Neon Genesis Evangelion


Distributor: ADV Films
[Neon Genesis Evangelion]
Angels, tremendously powerful alien war machines, appear in Tokyo. The only hope lies in the Evangelion, a humanoid fighting machine. Only a few teenagers are able to interface with it...one is Shinji Ikari. Thrust into a maelstrom he does not understand, Shinji is forced to plumb the depths of his own soul for the courage and strength to fight...to survive.
TV Series: 26 episodes

Average Rating

Average Ratings: 75
Number of Review Sites: 12
Above Average

Review Links

"...it has aroused such depth of feeling, and challenged the notion of what anime can depict to such an extent that it must be respected."
Anime Meta-Review (Andrew Shelton) - exemplary

Vol. 2 - "...NGE continues to increase the quality of its storytelling while introducing to mecha degrees of character study that the typically action-oriented genre had never seen before." (Theron Martin) - B
Vol. 7 - Read the review (Allen Divers) - B
Anime News Network

Vol. 1 - "There are a lot of reasons why the series is considered an essential part of modern anime history..." (Chris Beveridge) - A-
Vol. 2 - Read the review (Chris Beveridge) - A-
Vol. 3 - Read the review (Chris Beveridge) - A-
Vol. 4 - Read the review (Chris Beveridge) - B+
Vol. 5 - Read the review (Chris Beveridge) - A-
Vol. 6 - Read the review (Chris Beveridge) - A-
Vol. 7 - Read the review (Chris Beveridge) - A-
Vol. 8 - Read the review (Chris Beveridge) - A-
Anime on DVD

"...Evangelion gets you thinking about a lot of what if's..."
Animetric (Rowena Lim Lei) - 5 stars (out of 5)

"Sure, it builds on shows that came before it but it was more of a revolutionary step in terms of overall complexity and quality ..."
DVD Talk (Don Houston) - 4 1/2 stars (out of 5)

Vol. 1 - "ADV Films has recognized Neon Genesis Evangelion's classic status and delivered a remastered version of its flagship title." (Rob Lineberger) - 97 (out of 100)
Vol. 2 - Read the review (Rob Lineberger) - 100 (out of 100)
Vol. 3 - Read the review (Rob Lineberger) - 93 (out of 100)
Vol. 4 - Read the review (Rob Lineberger) - 88 (out of 100)
Vol. 5 - Read the review (Rob Lineberger) - 94 (out of 100)
Vol. 6 - Read the review (Rob Lineberger) - 100 (out of 100)
Vol. 7 - Read the review (Rob Lineberger) - 70 (out of 100)
DVD Verdict

Vol. 11-13 - Read the review (Tasha Robinson) - B
Vol. 2 - Read the review (Tasha Robinson) - D
Vol. 3 - Read the review (Tasha Robinson) - B+
Vol. 4 - Read the review (Tasha Robinson) - B
Vol. 5 - Read the review (Tasha Robinson) - A-
Vol. 6 - Read the review (Tasha Robinson) - C+
Vol. 7-10 - Read the review (Tasha Robinson) - A
Science Fiction Weekly

Vol. 1 - "There's a great series, here." (Barb Lien-Cooper) - 7 (out of 10)
Vol. 2 - Read the review (Barb Lien-Cooper) - 8 (out of 10)
Vol. 4 - Read the review (Heidi Payne) - 5 (out of 10)
Vol. 5 - Read the review (Barb Lien-Cooper) - 10 (out of 10)
Vol. 6 - Read the review (Barb Lien-Cooper) - 10 (out of 10)
Vol. 7 - Read the review (Barb Lien-Cooper) - 9 (out of 10)
Vol. 8 - Read the review (Jennifer M. Contino) - 4 (out of 10)
Sequential Tart

"Many have gone as far to claim that Neon Genesis Evangelion is the best anime that has ever been made. I disagree."
T.H.E.M. Anime Reviews (Raphael See) - 4 stars (out of 5)

Ep. 1 - "Hopefully there series will pull up its socks; if not, perhaps the Angels would be so kind as to cut the power cables, let the EVA-01's internal batteries run down and shorten the series for us..." (Akio Nagatomi, Jane Nagatomi) - 2 stars (out of 5)
Ep. 2 - Read the review (Akio Nagatomi, Jane Nagatomi) - 3 stars (out of 5)
Ep. 3 - Read the review (Akio Nagatomi, Jane Nagatomi) - 3 stars (out of 5)
Ep. 4 - Read the review (Akio Nagatomi, Jane Nagatomi) - 2 stars (out of 5)
Ep. 5 - Read the review (Akio Nagatomi) - 4 stars (out of 5)
Ep. 6 - Read the review (Akio Nagatomi) - 4 stars (out of 5)
Ep. 7 - Read the review (Akio Nagatomi) - 2 stars (out of 5)
Ep. 8 - Read the review (Akio Nagatomi) - 2 stars (out of 5)
The Anime Cafe

"...a rather unique series with a fair amount of cerebral content."
The Anime Critic (Pete Harcoff) - 4 stars (out of 5)

"It's not as fun as Cowboy Bebop, as rich as Fullmetal Alchemist, or as deep as Paranoia Agent. That said, it has influenced a generation of anime programming, and for all of its varied faults, it is worth seeing."
The Anime Review (Jason Huff) - B