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Neon Genesis Evangelion Watch Order & Guide

Neon Genesis Evangelion Watch Order

Neon Genesis Evangelion is a Japanese tv show produced by Gainax and animated by Tatsunoko. We are familiar with the shows of Neon Genesis Evangelion that have been going on beroe the 21st century. This began early in the 90s and has produced many online movies and animes. Neon Genesis Evangelion can sometimes confuse you when you read it or watch it for the first time. However, there are ways to watch this series, which will be available below.

The watching order we will provide is simple, but it will also include a series summary. This will help you know what this series is all about. To those unfamiliar with this series, Neon Genesis Evangelion reveals the alien war machine that appeared in Tokyo. Humankind’s hope was in the hands of Evangelion, created to help a group of teenagers protect humankind. We have also seen the likes of Ikari Shinji riding the fighting machine. The battle between humans and allies was also revealed.

Neon Genesis Evangelion Watch Order:

One will learn more about this series in the list below. The series ended, and Gainax launched a project and created a movie. But the characters of the movies were based on Tv series from episodes 1 to 24. This series has released many interesting movies after ending the series episode. The anime became popular in its era and succeeded beyond its expectations. Neon Genesis Evangelion has twenty-six anime episodes aired in Japan by different networks. This is where Shinji has witnessed tragic incidents and continues to move forward. We have Shinji Ikari, Rei Ayanami, Asuka Langley Soryu, Toji Suzuhara, Misato, and other characters.

Neon Genesis Evangelion: Death and Rebirth

This is the first movie that consists of Death and Rebirth, respectively. This has been successful, and the fans demanded the ending. But Death and Rebirth has been released several times after being re-edited. The first death part consists of 24 episodes revealing the plot of the tv episode and Ikari Shinji, who worked with his friends to fight against the aliens and protect humankind.



We have seen many deaths and rebirths in this one, and Ikari Shinji leads the crew to protect the world. After a tough battle, Shinji managed to defeat Kaworu in Terminal Dogma. The events followed Shinji’s life, who ends up near Asuka’s body and tries to wake her. But Shinji did an awkward thing, and they decided to hide Asuka’s body, so the intruders to not find her. Later Asuka was reborn and fought against enemies after seeing a version of her mother. At the end of the battle, Evangelion units appeared.

Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion

The End of Evangelion followed the first film, and it was released in the 90s. This narrates the last two episodes of the series and offers the ending to their plot. But the ending was not satisfying the fans who complained about it. This consisted of two parts “I need you” and “Love is Destructive.” We saw Asuka hospitalized, fighting for her life in the hospital. Shinji joined her and decided to help her before anyone took the opportunity.



Later during the battle, Minato died while helping Shinji. Minato gives Shinji her necklace before she dies. On the other hand, Asuka survived and joined the battle while defeating the enemies before their powers ran out.

Neon Genesis Evangelion: Revival of Evangelion

This has made four films that introduced the appearance of new characters and enemies. But ever since the end of the series, there has been o new anime produced even though the series is old. They also revealed computers and improved technologies, and Shinji and the crew continued their mission. We see the revival of the crew since they have faced many countless deaths.

Neon Genesis Evangelion

Neon Genesis Evangelion

Neon Genesis Evangelion: Rebuild of Evangelion

This is another version of the film produced following the revival of Evangelion. In this one, we see a teenager Shinji Ikari as a student arriving at Neo Tokyo-3. His father, Gendo, was the one who requested Shinji to come. On his way, Shinji gets involved in a battle of the military vs. Fourth Angel. But they took Shinji to the HQ that his father runs. He becomes the pilot of Evangelion Unit 01, created to fight against the Angels.



Initially, Shinji is against the idea, but he agrees after knowing that the world is on the brink of destruction.

Neon Genesis Evangelion: You Are (Not) Alone

During the battle, Shinji lost control and rampages but managed to defeat the enemies. Officer Misato Katsuragi took Shinjio after the battle and sent him to a new school where he couldn’t cope with the others. Toji Suzuhara vents his anger on Shinji because his sister was injured when Shinji battled with the Angle. Later the fifth Angel invaded earth, and another battle began.



The battle took long, but Shinji defeated the fifth Angel at the last minute. After a few years, a tragic incident that destroyed half of the world occurred. But Shinji accepted what the higher-ups told him, and he defeated the Angel again. In the end, the Angel, Kaworu Nagisa, wakes up and vows to meet Shinji. Kawaru resides on the moon.

Neon Genesis Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance

At NERV’s Bethania base, the battle between Mari Illustrious Makinami and the third Angel begins, and the Evangelion unit 05 joins the battle. Mari was about to defeat the third Angel, but the EVA-05 was destroyed after an explosion. After the fall of the third Angle, Mari managed to escape to safety. Meanwhile, Shinji and Gendo visit Shinji’s mother’s grave in Japan, and Shinji heads back with Misato to Neo Tokyo-3 and enters another battle.



Masato and Shinji encounter the seventh Angel destroying the city. Asuka joined the mission and helped them defeat the seventh Angel with ease. Later after the battle, Shinji decided to save Rei and activated EVA-01, which made him surpass his limits and transform into a godlike being. He manages to free Rei from the core of his godlike being, but it causes the third impact after Shinji merges with Evangelion.

Neon Genesis Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo

After fourteen years since the Third Impact, humankind was still under attack by the Angels. Shiji learns that things have changed even though the battle continues. He was rescued from Evangelion Unit-01. The world has turned against him, and his NERV allies are tired of him, including Rei. The new organization formed by Misato existed to destroy the remaining EVAs of NERV.



Shinji learned from Asuka for the last fourteen years; no one has aged. But Gendo and other warriors continue to work to save humanity. Rei went missing after the meeting, and the party head out to look for her. This was followed by many battles that made Shinji lose hope of leaving and never care about the world or his duty. But Asuka helped Shinji and Rei for Minato to take them.

Neon Genesis Evangelion: Thrice Upon a Time

This takes place in Paris, where Maya tries to fix a system that will fix the world. Meanwhile, Asuka Shikinami, Rei Ayanami, and Shinji Ikari walk on Tokyo-3’s outskirts and arrive at the settlement. They met with the survivors Toji Suzuhara, Kensuke Aida, Hikari Horaki, and the elders. Toujo has become a doctor, and Hakari has conceve his son. Kensuke has become Shiji’s friend and a technician.

Neon Genesis Evangelion

Neon Genesis Evangelion

Later, Rei decided to settle down after exploring the town. She begins to work as a farmer, knowing that the battle is over., The world has returned to normal, and everyone lives a peaceful life. Wunder arrives to take Asuka but Shinji wanted to follow Asuka despite protests. Shinji becomes isolated. Kozo Fuyutsuki helps Gendo to work with another unit. When Wunder arrived for the first time, he had a battle with Asuka and Mari but managed to settle the scores.

Gendo and ad Shinji also helped each other in another battle. Kawori was trapped in another timeline and always wanted to see Shinji happy. But Kanji helps Kawaoru to understand and think about his happiness. In the end, Gendo and Yu make a huge sacrifice and convert all infinity faults to restore the world. Later everyone appeared at the station, and they were adults heading in different directions to start a new life.

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