Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance

Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance is an anime movie in the Neon Genesis Evangelion Franchise
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Evangelion 2.0 is the second movie in the Rebuild of Evangelion series, it covers the events of episodes 8-19 of the anime, and it will include new scenes with a new character.

Evangelion 2.0 poster Japan (2009)
Evangelion 2.0 poster Japan (2009)

Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance is an action / science fiction / psychological drama animated movie based upon an alternate Earth history where the beings known as Angels are out to destroy humanity. It was directed and written by Hideaki Anno. Music was composed by Shiro Sagisu. The Studio Khara company produced the movie and distributed by Nikkatsu Corporation. It's an animated film based upon the original Hideaki Anno anime series, Neon Genesis Evangelion(1995). The Evangelion 2.0 is the second film of four in the re-adaptation of the original story. Unlike other re-releases of other anime series being brought to theaters, where production would simply stretch the original cell work for the big screen. The Rebuild of Evangelion project is a complete remake from the ground up and much of the story elements have been changed to create a new story.

The movie is an adaptation of Neon Genesis Evangelion Episode 8-19, but with major story alterations and characters added. A lead character from the original Asuka Langley Soryu was renamed to Asuka Langley Shikinami, and she would replace the part of Touji Suzuhara as the Eva Unit 03 pilot. A completely new character was also added to the story named Makinami "Mari" Illustrious.

The original Japanese release of the film was on was originally intended to be released in January 2008, but would have several postponement dates until the final release of June 27, 2009. Evangelion 2.0 earned ¥510 Million ($6.1 Million) on it's first two days of release and had a world wide gross profit of ¥3.4 Billion ($41 Million). It was the third highest grossing anime in Japan for 2009. The English dub cast was produced by the FUNimation, and produced by Carly Hunter and Justin Cook. The ADR direction was done by Mike McFarland. FUNimation would join with Cinema Asia Releasing & Eleven Arts to distribute Evangelion: 2.0 to U.S. theaters months before it's release on DVD/Blu-ray. The film had it's U.S. theatrical release on January 19, 2011. They had originally intended for up to 70-100 theaters, but an official statement out of FUNimation would confirm 22 theaters. Much of the original cast for the Japanese and U.S. production was reunited from the original anime series.

DVD & Blu-ray Release

Evangelion 2.22 Blu-ray US
Evangelion 2.22 Blu-ray US

As with the previous film in the series, Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone title being being renamed to Evangelion: 1.11 for it's DVD/Blu-ray release. Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance was retitled to Evagelion: 2.22. the Japanese release was on May 26, 2010 and set a first day sales record of 124,000 DVD and 195,000 Blu-ray units. The U.S. release was originally intended for April 5, 2011, but was later set for an earlier date of March 29, 2011. Unlike the release of the previous movie DVD/Blu-ray release. The U.S. English release would be packaged in an orange-colored O-cover that was given an orange-peel texture. A flap in the front could be opened to reveal an image of Eva Unit 02 with it's Progressive Knife drawn.

Release Dates:

  • Japanese - May 26, 2010
  • German - September 17, 2010
  • Italian - October 27, 2010
  • Spanish - October 27, 2010
  • U.S. English - March 29, 2011

Plot

Awards

Special Features

Commentaries

In the English release produced by FUNimation, the ADR director of Evangelion: 2.22, Mike McFarland, hosts the cast commentary. Rather than having a group of people talking throughout the length of the movie, he introduced the cast one at a time throughout the commentary to talk about their role in the movie.

  • Spike Spencer (Shinji Ikari) Scene 2-10
  • Brina Palencia (Rei Ayanami) Scene10-14
  • Allison Keith (Misato Katsuragi) Scene14-18
  • Tiffany Grant (Asuka Langley Shikinami) Scene 18-23
  • John Swasey (Gendo Ikari) Scene 23-26
  • Trina Nishimura (Mikanami Mari Illustrious) Scene 26-31
  • Nathanael Harrison (Senior Engineer and Mixer) Scene 31-33

Characters & Voice Actors

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Shinji Ikari ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Megumi Ogata ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Spike Spencer ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (English)
Gendo Ikari ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Fumihiko Tachiki ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
John Swasey ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (English)
Touji Suzuhara ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Tomokazu Seki ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Justin Cook ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (English)
Kaworu Nagisa ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Akira Ishida ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Jerry Jewell ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (English)
Asuka Langley Soryu ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Yuko Miyamura ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Tiffany Grant ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (English)
Rei Ayanami ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Megumi Hayashibara ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Brina Palencia ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (English)
Misato Katsuragi ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Kotono Mitsuishi ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Allison Keith ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (English)
Kensuke Aida ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Greg Ayres ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (English)
Tetsuya Iwanaga ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Ritsuko Akagi ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Colleen Clinkenbeard ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (English)
Yuriko Yamaguchi ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Makinami Mari Illustrious ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Maaya Sakamoto ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Trina Nishimura ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (English)
Maya Ibuki ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Caitlin Glass ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (English)
Miki Nagasawa ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Shigeru Aoba ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Takehito Koyasu ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Phil Parsons ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (English)
Makoto Hyuga ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Mike McFarland ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (English)
Hiro Yuuki ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Ryouji Kaji ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
J. Michael Tatum ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (English)
Koichi Yamadera ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Kohzou Fuyutsuki ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Kent Williams ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (English)
Motomu Kiyokawa ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Hikari Horaki ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Junko Iwao ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Leah Clark ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (English)
PenPen ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Megumi Hayashibara ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Monica Rial ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (English)
Keel Lorenz ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Mugihito ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Bill Jenkins ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (English)
Yui Ikari ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Megumi Hayashibara ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Stephanie Young ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (English)
Eva Unit 05 ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Eva Unit 02 ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Eva Unit 00 ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Eva Mark.06 ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Sahaquiel ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Eva Unit 01 ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Eva Unit 03 ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Bardiel ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Zeruel ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Lilith ( x ) ( x ) ( x )

Credits

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Akemi Hayashi Key Animator
Hideaki Anno Director Best known for directing the Gainax series Neon Genesis Evangelion, Anno is an award-winning animator and director.
Kazuya Tsurumaki Director A Japanese anime director and protegé of Hideaki Anno.
Yoshiyuki Sadamoto Character Artist/Designer
Masayuki Director A character artist and sometimes a director. Known for his work with Hideaki Anno on Neon Genesis Evangelion.
Yo Yoshinari Key Animator Japanese key animator, storyboard artist, and anime director who is recognizable for the exaggerated style of his effects animation, especially for smoke and explosions.
Kazuchika Kise Key Animator
Hiroshi Kato Art Director
Shiro Sagisu Audio/Sound A well known Japanese musician with a carrer spanning over 25 years.
Masaki Tachibana Storyboard Japanese anime director and storyboard artist
Sayo Yamamoto Storyboard
Ikuto Yamashita Mech Designer

Original US Poster Art

General Information Edit
Name: Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance
Release Date: Jan. 19, 2011
Name: ヱヴァンゲリヲン新劇場版: 破
Romaji: Evangerion Shin Gekijōban: Ha
Release Date: June 27, 2009
Rating: PG-13
Runtime: 108 (mins)
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Aliases Evangelion New Theatrical Version: Breaking
Evangelion: 2.22
Evangelion, Neon Genesis: 2.22 You Can (Not) Advance
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