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Neon Genesis Evangelion: Platinum 02 - PLATINUM EDITION (1995)  

Number: 26

cover Neon Genesis Evangelion: Platinum 02

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: Hiroki Hayashi

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 06 "Rei II"
The Angel Ramiel is boring down through the upper layers of Tokyo-3 to reach Nerv headquarters in the geofront below. Possessing a strong beam attack and the strongest AT field ever observed, a direct assault by an Evangelion would meet with failure. A plan ("Operation Yashima") is devised in which Shinji in Unit 01 will use an advanced prototype positron rifle to shoot Ramiel from outside its target zone, which must use the entire electrical output of Japan in order to operate, while Rei in Unit 00 shields Unit 01. A national promotional campaign to conserve and redirect electricity in the wake of the Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami was named after "Operation Yashima".[4][5]

Episode 07 "A Human Work"
Dr. Ritsuko Akagi, Nerv's chief scientist, explains to Shinji more of the classified real nature of Second Impact, the Angels, and the mission of the Evangelions to defeat them. A rival organization of Nerv builds a prototype giant robot, Jet Alone, meant as an alternative to the Evangelions, which this new robot line will supersede. Unlike the Evangelion units, which rely on external or limited battery power, the Jet Alone has an on-board nuclear reactor and can thus function indefinitely without external power. However, during the first public test of Jet Alone, it goes out of control, and its reactor is about to reach 'supercritical mass', making it a walking nuclear bomb that Shinji and Misato have to stop.

Episode 08 "Asuka Strikes!"
Misato brings Shinji and his friends Toji and Kensuke on a flight to a United Nations carrier battlegroup which is transporting Evangelion Unit 02 and its fiery German pilot, Asuka Langley Soryu, to Japan. Escorting Asuka to Japan is Misato's old flame, Ryōji Kaji. In the middle of some awkward introductions and reunions, a massive aquatic Angel, Gaghiel, begins attacking the fleet, and Asuka determines that she will fight it using Unit 02, by playing "hopscotch". Unfortunately, she takes Shinji with her. The Angel drags Unit 02 underwater, and Misato devises a plan to kill it by making it swallow the battleships and then firing all weapons. The Angel is killed, and it is revealed that both Shinji and Asuka broke their synchronization records. Kaji is seen delivering Adam to Gendo, and Asuka transfers to Shinji's class.

Episode 09 "Both of You, Dance Like You Want to Win!"
Asuka moves into Shinji and Misato's apartment where he and Misato live. As Asuka adjusts to Japan, the Angel Israfel attacks. Appeared to have been defeated, Israfel, revealing its capability of splitting itself into two identical copies, defeats both Units 01 and 02. Embarrassed by the defeat, Nerv hands command of the operation over to the UN, and an N² bomb is used against the Angel, destroying twenty-eight percent of its body, which is estimated to be a recovery period of six days. Misato puts Shinji and Asuka in a training regimen which has them spending as much time together as possible in order to synchronize their biorhythms, in order for them to propose a possible coordinated dual attack strategy, inasmuch as to incorporate a dance routine to use in combat. However, the training is deemed a failure. Nevertheless, Shinji and Asuka are able pull off the routine almost flawlessly, destroying the Angel yet failing to land properly.

Episode 10 "Magmadiver"
The Evangelion pilots (save for Rei) are excited about their upcoming class trip to Okinawa, but they are upset to learn that they cannot leave Tokyo-3, since they have to be on standby in case of an Angel attack. A dormant Angel, Sandalphon, in an embryonic stage is discovered nesting deep in the magma of an active volcano, and in the hopes of gaining greater insight into the Angels, Asuka is sent to capture it by lowering Unit 02 into the magma, while it wears a special giant coolant suit for protection. However, the Angel soon awakes from its embryonic stage, and Asuka is forced to battle Sandalphon while deep beneath the surface of the magma.

Comments: ADV Films;UPC702727078729;Platinum: 02 - Episodes 6-10;;

Loaned: No

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