This is a list of episodes and media
based on the anime
series Neon Genesis Evangelion
. They are not necessarily canonical
with respect to the original story, since for example, Girlfriend of Steel 2
occurs in an alternate universe, and many of the games don't expand on the original story at all.
Please note that the ISBNs given here are for the American publications.
Each episode has both a Japanese title (shown at the beginning of each episode) and an English title (displayed in the mid-episode eyecatches). Like the title Neon Genesis Evangelion, the English episode titles were created by Gainax, not the show's English-language dub producer, ADV Films. However, ADV's subtitles provided English translations for the Japanese titles.
|| Japanese title
|| ADV translation of Japanese title
|| English title
|| 使徒、襲来 "Shito, shūrai"
|| "An Angel's Attack"
|| "ANGEL ATTACK" |
|| 見知らぬ、天井 "Mishiranu, tenjō"
|| "An Unfamiliar Ceiling"
|| "THE BEAST" |
|| 鳴らない、電話 "Naranai, denwa"
|| "The Telephone That Never Rings"
|| "A transfer" |
|| 雨、逃げ出した後 "Ame, nigedashita ato"
|| "Rain After Running Away"
|| "Hedgehog's Dilemma" |
|| レイ、心のむこうに "Rei, kokoro no mukō ni"
|| "Rei, Beyond the Heart"
|| "Rei I" |
|| 決戦、第3新東京市 "Kessen, daisan shin Tōkyō-shi"
|| "Face-Off in New Tokyo-3"
|| "Rei II" |
|| 人の造りしもの "Hito no tsukurishimono"
|| "A Human Creation"
|| "A HUMAN WORK" |
|| アスカ、来日 "Asuka, rainichi"
|| "Asuka's Arrival in Japan"
|| "ASUKA STRIKES!" |
|| 瞬間、心、重ねて "Shunkan, kokoro, kasanete"
|| "A Heart Once More in an Instant"
|| "Both of You, Dance Like You Want to Win!" |
|| マグマダイバー "Magumadaibā"
|| "Magma Diver"
|| "MAGMADIVER" |
|| 静止した闇の中で "Seishishita yami no naka de"
|| "Within the Stagnant Shadow"
|| "The Day Tokyo-3 Stood Still" |
|| 奇跡の価値は "Kiseki no kachi wa"
|| "Concerning the Worth of a Miracle"
|| "She said, "Don't make others suffer for your personal hatred."" |
|| 使徒、侵入 "Shito, shin'nyū"
|| "An Angel's Invasion"
|| "LILLIPUTIAN HITCHER" |
|| ゼーレ、魂の座 "Zēre, tamashii no za"
|| "SEELE, the Throne of Souls"
|| "WEAVING A STORY" |
|| 嘘と沈黙 "Uso to chinmoku"
|| "Lies and Silence"
|| "Those women longed for the touch of others' lips, and thus invited their kisses." |
|| 死に至る病、そして "Shi ni itaru yamai, soshite"
|| "The Sickness Unto Death, And..."
|| "Splitting of the Breast" |
|| 四人目の適格者 "Yonin me no tekikakusha"
|| "The Fourth Candidate"
|| "FOURTH CHILDREN |
|| 命の選択を "Inochi no sentaku wo"
|| "The Choice of Life"
|| "AMBIVALENCE" |
|| 男の戰い "Otoko no tatakai"
|| "A Man's Fight"
|| "INTROJECTION" |
|| 心のかたち 人のかたち "Kokoro no katachi, hito no katachi"
|| "Form of the Mind, Form of the Man"
|| "WEAVING A STORY 2: oral stage" |
|| ネルフ、誕生 "Nerufu, tanjō"
|| "The Birth of NERV"
|| "He was aware that he was still a child." |
|| せめて、人間らしく "Semete, ningen rashiku"
|| "At Least, Be Human"
|| "Don't Be." |
|| 涙 "Namida"
|| "Rei III" |
|| 最後のシ者 "Saigo no shisha"
|| "The Final Messenger"
|| "The Beginning and the End, or "Knockin' on Heaven's Door"" |
|| 終わる世界 "Owaru sekai"
|| "A World That's Ending"
|| "Do you love me?" |
|| 世界の中心でアイを叫んだけもの "Sekai no chūshin de "ai" wo sakenda kemono"
|| "The Beast that Shouted "I" at the Heart of the World"
|| "Take care of yourself." |
Some of the Japanese episode titles were also used as the titles of volumes of the manga by Sadamoto. These include episode 1 (book 1), episode 8 (book 4), episode 17 (book 6), episode 19 (book 7) and episode 23 (book 10).
The official English translation and dubbed version of the series was produced by ADV Films
, and the movies were produced by Manga Entertainment
, using most of the same voice actors. These productions were heavily scrutinized by original director Hideaki Anno
as well as GAINAX. They were released in Region
1 and 2, North America and Europe, as well as Australia. The translations have a few flaws that, in some cases, are contradictory to the original, making the series more confusing. Some of these lines were re-recorded for the remastered 'Platinum Edition' DVDs in 2004. As a whole, however, the English-language adaptation was and has been primarily well-received by fans around the world, and several of its voice actors (most notably Tiffany Grant
, who to this day enthusiastically publicizes her role as Asuka) delivered their career-defining performances in the series. Anime News Network
's Theron Martin
has stated that he considers Evangelion
to be "the pinnacle of achievement in English voice work on an anime title", even stating that he found the Japanese track "uninteresting by comparison".
Several quotes from the series - most famously "I mustn't run away" and "What are you, stupid?!" - have become iconic among English-speaking fans of the series.
In the United States, the television series was released on VHS (in both subtitled and dubbed versions) in 1997 and on DVD in 2000. The series was broadcast, subtitled, on San Francisco Bay Area PBS member station KTEH, and dubbed on ADV's VOD channel The Anime Network. The first two episodes were aired, after heavy editing, on Cartoon Network's Toonami block as part of a special called "Giant Robot Week" in 2003. Beginning October 20, 2005, the entire series was aired on the Adult Swim block. The Adult Swim run was only lightly edited, usually to remove the seven dirty words. However, the slides which reflect the character's feelings (originally in Japanese lettering) were replaced with English slides, with a slight delay to allow easier reading.
In the United Kingdom, the series and its accompanying films were released on VHS (dub only) and DVD by the British divisions of ADV Films and Manga Entertainment. It aired on the UK's Sci-Fi Channel during the summer of 2002. Although the show itself was unedited, the ending credits of early episodes were sped up in order to preview the next episode alongside the ending theme.
In 1998, Evangelion was the first anime series broadcast by Australia's SBS Television also airing in prime time. News of the broadcast slowly spread, and as a result, there was an upsurge of viewers midway through the season. This lead to the unprecedented move of airing the series a second time from the beginning (SBS had acquired a licence to broadcast the series twice over), despite the fact the first airing had not yet completed. The success of Evangelion prompted SBS to gain the rights to several other anime series and the two Evangelion movies, which it later broadcast in their entirety. Australian distribution is handled by Madman Entertainment and licensed and released by Manga Entertainment. The former distributor was Siren Entertainment, who was also the former distributor for Manga Entertainment Australia.
The series was first released on VHS and DVD in Italy
, formerly Dynamic Italia, and broadcast over MTV Italy
. The manga
was published in Italian by Panini Comics
under its Planet Manga imprint
. The movies were never broadcast on TV, but were released in 2005 on DVD by Panini Video.
In France, the series was first broadcast on the satellite channel C:, in Japanese language with subtitles, in October 1997, in parallel with its sub-only VHS release by Dynamic Visions. The French dub then premiered on December 1998, on the pay TV channel Canal+. The first DVDs, containing the 26 TV version episodes, were released on October 2002 by Dybex, formerly Dynamic Visions. On January 2008, Dybex released the French "Platinum" remastered DVD edition, an adaptation of ADV's "Platinum" with the notable difference that the episodes 21' to 24' were not featured in their "Renewal" remaster, as were all the other episodes, but in their un-remastered, original video version (corresponding to ADV's "Director's Cut" individual releases).
The series aired weekend mornings, dubbed, in Portugal on SIC, starting December 8, 1997, but rescheduled several times. It was later released on DVD in 2002 by Dynamic Portugal, subbed and dubbed. Reruns of the Portuguese-subtitled version currently air on SIC Radical.
In Germany it was broadcast subtitled, after midnight, in 1998, December 2000, and January 2001 by VOX. The first professionally dubbed German version of Evangelion did not appear until the ADV release of the Platinum Edition DVD set in 2005.
In Poland, the TV series aired twice in 2005-2006 on the computer-themed channel Hyper. It was rated as "for 12 and older", and not edited or censored, but aired at night. It was dubbed through the Polish practice of "simultaneous translation" by a lector.
In Finland, Subtv first aired the series, at night, in 2005. Additional "Director's Cut" episodes were aired after the original 26. A rerun of the series began in March 2006, with Finnish subtitles.
In Russia the series was first aired on MTV Russia in October 2005. Later, the series were released by a company "MC-Entertainment" both on VHS and DVD.
, the television series was broadcast on Sunday evenings by Chilevisión
during May-July 2002, with episodes dubbed into Latin American Spanish
but unedited, and was later rerun twice during January through March 2003. For the rest of Latin America
, and between 2000 and 2003 (in numerous occasions) Evangelion
was broadcast on the Venezuela
and animation satellite channel Locomotion (which later became Animax
, also a broadcaster of the series since 2008). The series was also internationally broadcast in Latin America by Argentinian cable channels Locomotion between 2000 and 2001, and I.Sat
during 2003 and 2004.
In June-August 2007 the series was broadcast in Mexico by the open channel Canal 22 in its original language, subtitled and unedited.
, the television series became very popular among anime fans soon after it was first broadcast in Japan.
In 2001, the television series dubbed by Liaoning People's Art Theatre 2000天鹰战士 (literally 2000 Aquila Fighter
) was broadcast by many mainland China
provincial television stations. However, considered as "too gloomy, not suitable for children", the series was strictly and greatly censored and abridged. As a result, the dubbed version was widely criticized.
In Taiwan, Chinese Channel of STAR TV aired the series in 1997 with Mandarin dub. China Television also aired it later.
In Hong Kong, Home channel of Asia Television aired the series in 1996 with Cantonese dub.
In Indonesia, Trans TV aired the anime with an Indonesian dub.
In the Philippines, ABS-CBN aired the anime series in 1999 with a Tagalog dub.
(Rebuild of Evangelion is a series of four movies in the Evangelion Universe. The first three movies will be alternate versions of TV episodes 1 to 24, while the last movie will be a completely new ending)
Development of a live-action movie version of Neon Genesis Evangelion
was announced in May 2003 by the Houston
distributor ADV Films
, who holds worldwide rights to the series outside of Asia
. The film will be made by ADV, Gainax
, and Weta Workshop Ltd.
. Its release is currently projected to occur at any time ranging from as early as 2009 to as late as 2015. In December 2005, Fortune Magazine
reported in an article about ADV Films that it had raised "about half of the $100 million to $120 million" needed to produce the film. It's not completely clear if this money was raised by ADV alone or if part of that amount was contributed by Gainax.
As of August 2008, the project is considered to be in "development hell", as a director has yet to become available or announced officially. In a panel discussion at Tekkoshocon on April 2, 2006 featuring Matt Greenfield and wife Tiffany Grant, many aspects of the project were revealed. Greenfield recalled that Weta approached ADV about a live-action Eva movie after completing work on The Lord of the Rings film trilogy, but work was delayed by King Kong and The Chronicles of Narnia. It was revealed that three described "A-list" directors and several celebrities had approached the project, rather than the other way around, and the slug script was written by a writer of several other well-known science fiction movies (though this is subject to be rewritten and tailored to the director's vision). Greenfield also reiterated his belief that they did not want to make the movie for profit, but because they wanted to do it and have it done it right (as with Lord of the Rings), and promised effort toward a trilogy of Evangelion films (as opposed to trying to condense the story into one film and lose vast amounts of material), similar again to the Lord of the Rings trilogy.
At Anime Expo 2008, ADV founders Matt Greenfield and John Ledford, in response to a question over the progress of the live action movie, revealed they had hired the producer for Appleseed Ex Machina, Joseph Chu, and pitched the idea to other producers such as Jerry Bruckheimer and Steven Spielberg. They went on to say that interest in the project had been boosted by the success of the 2007 film Transformers.
Evangelion: Death & Rebirth theatrical pamphlet
The Evangelion: Death & Rebirth theatrical pamphlet was a limited edition supplementary booklet distributed in Japanese theaters during Evangelion: Death & Rebirth's initial run.
End of Evangelion theatrical pamphlet
The End of Evangelion theatrical pamphlet (nicknamed the "Red Cross Book
" by overseas fans) was a limited edition supplementary booklet distributed in Japanese theaters during The End of Evangelion
's initial run. The contents of the book described many areas of the Evangelion storyline that the series left unclear. It is GAINAX-sanctioned, and thus considered canon.
Two English fan-translations of the Red Cross Book are available:
Der Mond and Die Sterne
These are artbooks published by Gainax through Kadokawa Shoten
. They includes various artwork, although only a few are cells from the original animation. The titles are in German and respectively translate to "The Moon" and "The Stars."
Der Mond is dedicated to art by Yoshiyuki Sadamoto and features many renditions of Evangelion characters as well as concept artworks and character designs and notes from Sadamoto about the art. It also features artwork from other Sadamoto projects. Die Sterne has a more broad focus, including a variety of Evangelion themed artwork that appeared in other media or on various products such as model kit boxes or calendars. It includes a section of art by Sadamoto and has been rereleased as Die Sterne Ver. 2.0.
2015//The Last Year of Ryohji Kaji
Published in 1997 through Newtype
, this rare combination photo/text book profiles Ryōji Kaji
via 16 "documents" left by him. These letters, notes, and poems provide some additional insight into Kaji's character. The photographic portion is meant to represent pictures taken by Kaji during his mission, and features digitally-altered pictures, which include the EVAs, Angels, and other series-related objects. The text is written by TV series screenwriter Hiroshi Yamaguchi, and the photographs were taken by Ichiro Kamei. Despite being a limited edition Japan-only publication, all of the text is also in English, making it fully bilingual.
The manga based on the series, written and illustrated by series character designer Yoshiyuki Sadamoto, has been serialized in Shonen Ace since 1995. The serialized and volumized editions are both published by Kadokawa Shoten. The manga exists as a separate entity from the anime, and features a number of distinct differences (examples: Shinji's eyes are brown instead of blue; Shinji and Rei's relationship is strengthened more; not all of the Angels that were in the anime appear in the manga). Drawing from the original story outline, the completed anime series, as well as his own artistic freedom, Sadamoto has portrayed an account of the story that has both distinct convergence and divergence with the anime version. The series is still in production, and Sadamoto has stated that he is planning to end the series in the 12th or 13th volume.
The manga is translated into English in North America by VIZ Media and in Singapore by Chuang Yi, and the Singaporean translation is imported to Australia by Madman Entertainment. The manga is also translated into Brazilian Portuguese by Conrad Editora, Spanish by Norma Editorial, Mexican Spanish by Editorial Vid, Argentinian Spanish by Editorial Ivrea, French by Glénat, Swedish by Bonnier Carlsen, Polish by J.P. Fantastica, Danish by Hans Kristian Bang and Finnish by Sangatsu Manga.
- Stage 01: Angel Attack
- Stage 02: Reunion
- Stage 03: Unit-01, Lift Off
- Stage 04: Silence...
- Stage 05: Angel Fire
- Stage 06: I...Cry...
- Stage 07: Closing Hearts
- Stage 08: Shinji's Bad Mood
- Stage 09: The Trials of a True Fan
- Stage 10: Shonen and Knife
- Stage 11: Third Child Wandering
- Stage 12: Fumbling Towards Kindness
- Stage 13: White Scars
- Stage 14: The Warped Room
- Stage 15: What Her Crimson Eyes Believe In
- Stage 16: Abandoned Memories
- Stage 17: The Night Before Battle
- Stage 18: Blood Battle
- Stage 19: The Moon Inside the Darkness
- Stage 20: Asuka Comes to Japan
- Stage 21: The Uninvited
- Stage 22: Asuka Attacks
- Stage 23: Try, Try Again
- Stage 24: Dissonance
- Stage 25: Shall We Dance?
- Stage 26: One Moment, One Heart
- Stage 27: The Party
- Stage 28: Reaching that scar
- Stage 29: Sepulcher
- Stage 30: Blackout
- Stage 31: It resists the g-shock
- Stage 32: The abyss of the truth
- Stage 33: Aquarium
- Stage 34: The Fourth Child
- Stage 35: Light, Then Shadow
- Stage 36: Confessions
- Stage 37: The Gift
- Stage 38: Ambush
- Stage 39: The Dummy System
- Stage 40: Staining the Twilight Black
- Stage 41: Fist
- Stage 42: Grey Sky
- Stage 43: Interrogation
- Stage 44: Atonement
- Stage 45: A Man's Battle
- Stage 46: Awakening
- Stage 47: Awakening Part 2
- Stage 48: Vanished
- Stage 49: Kiss
- Stage 50: To Within (One's) Heart
- Stage 51: Mother
- Stage 52: Reminiscence
- Stage 53: Giant of Light
- Stage 54: The Birth of NERV
- Stage 55: Message
- Stage 56: Jealousy
- Stage 57: Fifth Children
- Stage 58: Rejection
- Stage 59: Pride
- Stage 60: Doll
- Stage 61: Lance of Longinus
- Stage 62: Distance
- Stage 63: Battle Response
- Stage 64: Tears
- Stage 65: I Want to Become One (with You)
- Stage 66: Hearts Unfulfilled (Feelings not Conveyed)
- Stage 67: Twisted/Perverse Night
- Stage 68: Crossing/Complex/Entangled
- Stage 69: Tainted Blood
- Stage 70: Multitudes of Nothingness
- Stage 71: Scion of Adam
- Stage 72: The Final Messenger
- Stage 73: Reached At Last, After A Long and Tortuous Journey
- Stage 74: Memories In The Palm Of One's Hand
- Stage 75:
- Stage 76: The Final Enemy Part 1
- Stage 77: The Final Enemy Part 2
- Stage 78: Genocide
An additional manga of the franchise is Neon Genesis Evangelion: Angelic Days
, written and illustrated by Fumino Hayashi
and based on the video game Neon Genesis Evangelion: Iron Maiden 2nd
. The manga was originally serialized in Asuka Comics
, and later reprinted in the U.S. (again in serial form) in the anime/pop-culture magazine Newtype USA
under the title Neon Genesis Evangelion: Angelic Days
. It was discontinued in this format after only half of the first volume was published. ADV Manga
began publishing the series in graphic novel form on May 3 2006
A manga series based on the computer game of the same name.
A 2008 manga series by Min Nemuri
, also known as Neon Genesis Evangelion Academy: Record of Heaven's Decent
. It is serialized in Asuka Magazine
and published by Kadokawa Shoten
- In The Beginning
- The Light From The Darkness
Soundtracks and music
- 残酷な天使のテーゼ (Zankoku na tenshi no te-ze) (1995/10/25)
- FLY ME TO THE MOON (1995/10/25)
- 魂のルフラン (Tamashii no rufuran) (1997/2/21)
- THANATOS-If I can't be yours- (1997/8/1)
- 残酷な天使のテーゼ/FLY ME TO THE MOON (2003/3/26)
- 魂のルフラン/THANATOS-If I can't be yours- (2006/5/24)
- NEON GENESIS EVANGELION (2004/12/22)
- NEON GENESIS EVANGELION II (2004/12/22)
- NEON GENESIS EVANGELION III (2004/12/22)
- EVANGELION:DEATH (2004/12/22)
- THE END OF EVANGELION (2004/12/22)
Neon Genesis Evangelion
has spawned a number of computer games. Aspects of Evangelion
have made numerous appearances in the Super Robot Wars
series by Banpresto
. First included in Super Robot Wars F Final
, characters and mecha from Evangelion
have since become extremely popular parts of the series, and have appeared in Super Robot Wars Alpha
, Alpha 3
, and other releases. None of the Neon Genesis Evangelion video games were released in an English version for the United States.
- This was the first Evangelion video game, produced for the Sega Saturn shortly after the TV series and released in 1996. It is set after ASUKA STRIKES!: Shinji is badly defeated by an Angel (appears only in 1st Impression) and suffers amnesia; after attempting to regain his memory by sparring with Asuka in Unit 02, he must defeat the Angel. It features RPG elements and FMV clips for combat; most of the animation is original to 1st Impression with the original Evangelion seiyuu but some is recycled from the TV series
- Neon Genesis Evangelion: 2nd Impression (1997; Sega Saturn)
- A Sega Saturn game that focuses mainly on Shinji and Mayumi. It features RPG style gaming, and combat, and is structured like an episode.
- This is a game released by Gainax as an extra 'episode' in the series, positing a further development along the lines of a set of manned Jet Alone robots. It focuses mainly on Shinji and Mana.
- A game for the Nintendo 64 covering the entire span of the TV series and movies as a combat and RPG game. It features the main fights from the original anime and uses multiple voice clips and images from the original series. It was released by Bandai in 1999.
- This is a strip mahjong game.
- A series of computer card games.
- This is a strip mahjong game.
- This is a strip mahjong game.
- This game is similar in style to the Princess Maker game series. In the game, it is your task to look after Rei or Asuka. Your decisions affect their personality and development thus affecting the story of Evangelion and even changing the conclusion.
- A Bandai/Alfa System game for PlayStation 2 based on the entire run of the TV series and movies, featuring RPG style story interaction and combat. It includes things such as F-Type equipment and a new revision of the Jet Alone project.
- This is a game released by Gainax based on the 'normal life' section of the dreams of Shinji Ikari in the final episode of NGE. Unlike Girlfriend of Steel, it takes place in a complete alternate universe. This game inspired a manga, which uses most of the Evangelion characters in a "normal" schoolyard romantic comedy/drama series, titled Neon Genesis Evangelion: Angelic Days in English.
- BROCCOLI planned to release Detective Evangelion on 2006-11-22, but delayed to 2007-1-18. This non-canonical game combines mecha fights with a whodunit murder mystery. The game also fully introduced The Evangelion first-Type, and The Evangelion Second-Type. This game was also the first to use Evangelion Unit 01 AND Shinji Ikari to battle the enemies. There is also a comic based on the game serialized on Shonen Ace starting in the December 2006 issue As a result of the delay, early orders now also come with picture puzzles.
- GAINAX is planning to release a mobile game for mobile phones based on the series. The company has begun a contest for designing a new character that will be introduced in the game.
- Evangelion: Battle Orchestra, a fighting game produced by Broccoli, released 28 June 2007
There are Evangelion themed pachinko
(pinball gambling machine) and pachisuro
(pachinko-like slot machine) offered at pachinko parlors.
Records in Japan
Around the time the first movies was going to be released, the popularity of the series in Japan was exceptionally high. So called "Evangelion boom" was spread beyond the small niche of anime fans, making the title record breaking in many aspects. As of 2007, the total sales volume of an article concerned exceeded 150,000,000,000 yen.
Below are some of the records in Japan.
|| Notes |
| Evangelion: Death and Rebirth, movie
|| ¥ 1,100,000,000
|| Distributor's revenue. |
| The End of Evangelion, movie
|| ¥ 1,450,000,000
|| Distributor's revenue. |
| A Cruel Angel's Thesis, CD single
|| 1,000,000 copies
|| Total of 2 versions. |
| Refrain of Soul, CD single
|| 800,000 copies
| Neon Genesis Evangelion OST
|| No.1 on Oricon chart
|| The third anime soundtrack to hold the No.1 place in history. |
| Rei; Asuka; Shinji; Kaworu, Neon Genesis Evangelion library photobooks
|| 2,000,000 copies
|| Total of 4 books. |
| Neon Genesis Evangelion, Newtype 100% collection
|| 250,000 copies
| eve, Goddesses of 2015, Neon Genesis Evangelion photo file
|| 170,000 copies
| Nerv Hakusho, Neon Genesis Evangelion RPG (book)
|| 70,000 copies
| Neon Genesis Evangelion, the manga series
|| 15,000,000 copies
|| Current total of 11 volumes. |
| CR Neon Genesis Evangelion, pachinko
|| 100,000 machines at 11,000 parlors
| CR Neon Genesis Evangelion Second Impact, pachinko
|| 130,000 machines at 12,600 parlors
As of July, 1997:
|| Notes |
| VHSs and LDs
|| 2,560,000 copies
|| Total of 10 volumes. |
| Filmbooks (graphical episode guides)
|| 3,600,000 copies
|| Total of 9 volumes. |
| Model kits
|| 1,520,000 boxes
| Video games
|| 1,000,000 copies
|| Total of 2 titles. |
| Trading cards
|| 90,000,000 cards