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Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion  First Watch   Season 1, Ep 27

The film is divided into two episodes: Episode 25': Love is Destructive and Episode 26': ONE MORE FINAL: I need you. They are meant to either replace or complement the original ending in Episode 25 and Episode 26 of the original series with a more "real world" account of the episode's events. [more inside]
posted by fifteen schnitzengruben is my limit on Jul 24, 2019 - 21 comments

Neon Genesis Evangelion: Death (True)2  First Watch   Season 1, Ep 1

A recap of the first 24 episodes of Neon Genesis Evangelion, followed by a 30-minute continuation of the plot that would later form the first third of The End of Evangelion. [more inside]
posted by fifteen schnitzengruben is my limit on Jul 24, 2019 - 8 comments

Neon Genesis Evangelion: The Beast That Shouted "I" At the Heart of the World  First Watch   Season 1, Ep 26

Shinji continues his existential journey amidst the Human Instrumentality Project, and must figure out what kind of existence he wishes for himself... [more inside]
posted by fifteen schnitzengruben is my limit on Jul 22, 2019 - 29 comments

Neon Genesis Evangelion: The World Ending / Do you love me?  First Watch   Season 1, Ep 25

The Human Instrumentality Project commences. As the souls of humanity merge into one, Shinji finds himself, for the first time, truly alone... [more inside]
posted by fifteen schnitzengruben is my limit on Jul 22, 2019 - 2 comments

Neon Genesis Evangelion: The Final Messenger  First Watch   Season 1, Ep 24

Shinji meets a young boy named Kaworu Nagisa, the one person with whom he feels the most at ease with... and also a dangerous enemy. [more inside]
posted by fifteen schnitzengruben is my limit on Jul 20, 2019 - 14 comments

Neon Genesis Evangelion: Tears / Rei III  First Watch   Season 1, Ep 23

A new Angel attacks, forcing Rei to sacrifice herself to defeat...only to be found alive and well. But how?! [more inside]
posted by fifteen schnitzengruben is my limit on Jul 20, 2019 - 11 comments

Neon Genesis Evangelion: At least, be human / Don't be.  First Watch   Season 1, Ep 22

Asuka, haunted by childhood memories of her mother's suicide and a notion that she "lost" to Shinji in the previous battle, begins to lose her precious self-confidence as a pilot. A new Angel appears in space and invades Asuka's psyche through a strange beam of light, rendering her helpless. [more inside]
posted by fifteen schnitzengruben is my limit on Jul 18, 2019 - 11 comments

Neon Genesis Evangelion: The Birth of Nerv  First Watch   Season 1, Ep 21

As Kouzou is interrogated by SEELE, he reminisces about the history of NERV, its parent company GEHIRN, Yui and Gendou Ikari, and Ritsuko's mother Naoko Akagi. At the same time, a horrible fate is in store for Kaji concerning his shadowy dealings. [more inside]
posted by fifteen schnitzengruben is my limit on Jul 18, 2019 - 10 comments

Neon Genesis Evangelion: Weaving a Story 2: Oral Stage  First Watch   Season 1, Ep 20

His physical form absorbed by EVA-01, Shinji drifts through an introspective state, again contemplating his "mission" and role as a pilot. Meanwhile, Ritsuko and NERV desperately attempt to recover him. [more inside]
posted by fifteen schnitzengruben is my limit on Jul 16, 2019 - 17 comments

Neon Genesis Evangelion: A Man's Battle / Introjection  First Watch   Season 1, Ep 19

Shinji, furious at his father for the orders given in the previous battle, resigns from NERV. But as an Angel lays waste to the Geo-Front and the other Evangelions, he begins to reconsider his hasty decision. [more inside]
posted by fifteen schnitzengruben is my limit on Jul 16, 2019 - 18 comments

Neon Genesis Evangelion: A Life Choice / Ambivalence  First Watch   Season 1, Ep 18

The activation of EVA-03 goes awry when an Angel takes control of the unit. With EVA-03 itself re-designated as an Angel, Shinji is faced with the moral dilemma of terminating the rogue Evangelion at the risk of harming or killing the pilot trapped within. [more inside]
posted by fifteen schnitzengruben is my limit on Jul 14, 2019 - 9 comments

Neon Genesis Evangelion: The Fourth Qualified Individual / Fourth Children  First Watch   Season 1, Ep 17

As EVA-04, the planned testbed for the S² engine, disappears under mysterious circumstances, NERV quickly prepares the testing of EVA-03 and the selection of its pilot. Shinji and Toji continue to bond, and Hikari begins to emotionally open herself to Toji. [more inside]
posted by fifteen schnitzengruben is my limit on Jul 14, 2019 - 8 comments

Neon Genesis Evangelion: Sickness unto death, and... / Splitting of the Breast  First Watch   Season 1, Ep 16

A bizarre Angel possessing a spherical shadow in the air and a Dirac sea-type body on the ground absorbs Shinji and EVA-01. While NERV searches for a means of destroying the Angel--even if that means killing Shinji as well--Shinji languishes inside the entry plug, pondering his role as a pilot and his relationship with the people in his life. [more inside]
posted by fifteen schnitzengruben is my limit on Jul 12, 2019 - 9 comments

Neon Genesis Evangelion: Lies and Silence  First Watch   Season 1, Ep 15

Shinji visits his mother's grave in the company of his father, and Misato reflects upon her bygone romance with Kaji. Soon afterward, Kaji and Misato discover a startling secret within NERV's Terminal Dogma. [more inside]
posted by fifteen schnitzengruben is my limit on Jul 12, 2019 - 14 comments

Neon Genesis Evangelion: SEELE, Throne of Souls / Weaving a Story  First Watch   Season 1, Ep 14

The Human Instrumentality Committee recollects the past Angel encounters and battles while Gendo conceals the matter of the recently discovered virus-like Angel. Rei and Shinji undergo inter-compatibility testing with their respective Evangelions, but this experiment culminates in a strangely familiar incident. [more inside]
posted by fifteen schnitzengruben is my limit on Jul 10, 2019 - 9 comments

Neon Genesis Evangelion: An Angel's Invasion / Liliputian Hitcher  First Watch   Season 1, Ep 13

During a simulation plug experiment, an Angel with the ability to mimic computer circuitry manages to invade the MAGI supercomputer system and trigger a self-destruct sequence. Ritsuko delves into the system's inner workings and leads a furious attempt to cancel the process. [more inside]
posted by fifteen schnitzengruben is my limit on Jul 10, 2019 - 8 comments

Neon Genesis Evangelion: The Value of Miracles  First Watch   Season 1, Ep 12

Misato is promoted to the rank of Major, but she reveals her long-buried sentiments concerning her work at NERV. A massive Angel appears in Earth's stratosphere, and all three Evangelions are deployed to stop it. [more inside]
posted by fifteen schnitzengruben is my limit on Jul 8, 2019 - 9 comments

Neon Genesis Evangelion: In the Still Darkness / The Day Tokyo-3 Stood Still[  First Watch   Season 1, Ep 11

A city-wide power outage puts NERV into a crisis as another Angel invades Tokyo-3. Shinji, Rei and Asuka attempt to make their way into the headquarters as NERV personnel ready the Evas for manual deployment. [more inside]
posted by fifteen schnitzengruben is my limit on Jul 8, 2019 - 5 comments

Neon Genesis Evangelion: Magma Diver / Magmadiver  First Watch   Season 1, Ep 10

Banned by Misato from going on a class trip to Okinawa, Shinji and Asuka catch up on their studies. An embryonic Angel is found inside a volcano, and Asuka volunteers to carry out the perilous task of retrieving the creature. [more inside]
posted by fifteen schnitzengruben is my limit on Jul 6, 2019 - 8 comments

Neon Genesis Evangelion: Moment and Heart Together  First Watch   Season 1, Ep 9

A quick attack against a new Angel by Asuka and Shinji ends in an embarrassing defeat when the Angel suddenly divides itself. Shinji and Asuka undergo learning a series of synchronized dance movements as per a new team-oriented strategy. [more inside]
posted by fifteen schnitzengruben is my limit on Jul 6, 2019 - 6 comments

Neon Genesis Evangelion: Asuka's Arrival in Japan / Asuka Strikes!  First Watch   Season 1, Ep 8

Misato, Shinji, Touji and Kensuke travel to a famous aircraft carrier to collect the new EVA-02 and its prideful pilot, Asuka Langley Souryuu. A seaborne Angel strikes the fleet, and Asuka leads Shinji into her Eva's entry plug for an immediate demonstration of her skills. [more inside]
posted by fifteen schnitzengruben is my limit on Jul 4, 2019 - 7 comments

Neon Genesis Evangelion: A Human Work  First Watch   Season 1, Ep 7

A new nuclear-powered military robot, Jet Alone, goes out of control during a demonstration ceremony and heads toward an almost certain meltdown. With the help of Shinji and EVA-01, Misato takes it upon herself to stop its rampage. [more inside]
posted by fifteen schnitzengruben is my limit on Jul 4, 2019 - 8 comments

Neon Genesis Evangelion: Decisive Battle in Tokyo-3 / Rei II  First Watch   Season 1, Ep 6

A new Angel invades, striking a critical blow against Shinji. Taking the enemy's abilities into account, Misato crafts a special strategy involving Units 00 and 01 as well as an enormous positron rifle. Shinji also discovers Rei's motive as a pilot. [more inside]
posted by fifteen schnitzengruben is my limit on Jul 2, 2019 - 12 comments

Neon Genesis Evangelion: Rei, Beyond the Heart / Rei I  First Watch   Season 1, Ep 5

Rei Ayanami, the pilot of Evangelion Unit 00, is scheduled to undergo another activation test following a horrible accident nearly a month earlier. Shinji makes attempts to understand Rei and her close relationship with his father. [more inside]
posted by fifteen schnitzengruben is my limit on Jul 2, 2019 - 10 comments

Neon Genesis Evangelion: Hedgehog's Dilemma  First Watch   Season 1, Ep 4

Frustrated by his newfound responsibilities, Shinji runs away from Misato and NERV. After being escorted back to the organization by armed officials, Shinji must decide whether he truly wants to abandon his role as a pilot. [more inside]
posted by fifteen schnitzengruben is my limit on Jun 29, 2019 - 22 comments

Neon Genesis Evangelion: A Transfer  First Watch   Season 1, Ep 3

Shinji transfers into a new school within Tokyo-3, catching the fascination of his classmates - and igniting the ire of one student whose sister was injured in the EVA's last battle. Meanwhile, a second Angel makes its way into the city. [more inside]
posted by fifteen schnitzengruben is my limit on Jun 29, 2019 - 10 comments

Neon Genesis Evangelion: The Beast  First Watch   Season 1, Ep 2

In the wake of the previous battle, Misato hastily decides to let Shinji have a room in her apartment, where he discovers just what an irresponsible person his new guardian is. Shinji is also haunted by memories of his fight with the Angel. [more inside]
posted by fifteen schnitzengruben is my limit on Jun 26, 2019 - 30 comments

Neon Genesis Evangelion: Angel Attack  First Watch   Season 1, Ep 1

Shinji Ikari, a 14-year-old boy in the city of Tokyo-3, is delivered to the secret organization NERV, where he is requested by his enigmatic father to save the city from an invading creature called an Angel.
posted by fifteen schnitzengruben is my limit on Jun 25, 2019 - 46 comments

Voltron: Legendary Defender: Lion’s Pride  Season 7, Ep 0

Team Voltron returns to Earth, but are they too late to save it? [major spoilers after the cut] [more inside]
posted by 1970s Antihero on Aug 13, 2018 - 4 comments

Voltron: Legendary Defender: I Say Volt, and You Say Tron! Volt! Voltron?  Season 1, Ep 0

Five unlikely paladins find themselves piloting giant robotic lions with the power to join together into the mecha-robot, Voltron. Tasked with saving the galaxy, they are forced to overcome their own pasts and limitations if they have any hope of defeating Emperor Zarkon and his Galra Empire. [more inside]
posted by Atreides on Jun 13, 2016 - 13 comments

Voltron: Legendary Defender

Reboot of the Voltron series with updated animation and characters. The series is produced by Dreamworks and distributed by Netflixs. Legendary Defender centers on five Earth teenagers — Keith, Lance, Hunk, Pidge and Shiro — who are thrown into the middle of an intergalactic battle and become the last line of defense for Arus and other planets against an evil alien force led by King Zarkon. (USAToday) [more inside]
posted by chrono_rabbit on May 12, 2016 - 6 comments

Concrete Revolutio: Go Beyond the Sky and Stars  Season 1, Ep 7

Emi and Ullr talk shop at a bar while Earth-chan, the Sputnik-like superhero, races past their window to confront Judas, a superhuman recently released from prison. Judas is at that moment meeting Kikko, assigned with bringing him to the Superhuman Bureau's office. Kikko's next assignment is to open discussions with the seemingly temperamental Earth-chan. [more inside]
posted by ardgedee on Nov 15, 2015 - 4 comments

Concrete Revolutio: They Are Always Laughing  Season 1, Ep 6

In Year 44, Fuurota encounters some past acquaintances while following Jiro, who is no longer with the Bureau. And on June 30, Year 41, the Beatles played at the Budokan. [more inside]
posted by needled on Nov 12, 2015 - 1 comment

Concrete Revolutio: Japan "Beast" History, Part 2  Season 1, Ep 5

In year 42, Yoshimura and Fuurota are in the southern islands of Japan searching for the carcass of a beast the U.S. military is said to have abandoned. Meanwhile, student unrest is being whipped up against superhumans, the flames being fanned by various agents. [more inside]
posted by ardgedee on Nov 1, 2015 - 12 comments

Concrete Revolutio: Japan "Beast" History, Part 1  Season 1, Ep 4

Year 14: On a tropical island, Professor Hitoyushi encounters GaGon, a monstrous ape-like creature, for the first time. Three years later, Americans are shown trying to confront GaGon with their own superheroes. Twelve years after that, a Japanese city is fleeing the attacks of a different monster, and Prof Hitoyushi retrieves a young Jiro lying passed out on a river bridge. And in year 41, a proliferation of monsters becomes a problem when Japan's primary defender against them has left. [more inside]
posted by ardgedee on Oct 29, 2015 - 3 comments

Concrete Revolutio: An Iron Couple  Season 1, Ep 3

In Shinka year 47, an expat stranded for 27 years returns to a hero's welcome. In year 41, a string of bombings that leave no evidence, targeting Yatsuka Heavy Industry, attract the attention of both the Superhuman Bureau and the cyborg Inspector Shiba. Each has their own personal reasons for interest in the attacks.
posted by ardgedee on Oct 27, 2015 - 7 comments

Concrete Revolutio: Inside the "Black Fog"  Season 1, Ep 2

Fuurota, a ghost boy, transforms into a bird and frees a colorful beetle before a black fog descends. The Superhuman Bureau retrieves him later and informs him that they're going to be responsible for watching him. [more inside]
posted by ardgedee on Oct 24, 2015 - 12 comments

Concrete Revolutio: The Tokyo Witch  Season 1, Ep 1

Jiro Hitoyushi, a 1970s-era sentai type superhero, recruits Kikko Hoshino, a 2000s-era magical girl type superhero at her day job as a cafe waitress, to aid him in thwarting a major scientist's collaboration with industrial spies. Five years later, Jiro is fleeing Kikko and Fuurota on a train while the non-superheroes around them protest. An interesting spin on one of the premises of Moore and Gibbons' "Watchmen": What kind of world would it be where various forms of magic, monsters, aliens and robots can coexist? [more inside]
posted by ardgedee on Oct 22, 2015 - 17 comments

Aldnoah.Zero: Inherit the Stars (Shooting Star of Yesteryear)  Season 1, Ep 24

Some of the Orbital Knights continue battling UFE forces even after Asseylum's ceasefire order, while others choose to wait and see. In the end peace is established, with the Vers Empire providing Aldnoah technology to Earth in exchange for economic assistance. [more inside]
posted by needled on Mar 29, 2015 - 4 comments

Aldnoah.Zero: The Unvanquished (Sky of Prayers)  Season 1, Ep 23

Klancain rescues Asseylum and Edelrittuo from the UFE commandos and manages to spirit them out of the moon base in his ship. Mazuurek vows his allegiance to Asseylum, and Asseylum contacts her grandfather, the Emperor. Slaine orders an all-out attack on the Earth forces in space, and enjoins the Orbital Knights on Earth to engage in battle earthside. However, Slaine's broadcast is interrupted by Asseylum's, declaring her intentions for peace between Vers and Earth, and her assuming the throne as Empress of Vers.
posted by needled on Mar 22, 2015 - 5 comments

Aldnoah.Zero: Out of the Past (Chance Meeting and Separation)  Season 1, Ep 22

Slaine greets Klancain and tries to bring him to his side, as Klancain is influential among the Vers Knights loyal to the Emperor. United Earth Forces launch a two-pronged attack on the Vers moon base. The UFE attack includes a covert operation with special ops forces infiltrating the Vers moon base. [more inside]
posted by needled on Mar 15, 2015 - 2 comments

Aldnoah.Zero: The Fortune's Fool (Beyond the Dream)  Season 1, Ep 21

Earth forces, including Inaho, are forced to confront the three Vers Knights without the support of the badly damaged Deucalion. Inaho is experiencing increasing side effects from using his cybernetic eye. Meanwhile, Lemrina confronts Asseylum. Count Klancain, Cruhteo's son, arrives from Vers.
posted by needled on Mar 8, 2015 - 6 comments

Aldnoah.Zero: The Light of Day (The Price of Honor)  Season 1, Ep 20

Trapped by three Vers Knights working in concert, UFE squads retreat thanks to a daring intervention from the Deucalion. Mazuurek holds a personal audience with the disguised Lemrina, asking her questions about Earth. He then maneuvers to enter Slaine's landing castle while Slaine is absent and questions Edelrittuo. Lemrina is increasingly distressed with her role in Slaine's life. [more inside]
posted by needled on Mar 1, 2015 - 6 comments

Aldnoah.Zero: Here to There (The Flaw in Paradise)  Season 1, Ep 19

Slaine embarks on a campaign to solidify his hold on the Vers power structure. Magbaredge is disappointed that the UFE higher-ups do not seem to be aware that Vers tactics may be changing with the internal political changes in Vers. As his plans unfold Slaine is conflicted about the person he has become. [more inside]
posted by needled on Feb 22, 2015 - 4 comments

Aldnoah.Zero: The Rose and the Ring (Through the Deep Forest)  Season 1, Ep 18

Earth forces take on Count Selnakis in New Orleans. Mazuurek continues making his way to his landing castle. Slaine and Count Marylcian begin their duel, with Harklight, Count Barouhcruz, and Lemrina - posing as Asseylum - as witnesses. The winner of the duel is entitled to all of the loser's assets. [more inside]
posted by needled on Feb 15, 2015 - 7 comments

Aldnoah.Zero: The Turning Wheel (Dawn of Intrigue)  Season 1, Ep 17

Yuki and Marito are once again assigned to the Deucalion. Count Mazuurek has been taken prisoner. While questioning Mazuurek, Inaho manages to find some common ground regarding Princess Asseylum. Count Marylcian personally arrives at the Moon base and challenges Slaine to a duel.
posted by needled on Feb 8, 2015 - 7 comments

Aldnoah.Zero: Soldier's Pay (Attack on the Burning Sand)  Season 1, Ep 16

The Deucalion heads back to earth. Slaine is yet to be fully accepted by the other Vers Knights. The faction opposing Slaine's ascendance enjoin Count Mazuurek to begin an offensive. Count Mazuurek, who had so far avoided hostilities with Earth forces, reluctantly deploys in his kataphrakt. Yuki and Marito are part of the squadron sent to intercept Mazuurek. Back in the Vers asteroid base, Slaine realizes he needs to make a grand display of power to silence his detractors.
posted by needled on Feb 1, 2015 - 9 comments

Aldnoah.Zero: Toll for the Brave (Pivoting Trap)  Season 1, Ep 15

UFE and Vers forces prepare for battle in their respective asteroid bases. Magbaredge informs Inaho about some findings from research on activating Aldnoah Drives using Asseylum's blood. Slaine continues facing contempt from other Vers Counts for being a Terran, but is defended by Saazbaum. Finally the battle starts when the Trident and Marineros bases near each other. Saazbaum also joins the battle in his refurbished Dioskuria II.
posted by needled on Jan 25, 2015 - 11 comments

Aldnoah.Zero: The Beautiful and Damned (Neighbors from Different Planets)  Season 1, Ep 14

Earth and Vers forces prepare for a major confrontation in space. Inaho and Slaine encounter each other in the initial skirmish. Lemrina vows to take all that is Asseylum's.
posted by needled on Jan 17, 2015 - 3 comments

Aldnoah.Zero: This Side of Paradise (Sleeping Beauty in the Moon)  Season 1, Ep 13

Nineteen months after the assault on the UE HQ, the war between Earth and Vers continues. [more inside]
posted by Small Dollar on Jan 10, 2015 - 7 comments

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