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This is a list of episodes and media based on the anime series Neon Genesis Evangelion.


Main article: Episode:Index

Each episode has both a Japanese title (shown at the beginning of each episode) and an English title (displayed in the mid-episode eyecatches). Like the title Neon Genesis Evangelion, the English episode titles were created by Gainax, not the show's English-language dub producer, ADV Films. However, ADV's subtitles provided English translations for the Japanese titles.

Some of the Japanese episode titles were also used as the titles of volumes of the manga by Sadamoto. These include episode 1 (book 1), episode 8 (book 4), episode 17 (book 6), episode 19 (book 7) and episode 23 (book 10).


Title Release
Japanese English
Death and Rebirth March 15, 1997 July 30, 2002
  • Death
  • Rebirth
The End of Evangelion July 19, 1997 July 30, 2002
  • 25'. Air (EPISODE 25': Love is destructive.)
  • 26'. まごころを, 君に Magokoro wo, kimi ni; A Pure Heart for You (ONE MORE FINAL: I need you.)
Revival of Evangelion January 2, 1998 Not released1
  • 25'. Air (EPISODE 25': Love is destructive.)
  • 26'. まごころを, 君に Magokoro wo, kimi ni; A Pure Heart for You (ONE MORE FINAL: I need you.)
  • Death & Rebirth and Revival of Evangelion are artifacts of the series' release history. Death & Rebirth consists of two halves: "Death", which is a clip show summarizing the TV series, and then "Rebirth" which is the unfinished first two thirds of The End of Evangelion. Revival of Evangelion is simply "Death" with the full version of The End of Evangelion attached to it, replacing "Rebirth".
  • 1 The English dub of Death & Rebirth, when released on DVD, contained the edit of "Death", "DEATH(TRUE)²"; Revival of Evangelion was not officially released in English-speaking territories in any Evangelion collection (or on its own) due to the rights to the Evangelion movies belonging to a different distributor than the TV series, unlike in Japan; in the United States, the rights to the TV series belonged to ADV Films (now AEsir Holdings) and the rights to the films to Manga Entertainment (this license has now lapsed; the English dub rights now belong to no-one).
Rebuild of Evangelion 2007–Present Ongoing


Newtype 100% Collection

A 1997 collection of Newtype Japan's NGE coverage, and in particular NGE artwork[1]

Evangelion: Death & Rebirth theatrical pamphlet

The Evangelion: Death & Rebirth theatrical pamphlet was a limited edition supplementary booklet distributed in Japanese theaters during Evangelion: Death & Rebirth's initial run.

Red Cross Book

Main article: Red Cross Book

The End of Evangelion theatrical pamphlet (nicknamed the "Red Cross Book" by overseas fans) was a limited edition supplementary booklet distributed in Japanese theaters during The End of Evangelion's initial run. The contents of the book described many areas of the Evangelion storyline that the series left unclear. It is GAINAX-sanctioned, and thus considered canon.

Der Mond and Die Sterne

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These are artbooks published by Gainax through Kadokawa Shoten. They include various artwork, although only a few are cells from the original animation. The titles are in German and respectively translate to "The Moon" and "The Stars."

Der Mond is dedicated to art by Yoshiyuki Sadamoto and features many renditions of Evangelion characters as well as concept artworks and character designs and notes from Sadamoto about the art. It also features artwork from other Sadamoto projects. Die Sterne has a more broad focus, including a variety of Evangelion themed artwork that appeared in other media or on various products such as model kit boxes or calendars. Many of the images that are not promotional art for the anime are pieces of artwork from other popular Japanese animators and manga artists that were created following the series' success, and other works by Sadamoto (such as Nadia, or Fatal Fury 2).[2] It includes a section of art by Sadamoto and has been rereleased as Die Sterne Ver. 2.0.

2015//The Last Year of Ryoji Kaji

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Published in 1997 through Newtype, this rare combination photo/text book profiles Ryōji Kaji via 16 "documents" left by him. These letters, notes, and poems provide some additional insight into Kaji's character. The photographic portion is meant to represent pictures taken by Kaji during his mission, and features digitally-altered pictures, which include the EVAs, Angels, and other series-related objects. The text is written by TV series screenwriter Hiroshi Yamaguchi, and the photographs were taken by Ichiro Kamei. Despite being a limited edition Japan-only publication, some of the text is in English.

Groundwork of Evangelion

A series of 5 artbooks for the series and its two films. The majority of the pages are filled with production sketches. Groundwork volumes were also created for the first two films in the Rebuild of Evangelion tetralogy.

RPG: The NERV White Paper

Main article: Neon Genesis Evangelion RPG: The NERV White Paper

A 158 page card-based RPG book released on April 20, 1996.


Main article: Neon Genesis Evangelion Proposal

An early pre-production booklet that describes the premise of the series and introduces the main characters. Many changes were made from the proposal to the finished show, such as different characterization and even unused Angels.


Main article: Neon Genesis Evangelion (manga)

Video Releases

The series and its films has had many home video releases, like Laserdisc, VHS, DVD, Blu-ray and streaming.

VHS Release

Neon Genesis Evangelion was released on a series of 17 tapes from February 3, 1996 to December 23, 1998. Each tape generally contained 2 episodes of the show, with The End of Evangelion split between two releases and edited to resemble episodes. Each tape was named Genesis 0:1 - 0:14, with the last tape, 0:X containing the TV versions of episodes 21-24. 0:X was only available through mail order with proof of purchase for every Genesis volume. The theatrical version of The End of Evangelion was released as part of a two tape box set alongside Death and Rebirth. Also included in each Genesis release was an "Eva Fan Club" sheet.

Title Release date Episodes
Genesis 0:1 February 3, 1996 1-2
Genesis 0:2 March 6, 1996 3-4
Genesis 0:3 April 5, 1996 5-6
Genesis 0:4 May 2, 1996 7-8
Genesis 0:5 June 5, 1996 9-10
Genesis 0:6 July 5, 1996 11-12
Genesis 0:7 August 7, 1996 13-14
Genesis 0:8 September 5, 1996 15-16
Genesis 0:9 October 2, 1996 17-18
Genesis 0:10 December 5, 1996 19-20
Genesis 0:11 February 4, 1998 21'-22'
Genesis 0:12 July 3, 1998 23'-24'
Genesis 0:13 August 12, 1998 25-25'
Genesis 0:14 September 9, 1998 26-26'
Genesis 0:X 1999 21-24
Theatrical Box Set December 23, 1998 EoE, D&R

Laserdisc Release

The Laserdisc release was mostly identical to the VHS Genesis series. Each disc was CAV format with analog and digital stereo audio. The first pressing for volumes 1, 6, and 10 included boxes to hold the separate releases. The CLV format was used for Genesis 0:X and the episodic form of The End of Evangelion

90's DVD release

Neon Genesis Evangelion was first released on DVD between July 19, 1997 and September 22, 1999. Each volume contained 4 episodes, with a total of 8 releases. Volume 7 contained episodes 25-26 as well as the episodic version of The End of Evangelion. The theatrical edition of The End of Evangelion was released as a separate DVD alongside Death and Rebirth. Each DVD is 4:3 interlaced video, except for the movies, which are 16:9 progressive scan. The Theatrical Edition release is the only DVD to contain the real version of Rebirth.

Title Release date Episodes
Volume 1 July 19, 1997 1-4
Volume 2 August 21, 1997 5-8
Volume 3 September 26, 1997 9-12
Volume 4 October 22, 1997 13-16
Volume 5 December 22, 1997 17-20
Volume 6 November 27, 1998 21'-24'
Volume 7 January 22, 1999 25-26, 25'-26'
Theatrical Edition Set September 22, 1999 D&R, EoE

Second Impact Box

The original DVD releases were collected in three box sets, each containing three DVDs. The third box also included the Girlfriend of Steel PC game, but removed the episodic version of The End of Evangelion from Volume 7. The cover art of each volume was changed for this release.

2003 Renewal DVD release

A new set of DVDs was later released as part of a Renewal of Evangelion campaign, which included a complete remastering of the audio and video from the original 16mm prints. The series was released on 10 DVDs, with each single containing 4 episodes. Volume 8 contains only episodes 25 and 26, but fills the remaining space with a 5.1 DVD audio version of 22 songs from the series. The films Death(true)² and The End of Evangelion were released as a two disc pack named The Feature Films: Neon Genesis Evangelion. This release was also remastered with DTS audio and sold as a separate DTS Collector's Edition.

Title Release date Episodes
01 Test-Type March 26, 2003 1
Volume 1 July 24, 2003 1-4
Volume 2 July 24, 2003 5-8
Volume 3 August 27, 2003 9-12
Volume 4 August 27, 2003 13-16
Volume 5 September 26, 2003 17-20
Volume 6 September 26, 2003 21-22, 21’-22’
Volume 7 October 22, 2003 23-24, 23’-24'
Volume 8 October 22, 2003 25-26
The Feature Film November 27, 2003 D&R, EoE
The Feature Film DTS Collector’s Ed. November 3, 2004 D&R, EoE


The renewal singles were collected as an 11 disc box set and released on June 25, 2003. The set contained each episode of the show, as well as both films and the on-air cuts of 21-24. Also included was a bonus disc with the Genesis 0:0 and 0:0' PVs and other trailers for the series. The bonus disc also included the cut live action sequence from The End of Evangelion. The 14 "Eva Fan Club" sheets from the Genesisreleases were reprinted and included with this set. The box was reprinted on April 23, 2007, shortly before the 2007 edition of the box set was released.

DVD-BOX '07 Edition

A re-release of the 2003 Box Set's material in a slimmer case. This version did not include the Eva Fan Club sheets. The set was released on August 1, 2007.

NTV Box Set

A special order box set from Nihon Terebi containing the 8 single Renewal volumes, the Test-Type DVD, and The Feature Films. The cases came in a slipcover with 3 separate holders, marked "Evangelion 00" through "Evangelion 02".


Genesis 0:0 In The Beginning

A preview tape for the TV series released on December 26, 1995. It featured cast and crew interviews alongside footage from early episodes.

Genesis 0:0' The Light From The Darkness

A preview tape for the then upcoming Death and Rebirth. It was released on January 25, 1997. It contained an overview of the series's plot, cast interviews, a music video for Soul's Refrain, and several trailers for the film. The tape came by pre-ordering tickets to Death and Rebirth.

01 Test-Type

A DVD released on March 26, 2003 to promote the upcoming 'Renewal' DVD series. It contained the remastered first episode, as well as an extended opening and ending sequence.

Soundtracks and music

For all soundtracks and music in detail, see Music of Neon Genesis Evangelion.

Theme songs

Production Song name Versions
Neon Genesis Evangelion (anime) "Zankoku na Tenshi no These" (残酷な天使のテーゼ[?], "Zankoku na Tenshi no Tēze") Yoko Takahashi
"Fly Me to the Moon"
  • Claire (episodes 1-4, 11, 18, 19)
  • Megumi Hayashibara (episodes 5-6, 23, 25, 26), 5 different arrangements
  • Yoko Takahashi (episodes 7, 9, 10, 12-14, 21), 3 different arrangements
  • Miyamura Yuuko (aka Aya) (episodes 8, 22)
  • Aki (episode 17)
  • 3 instrumental arrangements (episodes 15, 16, 20, 24)
  • Piano: Kenny Barron
  • Bass: Buster Williams
  • Drums: Grady Tate
  • Arranger and Conductor of String Orchestra: Rick Wilkins
Death and Rebirth "Refrain of Soul" (魂のルフラン[?], "Tamashii no Rufuran") Yoko Takahashi
The End of Evangelion "Thanatos -If I Can't Be Yours-" LOREN & MASH
Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone "Beautiful World" Utada Hikaru
Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance "Beautiful World (Planitb Acoustica Mix)" Utada Hikaru
Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo "Sakura Nagashi" Utada Hikaru

CD albums

Album Release
NEON GENESIS EVANGELION ADDITION (Limited/regular edition) December 21, 1996
Evangelion Symphony (エヴァンゲリオン交響楽[?], "Evangerion Kōkyōgaku") July 6, 1997
THE END OF EVANGELION September 26, 1997
エヴァンゲリオン·クラシック-1-4 (EVANGELION CLASSIC) October 22, 1997
~refrain~ The songs were inspired by Evangelion" November 6, 1997
EVANGELION-VOX December 3, 1997
The Birthday of Rei Ayanami March 30, 2001
Refrain of Evangelion July 24, 2003
Music from Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone September 26, 2007
Evangelion:1.0 You Are (Not) Alone Original Soundtrack May 21, 2008
Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance Original Soundtrack July 8, 2009
Evangelion Wind Symphony December 9, 2009
Music from Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo November 28, 2012

CD singles

Album Release
残酷な天使のテーゼ (Zankoku na tenshi no te-ze) October 25, 1995
FLY ME TO THE MOON October 25, 1995
A Cruel Angel's Thesis/Moon's Labyrinth October 25, 1995
魂のルフラン (Tamashii no rufuran) February 21, 1997
Thanatos -If I Can't Be Yours- August 1, 1997
残酷な天使のテーゼ/FLY ME TO THE MOON March 26, 2003
魂のルフラン/Thanatos -If I Can't Be Yours- May 24, 2006

DVD-Audio albums

Video games

Neon Genesis Evangelion has spawned a number of computer games. Aspects of Evangelion have made numerous appearances in the Super Robot Wars series by Banpresto. First included in Super Robot Wars F Final, characters and mecha from Evangelion have since become extremely popular parts of the series, and have appeared in Super Robot Wars Alpha, Alpha 3, MX, and other releases. None of the Neon Genesis Evangelion video games were released in English.


Game Release Platform
Neon Genesis Evangelion (Sega Saturn) Sega Saturn, DVD
  • This was the first Evangelion video game, produced for the Sega Saturn shortly after the TV series and released in 1996. Set after ASUKA STRIKES!, Shinji is badly injured by an Angel which appears only in 1st Impression and suffers amnesia. After attempting to regain his memory by sparring with Asuka in Unit-02, he must defeat the Angel. It features RPG elements and FMV clips for combat; most of the animation is original to 1st Impression, with the voices of the original Evangelion seiyū as well as content recycled from the TV series.[3] It was later released in interactive DVD format.
Neon Genesis Evangelion: Second Impression 1997 Sega Saturn
  • A Sega Saturn game that focuses mainly on Shinji and Mayumi Yamagishi, featuring RPG-style gaming and combat with the structure of an episode.[4]
[2]Neon Genesis Evangelion: Girlfriend of Steel 1998 Sega Saturn, PlayStation, PC, PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable
Neon Genesis Evangelion 64 1999 Nintendo 64
  • A game for the Nintendo 64, released by Bandai in 1999, covering the entire span of the TV series and movies as a combat and RPG game. It features the main fights from the original anime and uses multiple voice clips and images from the original series.
Neon Genesis Evangelions 2003 PlayStation 2
  • A Bandai/Alfa System game for PlayStation 2 based on the entire run of the TV series and movies, featuring RPG style story interaction and combat. It includes things such as Evangelion Unit-01 Type F and a Jet Alone Kai.
Shinji Ikari Raising Project (碇シンジ育成計画[?], "Ikari Shinji Ikusei Keikaku") 2004 PC)
Neon Genesis Evangelion: the Iron Maiden 2nd 2005 PlayStation 2, PC, MacOS, PlayStation Portable
  • Released by Gainax, the game is based on the 'normal life' section of the dreams of Shinji Ikari in the final episode of NGE. Unlike Girlfriend of Steel, it takes place in a complete alternate universe. This game inspired a manga series, which set most of the Evangelion characters in a "normal" schoolyard romantic comedy/drama series.
Secret of Evangelion 21 December 2006; PlayStation 2

2007; PSP

PlayStation 2, PSP
  • An RPG/adventure game which retells the end of the Evangelion plotline, introducing the new characters of NERV investigator Kyoya Kenzaki and dummy-plug research scientist Hitomi Kaga.[5]
Evangelion Detective January 18, 2007 PlayStation 2
  • BROCCOLI originally planned to release the game on November 22, 2006, but delayed the release till January 18, 2007 (with early orders coming with picture puzzles as a result). This game combines mecha fights with a whodunit murder mystery.[6] The game fully introduced the Evangelion First-Type and Evangelion Second-Type and was the first to use both Evangelion Unit-01 and Shinji Ikari to battle the enemies. A comic based on the game was serialized in Shōnen Ace starting in December 2006[7]
Neon Genesis Evangelion: Battle Orchestra June 28, 2007
  • a fighting arena game produced by Broccoli.

Mahjong Games

Game Release Platform
Neon Genesis Evangelion - Eva and Good Friends The Stripping Project! (新世紀エヴァンゲリオン - エヴァと愉快な仲間たち : 脱衣補完計画[?]) 1999 Windows)[8]
  • strip mahjong game
Neon Genesis Evangelion Mahjong Hokan Keikaku 2000 Game Boy Color
The Stripping Project Complement / Eva and Good Friends: CDROM (脱衣補完計画/シンジと愉快な仲間たち セレクトCD-ROM[?]) 2000 Windows & Macintosh[9]
  • A strip mahjong game.
The Stripping Project Complement / Eva and Good Friends: CDROM2 (脱衣補完計画/シンジと愉快な仲間たち セレクトCD-ROM2[?]) 2001 Windows & Macintosh[10]
  • A strip mahjong game.

Card games

Game Release Platform
Shinji and Good Friends 1999 PC
  • A series of computer card games.
Neon Genesis Evangelion Digital Card Library 1997 Sega Saturn
Daifugo (シンジと愉快な仲間たち 爆烈大富豪[?], Eva and Good Friends) [11]


Game Release Platform
Neon Genesis Evangelion: Collector's Disk Series
  • A 3-disk collection of ~550 NGE official artwork, advertisements, cels from the TV series & OP animation, sound clips, a screen saver etc.[12]
Neon Genesis Evangelion: Typing Project-E 1999 Dreamcast, PlayStation 2
Neon Genesis Evangelion: Shito Ikusei 1999 Bandai Wonderswan
Neon Genesis Evangelion: Typing Hokan Keikaku 2001 Dreamcast
Ayanami Raising Project (綾波育成計画[?], "Neon Genesis Evangelion:Ayanami Rei Ikusei") 2001 PC & Dreamcast
Ayanami Raising Project with Asuka Complement Project (綾波育成計画 withアスカ補完計画[?], "Ayanami Ikusei Keikaku with Asuka Hokan Keikaku") 2003 PlayStation 2

Similar in style to the Princess Maker game series, the player is tasked with looking after Rei or Asuka. Decisions made by the player affect their personality and development, thus affecting the story of Evangelion and even changing the conclusion.

Misato Katsuragi's Reporting Plan 2009 PlayStation 3

A strategy/puzzle game[13]

Evangelion MAGI Angel Attack 2010 iPhone/iPod Touch
Notes: A NGE themed memory game
Evangelion New Theatrical Edition: Sound Impact 2011 PlayStation Portable

A rhythm-action video game in which the player attacks enemies by hitting notes to the beat, breaking through AT fields and retreat from battles.

  • GAINAX is planning to release a game for mobile phones and has begun a contest for designing a new character that will be introduced in the game.[14]


There are Evangelion themed pachinko (pinball gambling machine) and pachisuro (pachinko-like slot machine) offered at pachinko parlors.

  • CR Neon Genesis Evangelion (Pachinko)[15]
  • CR Neon Genesis Evangelion Second Impact (Pachinko)[16]
  • Neon Genesis Evangelion (Pachisuro)
  • CR Neon Genesis Evangelion —Kiseki no Kachi wa— (Pachinko)[17]
  • Evangelion: Locus of the Soul on PSP and Nintendo DS[18]
  • Easy Victory Pachinko * Pachi-Slot Walkthrough Series Portable Vol. 1: Neon Genesis Evangelion (6th in console sales in 6 June 2010)[19]
  • CR Neon Genesis Evangelion— The Beginning and the End (Pachinko)[20]
  • CR Evangelion 7 (Pachinko)[21]

Notes and references

Evangelion Home Video Compendium