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Neon Genesis Evangelion: Platinum 05 - PLATINUM EDITION (1995)  

Number: 29

cover Neon Genesis Evangelion: Platinum 05

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

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

Country: Japan, 75 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 18 "Ambivalence"
Unit 03, being transported from the United States to Japan via airplane, flies through a microscopic Angel disguised as an odd cloud, infecting Unit 03. During Toji's first synch test, Unit 03 goes berserk and mutates into an Angel, Bardiel. Possessing both the power of an Angel and the form of an Evangelion, Unit 03 destroys the test facility and advances toward Tokyo-3. All three Evangelions are sortied against Bardiel, but the Angel rapidly defeats both Unit 02 and Unit 00. Although Shinji does not know that Toji is trapped inside Bardiel, he refuses to use Unit 01 to attack it, wanting to try to save the pilot. As Bardiel attacks Unit 01, Gendo orders that Shinji be cut off from control of Unit 01 and that Unit 01's dummy plug autopilot system be activated. Under the control of the dummy plug, Unit 01 savagely attacks Bardiel, literally tearing the possessed Evangelion to shreds and crushing its entry plug. After the battle, the already emotionally-devastated Shinji is even more horrified as he sees Toji being taken from the wreckage of the entry plug.

Episode 19 "Introjection"
Shinji, horrified and emotionally devastated by the battle between Unit 01 and Bardiel and witnessing Toji's near-death, as well as Gendo's cold indifference to the situation, quits Nerv for a second time. However, as he is leaving Tokyo-3, the Angel Zeruel appears, and easily defeats the other Evangelions. After speaking with Kaji, Shinji returns to Nerv just before the Angel penetrates Nerv headquarters, and engages the Angel in Unit 01. The Angel succeeds in overpowering Unit 01 as its batteries expire, and blasts away the Evangelion's chest armor, revealing a core identical to those of the Angels. As the Angel attacks Unit 01's core, Shinji pleads with the Evangelion to start working again. Unit 01 goes "berserk", re-engages and defeats the Angel, then tears apart and eats the Angel's corpse, absorbing its S² organ in the process.

Episode 20 "Weaving a Story 2: Oral Stage"
During the climax of the massive fight against the Angel Zeruel, Shinji achieved a four hundred synchronization ratio with Unit 01, a level thought impossible. However, because of this Shinji has merged with the Evangelion, and his body has reverted to LCL inside the entry plug. Over the course of thirty days, as Unit 01 stands immobile and covered in bandages in its hangar, Ritsuko struggles to come up with a way to restore Shinji. Meanwhile, Shinji's consciousness goes on an introspective odyssey while merged with Unit 01 in which he comes into contact with the soul of his mother, Yui Ikari. After speaking with Yui, Shinji is "reborn" from Unit 01's exposed core. Later that evening, Misato and Kaji resume their love affair, which disturbs and angers Ritsuko.

Comments: ADV Films;UPC702727079023;Platinum: 05 - Episodes 18-20;;

Loaned: No

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