Neon Genesis Evangelion - Platinum Collection 4
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If disc number three marked the calm before the storm, disc four is the light, overcast sprinkle that hints at the coming hurricane. The first episode on the disc is much like those seen previously, but it's obvious that the characters' hopes of a proactive campaign against the Angels are slowly turning more defensive and desperate. The second episode highlights that even more as we see very little of Shinji, Asuka and Rei, but instead focus on a completely different Angel attack that leaves NERV only moments away from destruction.
The third episode (number 14 of 26), though, marks the real break with the first half of the series. The minimalist style of flahsbacks, on-screen text and slow addition (and subtraction) of questions about the series is a style that the director, Hideaki Anno, will use more and more frequently as the series progresses. While this episode may seem to be the typical 'midpoint-of-the-series' recap that so many other anime series have, it also marks a serious shift in focus, style and priority in the series (not to mention an increasingly dwindling budget on the part of the production studio).
Nonetheless, this disc is every bit as good as the three preceeding it, if not better. As the direction and tone of the series continue their curve into the frantic, the series truly begins to separate itself from virtually any other anime series ever made.
Technically, this disc is as minimal as its predecessors. The video and audio, though, remain first-rate.Read more ›
The DVD quality is just a great as others. As I always say, BUY IT!
Even so, we really know very little. In particular, the whys elude us. With each episode, we have been granted a tiny hint that something truly momentous lies just under the covers, that this is much more than an up-to-date space opera. Kabalistic symbols have danced in the air from the beginning, but now there are whispers of prophecies from the Dead Sea Scrolls and the Lance of Longinus. Just what is Gendo Ikari's true agenda?
In Episode 12, 'The Value of a Miracle,' Misato's promotion to major grants us a sudden insight into her own motivations. However, any festivities must come to an end when a new angel (Sahaqiel) appears in the skies over NERV head quarters. Asuka, Shinji, and Rei must stop it from crashing to earth like another meteor.
Then in 'Angel Invasion' a strange spreading corrosion turns out to be a nanotech angel (Ireul) intent on infecting the Magi - the three supercomputers that support NERV and Tokyo 3. Ritsuko Akagi, NERV's chief scientist, must battle the ghosts of her mother to keep the Magi from self-destructing.
After two episodes of monster slaying, Episode 14, 'SEELE, Throne of Souls', is an entirely different piece of work. It officially ushers in the second half of the series with a brief recap of past victories. Rei's own philosophical questions about her own identity are counterpoint to a nearly disastrous experiment with the EVA.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The cartoon are people but the people are spirit cartoon. Unlock the spirit behind the mask and win the tv show heart. I weep when I watch this. HelpPublished 9 months ago by Cody Tumblin
I don't know what the hype is with this show but it's super not good....Published 12 months ago by Snoflake88
Unboxed in no time. Animation sharp as fire and they're talking rally fast. You should get it and view it alone in the dark
The animation holds up and the characters while not always likable they are always interesting. Craziness abounds and is awesome.Published on August 4, 2013 by bubbajoe
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
After the unity of the three Eva children, Shinji(Unit01), Rei(Unit00) and Asuka(Unit02) has been achieved in Episodes 11 to 12, Episodes 12 to 13 highlight past experiences of... Read morePublished on July 9, 2012 by susumu-5
Platinum set - Contains Episodes 15-17
Episode 15 - A break from angel attacks allows for some humor and character development. Read more
Neon Genesis Evangelion Collection 0:4 is a single DVD that contains episodes twelve through fourteen of the series. Read morePublished on December 27, 2011 by Lesley Aeschliman
Number four. Just as good as 1 through 3. NO NOT BUY THESE OUT OF ORDER. it will make even less sense.Published on April 5, 2008 by Amazon Customer
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