after not seeing his father for 8 years, Shinji was called to the NERV headquarters urgently. giant creatures called Angels were attacking the world, taking out humankind. by using giant mechas called Evas, the NERV took out the angels. Shinji was assigned Eva Unit 01, teaming up with Rei, who pilot Eva Unit 00. Shinji was later taken in by Misato and enrolled in the local high school. he tried to settle in with his new life while trained to defend their world from Angels.
despite being a remake version of the 26-episodes Neon Genesis Evangelion (1995) series, this installment remained faithful to its original storyline. the remake was divided into 4 movies. this first movie was summarized by episodes 1-6. being a remake made the film a wonderful experience, greatly enhanced by its much more impressive animation and detailed visuals. the first half of the film was rushed with its pacing as well as introduction. at some point it suddenly slowed while adding new characters into its plot.
some background on the anime:
- episodes: 1
- director: Kazuya Tsurumaki (鶴巻和哉), Hideaki Anno (庵野秀明), Masayuki (摩砂雪)
- released: 2007
- language: Japanese
- genre: Action/Science-Fiction
Rebuild of Evangelion series:
- Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone (2007)
- Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance (2009)
- Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo (2012)
- Evangelion: 4.0 (2013)