Neon Genesis Evangelion: Death and Rebirth

Title: Neon Genesis Evangelion: Death and Rebirth
drama, psychological, science fiction, mecha
Directed by: Hideaki Anno, Masayuki, Kazuya Tsurumaki;
Studio: Production I.G, Gainax;
Year: 1997;
Watched: 2011;
Subs: eng;
MAL: 7 (good);
Manga: Yoshiyuki Sadamoto (1995-…);
Anime: Neon Genesis Evangelion (1995-96);
Movie: Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion (1997);
Manga: Neon Genesis Evangelion: Angelic Days,
Fumino Hayashi (2003-5);
Manga: Neon Genesis Evangelion: The Shinji Ikari Raising Project
Osamu Takahashi (2005-…)
Movie: Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone (2007);
Manga: Neon Genesis Evangelion: Campus Apocalypse,
Ming Ming (2007-9);
Movie: Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance (2009);
OVA: Petit Eva ~Evangelion@School~ (2009)

Main characters:

  • Shinji Ikari – the main guy, pilot of Eva Unit 01;
  • Rei Ayanami – girl with blue hair, pilot of Eva Unit 00;
  • Asuka Langley Soryu – girl with red hair, pilot of Eva Unit 02;
  • Misato Katsuragi – girl with violet hair, commander of Ikari;

To tell in short this is like a long preview of all Neon Genesis Evangelion anime. They just took out all the other stuff out, put some extra scenes and made a movie out of it all..

Well to see it without seeing anime first might be a bit difficult, because they don’t bother to explain mostly anything (and don’t really have time for that). But I like the way they put the story in a line (its not actually totally followed by anime, but this way it makes more sense). They use a lot of classical music inside and connect everything through it.

So nothing really new, just a reminder. Specially when I already was watching “directors cut” eps, so not so much new scenes there.. Though the beginning shows more interesting facts and actually shows where everything started..

and apparently I saw only the Death (true)^2.. because it ended after intermission, when actually there should be rebirth there… so going to look where the hell they put my rebirth part..

ok after long and hard work I finally found rebirth (they deleted the link already).. in Japanese without any translation… cool ^.^ well i had Spanish version, but it just sounds so strange..  So it was more looking at the pictures than actually understanding something..

It shows how Asuka lies in coma and Nerv (the main headquarters) are attacked (I don’t know who exactly but they dressed up black). As the main super computer Magi is under attack and blood spread everywhere, Shinji is sitting under stairs and acting like a big kid,  Misato requires to wake up Asuka and make her go to fight.. She goes something like berserk and saves the day..

Well I will write more about that in End of Evangelion, because I will see that movie also, and I know that the beginning of it (with slight differences) is the same as rebirth..




ed1: “Kanon D-dur (Death ending)” by Shiro Sagisu

ed2: “Tamashii No Rufuran (Soul Refrain) (Rebirth ending)” by Yoko Takahashi



Anime News Networks
My Anime List
Watch Death part (in Russian, but has English subs.)
Blog: Who buys all the wine? (has an interesting review, nice work ^.^)
Blog: Colonel! (less personal opinion)
IMDb (has an interesting trailer)
Watch in Spanish (youtube)
Has some links to watch
Viewpoints (nice review)
Absolute Anime
TV Troops
The Full Wiki
Review: The Nihon


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