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|Neon Genesis Evangelion Collection 02 |
Actors: Megumi Ogata, Megumi Hayashibara, Kotono Mitsuishi, Spike Spencer, Allison Keith
Directors: Hiroyuki Ishidô, Kazuya Tsurumaki, Keiichi Sugiyama, Masahiko Ôtsuka, Masayuki
Genres: Action & Adventure, Drama, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Television, Mystery & Suspense, Anime & Manga, Animation
As this popular sci-fi drama continues to unfold, 14-year-old Shinji Ikari, the pilot of warrior-robot Evangelion 01, begins to emerge from his shell. He's traumatized in a skirmish with an octahedral flying fortress, but ... more »
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Ryan M. from PEWAUKEE, WI
Reviewed on 10/31/2011...
its a great followup of collection 1 It's getting interesting
In this DVD most of the important characters are revealed. It's funny, interesting, and has lots of battles!! The whole series is great, all of you thinking getting it should!!
csmith400 | Jacksonville, FL | 10/20/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"After returning to NERV and resuming his pilot duties, Shinji and his friends meet the Second Child, Asuka Langley Soryu on a battleship carrying her Evangelion Unit to NERV. Their peaceful afternoon on the ship is interrupted by the arrival of Gaghiel, who attempts to destroy Asuka's Evangelion Unit and thus hinder NERV. This episode also shows viewers one of NERV's many terrible secrets. The following episode introduces my favorite particular angel, Ramiel, whose ultra-dense Absolute Terror Field can only be pierced by a blast from the experimental prototype SDF Positron Cannon. The only problem with this: the Positron Cannon requires an extremely large amount of energy, meaning that all of Asia must go without power while the Cannon is active. Worse still, Ramiel's powerful blasts and dense A.T. Field mean that whoever has the Cannon had better fire before Ramiel does and score a direct hit on the beast . This episode also offers more information on Rei Ayanami's true nature and origins. This DVD marks the beginning of EVA's shift from mecha/angel battles to introspective psychological discussion. The angels continue to get tougher, the pilots continue to slowly slide into insanity, and Anno's dark themes become ever more visible."
Much better than the first disc
Josh Leman | Littleton, CO United States | 12/08/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This second Neon Genesis Evangelion disc is a marked improvement over the first one in my opinion, in terms of both DVD quality and the entertainment value of the episodes themselves. The image quality here is WAY better than the first disc--sure, it's still not as gorgeous as some of the newer anime shows that are turning up on DVD, but considering what ADV had to work with this picture is simply beautiful. Even better, it doesn't have the "overlays" that plagued the earlier disc (where signs and notes that were originally in Japanese were jarringly covered with English language text). It causes a number of problems with overlapping subtitles in episode 6 if you watch it subbed, but it's always easy to tell what's going on. The disc automatically plays a few trailers for other ADV shows when you first put it in, but (unlike the annoying automatic trailers on most of Disney's releases) they can easily be skipped by pressing the menu button on your remote. Like the first disc, there are no extras other than a few character biographies. As for the episodes themselves, you'll find a couple of really tense action sequences, some foreshadowing of future plot developments, and most importantly the introduction of female leads Asuka and Rei (well, Rei was sort of introduced in the first collection of episodes, but this is where she becomes a major character). Aside from the occasionally annoying comic relief, this is first-rate anime viewing. Highly recommended."
Not the Series' best part, still AWESOME
Marc Ruby? | 11/27/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I feel A Viewer from Texas is doing the series a gross misjustice, and attacking what certainly is one of the best anime series and most popular. Granted, this portion of the show is not as smooth as the later parts (excluding ep 25 and 26) as far as animation goes. However, to assume that the director didn't even care for the show is absurd! This show was done on a LOW BUDGET and if you'll compare animation, you should realize that this is a TV SHOW. DragonBallz and Pokemon and other lesser animes are TV shows themselves, so just LOOK at the ENOURMOUS difference in animation quality. Next is the "psuedo-psychology." All I can say is that I'm sorry A Viewer cannot appreciate the escelation of this element as seen in the show. I'd like to remind him that the series is from the perspective of a mentally instable 14 year old and a woman who witnessed an apocolypse and spent two years in catatonia, in ADDITION to the fact that such overexaggerated views on "reality" are prevalent in Japanese entertainment. It's a shame many Americans cannot appreciate it. I too became curious as to how some of the things in Eva were "quantified" (such as destrado, the will to cease living). If you accept the fact that this takes place fifteen years from now, where science has reached a point so advanced that it can produce Evangelions, thereby making Man like a God, then the revelation of someone making a Scientific Unit for Psychology isn't quite so bizarre. The mind itself and all the decisions we make are simply electronic transmissions amoung brain cells. Now to my informative part. This portion of the series takes a final glance at sadness as we see much of the haunting Rei Ayanami, and her participation in repelling the fifth angel. All such traces of drama are then wisked away until what will most likely be the fifth DVD (all DVDs after the second have 3 eps) as we experience the "happy days," a romp-style part of the show lead by Asuka, who lets the world know that you can kill Angels with a smile on your face. THe only reason why I give this 4 stars and not 5 is solely because of how strong the shows caliber gets later on, but never take this part of the show for granted, its still a great anime."