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

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.


Hideaki Anno, Masayuki | 1 more credit »


Hideaki Anno (creator), Hideaki Anno | 7 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Megumi Ogata ... Shinji Ikari (voice)
Spike Spencer Spike Spencer ... Shinji Ikari (voice)
Megumi Hayashibara ... Rei Ayanami / Yui Ikari / Pen Pen (voice)
Allison Keith ... Misato Katsuragi (voice)
Kotono Mitsuishi ... Misato Katsuragi (voice)
Sue Ulu ... Ritsuko Akagi (voice)
Yûko Miyamura Yûko Miyamura ... Asuka Langley Sôryû (voice)
Amanda Winn Lee ... Rei Ayanami (voice)
Tiffany Grant ... Asuka Langly Soryu (voice)
Yuriko Yamaguchi Yuriko Yamaguchi ... Ritsuko Akagi (voice)
Tristan MacAvery ... Gendo Ikari (voice)
Aaron Krohn ... Ryoji Kaji (voice)
Joe Pisano Joe Pisano ... Toji Suzuhara (voice)
Kurt Stoll Kurt Stoll ... Kensuke Aida (voice)
Guil Lunde Guil Lunde ... Kozo Fuyutsuki (voice)


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.

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Release Date:

12 March 2006 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


This episode's title is derived from the Japanese title for the short story "The Beast that Shouted Love at the Heart of the World" by Harlan Ellison. See more »


Asuka: It's about time you got up, idiot!
Shinji: [yawning] Oh, it's you Asuka.
Asuka: What the hell do you mean by that? Can't you appreciate that I came to wake you up PERSONALLY? I don't hear any words of appreciation for your oldest childhood friend!
Shinji: Thanks. Now let me sleep a little more.
Asuka: It's time to get up, you dork!
[pulls off blanket]
Asuka: Ah! You stupid pervert, I didn't mean to get THAT up!
Shinji: I can't help it! It's morning! I gotta take a whizz or something...
Asuka: Hey, don't point it at me!
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Crazy Credits

A different version of "Fly Me to the Moon" is played in each episode. See more »


Spoofed in The Simpsons Movie (2007) See more »


Fly Me to the Moon (Rei #26 Version)
Ending theme
Performed by Megumi Hayashibara
Music and Lyrics by Bart Howard
Arrangement by Toshiyuki Ômori
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The finale of a visionaries' work
3 June 2019 | by kawochanSee all my reviews

This episode is weird, experimental, nonsensical and psychological, and that's not a bad thing. In fact, I would say this is one of the best possible endings to such a revolutionary show. It leaves the plot open-ended, but that's okay. The show itself has evolved into an anti-escapist metafiction. For an episode that was made short on budget and time, with Hideaki constantly rewriting it, the episode turned out amazing. Shinji's arc comes full circle and theres nothing else left, it's a perfectly acceptable ending.

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