in the earliest battles, Shinji and Rei were the only Eva pilots assigned to take down the Angels. with the increasing amount of Angels, more pilots were hired. Mari was one of the new pilots, assigned Eva Unit 05. he was often found mysterious by the others and was known to destroy Angels by self-destructing the Eva while ejecting itself at the last moment. Asuka was assigned Eva Unit 02. she was headstrong and often spoke her mind. with the world's safety on their shoulder, the 4 pilots struggled to keep humankind's hope up by destroying all Angels found looming about, with their lives on the stake.
the second movie used the plot in episodes 8-19 from the original 26-episodes Neon Genesis Evangelion (1995) series. the actions had became increasingly impressive as the movies progressed. while the first movie followed closely its original plot, the second movie changed that. most things played out very differently where some scenes were taken out by putting new ones in. it was entertaining due to its perfect pacing, where nothing was rushed nor felt too dragging. without Asuka to boost character development in the first movie, the second movie clearly showed an Asuka different from whom we originally know, which was an interesting change for once.
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: 2009
- 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)