History Anime / NeonGenesisEvangelion

7th Jul '16 10:08:47 PM Willbyr
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Compare ''Anime/{{Betterman}}'', ''Anime/BrainPowerd'', ''Anime/FafnerInTheAzureDeadAggressor'', ''Anime/{{Gasaraki}}'', ''Anime/GuiltyCrown'' and ''Anime/RahXephon'' for works with a similar tone.

Contrast ''Anime/{{FLCL}}'', ''Anime/GaoGaiGar'', and ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'', each pretty much the polar opposite of ''Evangelion'', the first and last of which are also Gainax productions.

For similar anime in general, compare ''Anime/RevolutionaryGirlUtena'', ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'', ''Anime/SerialExperimentsLain'', ''Manga/{{Bokurano}}'' and ''Anime/AldnoahZero''

For other TV shows with a similar theme and narrative, see: ''Series/ThePrisoner1967''.

For a similar story and themes in video games, see: ''VideoGame/{{Drakengard}}'', ''VideoGame/{{Nier}}'', ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2SonsOfLiberty'', ''VideoGame/SpecOpsTheLine'', ''VideoGame/{{Xenogears}}'', and ''VideoGame/ShadowOfTheColossus''. [[WholePlotReference Also see]] ''VideoGame/DevilSurvivor2''.

''TabletopGame/CthulhuTech'' heavily draws from ''Evangelion'' and replaces the Judeo-Christian symbology with the works of Creator/HPLovecraft. Going the other way, ''TabletopGame/AdeptusEvangelion'' uses the mechanics from ''TabletopGame/DarkHeresy'' to create stories in the ''Evangelion'' world.
7th Jul '16 10:04:52 PM TheTropper
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Compare ''Anime/BrainPowerd'', ''Anime/FafnerInTheAzureDeadAggressor'', ''Anime/{{Gasaraki}}'', ''Anime/GuiltyCrown'' and ''Anime/RahXephon'' for works with a similar tone.

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Compare ''Anime/{{Betterman}}'', ''Anime/BrainPowerd'', ''Anime/FafnerInTheAzureDeadAggressor'', ''Anime/{{Gasaraki}}'', ''Anime/GuiltyCrown'' and ''Anime/RahXephon'' for works with a similar tone.
30th Jun '16 7:39:24 AM Valikdu
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** Also see: [[https://www.youtube.com/user/Abridgelion/playlists Abridgelion]] and [[https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLb_BnGy8CMCvqPKVjtuynF007lG9o7Aqr Yet Another NGE Abridged Series]].
28th Jun '16 1:08:58 PM luisedgarf
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* [[SurprisinglyGoodForeignLanguage Surprisingly Good German]]: While the Japanese voice actress for Asuka struggled with German, her [[Creator/TiffanyGrant English dub VA]] nails it.

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* [[SurprisinglyGoodForeignLanguage Surprisingly Good German]]: While the Japanese voice actress for Asuka struggled with German, her [[Creator/TiffanyGrant English dub VA]] nails it. Ditto with the Mexican Spanish dub.
20th Jun '16 8:03:07 PM jake38
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For a similar story and themes in video games, see: ''VideoGame/{{Drakengard}}'', ''VideoGame/{{Nier}}'', ''VideoGame/HotlineMiami'', ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2SonsOfLiberty'', ''VideoGame/SpecOpsTheLine'', ''VideoGame/{{Xenogears}}'', and ''VideoGame/ShadowOfTheColossus''. [[WholePlotReference Also see]] ''VideoGame/DevilSurvivor2''.

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For a similar story and themes in video games, see: ''VideoGame/{{Drakengard}}'', ''VideoGame/{{Nier}}'', ''VideoGame/HotlineMiami'', ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2SonsOfLiberty'', ''VideoGame/SpecOpsTheLine'', ''VideoGame/{{Xenogears}}'', and ''VideoGame/ShadowOfTheColossus''. [[WholePlotReference Also see]] ''VideoGame/DevilSurvivor2''.
19th Jun '16 7:18:42 PM jake38
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For a similar story and themes in video games, see: ''VideoGame/{{Drakengard}}'', ''VideoGame/{{Nier}}'', ''VideoGame/HotlineMiami'', ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2SonsOfLiberty'', ''VideoGame/SpecOpsTheLine'', ''VideoGame/{{Xenogears}}'', and''VideoGame/ShadowOfTheColossus''. [[WholePlotReference Also see]] ''VideoGame/DevilSurvivor2''.

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For a similar story and themes in video games, see: ''VideoGame/{{Drakengard}}'', ''VideoGame/{{Nier}}'', ''VideoGame/HotlineMiami'', ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2SonsOfLiberty'', ''VideoGame/SpecOpsTheLine'', ''VideoGame/{{Xenogears}}'', and''VideoGame/ShadowOfTheColossus''.and ''VideoGame/ShadowOfTheColossus''. [[WholePlotReference Also see]] ''VideoGame/DevilSurvivor2''.
19th Jun '16 4:39:29 PM jake38
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For a similar story and themes in video games, see: ''VideoGame/{{Drakengard}}'', ''VideoGame/{{Nier}}'', ''VideoGame/HotlineMiami'', ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2SonsOfLiberty'', ''VideoGame/SpecOpsTheLine'', ''VideoGame/{{Xenogears}}'', ''VideoGame/ShadowOfTheColossus'', and ''VideoGame/CallOfDutyBlackOps3''. [[WholePlotReference Also see]] ''VideoGame/DevilSurvivor2''.

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For a similar story and themes in video games, see: ''VideoGame/{{Drakengard}}'', ''VideoGame/{{Nier}}'', ''VideoGame/HotlineMiami'', ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2SonsOfLiberty'', ''VideoGame/SpecOpsTheLine'', ''VideoGame/{{Xenogears}}'', ''VideoGame/ShadowOfTheColossus'', and ''VideoGame/CallOfDutyBlackOps3''.and''VideoGame/ShadowOfTheColossus''. [[WholePlotReference Also see]] ''VideoGame/DevilSurvivor2''.
18th Jun '16 3:54:51 PM MarqFJA
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* FiveManBand: While the five Children superficially resemble this quite nicely, it is ultimately averted. Not only are their personalities far too complex to fit the typical characterizations of their positions, the Children are also never all together at once and thus never truly become one team. In fact, they can each be seen as a ''subversion'' of one of the roles in a typical FiveManBand:
** Shinji Ikari is TheHero, the main protagonist and pilot of Unit 01 who is also incredibly timid, passive and hesitant to the point where he's [[FailureHero almost never in control of the situation]].
** Asuka Langley Soryu is TheLancer, the hyper-competitive loud-mouthed pilot of Unit 02 who is actually far more similar to Shinji than she initially appears, but [[InferioritySuperiorityComplex hides her guilt and insecurity through false bravado]].
** Touji Suzuhara is TheBigGuy, the bulky jock and pilot of Unit 03 who gets severely crippled before he ever gets to do any fighting and also proves to be one of the [[OnlySaneMan most rational characters in the series]].
** Kaworu Nagisa is TheSmartGuy, The WiseBeyondTheirYears philosopher and replacement pilot for Unit 02 who is completely naive to the nature of humanity and ends up as [[OutGambitted SEELE's patsy]].
** Rei Ayanami is TheChick, the demure and feminine pilot of Unit 00 who is a cold EmotionlessGirl with [[WhatIsThisThingYouCallLove no understanding of human emotions or feelings]].


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* FiveManBand: While the five Children superficially resemble this quite nicely, it is ultimately averted. Not only are their personalities far too complex to fit the typical characterizations of their positions, the Children are also never all together at once and thus never truly become one team. In fact, they can each be seen as a ''subversion'' of one of the roles in a typical FiveManBand:
** Shinji Ikari is TheHero, the main protagonist and pilot of Unit 01 who is also incredibly timid, passive and hesitant to the point where he's [[FailureHero almost never in control of the situation]].
** Asuka Langley Soryu is TheLancer, the hyper-competitive loud-mouthed pilot of Unit 02 who is actually far more similar to Shinji than she initially appears, but [[InferioritySuperiorityComplex hides her guilt and insecurity through false bravado]].
** Touji Suzuhara is TheBigGuy, the bulky jock and pilot of Unit 03 who gets severely crippled before he ever gets to do any fighting and also proves to be one of the [[OnlySaneMan most rational characters in the series]].
** Kaworu Nagisa is TheSmartGuy, The WiseBeyondTheirYears philosopher and replacement pilot for Unit 02 who is completely naive to the nature of humanity and ends up as [[OutGambitted SEELE's patsy]].
** Rei Ayanami is TheChick, the demure and feminine pilot of Unit 00 who is a cold EmotionlessGirl with [[WhatIsThisThingYouCallLove no understanding of human emotions or feelings]].
4th Jun '16 5:44:56 PM nombretomado
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* FlawedPrototype: Jet Alone. To be more specific, there were two Jet Alone models created. The first appeared in the television series. The second was improved and renamed Jet Alone Prime, appearing in the game ''Evangelion 2'' for the {{PS2}}.

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* FlawedPrototype: Jet Alone. To be more specific, there were two Jet Alone models created. The first appeared in the television series. The second was improved and renamed Jet Alone Prime, appearing in the game ''Evangelion 2'' for the {{PS2}}.UsefulNotes/{{PS2}}.



* AllThereInTheManual: There are a few guidebooks that attempt to elucidate the series. Given that it's intentionally left up to the reader, they are less than helpful. There's also a PS2 game (''Neon Genesis Evangelion 2'') that contains a large amount of backstory for the series, including on the "[[{{Precursors}} First Ancestral Race]]". The in-game info is based on interviews with Creator/HideakiAnno; however, since it's never been confirmed, the canonicity is technically up for debate.

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* AllThereInTheManual: There are a few guidebooks that attempt to elucidate the series. Given that it's intentionally left up to the reader, they are less than helpful. There's also a PS2 [=PS2=] game (''Neon Genesis Evangelion 2'') that contains a large amount of backstory for the series, including on the "[[{{Precursors}} First Ancestral Race]]". The in-game info is based on interviews with Creator/HideakiAnno; however, since it's never been confirmed, the canonicity is technically up for debate.



* LicensedGame: A number of games were created for ''Evangelion'', including ''Neon Genesis Evangelion 64'', a {{Nintendo 64}} adaptation of the anime and ''End of Evangelion''; ''Evangelion: Jo'', a PS2/PSP adaptation of the first ''Anime/RebuildOfEvangelion'' movie, anime, and ''The End of Evangelion'': and ''Neon Genesis Evangelion: Battle Orchestra'', a PS2 PlatformFighter.

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* LicensedGame: A number of games were created for ''Evangelion'', including ''Neon Genesis Evangelion 64'', a {{Nintendo 64}} adaptation of the anime and ''End of Evangelion''; ''Evangelion: Jo'', a PS2/PSP [=PS2=]/PSP adaptation of the first ''Anime/RebuildOfEvangelion'' movie, anime, and ''The End of Evangelion'': and ''Neon Genesis Evangelion: Battle Orchestra'', a PS2 [=PS2=] PlatformFighter.
2nd Jun '16 10:46:57 AM Quanyails
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** For example in episode 4, ''The Hedgehog's Dilemma'', after Shinj slips out of his TenMinuteRetirement he and Misato stare at each other at the train station right after his train leaves. The woman at the intercom then says:

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** For example example, in episode 4, ''The "The Hedgehog's Dilemma'', Dilemma", after Shinj slips out of his TenMinuteRetirement he and Misato stare at each other at the train station right after his train leaves. The woman at the intercom then says:
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