ANIME TOP TEN (LIST #2) - #8: End of Evangelion (1997)

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Director(s): Hideaki Anno, Kazuya Tsurumaki
Screenplay: Hideaki Anno
Music: Shiro Sagisu
 
All things must come to an end and in End of Evangelion, pretty much everything does (at least for a while). When the plans of SEELE and Gendo Ikari clash, Shinji, Asuka, and NERV all get caught in the crossfire of their grand schemes. Again the themes of alienation, of miscommunication, come to light as Human Instrumentality comes to fruition. Shinji experiences a frightening truth about himself and the world around him. He is forced to confront himself and this new world, and what it says about him as a human being, and what it says about all human beings. The production values are quite good, though the visuals can be needlessly trippy at times, and the action is brutal and unforgiving. End of Evangelion is a great capper to a great series.