Death and Rebirth (1997)

Told from the various perspectives of the tale's primary characters, Death and Rebirth is a composition of epic proportions. The first half of the film is an orchestrated retelling of episodes 1 through 24 of the original groundbreaking Neon Genesis Evangelion saga. Supplemented with startling new animated sequences, Death offers a unique insight into the personal worlds of the characters as conceived of by the series' director Hideki Anno. In Rebirth, the second half of the film, we see an alternate vision of episode 25 of the original series.


The End of Evangelion (1997)

When the first Evangelion film, Death and Rebirth, proved no more satisfying than the finale of the original series, Hideaki Anno brought his watershed epic to its conclusion in this final installment. The End of Evangelion begins where the series ended: with the Angels defeated, SEELE attacks NERV Headquarters to seize the Evas and realize their plan for humanity. Misato and Ritsuko fight from inside while Asuka decimates a new Eva series. The film effectively retells the last two episodes of the original series, but with a cinematic budget that most fans have come to prefer.


Rebuild of Evangelion (2007-2010)

Rebuild of Evangelion is a tetralogy of animated films based on the anime series Neon Genesis Evangelion. It is being produced by Studio Khara in partnership with Gainax, with the intention of making Evangelion more understandable and accessible to new audiences. The project is a theatrical remake of Evangelion, not a sequel. The first three films retell the events of television series, but feature new scenes, settings, backgrounds, characters, and newly available CG animation. The final film will depict a new conclusion to the story. The films are directed by Hideaki Anno and are being released in Japan between 2007 and 2010.


Live Action Evangelion (Unreleased)

Plans are underway to transform Evangelion onto the big screen. This ambitious project is being championed by ADV Films (the North American distributor of the television series) and Weta Workshop (the studio behind The Lord of the Rings and King Kong). Production is still in conceptual stages, and few details are available.

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July 11, 2014
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