New Century Evangelion , commonly referred to as Evangelion , is a Japanese anime series, created by Gainax , that began in October It gained international renown and won several animation awards, and was the start of the Neon Genesis Evangelion series. The term "Evangelion" is in relation to the ancient Greek term for "good messenger" or "good news". The name was chosen in part for its religious symbolism, as well as for the fact that Hideaki Anno said he liked the word "Evangelion" because it "sound[ed] complicated". The Evangelion series revolves around the organization NERV, using large mechas called Evangelions to combat monstrous beings called Angels. While the initial episodes focus largely on religious symbols and specific references to the Bible, the later episodes tend to go deeper into the psyches of the characters, where it is learned that many of them have deep-seated emotional and mental issues. Through the exploration of these issues, the show begins to question reality and the existences therein. Much of the series's content was based on Hideaki Anno's own clinical depression. The story of Neon Genesis Evangelion primarily begins in with the " Second Impact ", a global cataclysm which almost completely destroyed Antarctica and led to the deaths of half the human population of Earth.
Evangelion debuted in Japan in and has since earned a reputation as a controversial, psychologically complex, difficult piece of art. Evangelion has been one of the most popular anime series ever created pretty much from the start. Protagonist Shinji Ikari fights monsters in what is more or less a giant robot, though it looks suspiciously humanoid, and is tasked with saving humanity, only to learn that saving humanity takes a massive toll on his mental health. Along the way, Evangelion stages epic, city-demolishing fight sequences and manages to make a nuanced argument for the human condition. By the final two episodes, however, its plot has taken a backseat to trippy, simplified animation and a patchwork of voice-over—driven psychoanalysis of the main characters. When the final two episodes aired, Anno infamously got death threats because viewers were so put off by the shift. End is much more explicit than its TV series counterpart, packed with brutal onscreen violence, a sexual assault, and the literal melting of humanity. For the better part of the last decade, Evangelion had previously been out of print after its English-language licensee, ADV Films, went out of business in the late s. The only way you could watch it for years was through shady pirating methods or buying after-market or bootleg DVDs. In every Netflix market around the world, Evangelion is available to stream.
Neon Genesis Evangelion
Shinji, furious at his father for the orders given in the previous battle, resigns from NERV. But as an Angel lays waste to the Geo-Front and the other Evangelions, he begins to reconsider his hasty The activation of EVA goes awry when an Angel takes control of the unit. With EVA itself re-designated as an Angel, Shinji is faced with the moral dilemma of terminating the rogue Evangelion at A bizarre Angel possessing a spherical shadow in the air and a Dirac sea-type body on the ground absorbs Shinji and EVA Browse our picks. Title: Neon Genesis Evangelion — When the Angels start attacking the planet Earth in the year , only a handful of year-old EVA pilots are able to stop them. Written by Chris Cleveland. The Evangelion series is based on some of Sigmund Freuds non discussed theories and banned portions of the Bible that the mainstream do not know about but are well documented.
Welcome to the Evangelion Wiki! An Evangelion database that anyone can edit. Reader discretion is advised. Started on March 16th, , the wiki currently has articles. Evangelions were supposedly created to combat the Angel threat, although their most important function and one of their greatest secrets is to initiate Third Impact to evolve humanity further. Despite being giant humans in the series' broader definition of the term "human" , Evangelions are often mistaken for giant robots, but as early as Episode 02 Evangelion Unit is seen without its helmet on, revealing that Evangelions are clearly not robots, but cyborgs, living organic creatures with cybernetic machine and computer components grafted onto them. They are also covered from head to toe in restraining metal plates that hide their true organic form and serve to keep them under NERV's control, and in part because they have pilots who sit in the cockpit-like Entry Plug. This wiki.