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Evangelion 2.22: You Can (Not) Advance [2 Discs] [DVD] [2009]

  • SKU: 2128442
  • Release Date: 03/29/2011
  • Rating: NR
$19.99

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    Overview

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    96% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (20 out of 21)

    Special Features


    • U.S. cast commentary
    • Trailers
    • Rebuild of Evangelion 2.02
    • Japanese original trailer
    • DVD and Blu-Ray spots
    • Train channel spot
    • Japanese TV spots
    • Omitted scenes
    • Remixed scenes

    Synopsis


    Evangelion 2.0: You Can (Not) Advance
    Evangelion 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. ~ Cammila Collar, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


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      Kotono Mitsuishi - Misato Katsuragi
    • Megumi Hayashibara
      Megumi Hayashibara - Rei Ayanami
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      Megumi Ogata - Shinji Ikari
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      Yuko Miyamura - Asuka Longley Shikinami
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      Akira Ishida - Kaoru Nagisa



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 21 reviews

    95%
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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      A must buy for the Evangelion Enthusiast

      Posted
      Warusuki

      The second installment in the Evangelion film series is nothing less than stunning. Those familiar with the first film have nothing to worry about when it comes to expecting great things from its sequel. The film follows the original storyline from the series with some creative adjustments, including the addition of Mari and the brief cameo of Unit 5. The storyline does skew from the original storyline more often than in the first film, but in the end, the changes make more sense and can be seen as a vast improvement. The graphics and animations are on par with the first film, especially in the blue ray format. The effects and contrast of the colors used give a greater depth to the overall experience. Overall the movie is amazing. The only negative I find is the usual voice acting between languages. The English voice overs are better than most films but could still use a little tweaking in that the insults and cursing is far from believable. And I apreciate that scenes meant to be in English speaking countries are still in English during the Japanese audio set up, but still sound really cheesy.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great to get into Anime

      Posted
      TheMagicHour

      Picking up where 1.0 left of 2.22 begins with refining the Neon Genesis Evangelion series. Some have called this a remake or an alternate universe and I find that to be false. 2.0 and the rest of the rebuild projects are more like a final draft of eva. The voice work is superb and the animation is just great to look at. The ending just made me not want to wait for 3.0 and the finale to come out. I found Rei more of a character this time with a personality instead of a mindless doll and really enjoyed the decision to give her a persona. I still wish they let us know what exactly what happened to Asuka and I found Mari to be a nice contribution to the pilots because I was afraid she would ruin some of it, however she made it better. Even if you didnt like the original series or youre trying to get into it or even if your a die hard eva fan this movie is a great contribution to any anime fans collection.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      You Can (Not) Advance

      Posted
      eckoe
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      The film continues the story of Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone, with Shinji Ikari continuing his role as a pilot of one of the gigantic "Evangelion" mecha as part of NERV's ongoing fight against the mysterious creatures known as Angels. While replicating many scenes and plot elements from the original series, the film also introduces new ones, including newly designed creatures and new characters, such as Mari Illustrious Makinami, and integrates newly available 3D CG technology. Its ending paves the way for the significant storyline departures from the original series in Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      REBOOT GREATNESS!!

      Posted
      Josdriz

      From the beginning I was expecting 2.22 to pick up from the series just like 1.11 but I was completely blown away on how different they took the story. It still follows a little with the original series but with major differences. The characters are just as compelling and its more straight forward. It's refreshing!! I'm a huge evangelion fan and I've been watching it since 1997 and I must say you can not advance is great. If your getting into anime, Evangelion is must in your collection.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      THE best movie of the year, beats out Summer wars

      Posted
      warshire

      how do i eview something so intense. This movie is not the series, it is better it is darkier, it is just plain better. i have been an otaku for 15 years of my life. I have never seen a movie so well done before in my life. This is not for kids, even some teens might find this harmfull, but it is beautiful in so many ways, the music, the art, the story. Just get it, you will never see anything like it again

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Different but same

      Posted
      SilentChaos
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      Blu-ray looks great and lots of extras. Original packaging comes with a slipcover. This is different from the original series in that it's part one of three movies. There are several characters that have been left out and a new character has been added. I like it as a stand alone type of deal. If you have this but have not seen the series, I recommend you see it as well.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Visually stunning film

      Posted
      vujacicfan
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      It would be hard to live up to the amazing first movie, Evangelion 1.11, but Evangelion 2.22 somehow managed to do that and more. The film starts out with an action packed scene and never lets up. Viewers will feel for the characters and be emotionally invested in them and whatever happens to them. This film is a must see for any anime fans, and any fans of good movies period.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Good, but no sleeve

      Posted
      Krustomer
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      I picked this up since I'd already got 1.11 and 3.33. It's totally in line with those releases. Great animation, great ED, and it introduces my fan service favorite: Makinami Mari. If I have one complaint, it is that this does not come with a sleeve anymore for the case, despite the picture showing one.

      I would recommend this to a friend


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