Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone, and its three sequels, are Gainax's and Hideaki Anno's most recent attempt to cash in on I mean retell the classic EVA story. When complete, the four movies, known collectively as Rebuild of Evangelion, will retell the EVA storyline, hopefully in a more coherent manner. This release 1.11 is the second DVD release; the first 1.01 fine tuned some of the visuals from the theatrical release, while this version adds some more enhancements while adding a few minutes of new footage.
In 2015, the Earth is in a war for survival with the appearance of Angels. The Angels randomly appear, one at a time, and attack Tokyo 3 seemingly in a search for something that, if they find, humanity fears The Third Impact, a cataclysmic event whose predecessor in 2000 wiped out 3/4ths of the world's population.
As the movie opens, the Third Angel is attacking Tokyo 3 and is advanced enough that the regular armies cannot stop it. So NERV and their experimental Evangelions are called into action. The Evangelions are giant robots with unknown backgrounds each piloted by a young man or woman.
At the heart of the conflict is 15 year old Shinji Ikari, the son of NERV commander, Gendo Ikari. Shinji has grown up in the care of relatives, as his mother died when he was little, and Gendo only pays attention to him when needed. Shinji is now needed as he is the only person who can pilot EVA Unit 01, despite having no experience in military matters. But opts to pilot EVA Unit 01 in a desperate attempt for acceptance from his father, and when the Third Angel is successfully defeated, protection of Tokyo 3 is given to NERV full time. And therefore, Shinji Ikari.
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