Monday, March 17, 2008


I'm probably gonna go crazy over Evangelion (again)... as I did some 10 years back... below is a picture I took at Cineleisure on the 15th March '08... watched the movie... came out as clueless as I did after watching the entire 26 episodes some 10 years ago...

During then, "INTERNET" was a big word... and I only have Britannica encyclopedias rather than how people nowadays have Wikipedias...
Before I go on further, the hype here is the upcoming Evangelion Live-Action movie, set to be release anytime soon... watch the trailer below:

I'm definitely one of the first few to hit the threaters when this movie releases...

The opening theme song of Neon Genesis Evangelion was the only thing of this anime I loved so much, its one of the first few MP3s I downloaded many years ago and which I still listen to when I am driving alone (read: full-blast in the car...).

Thesis of a Cruel Angel (残酷な天使のテーゼ) - vocals by Yoko Takahashi

So, just what is the story about? I wiki-ed and animedb-ed... but before I begin... I must warn you that all the characters here are psychologically sick... this anime is an all-time favourite by many Art and Psychology students to use for their psycho-analysis (my sis did one on this before...)

Neon Genesis Evangelion
Shinseiki Evangelion
Aired: 03.10.1995 - 27.03.1996
Instead of me copying the entire thing from Wiki... its better to read them here. (Just read the "TV" portion of it first...)

Neon Genesis Evangelion: Death & Rebirth
Shinseiki Evangelion Gekijouban: Shi to Shinsei
[新世紀エヴァンゲリオン劇場版 シト新生]
Aired: 15.03.1997
Originally a collection of clips from the Neon Genesis Evangelion TV series, Death was created as a precursor to the re-worked ending of the series. Rebirth was intended as that reworked ending but after production overruns became only the first half of the first episode of [The End of Evangelion], with some minor differences. Over time, two newer director's cuts of Death were produced, each including new footage not seen in the series - these were called Death (True) and finally Death (True)^2. Note that despite containing clips from the series, Death (True)^2 & Rebirth should be seen after the series itself to be fully understood - animedb
Neon Genesis Evangelion - The End of Evangelion
Shinseiki Evangelion Gekijouban: The End of Evangelion
[新世紀エヴァンゲリオン劇場版 THE END OF EVANGELION]
Aired: 19.07.1997

The end of the Neon Genesis Evangelion left many questions as to the fate of NERV, the Children, the Angels, and many other plot factors unanswered, unexplained, or otherwise hanging. To answer a legion of now befuddled Evangelion fans, Gainax remade the ending into a two-part movie known as Death and Rebirth which was to supersede episodes 25 and 26 of the television series, which then led to this movie, Death and Rebirth itself being recreated into part one of The End of Evangelion. It begins much in the same fashion, with the final Angel already having been defeated, and the current enemy switching to humanity itself as SEELE unleashes its own plan for the Evas and NERV...and indeed for the entire human race. What role will Shinji play in this ever-tense situation, as NERV gets chewed to pieces by SEELE's crack commandoes? Will Gendo's plan swallow up all of humanity? Will Hideaki Anno ever figure out how to end an anime? These questions and more will be answered in what looks to be the final installment of Evangelion. But at what price? - animedb

Read the plot here.

Evangelion Shin Gekijouban: Rebuild of Evangelion
Aired: 01.09.2007 till ???
(Supposedly an "Alternative Ending" of the original Neon Genesis Evangelion)

The first of 4 movies that retells the anime story of 1996. The director Hideaki Anno affirms that everything remembers its old home, studio GAINAX, when he counts on creating a new and brought up to date Evangelion. The film has in the production veteran that had worked in the original Evangelion and other new talents, and the director suggests that this will go to exceed the success of the series.

Anno is responsible for writing and adaptation for the cinema version. Remembering that it will have surprises for those who knows the original series well: new personages, new EVAs and a different end. - animedb.

Confused? YOU ARE (NOT) ALONE.

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