Neon Genesis Evangelion

by JohnSlash | created - 24 Aug 2012 | updated - 24 Mar 2013 | Public

The episodes of "Neon Genesis Evangelion" rated and ordered from greatest to least.

Numerical Rating Average for the show: 8.8/10 ------------------------------------------------------------ Ratings for the new movies:

Evangelion 1.0: You are (Not) Alone- 8.5/10

Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance- 10/10

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1. Neon Genesis Evangelion (1995–1996)
Episode: The Beginning and the End, or 'Knockin' on Heaven's Door' (1996)

TV-14 | 26 min | Animation, Action, Drama

A despondent Shinji encounters a kind-hearted boy named Kaworu, who quickly becomes his close friend. However, Kaworu (selected earlier as the replacement pilot for EVA-02) is soon revealed to be the final Angel. This turn of events leaves Shinji with a cruel dilemma: saving humanity will mean he must kill his only true friend in the world.

Directors: Hideaki Anno, Masayuki, Kazuya Tsurumaki | Stars: Megumi Ogata, Spike Spencer, Megumi Hayashibara, Allison Keith

Votes: 571

#24 The Final Messenger

10/10

2. Neon Genesis Evangelion (1995–1996)
Episode: Weaving a Story 2: Oral Stage (1996)

TV-14 | 23 min | Animation, Action, Drama

His physical form absorbed by EVA-01, Shinji drifts through an introspective state, again contemplating his "mission" and role as a pilot. Meanwhile, Ritsuko and NERV desperately attempt to recover him.

Directors: Hideaki Anno, Kazuya Tsurumaki | Stars: Spike Spencer, Allison Keith, Sue Ulu, Amanda Winn Lee

Votes: 500

#20 Shape of Heart, Shape of Human

10/10

3. Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion (1997)

Not Rated | 87 min | Animation, Action, Drama

Concurrent theatrical ending of the TV series Neon Genesis Evangelion (1995).

Directors: Hideaki Anno, Kazuya Tsurumaki | Stars: Megumi Ogata, Megumi Hayashibara, Yûko Miyamura, Kotono Mitsuishi

Votes: 31,055

-Alternate #25 Air(Ea)

9/10

-Alternate #26 My Purest Heart for You(Magokoro o, kimi ni)

9.5/10

4. Neon Genesis Evangelion (1995–1996)
Episode: Namida (1996)

TV-MA | 25 min | Animation, Action, Drama

When an Angel resembling a coil of light arrives, Rei and Shinji are sent to battle it, but the assimilating ability of the foe prompts Rei to self-destruct the EVA-00 in order to kill it ... See full summary »

Directors: Hideaki Anno, Shôichi Masuo, Kazuya Tsurumaki | Stars: Spike Spencer, Allison Keith, Sue Ulu, Amanda Winn Lee

Votes: 490

#23 Tears

9.5/10

5. Neon Genesis Evangelion (1995–1996)
Episode: Don't Be (1996)

TV-14 | 28 min | Animation, Action, Drama

Asuka, haunted by childhood memories of her mother's suicide and a notion that she "lost" to Shinji in the previous battle, begins to lose her precious self-confidence as a pilot. A new ... See full summary »

Directors: Hideaki Anno, Akira Takamura, Kazuya Tsurumaki | Stars: Spike Spencer, Allison Keith, Sue Ulu, Amanda Winn Lee

Votes: 512

#22 At Least, Be Human

9.5/10

6. Neon Genesis Evangelion (1995–1996)
Episode: Splitting of the Breast (1996)

TV-14 | 23 min | Animation, Action, Drama

A bizarre Angel possessing a spherical shadow in the air and a Dirac sea-type body on the ground absorbs Shinji and EVA-01. While NERV searches for a means of destroying the Angel--even if ... See full summary »

Directors: Hideaki Anno, Kazuya Tsurumaki | Stars: Spike Spencer, Allison Keith, Sue Ulu, Amanda Winn Lee

Votes: 563

#16 In sickness unto death, and...

9.5/10

7. Neon Genesis Evangelion (1995–1996)
Episode: The Beast (1995)

TV-14 | 23 min | Animation, Action, Drama

In the wake of the previous battle, Misato hastily decides to let Shinji have a room in her apartment, where he discovers just what an irresponsible person his new guardian is. Shinji is ... See full summary »

Directors: Hideaki Anno, Kazuya Tsurumaki | Stars: Megumi Ogata, Spike Spencer, Allison Keith, Kotono Mitsuishi

Votes: 658

#2 An Unfamiliar Ceiling

9.5/10

8. Neon Genesis Evangelion (1995–1996)
Episode: Kessen, Dai 3 Shin Tokyo Shi (1995)

TV-14 | 23 min | Animation, Action, Drama

A new Angel invades, striking a critical blow against Shinji. Taking the enemy's abilities into account, Misato crafts a special strategy involving Units 00 and 01 as well as an enormous ... See full summary »

Directors: Hiroyuki Ishidô, Hideaki Anno, Kazuya Tsurumaki | Stars: Megumi Ogata, Spike Spencer, Allison Keith, Kotono Mitsuishi

Votes: 573

#6 Decisive Battle in Tokyo-III

9/10

9. Neon Genesis Evangelion (1995–1996)
Episode: Rei I (1995)

TV-14 | 23 min | Animation, Action, Drama

Rei Ayanami, the pilot of Evangelion Unit 00, is scheduled to undergo another activation test following a horrible accident nearly a month earlier. Shinji makes attempts to understand Rei and her close relationship with his father.

Directors: Keiichi Sugiyama, Hideaki Anno, Kazuya Tsurumaki | Stars: Megumi Ogata, Spike Spencer, Allison Keith, Kotono Mitsuishi

Votes: 574

#5 Rei, Beyond the Heart

9/10

10. Neon Genesis Evangelion (1995–1996)
Episode: Introjection (1996)

TV-14 | 23 min | Animation, Action, Drama

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 decision.

Directors: Hideaki Anno, Kazuya Tsurumaki | Stars: Spike Spencer, Allison Keith, Sue Ulu, Amanda Winn Lee

Votes: 619

#19 A Man's Battle

9/10

11. Neon Genesis Evangelion (1995–1996)
Episode: Those Women Longed for the Touch of Others' Lips, and Thus Invited Their Kisses (1996)

TV-14 | 23 min | Animation, Action, Drama

Shinji visits his mother's grave in the company of his father, and Misato reflects upon her bygone romance with Kaji. Soon afterward, Kaji and Misato discover a startling secret within NERV's Terminal Dogma.

Directors: Hideaki Anno, Naoyasu Habu, Kazuya Tsurumaki | Stars: Spike Spencer, Allison Keith, Sue Ulu, Amanda Winn Lee

Votes: 481

#15 Lies and Silence

9/10

12. Neon Genesis Evangelion (1995–1996)
Episode: Fourth Children (1996)

TV-14 | 23 min | Animation, Action, Drama

As EVA-04, the planned testbed for the S² engine, disappears under mysterious circumstances, NERV quickly prepares the testing of EVA-03 and the selection of its pilot. Shinji and Touji ... See full summary »

Directors: Hideaki Anno, Minoru Ôhara, Kazuya Tsurumaki | Stars: Spike Spencer, Allison Keith, Sue Ulu, Amanda Winn Lee

Votes: 470

#17 The Fourth Child

9/10

13. Neon Genesis Evangelion (1995–1996)
Episode: She Said, 'Don't Make Others Suffer for Your Personal Hatred' (1995)

TV-14 | 23 min | Animation, Action, Drama

Misato is promoted to the rank of Major, but she reveals her long-buried sentiments concerning her work at NERV. A massive Angel appears in Earth's stratosphere, and all three Evangelions are deployed to stop it.

Directors: Hideaki Anno, Kazuya Tsurumaki | Stars: Spike Spencer, Allison Keith, Sue Ulu, Amanda Winn Lee

Votes: 490

#12 The Value of Miracles

9/10

14. Neon Genesis Evangelion (1995–1996)
Episode: A Transfer (1995)

TV-14 | 23 min | Animation, Action, Drama

Shinji transfers into a new school within Tokyo-3, catching the fascination of his classmates - and igniting the ire of one student whose sister was injured in the EVA's last battle. Meanwhile, a second Angel makes its way into the city.

Directors: Hiroyuki Ishidô, Hideaki Anno, Kazuya Tsurumaki | Stars: Megumi Ogata, Spike Spencer, Allison Keith, Kotono Mitsuishi

Votes: 602

#3 The Phone That Never Rings

9/10

15. Neon Genesis Evangelion (1995–1996)
Episode: Hedgehog's Dilemma (1995)

TV-14 | 23 min | Animation, Action, Drama

Frustrated by his newfound responsibilities, Shinji runs away from Misato and NERV. After being escorted back to the organization by armed officials, Shinji must decide whether he truly wants to abandon his role as a pilot.

Directors: Tsuyoshi Kaga, Hideaki Anno, Kazuya Tsurumaki | Stars: Spike Spencer, Allison Keith, Kotono Mitsuishi, Sue Ulu

Votes: 591

#4 Rain, and After Running Away

8.5/10

16. Neon Genesis Evangelion (1995–1996)
Episode: Both of You, Dance Like You Want to Win! (1995)

TV-14 | 23 min | Animation, Action, Drama

A quick attack against a new Angel by Asuka and Shinji ends in an embarrassing defeat when the Angel suddenly divides itself. Shinji and Asuka undergo learning a series of synchronized dance movements as per a new team-oriented strategy.

Directors: Hideaki Anno, Seiji Mizushima, Kazuya Tsurumaki | Stars: Megumi Ogata, Spike Spencer, Allison Keith, Kotono Mitsuishi

Votes: 548

#9 Moment and Heart Together

8.5/10

17. Neon Genesis Evangelion (1995–1996)
Episode: He Was Aware That He Was Still a Child (1996)

TV-14 | 29 min | Animation, Action, Drama

As Kouzou is interrogated by SEELE, he reminisces about the history of NERV, its parent company GEHIRN, Yui and Gendou Ikari, and Ritsuko's mother Naoko Akagi. At the same time, a horrible ... See full summary »

Directors: Hideaki Anno, Kazuya Tsurumaki | Stars: Spike Spencer, Allison Keith, Sue Ulu, Amanda Winn Lee

Votes: 495

#21 The Birth of Nerv

8.5/10

18. Neon Genesis Evangelion (1995–1996)
Episode: Ambivalence (1996)

TV-14 | 23 min | Animation, Action, Drama

The activation of EVA-03 goes awry when an Angel takes control of the unit. With EVA-03 itself re-designated as an Angel, Shinji is faced with the moral dilemma of terminating the rogue ... See full summary »

Directors: Hideaki Anno, Kazuya Tsurumaki | Stars: Spike Spencer, Allison Keith, Sue Ulu, Amanda Winn Lee

Votes: 552

#18 The Choice of Life

8.5/10

19. Neon Genesis Evangelion (1995–1996)
Episode: Angel Attack (1995)

TV-14 | 23 min | Animation, Action, Drama

Shinji Ikari, a 14-year-old boy in the city of Tokyo-3, is delivered to the secret organization NERV, where he is requested by his enigmatic father to save the city from an invading creature called an Angel.

Directors: Hideaki Anno, Kazuya Tsurumaki | Stars: Megumi Ogata, Kotono Mitsuishi, Yuriko Yamaguchi, Megumi Hayashibara

Votes: 708

#1 An Angel's Attack

8.5/10

20. Neon Genesis Evangelion (1995–1996)
Episode: Weaving a Story (1996)

TV-14 | 23 min | Animation, Action, Drama

The Human Instrumentality Committee recollects the past Angel encounters and battles while Gendou conceals the matter of the recently discovered virus-like Angel. Rei and Shinji undergo ... See full summary »

Directors: Ken Andô, Hideaki Anno, Kazuya Tsurumaki | Stars: Spike Spencer, Allison Keith, Sue Ulu, Amanda Winn Lee

Votes: 492

#14 Seele, the Throne of Souls

8.5/10

Half of this episodes works as a clip-show, however, the second-half is purely amazing.

21. Neon Genesis Evangelion (1995–1996)
Episode: Magmadiver (1995)

TV-14 | 23 min | Animation, Action, Drama

Banned by Misato from going on a class trip to Okinawa, Shinji and Asuka catch up on their studies. An embryonic Angel is found inside a volcano, and Asuka volunteers to carry out the perilous task of retrieving the creature.

Directors: Hiroyuki Ishidô, Tsuyoshi Kaga, Hideaki Anno, Kazuya Tsurumaki | Stars: Megumi Ogata, Spike Spencer, Allison Keith, Kotono Mitsuishi

Votes: 507

#10 Magma Driver

8/10

22. Neon Genesis Evangelion (1995–1996)
Episode: The Day Tokyo-3 Stood Still (1995)

TV-14 | 23 min | Animation, Action, Drama

A city-wide power outage puts NERV into a crisis as another Angel invades Tokyo-3. Shinji, Rei and Asuka attempt to make their way into the headquarters as NERV personnel ready the Evas for manual deployment.

Directors: Tetsuya Watanabe, Hideaki Anno, Kazuya Tsurumaki | Stars: Megumi Ogata, Spike Spencer, Allison Keith, Kotono Mitsuishi

Votes: 533

#11 In the Still Darkness

8/10

23. Neon Genesis Evangelion (1995–1996)
Episode: Do You Love Me? (1996)

TV-14 | 23 min | Animation, Action, Drama

Shinji, pained by his choice to kill his friend Kaworu, shuts himself off from the world and the people in his life and reflects upon what his true purpose in life is. Instrumentality ... See full summary »

Directors: Hideaki Anno, Kazuya Tsurumaki | Stars: Spike Spencer, Allison Keith, Sue Ulu, Amanda Winn Lee

Votes: 542

#25 A World That's Ending

8/10

24. Neon Genesis Evangelion (1995–1996)
Episode: Asuka Strikes! (1995)

TV-14 | 23 min | Animation, Action, Drama

Misato, Shinji, Touji and Kensuke travel to a famous aircraft carrier to collect the new EVA-02 and its prideful pilot, Asuka Langley Souryuu. A seaborne Angel strikes the fleet, and Asuka ... See full summary »

Directors: Hideaki Anno, Kazuya Tsurumaki | Stars: Megumi Ogata, Spike Spencer, Allison Keith, Kotono Mitsuishi

Votes: 549

#8 Asuka Strikes

8/10

25. Neon Genesis Evangelion (1995–1996)
Episode: A Human Work (1995)

TV-14 | 23 min | Animation, Action, Drama

A new nuclear-powered military robot, Jet Alone, goes out of control during a demonstration ceremony and heads toward an almost certain meltdown. With the help of Shinji and EVA-01, Misato takes it upon herself to stop its rampage.

Directors: Keiichi Sugiyama, Hideaki Anno, Kazuya Tsurumaki | Stars: Megumi Ogata, Spike Spencer, Allison Keith, Kotono Mitsuishi

Votes: 539

#7 A Human Work

8/10

26. Neon Genesis Evangelion (1995–1996)
Episode: Sekai no Chuushin de Ai o Sakenda Kemono (1996)

TV-MA | 23 min | Animation, Action, Drama

Takes place in Shinji's mind, where he tries to find ways to feel better about himself and other people, while thinking about a solution to his many problems.

Directors: Hideaki Anno, Masayuki, Kazuya Tsurumaki | Stars: Megumi Ogata, Spike Spencer, Megumi Hayashibara, Allison Keith

Votes: 578

#26 The Beast the Shouted 'I' at the Heart of the World

8/10

The only problem with this episode is it's very anti-climactic, but I still think it's very good, especially when compared to many other shows.

27. Neon Genesis Evangelion (1995–1996)
Episode: Lilliputian Hitcher (1995)

TV-14 | 23 min | Animation, Action, Drama

During a simulation plug experiment, an Angel with the ability to mimic computer circuitry manages to invade the MAGI supercomputer system and trigger a self-destruct sequence. Ritsuko ... See full summary »

Directors: Hideaki Anno, Kazuya Tsurumaki | Stars: Spike Spencer, Allison Keith, Sue Ulu, Amanda Winn Lee

Votes: 496

#13 An Angel's Invasion

7/10



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