Fifteen years ago, the Second Impact struck the world, wiping out most of the Earth's population. Mysterious beings known as Angels attack Tokyo 3, as prophesized by the Dead Sea Scrolls. Mankind's only hope lays in the living machines, known as Evangelion, created and controlled by a organization known as NERV. The Evangelion Units can only be piloted by children conceived at the time of the Second Impact. One such child, Ikari Shinji, the son of NERV's commander, is brought to NERV headquarters to pilot Evangelion Unit 01. Along with pilots Ayanami Rei and Sohryu Asuka Langley, Shinji must save Tokyo three from the repeated Angel attacks while also discovering the secret behind NERV's operations.
Possibly one of the best anime I've ever seen. I've seen the entire television series, and it's wonderful. The plot is full of twists and turns, mixing comedy and angst. The opening theme, Cruel Angel's Thesis, is absolutely wonderful. The animation is quite good. The show is full of famous voice actors such as Hayashibara Megumi as Rei, Ogata Megumi as Shinji, and Koyasu Takehito as one of the NERV technicians. The NERV commander, Ikari Gendo, is one of the evilest bastards I've ever known, to the point where he seems the enemy instead of the attacking Angels.
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