Neon Genesis Evangelion

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Neon Genesis Evangelion is a Japanese mecha anime television series produced by Gainax and Tatsunoko Production, directed by Hideaki Anno and broadcast on TV Tokyo from October 1995 to March 1996.wikipedia
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Gainax

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Neon Genesis Evangelion is a Japanese mecha anime television series produced by Gainax and Tatsunoko Production, directed by Hideaki Anno and broadcast on TV Tokyo from October 1995 to March 1996.
GAINAX Co., Ltd. is a Japanese anime studio famous for productions such as Neon Genesis Evangelion, Royal Space Force, Gunbuster, Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water, Kare Kano, FLCL, Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi, and Gurren Lagann, which have garnered critical acclaim and been commercially successful.

Hideaki Anno

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Neon Genesis Evangelion is a Japanese mecha anime television series produced by Gainax and Tatsunoko Production, directed by Hideaki Anno and broadcast on TV Tokyo from October 1995 to March 1996.
He is best known for creating the popular anime series Neon Genesis Evangelion.

Kotono Mitsuishi

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The cast included Megumi Ogata as Shinji Ikari, Kotono Mitsuishi as Misato Katsuragi, Megumi Hayashibara as Rei Ayanami, and Yūko Miyamura as Asuka Langley Soryu.
She is well known for her roles Usagi Tsukino in Sailor Moon and Misato Katsuragi in Neon Genesis Evangelion.

Tatsunoko Production

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Neon Genesis Evangelion is a Japanese mecha anime television series produced by Gainax and Tatsunoko Production, directed by Hideaki Anno and broadcast on TV Tokyo from October 1995 to March 1996.
Since then many figures in the anime industry have worked with Tatsunoko, including Mizuho Nishikubo, Hiroshi Sasagawa, Koichi Mashimo, Katsuhisa Yamada, Hideaki Anno (Tatsunoko provided animation work on the Neon Genesis Evangelion TV series), and Kazuo Yamazaki.

Shinji Ikari

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The cast included Megumi Ogata as Shinji Ikari, Kotono Mitsuishi as Misato Katsuragi, Megumi Hayashibara as Rei Ayanami, and Yūko Miyamura as Asuka Langley Soryu.
Shinji Ikari is a fictional character from the Neon Genesis Evangelion franchise created by Gainax.

Megumi Ogata

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The cast included Megumi Ogata as Shinji Ikari, Kotono Mitsuishi as Misato Katsuragi, Megumi Hayashibara as Rei Ayanami, and Yūko Miyamura as Asuka Langley Soryu.
She is also best known for voicing Makoto Naegi and Nagito Komaeda in the Danganronpa series, Kurama in Yu Yu Hakusho, Shinji Ikari in Neon Genesis Evangelion, Yugi Mutou and Dark Yugi in Yu-Gi-Oh!, and Yukito Tsukishiro/Yue in Cardcaptor Sakura.

Megumi Hayashibara

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The cast included Megumi Ogata as Shinji Ikari, Kotono Mitsuishi as Misato Katsuragi, Megumi Hayashibara as Rei Ayanami, and Yūko Miyamura as Asuka Langley Soryu.
One of the most prominent Japanese voice actresses of the 1990s, Hayashibara is best known for her roles in Love Hina, Saber Marionette J, Ranma ½, Neon Genesis Evangelion, Cowboy Bebop, Slayers, Detective Conan, Pokémon, All Purpose Cultural Catgirl Nuku Nuku, Video Girl Ai and Shaman King.

Yūko Miyamura

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The cast included Megumi Ogata as Shinji Ikari, Kotono Mitsuishi as Misato Katsuragi, Megumi Hayashibara as Rei Ayanami, and Yūko Miyamura as Asuka Langley Soryu.
She played Kazuha Toyama in Detective Conan and Asuka Langley Soryu in Neon Genesis Evangelion.

Music of Neon Genesis Evangelion

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Music for the series was composed by Shirō Sagisu.
Shirō Sagisu composed most of the music for Neon Genesis Evangelion and for the original TV show's three OST albums.

Themes of Neon Genesis Evangelion

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The series features imagery derived from Kabbalah, Christianity, and Judaism.
In Japan, a national debate about the anime Neon Genesis Evangelion resulted in widespread coverage of the show's endings and its retellings, contributing to the interest in academic analysis of the show.

Shirō Sagisu

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Music for the series was composed by Shirō Sagisu.
Sagisu has also worked as a film composer for several anime and films and is well known for his collaborations with Gainax, especially the soundtrack to Hideaki Anno's series Neon Genesis Evangelion.

List of Neon Genesis Evangelion characters

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He is later forced to fight an infected Evangelion Unit-03 and watches its pilot, his friend and classmate Toji Suzuhara, incapacitated and presumably permanently crippled.
The Neon Genesis Evangelion anime series features an extensive cast of characters created by Hideaki Anno and designed by Yoshiyuki Sadamoto.

Kaworu Nagisa

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Kaworu Nagisa replaces the catatonic Asuka as pilot of Unit-02.
Kaworu Nagisa, real name Tabris, is a fictional character from the Neon Genesis Evangelion franchise.

Neon Genesis Evangelion (franchise)

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Film, manga, home video, and other products in the Evangelion franchise have achieved record sales in Japanese markets and strong sales in overseas markets, with related goods selling over ¥150 billion by 2007 and Evangelion pachinko machines selling ¥700 billion by 2015.
The Neon Genesis Evangelion anime was written and directed by Hideaki Anno and originally aired from October 1995 to March 1996.

Royal Space Force: The Wings of Honnêamise

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Director Hideaki Anno fell into a deep depression following completion of work on Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water and the 1992 failure of the Royal Space Force: The Wings of Honnêamise sequel project.
The film was the debut work of anime studio Gainax, whose later television and movie series Neon Genesis Evangelion would achieve international recognition, and was the first anime produced by toy and game manufacturer Bandai, eventually to become one of Japan's top anime video companies.

Yoshiyuki Sadamoto

Character designer Yoshiyuki Sadamoto conceived her as an older "girl next door" and promiscuous loser who failed to take life seriously.
Sadamoto has since had many works credited to him, one of the most notable being Neon Genesis Evangelion where he worked as a designer for the characters.

Gunbuster

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Evangelion borrowed certain scenarios and the use of introspection as a narrative device from a previous Anno project entitled Gunbuster.
It was the directorial debut of Hideaki Anno, best known as the creator and director of Neon Genesis Evangelion.

Mecha anime and manga

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Neon Genesis Evangelion is a Japanese mecha anime television series produced by Gainax and Tatsunoko Production, directed by Hideaki Anno and broadcast on TV Tokyo from October 1995 to March 1996.
Neon Genesis Evangelion, created by Hideaki Anno in 1995, was a major influence on the super robot genre, arriving when the real robot genre was dominant on television.

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Chief among these are Space Battleship Yamato, Mobile Suit Gundam, Devilman and Space Runaway Ideon.
It is one of the most influential anime series in Japan due to its theme and story, marking a turn towards more complex serious works and influencing works such as Mobile Suit Gundam, Neon Genesis Evangelion and Super Dimension Fortress Macross as well as video games such as Space Invaders.

Neon Genesis Evangelion: Death & Rebirth

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In 1997, Hideaki Anno and Studio Gainax released two animated feature films, providing an alternative ending for the show: Death & Rebirth and The End of Evangelion.
It is the first installment of the Neon Genesis Evangelion film series and consists of two parts, Death and Rebirth, separated by a short intermission.

Rei Ayanami

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The cast included Megumi Ogata as Shinji Ikari, Kotono Mitsuishi as Misato Katsuragi, Megumi Hayashibara as Rei Ayanami, and Yūko Miyamura as Asuka Langley Soryu.
Rei appears in Neon Genesis Evangelion as a main protagonist and pilot of Evangelion Unit-00.

Mecha

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The protagonist is Shinji, a teenage boy who was recruited by his father Gendo to the shadowy organization Nerv to pilot a giant bio-machine mecha called an "Evangelion" into combat with alien beings called "Angels."
Some of them may not be considerably taller than a tank (Armored Trooper Votoms, Megazone 23, Code Geass), some may be a few stories tall (Gundam, Escaflowne, Bismark, Gurren Lagann), others can be as tall as a skyscraper (Space Runaway Ideon, Genesis of Aquarion, Neon Genesis Evangelion), some are big enough to contain an entire city (Macross), some the size of a planet (Diebuster), galaxies (Getter Robo, Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann), or even as large as universes (Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann: Lagann-hen, Demonbane).

Misato Katsuragi

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The cast included Megumi Ogata as Shinji Ikari, Kotono Mitsuishi as Misato Katsuragi, Megumi Hayashibara as Rei Ayanami, and Yūko Miyamura as Asuka Langley Soryu.
Misato appears in many media based on Neon Genesis Evangelion, including the manga adaptation of the anime by Yoshiyuki Sadamoto.

Space Runaway Ideon

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Chief among these are Space Battleship Yamato, Mobile Suit Gundam, Devilman and Space Runaway Ideon.
Space Runaway Ideon is a predecessor-of-sorts to Hideaki Anno's Neon Genesis Evangelion and deals with many of the same issues.

Manga

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Film, manga, home video, and other products in the Evangelion franchise have achieved record sales in Japanese markets and strong sales in overseas markets, with related goods selling over ¥150 billion by 2007 and Evangelion pachinko machines selling ¥700 billion by 2015.
In the 1980s to the mid-1990s, Japanese animation, like Akira, Dragon Ball, Neon Genesis Evangelion, and Pokémon, made a bigger impact on the fan experience and in the market than manga.