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  1. ApocalypticMagicalBarty
    March 12, 2019 @ 7:21 am

    Oh, wow. Thank you. I’m Jewish but I read both the Old and New Testament when I was little just to be familiar with both aspects of the Bible, but I didn’t remember what book it was. So thank you for responding and letting me know that info. 😀

  2. Rick O'Shay
    March 12, 2019 @ 7:21 am

    I first saw this trailer when watching Destroy all Monsters! on VHS.

  3. gunpei
    March 12, 2019 @ 7:24 am

    Acts 5:38-39

  4. ApocalypticMagicalBarty
    March 12, 2019 @ 7:25 am

    Ah, just upon seeing this trailer have I wanted to watch Evangelion. I need to go finish it, I’m on episode 13 or 14 (can’t remember), but I’ve been watching other animes as well. I think that we need more anime nowadays that goes back to its roots and becomes like Evangelion. So far the only anime I can think of that are considered Evangelion-esque for their genres are Revolutionary Girl Utena (Shoujo) and Puella Magi Madoka Magica (currently being called Magical Girl genre’s Evangelion).

  5. NowhereMan8521
    March 12, 2019 @ 7:28 am

    This trailer made me want to see EVA. Very effective.

  6. NemesiswillNIL8U
    March 12, 2019 @ 7:28 am

    What about the claims that the director made this in-spite of fans, as a sort of. if I may use the phrase "middle finger" to the fans.

  7. Pistolshrimp 777
    March 12, 2019 @ 7:30 am

    the rebuilds just can’t match up to this

  8. Irrelevant402
    March 12, 2019 @ 7:30 am

    Destroy All Monsters. Along with Battle Angel Alita and Gunhed, it was just three awesome trailers before an awesome, if horribly dubbed, Godzilla movie.

  9. thtjapaneseamerikanguy
    March 12, 2019 @ 7:31 am

    It’s really tough for me to say which series I like better because I’m almost done with the series and it’s great I started with the rebuild series tho. I do like all movies but the first two were the best the third one was ok but this show blew me away I’m nearly done I have about less than 5 episodes left I’d say and it’s been a really good show. I also recall seeing this in my "destroy all monsters" VHS by adv so I’m glad I found this and brung back memories also there was a "gunhed" trailer I have seen that too it’s not bad but lack of plot but this trailer brung back many memories

  10. Otrakun
    March 12, 2019 @ 7:33 am

    "Because Christianity is an uncommon religion in Japan, we thought it would be mysterious. None of the staff… are Christians… we just thought the visual symbols of Christianity look cool. If we had known the show would get distributed in the US and Europe, we might have rethought that choice."
    — Producer Kazuya Tsurumaki, talking about Neon Genesis Evangelion

  11. Jorge Villarreal
    March 12, 2019 @ 7:33 am


  12. Matthew Collins
    March 12, 2019 @ 7:35 am

    This is what got me watching Eva in the first place, all those years ago.

  13. Dan Baig
    March 12, 2019 @ 7:36 am

    I saw this trailer as a kid it was a preview on the Samurai X motion picture DVD

  14. BluesyBor
    March 12, 2019 @ 7:37 am

    Even if I don’t like NGE, up to this day I haven’t seen a movie (or series) trailer with so much energy in it and so nicely combined with music.

  15. happymeltedcity
    March 12, 2019 @ 7:37 am

    Ok here goes. I want to watch Evangelion but do not have the time to watch 26 episodes.

    Would I be better served watching Death & Rebirth followed up by End of Evangelion OR should I watch 1.11, 2.22, and 3.33?

  16. gunpei
    March 12, 2019 @ 7:38 am

    Title: 4th Mov: Presto (SYMPHONY No.9 IN D MINOR Op. 125 "CHORAL")
    Artist: Alexander Rahbari: Belgian RTV Philharmonic Orchestra

  17. Jaime Rivas
    March 12, 2019 @ 7:39 am


  18. smpfox
    March 12, 2019 @ 7:42 am

    One of the greatest television series of all time.

  19. grant658
    March 12, 2019 @ 7:42 am

    I saw this preview before Destroy all Monsters when I was a little kid an was awestruck, but I never remembered what it was for. I’m so happy I found this now! I need to watch this series!

  20. Pᴀʀᴀsᴇʟᴇɴᴇ Tᴀᴏ
    March 12, 2019 @ 7:42 am

    I saw this trailer on the VHS Digimon (2000) when I was a kid—7 years old at the time. I always remembered this trailer because of how cool and great it made this anime look.
    I didn’t watch EVA until about 11 years later, and I didn’t even realize this trailer I always liked was EVA until today. It’s kind of amazing how my childhood and my older self kind of wrapped themselves together.

  21. italuxpx
    March 12, 2019 @ 7:44 am

    I miss Locomotion… 🙁 What’s the name of the soundtrack?

  22. ElectretDreams
    March 12, 2019 @ 7:44 am

    Song = An Die Freude (Ode To Joy) W/ Lyrics

  23. Charles Pwnage
    March 12, 2019 @ 7:46 am

    finally have been looking for it on YouTube for so long

  24. Team Death Lobster
    March 12, 2019 @ 7:46 am

    "Its a greek word. I only used it because it sounds complicated." -Anno, creator of the series

    that man is a genius.

  25. fomalhaut86
    March 12, 2019 @ 7:47 am

    @KineticRuler I’ve watched both just recently and … it’s Evangelion the series + End of Evangelion. It stands far above anything I ever saw. Full Metal Alchemist is good but Evangelion is exeptional, one of it’s kind. I cannot describe it any better. You just have to see it and try to understand it, really 🙂 World would be a better place if everybody could see it just once i think 🙂

  26. ApocalypticMagicalBarty
    March 12, 2019 @ 7:49 am

    ah, love the quote at the beginning of the trailer. "If their purpose is of human origin, it will fail. But if it comes from God… You cannot defeat them." Heh, well having finally finished watching this anime, I can say this. You know what Seele says: If you can’t defeat them, become one with them via Instrumentality. 😀

  27. therealfolkblues007
    March 12, 2019 @ 7:54 am

    Well… I mean… that’s just like uh… your opinion man.
    Props for giving it credit where its due though, as it most certainly is a must see of the 90’s, considering how influential it was/is to other anime.

  28. fireandchutes77
    March 12, 2019 @ 7:54 am

    …And then lift it back up, swing it around your head, and throw it into a tank battalion.

  29. The Amazing Heroes .Totally Unofficial
    March 12, 2019 @ 7:57 am

    Destroy all Monsters VHS had it! When I first saw it, I had to know more!
    Pretty damn awesome series!

  30. therealfolkblues007
    March 12, 2019 @ 7:58 am

    So here’s what I basically do: I show this trailer to my friends- and then tell them to give their best guess as to what the storyline is.
    They never do come close at all…

  31. Zontar
    March 12, 2019 @ 7:59 am

    Although I won’t say call NGE the best show ever (I can name better mech animes, let alone other shows), it does deserve credit for it’s influence on modern anime and it’s memorability (even if some of that memorability is for the wrong reasons). Is NGE good? Yes. Is as good as people say it is? No. A definite must-see for 90’s anime.

  32. Sanka Jones
    March 12, 2019 @ 8:00 am

    (watching Sonic OVA on DVD, sees this trailer is on it, watches it)
    O.O (fanboygasm)

  33. AyanamiBlue
    March 12, 2019 @ 8:01 am

    This is my favorite interpretation of why the events began in evangelion. The canonical version that says that everything started because the aliens made ​​a mistake takes away much mysticism. And is silly.

  34. Zorf96
    March 12, 2019 @ 8:01 am

    I saw this exact trailer on ADV’s release of Robotech (yes, I know it’s a bastardized version of Macross) when I was very young. I didn’t get it at the time, of course, but it, combined with Robotech,forever made me fascinated by mecha, but also dramatic anime. I don’t know If it’s just me, but I think this may have been an important part of my childhood. Or maybe I’m just being randomly nostalgic, who knows. Either way, NGE is awesome, and it’s probably the best mecha anime ever.

  35. Mac Russell
    March 12, 2019 @ 8:01 am

    I remember replaying this trailer over and over and over again on the vhs of Destroy all Monsters. Had no idea what is was about but by god did it fascinate me.
    (Edit:Now I’m just sitting here replaying this video like an idiot.)

  36. Gabe Jackson
    March 12, 2019 @ 8:02 am

    Destroy all monsters led me to this beautiful anime. Just finished the 26th and final episode and have to say, without considering the final 2 episodes because they are quite boring, this show was absoulutely fabulous. 10/10. Action. Emotion. Characters. Its got it all. Definitely recommended to all.

  37. Gold Kat
    March 12, 2019 @ 8:02 am

    This probably killed my innocence before I even knew the actual show, and its worth it

  38. AnimeFanatic5602
    March 12, 2019 @ 8:04 am

    I’ve been watching clips from "A Clockwork Orange" all day, and all I can imagine is Malcolm Mcdowell screaming "It’s a sin!" with his eyes pried open by the Ludovico machine. For some reason, it fits.

  39. Gracefulknuckles
    March 12, 2019 @ 8:05 am

    You missed the scream at the end D: I want the screammmm

  40. Josh Leitzel
    March 12, 2019 @ 8:07 am

    Have you watched End of Evangelion? If not then I highly reccommend you do. It acts as a "true" ending to the series, basically taking the place of the last two episodes of the series. They ran out of funds and that’s the main reason why episodes 25 and 26 were so strange, when they had the proper cash to do so they made End of Eva. It is what I believe to be the proper ending to the series. Whenever I rewatch Eva I always just skip those episodes and watch EoE.

  41. Luke Confait
    March 12, 2019 @ 8:08 am

    OH ive found old youtube

  42. Mela Spica
    March 12, 2019 @ 8:08 am

    The Clockwork Orange, Stanley Kubrick docet.

  43. Cristian Serrano
    March 12, 2019 @ 8:09 am

    simplemente Precioso no creen?

  44. ApocalypticMagicalBarty
    March 12, 2019 @ 8:10 am

    @gil rubalcaba
    Oh is it now? Makes sense, considering how Anno practically plagued this anime and in essense the rest of the animeverse with Kabbalistic and Gnostic imagery and biblical apocrypha. Not that we don’t love him for that. ;D So which part of the Bible is it in? Old or New testament or neither. Can you tell me the chapter and verse. 🙂

  45. D D
    March 12, 2019 @ 8:11 am

    This is so boss.

  46. Uncrazamatic
    March 12, 2019 @ 8:15 am

    Hollywood hasn’t a clue!!!

  47. gil rubalcaba
    March 12, 2019 @ 8:19 am

    that quote is in the bible you know

  48. uptownmenace6
    March 12, 2019 @ 8:19 am

    I thank Destroy All Monsters for this

  49. Wizard Guy
    March 12, 2019 @ 8:20 am

    This and the Battle Angel Alita trailers on the white Destroy All Monsters VHS tape bruh.

  50. Gurdim Eikenskjaldi
    March 12, 2019 @ 8:20 am

    @IZEASGT i counter-propose that this is untrue. As much as i dislike Pokemon, of course it had a huge social and commercial impact, and spawned a series of clones and variations, but as a anime per se it’s quite risible, while Evangelion, liked or not, at the time really had created a line, between the animes PREevangelion and POSTevangelion. Putting aside its clones, the concepts, style of direction, tropes, the different quality standard for a non OVA series, can be seen in tons of other anime from that moment on, till today.