Shinji, pained by his choice to kill his friend Kaworu, shuts himself off from the world and the people in his life and reflects upon what his true purpose in life is. Instrumentality begins as Shinji wishes for a world of complete solitude and seclusion.
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This episode and the last episode of the series' budgets were low and couldn't make them with their normal animation style. They had to use time-saving animation and cheap tricks with a diferent story throughout the episodes' duration. When the series was finished, Hideaki Anno returned to start the production on The End of Evangelion (1997) which was meant to be the last two episodes, but turns out to be the real or alternatively ending as a feature film. See more
Don't leave me.
Don't ignore me.
Asuka Langley Sôryû
Don't kill me.
A different version of "Fly Me to the Moon" is played in each episode. See more
Fly Me to the Moon (Rei #25 Version)
Performed by Megumi Hayashibara
Music and Lyrics by Bart Howard
Arrangement by Toshiyuki Ômori See more