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Neon Genesis Evangelion: Platinum 03 - PLATINUM EDITION (1995)  

Number: 27

cover Neon Genesis Evangelion: Platinum 03

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

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

Country: Japan, 100 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 11 "The Day Tokyo-3 Stood Still"
The electrical power in Tokyo-3 is completely cut off as a result of sabotage by parties unknown, trapping most Nerv personnel inside, and worse, trapping all three Evangelion pilots outside of the base. A new Angel, Matarael, appears and begins to burn its way down to Nerv headquarters by using a corrosive acid attack, and everyone inside must struggle to power up the Evangelions, as the pilots try to worm their way back into Central Dogma through a maze of closed corridors and air ducts. The pilots then enter their EVAs and go into battle. After going through more vents and passageways they come face to face with the Angel. Asuka defends Shinji and Rei from Matarael's corrosive acid, while the other two pilots retrieve Shinji's rifle. Shinji then uses the rifle to destroy the Angel.

Episode 12 "She said, 'Don't make others suffer for your personal hatred.'"
A massive Angel, Sahaquiel, appears in Earth orbit, well beyond the reach of the Evangelions. Launching several N² bombs at it has no effect. The Angel is dropping small pieces of itself onto Earth below, calibrating its aim: once it has zeroed in on Tokyo-3, the main body of Sahaquiel will fall to Earth in a massive kamikaze attack to destroy Tokyo-3. All three Evangelions are deployed at once in a race to reach the Angel before it hits, hold it back by projecting their own AT fields, and destroy it.

Episode 13 "Lilliputian Hitcher"
The pilots are undergoing a synchronization test directed by Ritsuko deep within Nerv headquarters when a new Angel, Iruel, appears within the base itself. This Angel is actually a collection of millions of microscopic organisms, which interact to create a living biological computer circuit. Iruel infects Nerv's computer network, and then infiltrates two of the three Magi supercomputers controlling the base before Ritsuko is able to set up a firewall to slow its advance. Iruel is trying to trigger the Nerv base's self-destruct, which requires a unanimous vote by all three supercomputers. Although Ritsuko's firewall slowed the advance of Iruel's infiltration, it is gradually taking over the last supercomputer, and Ritsuko must race against the clock to program a self-termination kill-code which will trick the Angel into destroying itself and restore control of the base.

Episode 14 "Weaving a Story"
The first half of this episode is a clip show, in the form of a report by Seele reviewing Gendo's actions, summarizing the first season of episodes and the story up until this point. In the second half, Ritsuko conducts an experiment to determine if pilots can be switched between the Evangelions they normally pilot. Rei can synchronize with Unit 01 fairly well, but when Shinji attempts to synchronize with Unit 00, it goes violently berserk inside of the base, in a manner identical to the failed activation test that took place before Shinji's arrival in Tokyo-3. As before, Unit 00 attacks the hangar's observation booth, smashing the window. However, Rei was standing at the window instead of Gendo, as was the case in the first test, causing Misato Katsuragi to wonder if Unit 00 was trying to kill Rei. Meanwhile, Ritsuko feels that Unit 00 was trying to attack Ritsuko herself. At the end of the episode, Rei uses Unit 00 to bring the Lance of Longinus recovered from Antarctica to the deepest level of Nerv's base, Terminal Dogma.

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