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).
The official English translation and dubbed version of the series was produced by ADV Films, and the movies were produced by Manga Entertainment, using most of the same voice actors. These productions were heavily scrutinized by original director Hideaki Anno as well as GAINAX. They were released in Region 1 and 2, North America and Europe, as well as Australia. The translations have a few flaws that, in some cases, are contradictory to the original, making the series more confusing. Some of these lines were re-recorded for the remastered 'Platinum Edition' DVDs in 2004. As a whole, however, the English-language adaptation was and has been primarily well-received by fans around the world, and several of its voice actors (most notably Tiffany Grant, who to this day enthusiastically publicizes her role as Asuka) delivered their career-defining performances in the series. Anime News Network's Theron Martin has stated that he considers Evangelion to be "the pinnacle of achievement in English voice work on an anime title", even stating that he found the Japanese track "uninteresting by comparison".  Several quotes from the series - most famously "I mustn't run away" and "What are you, stupid?!" - have become iconic among English-speaking fans of the series.
In the United States, the television series was released on VHS (in both subtitled and dubbed versions. Uncut and Edited versions where also out at the time) in 1997 and on DVD in 2000. The series was broadcast, subtitled, on San Francisco Bay Area PBS member station KTEH, and dubbed on ADV's VOD channel The Anime Network. The first two episodes were aired, after heavy editing, on Cartoon Network's Toonami block as part of a special called "Giant Robot Week" in 2003. Beginning October 20, 2005, the entire series was aired on the Adult Swim block. The Adult Swim run was only lightly edited, usually to remove the seven dirty words. However, the slides which reflect the character's feelings (originally in Japanese lettering) were replaced with English slides, with a slight delay to allow easier reading. The two movies, End of Evangelion and Death and Rebirth were never aired on Adult Swim, due to strong language, nudity, extreme graphic violence, and controversial subliminal imaging. It only aired on Starz in the U.S. for 3 years. Due to this, some fans never experienced the films in English, and the DVDs of these movies are uncommon to find at retail stores.
In the United Kingdom, the series and its accompanying films were released on VHS (dub only) and DVD by the British divisions of ADV Films and Manga Entertainment. It aired on the UK's Sci-Fi Channel during the summer of 2002. Although the show itself was unedited, the ending credits of early episodes were sped up in order to preview the next episode alongside the ending theme.
In 1998, Evangelion was the first anime series broadcast by Australia's SBS Television also airing in prime time. News of the broadcast slowly spread, and as a result, there was an upsurge of viewers midway through the season. This led to the unprecedented move of airing the series a second time from the beginning (SBS had acquired a licence to broadcast the series twice over), despite the fact the first airing had not yet completed. The success of Evangelion prompted SBS to gain the rights to several other anime series and the two Evangelion movies, which it later broadcast in their entirety. Australian distribution is handled by Madman Entertainment and licensed and released by Manga Entertainment. The former distributor was Siren Entertainment, who was also the former distributor for Manga Entertainment Australia.
The series was first released on VHS in Italy by Dynamic Italia from 1997 to 2001. These VHS contained the episodes 21-24 in their "Director's Cut" edition. The series was also broadcast on MTV Italy in 2001 and again in 2003 and 2008. The first DVD edition, containing the TV version episodes was released by Dynit, formerly Dynamic Italia in 2002. Dynit also released the "Platinum Edition", based on ADV's "Platinum", on May 2008. The manga and its spin-offs are published by Panini Comics under its Planet Manga imprint. The movies were never broadcast on TV, but were released in 2005 on DVD by Panini Video and again in 2009 in their "Renewal" edition by Dynit.
In France, the series was first broadcast on the satellite channel C:, in Japanese language with subtitles, in October 1997, in parallel with its sub-only VHS release by Dynamic Visions. The French dub then premiered on December 1998, on the pay TV channel Canal+. The first DVDs, containing the 26 TV version episodes, were released on October 2002 by Dybex, formerly Dynamic Visions. On January 2008, Dybex released the French "Platinum" remastered DVD edition, an adaptation of ADV's "Platinum" with the notable difference that the episodes 21' to 24' were not featured in their "Renewal" remaster, as were all the other episodes, but in their un-remastered, original video version (corresponding to ADV's "Director's Cut" individual releases).
The series aired weekend mornings, dubbed, in Portugal on SIC, starting December 8, 1997, but rescheduled several times. It was later released on DVD in 2002 by Dynamic Portugal, subbed and dubbed. Reruns of the Portuguese-subtitled version currently air on SIC Radical.
In Germany, it was broadcast subtitled, after midnight, in 1998, December 2000, and January 2001 by VOX. The first professionally dubbed German version of Evangelion did not appear until the ADV release of the Platinum Edition DVD set in 2005.
In Poland, the TV series aired twice in 2005-2006 on the computer-themed channel Hyper. It was rated as "for 12 and older", and not edited or censored, but aired at night. It was dubbed through the Polish practice of "simultaneous translation" by a lector.
In Chile, the television series was broadcast on Sunday evenings by Chilevisión during May-July 2002, with episodes dubbed into Latin American Spanish but unedited, and was later rerun twice during January through March 2003. For the rest of Latin America, and between 2000 and 2003 (in numerous occasions) Evangelion was broadcast on the Venezuela-based, anime and animation satellite channel Locomotion (which later became Animax, also a broadcaster of the series since 2008). The series was also internationally broadcast in Latin America by Argentinian cable channels Locomotion between 2000 and 2001, and I.Sat during 2003 and 2004. In Colombia, the serie was broadcast by Canal Caracol during 2001-2002. In Venezuela, the series was broadcast by Televen.
In June-August 2007 the series was broadcast in Mexico by the open channel Canal 22 in its original language, subtitled and unedited.
In China, the television series became very popular among anime fans soon after it was first broadcast in Japan. In 2001, the television series dubbed by Liaoning People's Art Theatre 2000天鹰战士 (literally 2000 Aquila Fighter) was broadcast by many mainland China provincial television stations. However, considered as "too gloomy, not suitable for children", the series was strictly and greatly censored and abridged. As a result, the dubbed version was widely criticized.
|Death and Rebirth||March 15, 1997||July 30, 2002|
|The End of Evangelion||July 19, 1997||July 30, 2002|
|Revival of Evangelion||January 2, 1998||Not released1|
2. Rebuild of Evangelion (2007–present)
- Rebuild of Evangelion 1.0 (September 1, 2007; English dub released on November 17, 2009)
- Rebuild of Evangelion 2.0 (June 27, 2009; English dub yet to be released, however, the film has been screened in English-speaking countries at festivals with subtitles)
- Evangelion: 3.0 (TBA)
- Evangelion: Final (TBA)
(Rebuild of Evangelion is a series of four movies in the Evangelion universe. The first three movies will be alternate versions of TV episodes 1 to 24, while the last movie will be a completely new ending)
From the announcement and up to now, several incidents have been documented in relation to the making of the movie:
- Development of a live-action film version of Neon Genesis Evangelion was announced in May 2003 by the Houston-based anime distributor ADV Films, who holds worldwide rights to the series outside of Asia and Australia, and Universal Studios would be the American distributor. The film will be made by ADV, Gainax, and Weta Workshop Ltd.. Its release is currently projected to occur at any time.
- In December 2005, Fortune magazine reported in an article about ADV Films that it had raised "about half of the $100 million to $120 million" needed to produce the film. It's not completely clear if this money was raised by ADV alone or if part of that amount was contributed by Gainax.
- As of November 2008, the project was considered to be in "development hell", as a director had yet to become available or announced officially. In a panel discussion at Tekkoshocon on April 2, 2006 featuring Matt Greenfield and wife Tiffany Grant, many aspects of the project were revealed:
- Greenfield recalled that Weta approached ADV about a live-action Evangelion film after completing work on The Lord of the Rings film trilogy, but the work was delayed by King Kong and The Chronicles of Narnia.
- It was revealed that three described "A-list" directors and several celebrities had approached the project, rather than the other way around, and the spec script was written by a writer of several other well-known science fiction films (though this is subject to be rewritten and tailored to the director's vision).
- Greenfield also reiterated his belief that they did not want to make the film for profit, because they wanted to do it and have it done right (as with Lord of the Rings), and promised effort toward a trilogy of Evangelion films (as opposed to trying to condense the story into one film and lose vast amounts of material), similar again to the Lord of the Rings trilogy.
- Several alternative screenplays are being written, and only time will tell which scripts will be used in the final product.
- At Anime Expo 2008, ADV founders Matt Greenfield and John Ledford, in response to a question over the progress of the live-action film, revealed they had hired the producer for Appleseed Ex Machina, Joseph Chu, and pitched the idea to other producers such as Jerry Bruckheimer and Steven Spielberg. They went on to say that interest in the project had been boosted by the success of the 2007 film Transformers.
- In an Evangelion panel at Ohayocon in Columbus, Ohio on January 30, ADV director Matt Greenfield announced that several U.S. studios are competing for final rights to the project, meaning that actual production should begin soon. Matt Greenfield estimates that an official announcement, including naming the studio, the director, and perhaps casting information, would be made within the next 9 months. During the opening ceremony of the Anime Central Convention 2009, when asked about the movie, Matt Greenfield said that it would be made "soon, and I'm not kidding", clarifying that he is unable to give further details as "the closer he gets to sealing the deal the less he can say anything about it".
Newtype 100% Collection
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.
End of Evangelion theatrical pamphlet
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
These are artbooks published by Gainax through Kadokawa Shoten. They includes 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). It includes a section of art by Sadamoto and has been rereleased as Die Sterne Ver. 2.0.
2015//The Last Year of Ryohji Kaji
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.
- In The Beginning
- The Light From The Darkness
Soundtracks and music
|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"||
|Evangelion: 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|
|NEON GENESIS EVANGELION||October 22, 1995|
|NEON GENESIS EVANGELION II||February 16, 1996|
|NEON GENESIS EVANGELION III||May 22, 1996|
|NEON GENESIS EVANGELION ADDITION (Limited/regular edition)||December 21, 1996|
|EVANGELION:DEATH||June 11, 1997|
|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 (EVANGELION CLASSIC)||October 22, 1997|
|~refrain~ The songs were inspired by Evangelion"||November 6, 1997|
|EVANGELION-VOX||December 3, 1997|
|NEON GENESIS EVANGELION:S² WORKS||December 4, 1998|
|EVANGELION-THE DAY OF SECOND IMPACT-||September 13, 2000|
|Evangelion: The Birthday of Rei Ayanami||March 30, 2001|
|Refrain of Evangelion||July 24, 2003|
|NEON GENESIS EVANGELION DECADE||October 26, 2005|
|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 Sound Track||July 8, 2009|
|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|
|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|
- NEON GENESIS EVANGELION (December 22, 2004)
- NEON GENESIS EVANGELION II (December 22, 2004)
- NEON GENESIS EVANGELION III (December 22, 2004)
- EVANGELION:DEATH (December 22, 2004)
- THE END OF EVANGELION (December 22, 2004)
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.
|Neon Genesis Evangelion: 1st Impression||Sega Saturn|
|Neon Genesis Evangelion: 2nd Impression||1997||Sega Saturn|
|Girlfriend of Steel||1998||Sega Saturn, PlayStation, PC|
|Neon Genesis Evangelion 64||1999||Nintendo 64|
|Neon Genesis Evangelion 2||2003||PlayStation 2|
|Shinji Ikari Raising Project (碇シンジ育成計画 Ikari Shinji Ikusei Keikaku?)||2004||PC)|
|Girlfriend of Steel 2||2005||PlayStation 2, PC|
|Secret of Evangelion|| 21 December 2006; PlayStation 2
|PlayStation 2, PSP|
|Detective Evangelion||January 18, 2007||PlayStation 2|
|Evangelion: Battle Orchestra||June 28, 2007|
|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)|
|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|
|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|
|Shinji and Good Friends||1999||PC|
|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) |
|Neon Genesis Evangelion: Collector's Disk Series|
|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
|Evangelion MAGI Angel Attack||2010||iPhone/iPod Touch|
|Notes: A NGE themed memory game|
- 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.
There are Evangelion themed pachinko (pinball gambling machine) and pachisuro (pachinko-like slot machine) offered at pachinko parlors.
- CR Neon Genesis Evangelion (Pachinko)
- CR Neon Genesis Evangelion Second Impact (Pachinko)
- Neon Genesis Evangelion (Pachisuro)
- CR Neon Genesis Evangelion —Kiseki no Kachi wa— (Pachinko)
- Evangelion: Locus of the Soul on PSP and Nintendo DS
- Easy Victory Pachinko * Pachi-Slot Walkthrough Series Portable Vol. 1: Neon Genesis Evangelion (6th in console sales in 6 June 2010)
Records in Japan
Around the time the first movies were going to be released, the popularity of the series in Japan was exceptionally high. So called "Evangelion boom" was spread beyond the small niche of anime fans, making the title record breaking in many aspects. As of 2007, the total sales volume of an article concerned exceeded 150,000,000,000 yen.  Below are some of the records in Japan.
|Evangelion: Death and Rebirth, movie||¥ 1,100,000,000||Distributor's revenue.|
|The End of Evangelion, movie||¥ 1,450,000,000||Distributor's revenue.|
|Zankoku na Tenshi no These, CD single||1,000,000 copies||Total of 2 versions.|
|Refrain of Soul, CD single||800,000 copies|
|Neon Genesis Evangelion OST||No.1 on Oricon chart||The third anime soundtrack in history to hold the No.1 place.|
|Rei; Asuka; Shinji; Kaworu, Neon Genesis Evangelion library photobooks||2,000,000 copies||Total of 4 books.|
|Neon Genesis Evangelion, Newtype 100% collection||250,000 copies|
|eve, Goddesses of 2015, Neon Genesis Evangelion photo file||170,000 copies|
|Nerv Hakusho, Neon Genesis Evangelion RPG (book)||70,000 copies|
|Neon Genesis Evangelion, the manga series||15,000,000 copies||Current total of 11 volumes.|
|CR Neon Genesis Evangelion, pachinko||100,000 machines at 11,000 parlors|
|CR Neon Genesis Evangelion Second Impact, pachinko||130,000 machines at 12,600 parlors|
|VHSs and LDs||2,560,000 copies||Total of 10 volumes.|
|Filmbooks (graphical episode guides)||3,600,000 copies||Total of 9 volumes.|
|Model kits||1,520,000 boxes|
|Video games||1,000,000 copies||Total of 2 titles.|
|Trading cards||90,000,000 cards|
- ↑ http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/review/neon-genesis-evangelion/dvd-3
- ↑ Harry (2005-06-13). "“辽艺”配音发展简史". Retrieved 2006-08-19.
- ↑ "It's... Profitmón!" by Daniel Roth, December 12, 2005
- ↑ "10 Years of Death and Rebirth" (Google video), Tekkoshocon 2006
- ↑ 411mania.com: Movies - The Vile One's Dungeon 8.07.08: San Diego Comic Con 2008 - Jane And The Dragon Interview with Richard Taylor and Martin Baynton
- ↑ ADV Films - Anime Expo 2008 - Anime News Network
- ↑ Ain't It Cool News, Friday, May 15, 2009
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- ↑ http://www.ex.org/news/1999_05.html
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- ↑ http://www.famitsu.com/game/coming/2006/10/04/104,1159958411,61232,0,0.html
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- ↑ 名探偵エヴァンゲリオ
- ↑ Amazon.co.jp： エヴァと愉快な仲間たち 脱衣補完計画!: ソフトウェア
- ↑ Amazon.co.jp： 脱衣補完計画/シンジと愉快な仲間たち セレクトCD-ROM: ソフトウェア
- ↑ Amazon.co.jp： 脱衣補完計画/シンジと愉快な仲間たち セレクトCD-ROM 2: ソフトウェア
- ↑ http://www.evangelion-memoire.com/cardgame.html
- ↑ http://www.ex.org/1.1/28-cdrom_eva.html
- ↑ http://afufu.net/freewill/2010/06/evangelion-magi-angel-attack/ http://hanage-magin.jugem.jp/?eid=1422
- ↑ GAINAX NET｜Works｜Animation & Films｜新世紀エヴァンゲリオン｜News&Topics
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- ↑ http://evaproject.jp/index2.html
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- Neon Genesis Evangelion Live Action Movie at Live Action Anime
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- Neon Genesis Evangelion, Volume 2 at MusicBrainz
- Neon Genesis Evangelion, Volume 3 at MusicBrainz
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- The End of Evangelion at MusicBrainz
- Refrain of Evangelion at MusicBrainz
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- The End of Evangelion (single) at MusicBrainz
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