Neon Genesis Evangelion, Collection 0:2 (Episodes 5-8)
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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.
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.Read more ›
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 Rei is withdrawn and unemotional, so it is only because of a wildly embarrassing incident that Shinji penetrates her exterior.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.Read more ›
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Shinji is 14. After his mother's death and long separation from his father he is summonded to Tokyo 3. Read morePublished on November 28, 2012 by KevinB
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 morePublished on June 18, 2012 by susumu-5
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 morePublished 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 morePublished on December 30, 2005 by kaitie
In this second part of the eight DVD collection, we get a little closer to Rei, to say a LOT closer. Read morePublished on May 1, 2004 by The Otaku
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 morePublished on December 5, 2002 by cK70
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 morePublished on February 10, 2002 by Suzy
...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 morePublished on December 27, 2001
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 morePublished on December 21, 2001 by Aaron Newlands
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