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The best, most complex, but also EXTREMELY fucked up anime ever, sometimes leading viewers to depression and deep, deep confusion, as well as headaches from trying to figure out that f'ing show. It has the most beautiful animation, but is known for angering fans with it's inconclusive ending.
Evangelion is the reason I need rogain-I pulled out all of my hair watching End of Eva!

Man, last night, while I was watching Evangelion, I went into an epilptic seisure.
by YDLN March 27, 2004
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A brainfucker of an anime.
26 episodes, produced by Gainax, started airing in 1996, directed by the god-like Hideaki Anno.

See also: Serial Experiments Lain, Brianfucker, and Freuidian.
Hahahaha toast and panties (ep. 26)....
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Neon Genesis Evangelion.

An 26 episode anime series released by Studio Gainax in the mid 1990's, and directed by Hideaki Anno.

The story depicts a world that has been all but destroyed by a disaster in the year 2000, and the ensuing chaos when a race called the "Angels" return to destroy what is left of mankind.

"Evangelion" also refers to the giant mecha used in the series as the primary weapon against the Angels.
by ChibiTaryn August 01, 2003
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A basic explination is it's the anime version of an Ace in a deck of cards.To some people it's the greatest thing ever, whereas to others it's the worst. Theres very little inbetween. I am one of the people who think it's great.
Person 1: Have you seen that anime Evangelion it is Amazing!!!
Person 2: You honestly like that, Id rather chew through my own arm and then some!!!
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1. The greatest, most ingenius anime show ever made. This show has it all, drama, a very intriguing philsophical nature, cute characters, awesome mecha and creatures.
Evangelion is the coolest fucking anime ever made.
by Jules Carrozza June 20, 2003
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Note: If you ever hear of GEHIRN, that is the old name for NERV.

The best, most complex anime ever created. It consists of 26 episodes and two movies ("End of Evangelion" and "Death and Rebirth").
To actually understand the series, you need to have watched The End Of Evangelion before the last two episodes, which are extremely confusing; lots of images and ideas thrown at you all at once, whilst the movie breaks them up and helps you to understand.
In the year 2000 the "Second impact" occured, melting the polar ice caps and putting much of the worlds land under sea. As much as half of the worlds population was killed in this event. The dinosaurs were wiped out in the same way, but the event was much bigger, this was the "First impact".
Now the organisation "NERV" is created, by another, (SEELE), to keep a strange race, which we have named the "angels", from causing a "Third impact". NERV created a huge bio-mech called an Evangelion to protect Earth, as conventional weapons are no use against the Angels.
The "pilots" of Evangelion all have to be born after the second impact, which makes them all 14 years old, these are: Shinji Ikari, Asuka Langley Sohryu and Rei Ayanami. The pilots sit inside the Evangelion and "Sync" with it, for example, if the Evangelion is hurt, so is the pilot, but this proves to be an effective method of controlling the Eva.
Impacts are caused by an Angel joining with the original angel, "Adam". The second impact was only small because Adam was in an embryonic state, deliberatly caused my SEELE.
The evangelions are a living thing, and must have a soul. This is very confusing, but I believe that Shinji's mother's soul is in Evangelion Unit 01, Asuka's Mother's in Unit 02 and some part of Rei's conciousness in Unit 00.
This basically concludes the story. Everybody should watch this series, it makes a creepy kind of sense.
We are all seperate because we need each other to live, we reject each other, we use sadness to exist, if we were all dead, harmony would reign, and we would become our original self. You see this original self in the End Of Evangelion Movie.

Note that there are a lot of hidden meanings in this series, see if you can find them all ^_^...

Naoko :)
Damn, it took me 10 rounds of this series to understand this... But... Wow..
by Naoko Karou January 01, 2005
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1. An anime cartoon that is often made fun of by people who are too stupid to understand anything it is about.
2. A show that combines human drama with mecha (robot) action.
Evangelion is high-quality entertainment.
by Somebody May 19, 2003
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