(Neon Genesis Evangelion)
Episode 2: Unfamiliar Ceiling / The Beast
© 1995 GAINAX
© 1996 AD Vision
Color / Stereo / 30 minutes / Japanese Language / English Subtitles / English Dub
A New World...
A New Technology...
One Last Hope For Salvation
The year is 2015. As the remnants of the human race cower in subterranean cities, a deadly war is being waged for what is left of the planet. On one side are the mysterious beings known only as the Angels, on the other, the special agency NERV and mankind's last hope, the awe-inspiring Evangelions. Piloted by a speical team of young warriors, these giant bio-mechanical humanoids are the only thing that can withstand the force of the Angel's defense fields long enough for the pilot to tackle the massive invaders themselves in brutal hand to hand combat! With the lives of every soul on the planet at stake, these few youngsters must reach deep inside themselves to find the strength and courage necessary to meet the Angels head on in a desparate attempt to save mankind. At the same time, NERV struggles to piece the veil of mystery surrounding the enigmatic Angels. Why was the Earth attacked? And why were the only Evangelion-qualified pilots all born exactly nine months after the giant meteor impact that massacred half of the human race? High-tech action, blistering battle sequences, soul-ripping drama and spectacular visuals are seamlessly merged in a stunning new animated series that ventures beyond the boundaries of space opera and even questions the very nature of what it is to be human! Mankind's last battle has begun in NEON GENESIS EVANGELION!
- Planning and Original Story: Project EVA
- Director: Anno Hideaki
- Character Designs: Sadamoto Yoshiyuki
- Mechanical Designs: Yamshita Ikuto, Anno Hideaki
- Art Director: Kato Hiroshi
- Director of Photography:
- Music: Sagisu Shiro
- English Version Producer: Matt Greenfield
- Translator: Kimura Kuni