Set in the future when mankind has experienced and survived a great apocalypse, Neon Genesis Evangelion focuses on the pilots of EVA-Units - giant biomechanical robot battle suits designed to do combat with Angels.
The Angels are a collective of monstrous, giant aliens that have come to Earth to lay waste to the planet. As if this wasn't enough weirdness, the human faction is split into two camps, one determined to prevent another apocalypse, the other keen to see it happen in order to spur humanity into another evolutionary leap in human consciousness.
The theatrically released The End of Evangelion is made up of replacements for the final two episodes of the original series, which wrapped up the story but still left many viewers bewildered. Those of you hoping that The End of Evangelion would be more straightforward are out of luck once again as the people at Studio Gainax have decided to deal with the situation by almost entirely abandoning everything that went before and travelling along a much, much more abstract path to a conclusion that is completely out there.
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