Neon Genesis Evangelion

Neon Genesis Evangelion, commonly referred to as NGE, Eva, or Evangelion, is a commercially and critically successful, influential and popular Japanese anime and manga that began in 1995. The anime was created by Gainax, written and directed by Hideaki Anno and co-produced by TV Tokyo and Nihon Ad Systems (NAS). It is an apocalyptic mecha action series, and refers to Judeo-Christian symbols from the book of Genesis and Biblical apocrypha among others. Later episodes shift focus to psychoanalysis of the main characters, who display various emotional problems and mental illnesses; the nature of existence and reality are questioned in a way that lets Evangelion be characterized as "postmodern fantasy" Hideaki Anno, the director of the anime series, had suffered from clinical depression prior to creating the series, and the psychological aspects of the show are based on the director's own experiences with overcoming it.
Neon Genesis Evangelion, commonly referred to as NGE, Eva, or Evangelion, is a commercially and critically successful, influential and popular Japanese anime and manga that began in 1995. The anime was created by Gainax, written and directed by Hideaki Anno and co-produced by TV Tokyo and Nihon Ad Systems (NAS). It is an apocalyptic mecha action series, and refers to Judeo-Christian symbols from the book of Genesis and Biblical apocrypha among others. Later episodes shift focus to psychoanalysis of the main characters, who display various emotional problems and mental illnesses; the nature of existence and reality are questioned in a way that lets Evangelion be characterized as "postmodern fantasy" Hideaki Anno, the director of the anime series, had suffered from clinical depression prior to creating the series, and the psychological aspects of the show are based on the director's own experiences with overcoming it.

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Watch Neon Genesis Evangelion Season 1 Episode 26 - Take Care Of Yourself

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s1e26 Take Care Of Yourself
March 27, 1996
Instrumentality continues. The focus is primarily on Shinji now, as he learns to accept the individual’s ability to shape their world, and how the self cannot exist without others to define it.
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Watch Neon Genesis Evangelion Season 1 Episode 1 - Angel Attack

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s1e1 Angel Attack
October 4, 1995
Shinji Ikari is summoned to Tokyo-3 by his estranged father Gendo, commander of the special agency Nerv, to defend the city from a giant Angel by piloting the only weapon capable of battling the monster: Evangelion Unit-01.
Series Premiere
Watch Neon Genesis Evangelion Season 1 Episode 13 - Lilliputian Hitcher
s1e13 Lilliputian Hitcher
December 27, 1995
December 27, 1995
Lilliputian Hitcher
Watch Neon Genesis Evangelion Season 1 Episode 14 - Weaving a Story
s1e14 Weaving a Story
January 3, 1996
January 3, 1996
Weaving a Story
Watch Neon Genesis Evangelion Season 1 Episode 16 - Splitting of the Breast
s1e16 Splitting of the Breast
January 17, 1996
January 17, 1996
Splitting of the Breast
Watch Neon Genesis Evangelion Season 1 Episode 17 - Fourth Children
s1e17 Fourth Children
January 24, 1996
January 24, 1996
Fourth Children
Watch Neon Genesis Evangelion Season 1 Episode 18 - Ambivilance
s1e18 Ambivilance
January 31, 1996
January 31, 1996
Ambivilance
Watch Neon Genesis Evangelion Season 1 Episode 19 - Introjection
s1e19 Introjection
February 7, 1996
February 7, 1996
Introjection
Watch Neon Genesis Evangelion Season 1 Episode 22 - Don't Be
s1e22 Don't Be
February 28, 1996
February 28, 1996
Don't Be
Watch Neon Genesis Evangelion Season 1 Episode 23 - Rei III
s1e23 Rei III
March 6, 1996
March 6, 1996
Rei III
Watch Neon Genesis Evangelion Season 1 Episode 25 - Do You Love Me
s1e25 Do You Love Me
March 20, 1996
March 20, 1996
Do You Love Me
Watch Neon Genesis Evangelion Season 1 Episode 26 - Take Care Of Yourself
s1e26 Take Care Of Yourself
March 27, 1996
March 27, 1996
Take Care Of Yourself
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Widely considered to be one of the best anime of all time, Evangelion still holds up today. At a glance the show is about 3 teenagers fighting in giant mechas as the earths first, last, and only line of defence against the worst scum in the universe, but really the story and themes go much deeper. The story goes that the creator Hideaki Anno had a mental breakdown while making the show, and managed to capture the essence of his existential crisis and distil it into story magic, like lightning in a bottle. Keep in mind the epilogue takes place in a movie called The End of Evangelion. The series won't make much sense without the movie.
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Groundbreaking anime with fanstastic visuals and a good story, gets pretty philosophic towards the end but is definitely worth watching (maybe even a few times)
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