||After the second impact, all that remains of Japan is Tokyo-3, a city that's being attacked by giant creatures that seek to eradicate the human kind, called Angels. After not seeing his father for more than eight years, Shinji Ikari receives a phone call, in which he is told to urgently come to the NERV Headquarters, an organization that deals with the destruction of the Angels through the use of giant mechs called Evas.Shinji's objective is to pilot the Eva Unit 01,while teaming up with the Eva Unit 00 pilot, Ayanami Rei.
Hannah´s comments: I´m not happy with this film at all. Nearly the first 30minutes of the film is backflashes from the tv-series and the two films connected to the series (Death and Rebirth and End of Evangelion before). THAN you can say the actual film starts. Evangelion 1.0 lacks of story, to me it only feels like a longer version of an tv-episode. But there are some good things. The animation is quite better than the series (and the earlier films). As you should expect since the tv-series is from year 1995. Better colours and the actual animation. As always I like the so called Angels. In this film, there are two. One shaped like a giant winered lobster with no claws. With its legs (under the stomach) it does all its moves, throw things etc. The other Angel is shaped like a dark violet/blue cube. I think I liked that best, because when it was attacked by an EVA and got hurt, it reacted different, depending on how hurt it went. One time it converted to a cube with many tags. Don´t know what to say more. I didn´t feel the film was so depressing as the tv-series or the two aftercoming films. Evangelion: 1.0 doesn´t really live up to the headline. Yes, the Adam-thing-story was brought up in the last five minutes of the film. So in the next film, Evangelion: 2.0 You Can [Not] Advance (movie), it continues where the 1.0 ends. If you are an Neon Genesis-fan, of course you shall watch this film (and the two other films áfter 1.0). But if you aren´t, forget it, or watch the tv-series plus Death and Rebirth and End of Evangelion before.
The picture which I was taken a photo of, is from the book Der Mond: The Art of Neon Genesis Evangelion.