This is a list of episodes and media based on the anime series Neon Genesis Evangelion. Please note that the ISBNs given here are for the American publications.


Each episode has both a Japanese title (shown at the beginning of each episode) and an English title (displayed in the mid-episode eyecatches). Like the title Neon Genesis Evangelion, the English episode titles were created by Gainax, not the show's English-language dub producer, ADV Films. However, ADV's subtitles provided English translations for the Japanese titles.

Some of the Japanese episode titles were also used as the titles of volumes of the manga by Sadamoto. These include episode 1 (book 1), episode 8 (book 4), episode 17 (book 6), episode 19 (book 7) and episode 23 (book 10).

International releases

English version

The official English translation and dubbed version of the series was produced by ADV Films, and the movies were produced by Manga Entertainment, using most of the same voice actors. These productions were heavily scrutinized by original director Hideaki Anno as well as GAINAX. They were released in Region 1 and 2, North America and Europe, as well as Australia. The translations have a few flaws that, in some cases, are contradictory to the original, making the series more confusing. Some of these lines were re-recorded for the remastered 'Platinum Edition' DVDs in 2004. As a whole, however, the English-language adaptation was and has been primarily well-received by fans around the world, and several of its voice actors (most notably Tiffany Grant, who to this day enthusiastically publicizes her role as Asuka) delivered their career-defining performances in the series. Anime News Network's Theron Martin has stated that he considers Evangelion to be "the pinnacle of achievement in English voice work on an anime title", even stating that he found the Japanese track "uninteresting by comparison". [1] Several quotes from the series - most famously "I mustn't run away" and "What are you, stupid?!" - have become iconic among English-speaking fans of the series.

In the United States, the television series was released on VHS (in both subtitled and dubbed versions. Uncut and Edited versions where also out at the time) in 1997 and on DVD in 2000. The series was broadcast, subtitled, on San Francisco Bay Area PBS member station KTEH, and dubbed on ADV's VOD channel The Anime Network. The first two episodes were aired, after heavy editing, on Cartoon Network's Toonami block as part of a special called "Giant Robot Week" in 2003. Beginning October 20, 2005, the entire series was aired on the Adult Swim block. The Adult Swim run was only lightly edited, usually to remove the seven dirty words. However, the slides which reflect the character's feelings (originally in Japanese lettering) were replaced with English slides, with a slight delay to allow easier reading. The two movies, End of Evangelion and Death and Rebirth were never aired on Adult Swim, due to strong language, nudity, extreme graphic violence, and controversial subliminal imaging. It only aired on Starz in the U.S. for 3 years. Due to this, some fans never experienced the films in English, and the DVDs of these movies are uncommon to find at retail stores.

In the United Kingdom, the series and its accompanying films were released on VHS (dub only) and DVD by the British divisions of ADV Films and Manga Entertainment. It aired on the UK's Sci-Fi Channel during the summer of 2002. Although the show itself was unedited, the ending credits of early episodes were sped up in order to preview the next episode alongside the ending theme.

In 1998, Evangelion was the first anime series broadcast by Australia's SBS Television also airing in prime time. News of the broadcast slowly spread, and as a result, there was an upsurge of viewers midway through the season. This led to the unprecedented move of airing the series a second time from the beginning (SBS had acquired a licence to broadcast the series twice over), despite the fact the first airing had not yet completed. The success of Evangelion prompted SBS to gain the rights to several other anime series and the two Evangelion movies, which it later broadcast in their entirety. Australian distribution is handled by Madman Entertainment and licensed and released by Manga Entertainment. The former distributor was Siren Entertainment, who was also the former distributor for Manga Entertainment Australia.


The series was first released on VHS in Italy by Dynamic Italia from 1997 to 2001. These VHS contained the episodes 21-24 in their "Director's Cut" edition. The series was also broadcast on MTV Italy in 2001 and again in 2003 and 2008. The first DVD edition, containing the TV version episodes was released by Dynit, formerly Dynamic Italia in 2002. Dynit also released the "Platinum Edition", based on ADV's "Platinum", on May 2008. The manga and its spin-offs are published by Panini Comics under its Planet Manga imprint. The movies were never broadcast on TV, but were released in 2005 on DVD by Panini Video and again in 2009 in their "Renewal" edition by Dynit.

In France, the series was first broadcast on the satellite channel C:, in Japanese language with subtitles, in October 1997, in parallel with its sub-only VHS release by Dynamic Visions. The French dub then premiered on December 1998, on the pay TV channel Canal+. The first DVDs, containing the 26 TV version episodes, were released on October 2002 by Dybex, formerly Dynamic Visions. On January 2008, Dybex released the French "Platinum" remastered DVD edition, an adaptation of ADV's "Platinum" with the notable difference that the episodes 21' to 24' were not featured in their "Renewal" remaster, as were all the other episodes, but in their un-remastered, original video version (corresponding to ADV's "Director's Cut" individual releases).

The series aired weekend mornings, dubbed, in Portugal on SIC, starting December 8, 1997, but rescheduled several times. It was later released on DVD in 2002 by Dynamic Portugal, subbed and dubbed. Reruns of the Portuguese-subtitled version currently air on SIC Radical[citation needed].

In Germany, it was broadcast subtitled, after midnight, in 1998, December 2000, and January 2001 by VOX. The first professionally dubbed German version of Evangelion did not appear until the ADV release of the Platinum Edition DVD set in 2005.

In Poland, the TV series aired twice in 2005-2006 on the computer-themed channel Hyper. It was rated as "for 12 and older", and not edited or censored, but aired at night. It was dubbed through the Polish practice of "simultaneous translation" by a lector.[citation needed]

In Finland, Subtv first aired the series, at night, in 2005. Additional "Director's Cut" episodes were aired after the original 26. A rerun of the series began in March 2006, with Finnish subtitles.

In Russia the series was first aired on MTV Russia in October 2005. Later, the series were released by a MC Entertainment both on VHS and DVD.

In Catalonia the series were aired on Televisió de Catalunya dubbed in the Catalan language.

Latin America

In Chile, the television series was broadcast on Sunday evenings by Chilevisión during May-July 2002, with episodes dubbed into Latin American Spanish but unedited, and was later rerun twice during January through March 2003. For the rest of Latin America, and between 2000 and 2003 (in numerous occasions) Evangelion was broadcast on the Venezuela-based, anime and animation satellite channel Locomotion (which later became Animax, also a broadcaster of the series since 2008). The series was also internationally broadcast in Latin America by Argentinian cable channels Locomotion between 2000 and 2001, and I.Sat during 2003 and 2004. In Colombia, the serie was broadcast by Canal Caracol during 2001-2002. In Venezuela, the series was broadcast by Televen.

In June-August 2007 the series was broadcast in Mexico by the open channel Canal 22 in its original language, subtitled and unedited.


In China, the television series became very popular among anime fans soon after it was first broadcast in Japan. In 2001, the television series dubbed by Liaoning People's Art Theatre 2000天鹰战士 (literally 2000 Aquila Fighter) was broadcast by many mainland China provincial television stations. However, considered as "too gloomy, not suitable for children", the series was strictly and greatly censored and abridged. As a result, the dubbed version was widely criticized.[2]

In Taiwan, Chinese Channel of STAR TV aired the series in 1997 with Mandarin dub. China Television also aired it later.

In Hong Kong, Home channel of Asia Television aired the series in 1996 with Cantonese dub.

In Indonesia, Trans TV aired the anime with an Indonesian dub.

In the Philippines, ABS-CBN aired the anime series in 1999 with a Tagalog dub.



Title Release
Japanese English
Death and Rebirth March 15, 1997 July 30, 2002
  • Death
  • Rebirth
The End of Evangelion July 19, 1997 July 30, 2002
  • 25'. Air (EPISODE 25': Love is destructive.)
  • 26'. まごころを, 君に Magokoro wo, kimi ni; A Pure Heart for You (ONE MORE FINAL: I need you.)
Revival of Evangelion January 2, 1998 Not released1
  • 25'. Air (EPISODE 25': Love is destructive.)
  • 26'. まごころを, 君に Magokoro wo, kimi ni; A Pure Heart for You (ONE MORE FINAL: I need you.)
  • Death & Rebirth and Revival of Evangelion are artifacts of the series' release history. Death & Rebirth consists of two halves: "Death", which is a clip show summarizing the TV series, and then "Rebirth" which is the unfinished first two thirds of The End of Evangelion. Revival of Evangelion is simply "Death" with the full version of The End of Evangelion attached to it, replacing "Rebirth".
  • 1 The English dub of Death & Rebirth, when released on DVD, contained the edit of "Death", "DEATH(TRUE)²"; Revival of Evangelion was not officially released in English-speaking territories in any Evangelion collection (or on its own) due to the rights to the Evangelion movies belonging to a different distributor than the TV series, unlike in Japan; in the United States, the rights to the TV series belonged to ADV Films (now AEsir Holdings) and the rights to the films to Manga Entertainment (this license has now lapsed; the English dub rights now belong to no-one).

2. Rebuild of Evangelion (2007–present)

(Rebuild of Evangelion is a series of four movies in the Evangelion universe. The first three movies will be alternate versions of TV episodes 1 to 24, while the last movie will be a completely new ending)

Live action

From the announcement and up to now, several incidents have been documented in relation to the making of the movie:

  • In December 2005, Fortune magazine reported in an article about ADV Films that it had raised "about half of the $100 million to $120 million" needed to produce the film.[3] It's not completely clear if this money was raised by ADV alone or if part of that amount was contributed by Gainax.
  • As of November 2008, the project was considered to be in "development hell", as a director had yet to become available or announced officially. In a panel discussion at Tekkoshocon on April 2, 2006 featuring Matt Greenfield and wife Tiffany Grant, many aspects of the project were revealed:[4]
  • Greenfield recalled that Weta approached ADV about a live-action Evangelion film after completing work on The Lord of the Rings film trilogy, but the work was delayed by King Kong and The Chronicles of Narnia.
  • It was revealed that three described "A-list" directors and several celebrities had approached the project, rather than the other way around, and the spec script was written by a writer of several other well-known science fiction films (though this is subject to be rewritten and tailored to the director's vision).
  • Greenfield also reiterated his belief that they did not want to make the film for profit, because they wanted to do it and have it done right (as with Lord of the Rings), and promised effort toward a trilogy of Evangelion films (as opposed to trying to condense the story into one film and lose vast amounts of material), similar again to the Lord of the Rings trilogy.
  • Several alternative screenplays are being written, and only time will tell which scripts will be used in the final product.
  • At Anime Expo 2008, ADV founders Matt Greenfield and John Ledford, in response to a question over the progress of the live-action film, revealed they had hired the producer for Appleseed Ex Machina, Joseph Chu, and pitched the idea to other producers such as Jerry Bruckheimer and Steven Spielberg.[5] They went on to say that interest in the project had been boosted by the success of the 2007 film Transformers.[6]
  • In an Evangelion panel at Ohayocon in Columbus, Ohio on January 30, ADV director Matt Greenfield announced that several U.S. studios are competing for final rights to the project, meaning that actual production should begin soon. Matt Greenfield estimates that an official announcement, including naming the studio, the director, and perhaps casting information, would be made within the next 9 months. During the opening ceremony of the Anime Central Convention 2009, when asked about the movie, Matt Greenfield said that it would be made "soon, and I'm not kidding", clarifying that he is unable to give further details as "the closer he gets to sealing the deal the less he can say anything about it".[7]


Newtype 100% Collection

A 1997 collection of Newtype Japan's NGE coverage, and in particular NGE artwork[8]

Evangelion: Death & Rebirth theatrical pamphlet

The Evangelion: Death & Rebirth theatrical pamphlet was a limited edition supplementary booklet distributed in Japanese theaters during Evangelion: Death & Rebirth's initial run.

End of Evangelion theatrical pamphlet

The End of Evangelion theatrical pamphlet (nicknamed the "Red Cross Book" by overseas fans) was a limited edition supplementary booklet distributed in Japanese theaters during The End of Evangelion's initial run. The contents of the book described many areas of the Evangelion storyline that the series left unclear. It is GAINAX-sanctioned, and thus considered canon.

Der Mond and Die Sterne

These are artbooks published by Gainax through Kadokawa Shoten. They includes various artwork, although only a few are cells from the original animation. The titles are in German and respectively translate to "The Moon" and "The Stars."

Der Mond is dedicated to art by Yoshiyuki Sadamoto and features many renditions of Evangelion characters as well as concept artworks and character designs and notes from Sadamoto about the art. It also features artwork from other Sadamoto projects. Die Sterne has a more broad focus, including a variety of Evangelion themed artwork that appeared in other media or on various products such as model kit boxes or calendars. Many of the images that are not promotional art for the anime are pieces of artwork from other popular Japanese animators and manga artists that were created following the series' success, and other works by Sadamoto (such as Nadia, or Fatal Fury 2).[9] It includes a section of art by Sadamoto and has been rereleased as Die Sterne Ver. 2.0.

2015//The Last Year of Ryohji Kaji

Published in 1997 through Newtype, this rare combination photo/text book profiles Ryōji Kaji via 16 "documents" left by him. These letters, notes, and poems provide some additional insight into Kaji's character. The photographic portion is meant to represent pictures taken by Kaji during his mission, and features digitally-altered pictures, which include the EVAs, Angels, and other series-related objects. The text is written by TV series screenwriter Hiroshi Yamaguchi, and the photographs were taken by Ichiro Kamei. Despite being a limited edition Japan-only publication, some of the text is in English.



Genesis 0:0

  • In The Beginning
  • The Light From The Darkness

Soundtracks and music

For all soundtracks and music in detail, see Music of Neon Genesis Evangelion.

Theme songs

Production Song name Versions
Neon Genesis Evangelion (anime) "Zankoku na Tenshi no These" (残酷な天使のテーゼ Zankoku na Tenshi no Tēze?) Yoko Takahashi
"Fly Me to the Moon"
  • Claire (episodes 1-4, 11, 18, 19)
  • Megumi Hayashibara (episodes 5-6, 23, 25, 26), 5 different arrangements
  • Yoko Takahashi (episodes 7, 9, 10, 12-14, 21), 3 different arrangements
  • Miyamura Yuuko (aka Aya) (episodes 8, 22)
  • Aki (episode 17)
  • 3 instrumental arrangements (episodes 15, 16, 20, 24)
Evangelion: Death and Rebirth "Refrain of Soul" (魂のルフラン Tamashii no Rufuran?) Yoko Takahashi
The End of Evangelion "Thanatos -If I Can't Be Yours-" LOREN & MASH
Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone "Beautiful World" Utada Hikaru

CD albums

Album Release
NEON GENESIS EVANGELION ADDITION (Limited/regular edition) December 21, 1996
Evangelion Symphony (エヴァンゲリオン交響楽 Evangerion Kōkyōgaku?) July 6, 1997
THE END OF EVANGELION September 26, 1997
エヴァンゲリオン·クラシック-1 (EVANGELION CLASSIC) October 22, 1997
~refrain~ The songs were inspired by Evangelion" November 6, 1997
EVANGELION-VOX December 3, 1997
Evangelion: The Birthday of Rei Ayanami March 30, 2001
Refrain of Evangelion July 24, 2003
Music from "Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone" September 26, 2007
Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone Original Soundtrack May 21, 2008
Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance Original Sound Track July 8, 2009

CD singles

Album Release
残酷な天使のテーゼ (Zankoku na tenshi no te-ze) October 25, 1995
FLY ME TO THE MOON October 25, 1995
魂のルフラン (Tamashii no rufuran)' February 21, 1997
THANATOS-If I can't be yours- August 1, 1997
残酷な天使のテーゼ/FLY ME TO THE MOON March 26, 2003
魂のルフラン/THANATOS-If I can't be yours- May 24, 2006

DVD-Audio albums

Video games

Neon Genesis Evangelion has spawned a number of computer games. Aspects of Evangelion have made numerous appearances in the Super Robot Wars series by Banpresto. First included in Super Robot Wars F Final, characters and mecha from Evangelion have since become extremely popular parts of the series, and have appeared in Super Robot Wars Alpha, Alpha 3, MX, and other releases. None of the Neon Genesis Evangelion video games were released in English.


Game Release Platform
Neon Genesis Evangelion: 1st Impression Sega Saturn
  • This was the first Evangelion video game, produced for the Sega Saturn shortly after the TV series and released in 1996. Set after ASUKA STRIKES!, Shinji is badly injured by an Angel which appears only in 1st Impression and suffers amnesia. After attempting to regain his memory by sparring with Asuka in Unit 02, he must defeat the Angel. It features RPG elements and FMV clips for combat; most of the animation is original to 1st Impression, with the voices of the original Evangelion seiyū as well as content recycled from the TV series.[10]
Neon Genesis Evangelion: 2nd Impression 1997 Sega Saturn
  • A Sega Saturn game that focuses mainly on Shinji and Mayumi, featuring RPG-style gaming and combat with the structure of an episode.[11]
Girlfriend of Steel 1998 Sega Saturn, PlayStation, PC
  • also known as Iron Maiden
  • A game released by Gainax as an extra 'episode' in the series, positing a further development along the lines of a set of manned Jet Alone robots. It focuses mainly on Shinji and Mana.
Neon Genesis Evangelion 64 1999 Nintendo 64
  • A game for the Nintendo 64, released by Bandai in 1999, covering the entire span of the TV series and movies as a combat and RPG game. It features the main fights from the original anime and uses multiple voice clips and images from the original series.
Neon Genesis Evangelion 2 2003 PlayStation 2
  • A Bandai/Alfa System game for PlayStation 2 based on the entire run of the TV series and movies, featuring RPG style story interaction and combat. It includes things such as F-Type equipment and a new version of the Jet Alone project.
Shinji Ikari Raising Project (碇シンジ育成計画 Ikari Shinji Ikusei Keikaku?) 2004 PC)
Girlfriend of Steel 2 2005 PlayStation 2, PC
  • also known as Iron Maiden the 2nd
  • Released by Gainax, the game is based on the 'normal life' section of the dreams of Shinji Ikari in the final episode of NGE. Unlike Girlfriend of Steel, it takes place in a complete alternate universe. This game inspired a manga series, which set most of the Evangelion characters in a "normal" schoolyard romantic comedy/drama series.
Secret of Evangelion 21 December 2006; PlayStation 2

2007; PSP

PlayStation 2, PSP
  • An RPG/adventure game which retells the end of the Evangelion plotline, introducing the new characters of NERV investigator Kenzaki Kyouya and dummy-plug research scientist Kaga Hitomi.[12]
Detective Evangelion January 18, 2007 PlayStation 2
  • BROCCOLI originally planned to release the game on November 22, 2006, but delayed the release till January 18, 2007 (with early orders coming with picture puzzles as a result). This non-canonical game combines mecha fights with a whodunit murder mystery.[13] The game fully introduced the Evangelion First-Type and Evangelion Second-Type and was the first to use both Evangelion Unit 01 and Shinji Ikari to battle the enemies. A comic based on the game was serialized in Shōnen Ace starting in December 2006[14]
Evangelion: Battle Orchestra June 28, 2007

Mahjong Games

Game Release Platform
Neon Genesis Evangelion - Eva and Good Friends The Stripping Project! (新世紀エヴァンゲリオン - エヴァと愉快な仲間たち : 脱衣補完計画?) 1999 Windows)[15]
Neon Genesis Evangelion Mahjong Hokan Keikaku 2000 Game Boy Color
The Stripping Project Complement / Eva and Good Friends: CDROM (脱衣補完計画/シンジと愉快な仲間たち セレクトCD-ROM?) 2000 Windows & Macintosh[16]
The Stripping Project Complement / Eva and Good Friends: CDROM2 (脱衣補完計画/シンジと愉快な仲間たち セレクトCD-ROM2?) 2001 Windows & Macintosh[17]

Card games

Game Release Platform
Shinji and Good Friends 1999 PC
  • A series of computer card games.
Neon Genesis Evangelion Digital Card Library 1997 Sega Saturn
Daifugo (シンジと愉快な仲間たち 爆烈大富豪?, Eva and Good Friends) [18]


Game Release Platform
Neon Genesis Evangelion: Collector's Disk Series
  • A 3-disk collection of ~550 NGE official artwork, advertisements, cels from the TV series & OP animation, sound clips, a screen saver etc.[19]
Neon Genesis Evangelion: Typing Project-E 1999 Dreamcast, PlayStation 2
Neon Genesis Evangelion: Shito Ikusei 1999 Bandai Wonderswan
Neon Genesis Evangelion: Typing Hokan Keikaku 2001 Dreamcast
Ayanami Raising Project (綾波育成計画 Neon Genesis Evangelion:Ayanami Rei Ikusei?) 2001 PC & Dreamcast
Ayanami Raising Project with Asuka Complement Project (綾波育成計画 withアスカ補完計画 Ayanami Ikusei Keikaku with Asuka Hokan Keikaku?) 2003 PlayStation 2

Similar in style to the Princess Maker game series, the player is tasked with looking after Rei or Asuka. Decisions made by the player affect their personality and development, thus affecting the story of Evangelion and even changing the conclusion.

Misato Katsuragi's Reporting Plan 2009 PlayStation 3

A strategy/puzzle game[20]

Evangelion MAGI Angel Attack 2010 iPhone/iPod Touch
Notes: A NGE themed memory game
  • GAINAX is planning to release a game for mobile phones and has begun a contest for designing a new character that will be introduced in the game.[21]


There are Evangelion themed pachinko (pinball gambling machine) and pachisuro (pachinko-like slot machine) offered at pachinko parlors.

Records in Japan

Around the time the first movies were going to be released, the popularity of the series in Japan was exceptionally high. So called "Evangelion boom" was spread beyond the small niche of anime fans, making the title record breaking in many aspects. As of 2007, the total sales volume of an article concerned exceeded 150,000,000,000 yen. [27] Below are some of the records in Japan.

Contents Records Notes
Evangelion: Death and Rebirth, movie ¥ 1,100,000,000 Distributor's revenue.
The End of Evangelion, movie ¥ 1,450,000,000 Distributor's revenue.
Zankoku na Tenshi no These, CD single 1,000,000 copies Total of 2 versions.
Refrain of Soul, CD single 800,000 copies
Neon Genesis Evangelion OST No.1 on Oricon chart The third anime soundtrack in history to hold the No.1 place.
Rei; Asuka; Shinji; Kaworu, Neon Genesis Evangelion library photobooks 2,000,000 copies Total of 4 books.
Neon Genesis Evangelion, Newtype 100% collection 250,000 copies
eve, Goddesses of 2015, Neon Genesis Evangelion photo file 170,000 copies
Nerv Hakusho, Neon Genesis Evangelion RPG (book) 70,000 copies
Neon Genesis Evangelion, the manga series 15,000,000 copies Current total of 11 volumes.
CR Neon Genesis Evangelion, pachinko 100,000 machines at 11,000 parlors
CR Neon Genesis Evangelion Second Impact, pachinko 130,000 machines at 12,600 parlors
As of July, 1997:
Contents Records Notes
VHSs and LDs 2,560,000 copies Total of 10 volumes.
Filmbooks (graphical episode guides) 3,600,000 copies Total of 9 volumes.
Model kits 1,520,000 boxes
Video games 1,000,000 copies Total of 2 titles.
Trading cards 90,000,000 cards

See also

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  2. Harry (2005-06-13). "“辽艺”配音发展简史". Retrieved 2006-08-19. 
  3. "It's... Profitmón!" by Daniel Roth, December 12, 2005
  4. "10 Years of Death and Rebirth" (Google video), Tekkoshocon 2006
  5. Movies - The Vile One's Dungeon 8.07.08: San Diego Comic Con 2008 - Jane And The Dragon Interview with Richard Taylor and Martin Baynton
  6. ADV Films - Anime Expo 2008 - Anime News Network
  7. Ain't It Cool News, Friday, May 15, 2009
  13. 名探偵エヴァンゲリオン
  14. 名探偵エヴァンゲリオ
  15. エヴァと愉快な仲間たち 脱衣補完計画!: ソフトウェア
  16. 脱衣補完計画/シンジと愉快な仲間たち セレクトCD-ROM: ソフトウェア
  17. 脱衣補完計画/シンジと愉快な仲間たち セレクトCD-ROM 2: ソフトウェア
  21. GAINAX NET|Works|Animation & Films|新世紀エヴァンゲリオン|News&Topics
  25. [1]
  27. Quotation from a poster for the Evangelion Shin Gekijōban: Jo

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