mecha anime genre of the time. Lists of shows that Evangelion has influenced abound, but what were ...
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As of 2014, are there any people at Gainax who worked on Evangelion (the TV series)?

Back in 1995, the studio Gainax, under the leadership of Hideaki Anno, made Evangelion. This was widely agreed to be an epochal thing, and Gainax was hailed as a great studio. They followed up with a ...
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What is the Vessel of Adam?

I've always had problems trying to understand the plot itself of Evangelion, but with the latest movies they really got me confused, I understand that the story is different in many ways but there's ...
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Are there any Evangelion games out there in US or EU?

I really like Evangelion's anime and movies, and love the universe, but don't speak Japanese. I've tried to find video games on the universe, but the closest I found which made reference to Evangelion ...