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Neon Genesis Evangelion: Platinum 01 - PLATINUM EDITION (1995)  

Number: 25

cover Neon Genesis Evangelion: Platinum 01

IMDB Rating: star star star star star star star star star star

Also known as:: "Shin seiki evangerion" (original title)

Country: Japan, 125 minutes

Spoken Languages:

Genre(s): Action, Thriller, Drama, Sci-Fi, Animation

Director: Hideaki Anno

Cast: Spike Spencer, Tiffany Grant, Allison Keith, Sue Ulu, Amanda Winn Lee

Medium: Original DVD

Plot Outline: Plot Outline:
When the Angels start attacking the planet Earth in the year 2015, only a handful of 14-year-old EVA pilots are able to stop them. The weak-minded Shinji Ikari suddenly finds himself forced to pilot EVA-01, a giant organic mecha, designed and constructed by NERV, that is the only thing that can stop the Angels.

Episode 01 "Angel Attack"
The year is 2015, 15 years after the first disastrous contact with the mysterious beings known as Angels resulted in the global cataclysm referred to as the Second Impact, which wiped out half of the human race. To defend humanity against future Angel attacks, the United Nations established the Nerv organization in Tokyo-3 to develop giant bio-mechanical mecha known as Evangelions. Now, the Angels have finally returned, and the untested Evangelions can only be piloted by specially selected 14 year olds. Shinji Ikari, estranged son of the director of Nerv, Commander Gendo Ikari, arrives in Tokyo-3 and is dragooned into piloting Evangelion Unit 01 to fight the Angel, Sachiel, which is attacking the city.

Episode 02 "The Beast"
Shinji wakes up in the hospital, with no memory of the fight against the Angel the night before. His father wants nothing to do with him, so Nerv's head of operations, the young and attractive Misato Katsuragi, becomes his legal guardian. Settling in to life in Misato's apartment, he eventually recalls the furious battle.

Episode 03 "A Transfer"
Shinji begins school at Tokyo-3 and meets classmates Toji Suzuhara, Kensuke Aida, and Hikari Horaki. Toji is upset with Shinji because his sister was badly injured in Shinji's first fight against the Angel Sachiel. Another Angel, Shamshel, appears, and Shinji must defeat it. Shinji is pushed to his mental limit during the battle, going berserk during the last seconds, engaging the Angel in close combat and savagely disabling it. Afterwards, he is traumatized by the emotions he experienced during the battle.

Episode 04 "Hedgehog's Dilemma"
Overstressed from being made an Evangelion pilot, from the events of the previous episode, and arguing with Misato, Shinji runs away from home. Shinji is soon recaptured by Nerv, but he quits being a pilot. However, at the last minute Shinji does not board his train to leave Tokyo-3 and decides to stay.

Episode 05 "Rei I"
Evangelion Unit 00 is finally repaired after it went berserk during the experiment it was in before the first episode. Shinji tries to get to know the pilot of Unit 00, Rei Ayanami, better but finds that she is incredibly insular, has no friends, and all records of her past have been erased. A new and powerful Angel arrives: Ramiel, a floating monolithic metal diamond with a powerful particle beam blast which nearly kills Shinji.

Comments: ADV Films;UPC702727078620;Platinum: 01 - Episodes 1-5;With Art Box;

Loaned: No

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