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Neon Genesis Evangelion: Second Impression (新世紀エヴァンゲリオン 2nd Impression, Shin Seiki Evangelion: 2nd Impression?) is a video game released exclusively for the Japanese Sega SaturnWP on 07 March 1997. Unlike the predecessor, it features battles that mix traditional animation and 3D polygonal models. It features a new character, named Mayumi Yamagishi, as well a new angel, the Insubstantial Angel.


Shortly after the defeat of the 11th Angel, Ireul, a new student named Mayumi Yamagishi is transferred to Shinji Ikari's School. He will try to surpass his shyness to become her friend. The school festival is coming soon and Shinji and his friends decide to create a band called the Earth Defense Group (地球防衛バンド). Meanwhile, a new Angel , the Insubstantial Angel, attacks Tokyo-3. The Core of the Angel is inside Mayumi who must then die to hope to kill the Angel.

The scenario then takes different turns according to the choices of the player. Four scenarios can be developed around Mayumi, Asuka Langley Sohryu, Rei Ayanami and the Earth Defense Group.


  • Shinji Ikari: This is the character that the player plays with. He does not have crazy behavior as in the previous game because of his memory loss, but he always cares about his individuality and his self-confidence. He was chosen to sing in the band for the Defense of the Earth.
  • Mayumi Yamagishi: It's a 14-year-old girl who appears for the first time in this game. Just transferred to Tokyo-3 school, her introverted personality will bring her closer to that of Shinji. Depending on the scenario chosen, she goes to the school festival where she performs the song "Kimi ga, Kimi ni Umareta Wake" with the group for the Defense of the Earth. She contains an Angel but her deep relationship with other characters will create a dilemma when it comes to her fate.
  • Asuka Langley Sohryu: She is very hard on Shinji at first, but in fact she shows affection for him as you can see in battle scenes. She is also part of the band for the Defense of the Earth and she plays one of the original songs of the game: "Get it on!". Depending on the scenario chosen by the player, Asuka may show jealousy towards Mayumi or Rei Ayanami.
  • Rei Ayanami: She has a role very similar to that of the series. Her behavior can be seen as unpleasant but there is some change in his attitude towards the end of the game.
  • Hikari Horaki
  • Tōji Suzuhara
  • Kensuke Aida
  • Misato Katsuragi
  • Ritsuko Akagi
  • Ryoji Kaji
  • Maya Ibuki
  • Shigeru Aoba
  • Makoto Hyuga



  • Game Director: Masahide Kobayashi
  • Animation Director: Kiyoshi Murayama
  • Scenario: Hiroshi Yamaguchi
  • Storyboard: Yasushi Murayama
  • Guest Character Design: Hiroki Takagi
  • Guest Angel Design: Mahiro Maeda
  • Direction: Ken Ōtsuka (Studio Hercules)
  • Planning: Shirō Mukaide, Yuko Suzuki
  • Game Producer: Kōichi Nagata
  • Executive Producer: Yoji Ishii
  • Art Direction: Kouki Mogi
  • Graphic Design: Naoko Hamada, Daichi Takeuchi, Naoki Kojima, Toshimasa Takada
  • Software Design: Masahiro Wakayama, Takeshi Sakakibara
  • Motion Capture Technical Advisor: Kazuki Hosokawa
  • Sound Direction: Hirofumi Murasaki
  • Sound Design: Yoshiaki Kashima
  • Manipulator: Junko Shiratsu
  • Sound Effects: Seirō Okamoto
  • Editor: Jun Taguma, Hiromi Komine, Kenta Katase
  • Production: Koichi Nagata
  • Animation Production Company: Ashi Production
  • Production Company: SEGA-AM2 Co., LTD.
  • Distribution Company: SEGA Enterprises Ltd.[1]


Main article: Neon Genesis Evangelion: Second Impression Mini Bonus CD

The game presents two unreleased songs. The game is released accompanied by a mini CD that includes four tracks.

The song "Get it on! ~Doppelgänger ni Kuchidzuke wo~" is also present on the album SEGA Saturn History ★ Vocal Collection released on 25 March 2005 and which includes the music of several games released on this console.


  • Neon Genesis Evangelion: 2nd Impression Bible: Published on 04 March 1997 by Softbank Creative (ISBN: 4-7973-0240-), this book contains screenshots and interviews by the director of the game and its development.
  • Neon Genesis Evangelion Sega Saturn Perfect Guide: Published on September 1997 by Kadokawa Shoten (ISBN:4-0470-7017-3), it's a strategy book for the game Neon Genesis Evangelion (Sega Saturn) and Neon Genesis Evangelion: 2nd Impression. It also contains an interview with Hiroshi Yamaguchi, the game's writer, about Mayumi's character.
  • It does have the first usage of Magorox Exterminate sword outside of illustrations in the Newtype magazine. However it is called by Active Sword (アクティブソード?).

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