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Neon Genesis Evangelion, Collection 0:2 (Episodes 5-8) (1999)

Megumi Ogata , Megumi Hayashibara , Hiroyuki Ishidô , Kazuya Tsurumaki  |  NR |  DVD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Megumi Ogata, Megumi Hayashibara, Kotono Mitsuishi, Spike Spencer, Allison Keith
  • Directors: Hiroyuki Ishidô, Kazuya Tsurumaki, Keiichi Sugiyama, Masahiko Ôtsuka, Masayuki
  • Format: Animated, Color, Dubbed, Full Screen, Subtitled, NTSC
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0), Japanese (Dolby Digital 2.0)
  • Subtitles: English
  • Dubbed: English, Spanish
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Section 23
  • DVD Release Date: November 21, 2000
  • Run Time: 612 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000050IL8
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #132,191 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Neon Genesis Evangelion, Collection 0:2 (Episodes 5-8)" on IMDb

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14-year-old Shinji Ikari, the pilot of warrior-robot Evangelion 01, begins to emerge from his shell. He's traumatized in a skirmish with an octahedral flying fortress, but Misato sends him right back into battle. Rei plays defensive blocker in her Evangelion as Misato diverts all the electric power in Japan to the untested cannon Shinji uses to destroy the fortress.

As this popular sci-fi drama continues to unfold, 14-year-old Shinji Ikari, the pilot of warrior-robot Evangelion 01, begins to emerge from his shell. He's traumatized in a skirmish with an octahedral flying fortress, but Misato sends him right back into battle. Rei plays defensive blocker in her Evangelion as Misato diverts all the electric power in Japan to the untested cannon Shinji uses to destroy the fortress. (They'd never manage it in California.) Shinji begins to recognize his feelings for the taciturn Rei and the garrulous Misato. He also learns his textbooks lie: the devastation of the Earth was caused not by a meteor strike, but by the explosion of an Angel that human explorers discovered in Antarctica. Complications ensue with the arrival of the third pilot, Asuka Sohryu, a temperamental redhead who quarrels with everyone in sight. She and Shinji are forced to work as a team, piloting Evangelion 03 in an unexpected sea battle with a sharklike Angel. But Shinji and his friends face even graver danger from the plots of his scientist-father and the dashing agent Ryoji Kaji. Director Hideaki Anno continues to develop his main characters while keeping the plots and subplots moving smoothly ahead. Contains these episodes: 5. "Rei, Beyond Her Heart," 6. "Showdown in Tokyo 3," 7. "The Human Creation," 8. "Asuka Strikes." Not rated; suitable for ages 14 and up: robot versus robot violence, brief nudity, and minor profanity. --Charles Solomon

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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Much better than the first disc December 7, 2000
This second Neon Genesis Evangelion disc is a marked improvement over the first one in my opinion, in terms of both DVD quality and the entertainment value of the episodes themselves. The image quality here is WAY better than the first disc--sure, it's still not as gorgeous as some of the newer anime shows that are turning up on DVD, but considering what ADV had to work with this picture is simply beautiful. Even better, it doesn't have the "overlays" that plagued the earlier disc (where signs and notes that were originally in Japanese were jarringly covered with English language text). It causes a number of problems with overlapping subtitles in episode 6 if you watch it subbed, but it's always easy to tell what's going on. The disc automatically plays a few trailers for other ADV shows when you first put it in, but (unlike the annoying automatic trailers on most of Disney's releases) they can easily be skipped by pressing the menu button on your remote. Like the first disc, there are no extras other than a few character biographies. As for the episodes themselves, you'll find a couple of really tense action sequences, some foreshadowing of future plot developments, and most importantly the introduction of female leads Asuka and Rei (well, Rei was sort of introduced in the first collection of episodes, but this is where she becomes a major character). Aside from the occasionally annoying comic relief, this is first-rate anime viewing. Highly recommended.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A major improvement over 'Collection 0:1' July 28, 2001
By Matt
The plot thickens with the second DVD installment of "Evangelion", and there's some major character development especially with one of the main characters, Rei in episodes 5-7. As with Collection 0:1, you get 4 episodes on Collection 0:2.
This DVD overall is much improved over the first. Due to it being just a single-layer DVD (whereas the first was dual-layered) makes for much improved image quality, because the compression of video is lessened. Although the image tends to "shift" or "jump" on the first frame when cutting to another scene, this is of little annoyance to me. I've seen many other anime titles where this kind of thing is noticeable, even on VHS tapes, so this is not a fault of the DVD disc or DVD playing hardware/software.
The sound quality, as with the first DVD, is top notch. All 3 dubs (English, French & Spanish) as well as the original Japanese audio track, as with the first DVD, are all present as well.
If you already have Collection 0:1, and enjoyed it immensely like I did, pick this one up. It's worth the price.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not the Series' best part, still AWESOME November 26, 2000
By A Customer
I feel A Viewer from Texas is doing the series a gross misjustice, and attacking what certainly is one of the best anime series and most popular. Granted, this portion of the show is not as smooth as the later parts (excluding ep 25 and 26) as far as animation goes. However, to assume that the director didn't even care for the show is absurd! This show was done on a LOW BUDGET and if you'll compare animation, you should realize that this is a TV SHOW. DragonBallz and Pokemon and other lesser animes are TV shows themselves, so just LOOK at the ENOURMOUS difference in animation quality. Next is the "psuedo-psychology." All I can say is that I'm sorry A Viewer cannot appreciate the escelation of this element as seen in the show. I'd like to remind him that the series is from the perspective of a mentally instable 14 year old and a woman who witnessed an apocolypse and spent two years in catatonia, in ADDITION to the fact that such overexaggerated views on "reality" are prevalent in Japanese entertainment. It's a shame many Americans cannot appreciate it. I too became curious as to how some of the things in Eva were "quantified" (such as destrado, the will to cease living). If you accept the fact that this takes place fifteen years from now, where science has reached a point so advanced that it can produce Evangelions, thereby making Man like a God, then the revelation of someone making a Scientific Unit for Psychology isn't quite so bizarre. The mind itself and all the decisions we make are simply electronic transmissions amoung brain cells.
Now to my informative part. This portion of the series takes a final glance at sadness as we see much of the haunting Rei Ayanami, and her participation in repelling the fifth angel.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "Desperate for something to touch" November 1, 2002
Now that we have met Shinji Ikari, the second child, it is only fair that we follow his encounters with the other children, Rei Ayanami, the first child, and Asuka Langley Sohryu, who is the third. All of these fourteen year olds are destined (perhaps doomed) to save the world of the Second Impact from the attack of Angels - bioengineered creatures determined to destroy the human population.
We know from some idle conversation that Rei has no memories of a time before her training to merge with one of the gigantic Evangelion built to stop the angels. Badly injured in the testing of the prototype unit, it is only in episode 5 that she finally takes an active role. Rei is withdrawn and unemotional, so it is only because of a wildly embarrassing incident that Shinji penetrates her exterior. Then Ramiel, Angel 5, attacks NERV headquarters and Rei and Shinji must work together to face the threat. Then later (episode 7), Shinji and Misato confront a berserk robot created as competition for NERV's EVAs.
In episode 8 we finally meet Asuka, who is the exact opposite of Rei. Loud, egotistical, and intensely competitive, she is the pilot of EVA 02, the first 'production EVA. Shinji and Misato fly out to meet with the fleet that is transporting the new EVA from Germany to Japan. Asuka is only distracted from making Shinji miserable by the arrival of Gaghiel, the horrific sea angel. As Gaghiel starts tearing the fleet apart Shinji and Asuka must pilot the untested EVA 02 while Misato tries to come up with a scheme to stop the angel and keep the two young pilots alive.
One of the things that is notable about this series is that the pilots, Shinji, Rei, and Asuka, are all too human.
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5.0 out of 5 stars An anime legend
Shinji is 14. After his mother's death and long separation from his father he is summonded to Tokyo 3. Read more
Published 23 months ago by KevinB
5.0 out of 5 stars Episodes 5-8: Rei and Asuka
The second volume(epi#5-8) of Neon Genesis Evangelion, Japanese animation series originally aired in 1995 focuses on two main heroines of the drama, Rei(ep.5-6) and Asuka(ep.8). Read more
Published on June 18, 2012 by susumu-5
3.0 out of 5 stars Asuka joins the cast on this disc...
This DVD contains episodes five through eight of Neon Genesis Evangelion. Episode five is still establishing the Neon Genesis Evangelion universe, and focuses on the character of... Read more
Published on November 29, 2011 by Lesley Aeschliman
I am only 14 right now but thats a perfect age to start getting hooked on anime!!I hate waiting every week for a new neon genesis episode to come on,so i thought..duh! Read more
Published on December 30, 2005 by kaitie
5.0 out of 5 stars Evangelion Continues!
In this second part of the eight DVD collection, we get a little closer to Rei, to say a LOT closer. Read more
Published on May 1, 2004 by The Otaku
4.0 out of 5 stars A must-see despite interlace problems and horrid english dub
The English voices were cast appropriately for the characters, however the English voice acting for the most part is just plain *horrid* and the translation is often weak. Read more
Published on December 5, 2002 by cK70
5.0 out of 5 stars I LOVE NEON GENESIS EVANGELION!!!
I'm in love with Neon Genesis Evangelion, and this one is the best! I've watched it over and over again. This dvd is funny and really develops Misatos character. Read more
Published on February 10, 2002 by Suzy
5.0 out of 5 stars Great DVD!!!!!!!
...I watched it from beginning to end. It was apsolutly hilarious! And better yet, the characters were beleivable and life like, (the irony of how I get along with one of my... Read more
Published on December 27, 2001 by "evanut"
4.0 out of 5 stars The plot thickens.
I enjoy this series alot. I am a mecha freak and although the action is not always combat like I enjoy, the action is still interesting and clever. Read more
Published on December 21, 2001 by Aaron Newlands
5.0 out of 5 stars Gimme more gimme more!
Again, when this disc is over, you're left wanting more. Like a drug addict looking for the next fix, you're running to the DVD store every other day to see if your order came in. Read more
Published on October 12, 2001 by Beowulf
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