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|Evangelion 2.22 You Can [Not] Advance Movie Special Edition Blu RayIn the earliest battles against the monstrous Angels, young Eva pilots Shinji and Rei were forced to carry humanity's hopes on their shoulders. Now, with the deadly onslaught of the Angels escalating and the apocalyptic Third Impact looming, Shinji and Rei find their burden shared by two new Eva pilots, the fiery Asuka and the mysterious Mari. Maneuvering their enormous Eva machines into combat, the four young souls fight desperately to save mankind from the heavens - but will they be able to save themselves? Special Features: Teaser, Trailer, Train Channel Spot, TV Spots, Promotion Reel, Rebuild of Evangelion 2.02 "I Would Give You Anything." Spoken Languages: English, Japanese, English subtitles.|
Editor's NoteEVANGELION 2.0 YOU CAN (NOT) ADVANCE is the second installment in a film series known as the "Rebuild of Evangelion" that reinterprets the story first told in the critically acclaimed anime series NEON GENESIS EVANGELION. Covering the material from the episodes 6-12 of the series, this film is the first to introduce new content and characters that did not appear in the original series -- namely, Unit-05 pilot Mari Illustrious Makinami. The British girl mans an Eva with a drastically new design, and adds still more drama to the life of Shinji, who is coping with having to share a living space with both Asuka and Misato. Meanwhile, all of the pilots soon find themselves embroiled with a battle with the Eighth Angel. The group show a sense of teamwork that they've never had before, but soon, NERV's American branch is destroyed in an experiment while testing the new Unit-03, which is taken to Tokyo-3 for testing. Asuka pilots the Eva, but it's soon reclassified as the Ninth Angel, and Shinji is ordered by his father to attack it. Shinji can't bear to do so while Asuka is inside, causing a break in his will that might cause him to leave the program for good.
Cast & Crew
|Hikaru Utada - Music Performer|
|Yoshiyuki Sadamoto - Character Design|
|Jun Okuda - Director of Animation|
|Hidenori Matsubara - Director of Animation|
|Tohru Fukushi - Director of Photography|
|Shunji Suzuki - Director of Animation|
|Yuu Honda - Director of Animation|
|Megumi Hayashibara - Voice|
|Kotono Mitsuishi - Voice|
|Motomu Kiyokawa - Voice|
|Miki Nagasawa - Voice|
|Koichi Yamadera - Voice|
|Akira Ishida - Voice|
|Takehito Koyasu - Voice|
|Miyamura Yuko - Voice|
|Megumi Ogata - Voice|
|Fumihiko Tachiki - Voice|
|Mugihito - Voice|
|Maaya Sakamoto - Voice|
|Junko Iwao - Voice|
|Tetsuya Iwanaga - Voice|
|Tomokazu Seki - Voice|
|Yuriko Yamaguchi - Voice|
|Hibiku Yamamura - Voice|
|Hiro Yuuki - Voice|
|Hideaki Anno - Screenwriter|
|Shiro Sagisu - Composer|
|Masayuki - Director|
|Kazuya Tsurumaki - Director|
|Hideaki Anno - Director|
Customer Reviews of Evangelion-2.22 You Can (Not) Advance-Movie (Blu-ray)
For those who don't know, the Rebuild of Evangelion series is a four-part theatrical remake of the infamous anime Neon Genesis Evangelion. Evangelion was a deconstruction of the Giant Robot genre. The original series was very much love it or hate it. The polarizing issues ranged from the characters' notorious pyscholgical problems, to the confusing final two episodes, to the show's use of rather horrific imagery, peppered with pieces of Christian and Kabbalistic symbolism, resulting in one of the most brutal, influential, and controversial examples of Anime. I liked the original series, but I was fully aware of its flaws, and I considered it to be a flawed masterpiece. Now onto Rebuild of Evangelion. Evangelion 1.0 sums up the first 6 episodes, with the continuity changed slightly, and the Angel fights given a massive makeover. I enjoyed it very much, and while it is very similar to the original, it sets the stage for Evangelion 2.0.
After being an Eva fan since the release of the original series, I used to watch (and re-watch) every episode intently, fascinated by the multilayered plot, themes and amazing sound and visuals. What we have here with Rebuild 1.11 and 2.22 are a highly desireable and well received remake of the original series that, instead of simply retouching the original, attempts to 'retell' the story in a manner more suitable for a modern audience. There are new scenes, touch ups to original scenes, a new character, a fleshed out story with some slight alterations and 'new' angels. Anno and the Eva team have done this all to create a movie length feature which can summarise 8 or 9-odd episodes worth of material from the original series. While rebuild 1.11 stays quite true to the original, 2.22 beats its own drum. The story here was designed not only to give a greater background to the bigger picture but also sets up the story toward what will be a more generic type of ending we can expect from 3.33 (ie. no unanswered questions). There is less mystery and intrigue, character commentary provides more understanding to what is going on, and much of the soul searching, depth of emotion of the original has, obviously been sacrificed to cater for a much shorter feature time. I was surprised however to see completed redesigns of certain angels, which was fresh.
To understand truly how great this film is you should watch the original TV series Neon Genesis Evangelion which this Tetralogy is based on. The differences and improvements to the characters may seem subtle, but in a 2 hour film those differences are magnified compared to a 26 episode series which had a lot of time to develop characters. That being said the animation, CG, lighting, etc are incredible and I can't remember seeing anime action look so incredible in a long time. I watched the English subtitled version of this film and voice acting and subtitles where fine, don't know about the English dub but the voice actors are supposed to be the same from the TV series so they probably did a fine job. Also in case you don't know this is the 2nd out of 4 films, so if you haven't seen the 1st film you will be lost and be prepared to want more once the film is over. This film I will recommend to anyone regardless of a preference to anime or not, this is a great sci-fi, action, and drama mixed together. I will make my friend who was angry by the ending that the TV series left us with watch this because it improves and clarifies the story the second time around. The TV series in the end failed to tie everything together, still the TV series ranks in my Top 5 TV series ever. I can only hope the films complete the story. But judging by the first 2 films I would have to say they are right on track.
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