The new Eva Unit 03, piloted by Shinji's friend Toji, mutates during its initial test and becomes an Angel. When Shinji realizes another human being is inside the menace, he refuses to attack it. Using an override circuit, Shinji's father takes control of his Eva and rips the 03 apart. Horrified and disgusted at this brutality, Shinji quits as an Eva pilot--until a new and more powerful Angel strikes at NERV headquarters. Seeing his friends Asuka and Rei overcome, Shinji returns to defeat the deadly new foe. But his Eva goes berserk, attacking and devouring the Angel. As it grows in power, the Eva partially absorbs its pilot. Drifting through semiconsciousness, Shinji confronts memories that recur in variations, like an aria by Philip Glass. Characters in other, popular mecha series never confront these moral dilemmas. The youthful pilots in Gundam Wing adhere to a warrior code that extols heroism; they have few qualms about slaughtering their foes. Shinji knows that warfare is not a noble calling, and that causing the death of a human being is a horrifying prospect. His ambivalence about his role as a pilot forces him to analyze his troubled relationship with his remote and brutal father and how that relationship has warped his self-perception. Episodes: 18. "The Judgment of Life," 19. "A Man's Fight," 20. "Form of the Mind, Form of the Man." Not rated; suitable for ages 14 and up for robot versus robot violence, nudity, minor profanity, and sexual situations. --Charles Solomon --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Ouch! These 3 episodes were hard to watch the first time around. They were very disturbing, because the violence was absolutely mind numbing and gory.Published on Sept. 8 2003
This is the best part of the series, however, ADV didn't do justice on the DVD either. The picture is somewhat hazy, and the English dubbing isn't up to par. Read morePublished on Nov. 21 2002
In Vol.6 the EVA mystery is kind of answered,as much as anything is on the series,Shinji is proven to be the best pilot and the ony one to really pilot an EVA. Read morePublished on Feb. 1 2002 by Kostas
This is my personal fav volume of EVA and this was because this trio of epsiodes totally blow your mind with acts that are totaly socking that will make your draw drop when you... Read morePublished on Jan. 5 2002 by M. Hause
Well, this is my favourite DVD on eva, i have been watching eva for 3-4 years and loved the series. The first time i seen the series was on SBS and it was my 2nd favourite episode,... Read morePublished on Dec 14 2001 by kristof schrader
I just saw the show where the Eva unit 01 goes nuts and starts tearing 03 to pieces, and I must say this really shocked me! Read morePublished on Oct. 28 2001
When you make it this far in the series, you think you wouldn't be shocked by many things. I can tell you only one thing, THAT IS WRONG! Read morePublished on Oct. 12 2001 by Beowulf
Someone in this review section said, "rent the rest, own this one," and I gotta say I couldn't agree more with that statement. Read morePublished on Sept. 1 2001 by Tivor
Yes, at this point, the series begins amazing. Evengelion is (without doubt) the best animated series ever!!. The story, the graphics and the music here are the best around!. Read morePublished on May 24 2001 by "anibalx"