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Angel Attack 

Shito, Shuurai (original title)
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.


Hideaki Anno (creator), Hideaki Anno | 1 more credit »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Megumi Ogata ... Shinji Ikari (voice)
Kotono Mitsuishi ... Misato Katsuragi (voice)
Yuriko Yamaguchi Yuriko Yamaguchi ... Ritsuko Akagi (voice)
Megumi Hayashibara ... Rei Ayanami / Telephone Voice / PA Announcer (voice)
Fumihiko Tachiki ... Gendô Ikari (voice)
Motomu Kiyokawa Motomu Kiyokawa ... Kôzô Fuyutsuki (voice)
Miki Nagasawa Miki Nagasawa ... Maya Ibuki, Woman B (voice)
Hiro Yûki Hiro Yûki ... Makoto Hyûga (voice)
Takehito Koyasu ... Shigeru Aoba (voice)
Tomomichi Nishimura Tomomichi Nishimura ... UN General A (voice)
Hidenari Ugaki Hidenari Ugaki ... UN General B (voice)
Hiroshi Naka Hiroshi Naka ... UN General C (voice)
Akiko Hiramatsu ... NERV Personnel (voice)
Nagasumi Takashi Nagasumi Takashi ... NERV Personnel (voice)
Spike Spencer Spike Spencer ... Shinji Ikari (voice)


14-year-old Shinji Ikari is delivered to the underground base of the secret organization NERV at the request of his father, where he is handed the burden of piloting a giant synthetic craft to save the city of Tokyo-3 from certain doom at the hands of an invading beast called an Angel. Written by Axemblue

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Release Date:

20 August 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Angel Attack See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Shinji Ikari: So, you're asking me to take this thing and go out there and fight?!
Gendo Ikari: Correct.
Shinji Ikari: How could you do this to me?! I thought you didn't want me! Why?! Why did you have to call me now, father?!
Gendo Ikari: Because I have a use for you.
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Crazy Credits

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


Thesis for a Cruel Angel
Performed by Yôko Takahashi
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a fun intro to the series
29 September 2017 | by framptonhollisSee all my reviews

I knew almost nothing about this series going into it. I had a mild idea of what the plot was, had heard the theme song before, and was aware of it being a highly praised, if somewhat divisive, anime. I don't know much about anime, but recently I've grown a slight interest in it and decided that I mine as well check out this classic. My first impression is overall quite positive as I had a lot of fun watching this quick, action packed episode. I've heard this show being described as a psychodrama, but I've also heard that it doesn't really delve into such realms for a few episodes, so as of right now it comes across as a more standard, but still very likable and hugely entertaining action/sci-fi series that is excellently animated, sometimes creative, and often surprisingly funny. I'm pretty impressed and cannot way to explore this world and these characters further.

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