Neon Genesis Evangelion Filler List

Neon Genesis Evangelion Filler List is a guide where we can see chapter by chapter if it is a canonical chapter for the original story, or if it is a filler chapter.

Neon Genesis Evangelion Filler List


Neon Genesis Evangelion

Neon Genesis Evangelion is a Manga and Anime series, in many occasions these series differ in some points of their story between the Manga (Comic) and the Anime (Cartoon), since usually filler is added in the anime to give time to the Manga to advance in the original story.

📝 Neon Genesis Evangelion Filler Guide Manga and Anime

With Neon Genesis Evangelion Filler Guide you will be able to know exactly which chapters of Neon Genesis Evangelion are canonical and which are filler, and go directly to the content you are most interested in:

Manga Canon Episodes Mixed Canon / Filler Episodes Filler Episodes Anime Canon Episodes

⚠️ Neon Genesis Evangelion Filler List and Order to Watch

Here is the complete list of Neon Genesis Evangelion chapters in order to watch them and with their corresponding filler chapters marked in case you want to skip those non-canonical parts of the story.

# Title Type Airdate
1 Angel Attack Anime Canon 04/10/1995
2 The Beast Anime Canon 11/10/1995
3 A Transfer Anime Canon 18/10/1995
4 Hedgehog’s Dilemma Anime Canon 25/10/1995
5 Rei I Anime Canon 01/11/1995
6 Rei II Anime Canon 08/11/1995
7 A Human Work Anime Canon 15/11/1995
8 Asuka Strikes! Anime Canon 22/11/1995
9 Both of You, Dance Like You Want to Win! Anime Canon 29/11/1995
10 Magma Diver Anime Canon 06/12/1995
11 The Day Tokyo-3 Stood Still Anime Canon 13/12/1995
12 She said, ‘Don’t make others suffer for your personal hatred Anime Canon 20/12/1995
13 Lilliputian Hitcher Anime Canon 27/12/1995
14 Weaving a Story Anime Canon 03/01/1996
15 Those women longed for the touch of others’ lips, and thus invited their kisses Anime Canon 10/01/1996
16 Splitting of the Breast Anime Canon 17/01/1996
17 Fourth Child Anime Canon 24/01/1996
18 Ambivalence Anime Canon 31/01/1996
19 Introjection Anime Canon 07/02/1996
20 Weaving a Story 2: oral stage Anime Canon 14/02/1996
21 He was aware that he was still a child Anime Canon 21/02/1996
22 Don’t Be Anime Canon 28/02/1996
23 Rei III Anime Canon 06/03/1996
24 The Beginning and the End, or ‘Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door Anime Canon 13/03/1996
25 Do you love me? Anime Canon 20/03/1996
26 Take care of yourself Anime Canon 27/03/1996


🧐 What is Neon Genesis Evangelion: Anime and Manga

Neon Genesis Evangelion is an apocalyptic anime of the mecha genre. It was created by Hideaki Anno and produced by Gainax and Tatsunoko Production. The series takes place fifteen years after a global cataclysm, specifically in the futuristic fortified city of Tokyo-3. Clearly influenced by the Japanese art movement, Anno has also directed four films released after the release of the last episode of the series in 1997. Neon Genesis Evangelion was critically acclaimed, praising its complex characters, themes and religious references to Judeo-Christian elements, although it polarized critics with its psychological themes and symbolism.

“Neon Genesis Evangelion” tells the story of Shinji Ikari, a fourteen-year-old boy who is called to Tokyo-3 by his father Gendo Ikari.
He arrives and discovers that Unit Eva 01 – a huge bioengineered robot that was built by NERV (the United Nations Artificial Evolution Laboratory) in response to an alien attack – has defeated the enemy, but at a great cost: everyone on board has died except him and Rei Ayanami, another fourteen-year-old who pilots the second unit out of necessity. While trying to adjust to life in this new city and school environment, Shinji discovers that he possesses a unique ability that allows him to synchronously link up with Eva Unit 01 when it activates its AT Field (Absolute Terror Field), allowing him direct control over it for three minutes at a time before being overwhelmed by fatigue and nausea caused by mental stress.
To make matters worse, Shinji learns that there are many more such units throughout Japan that must be defeated before they reach full maturity; this means that every two weeks he must engage in combat against them while surrounded by people he barely knows but implicitly trusts with their lives.

Shinji’s mother died when he was young and he has never met his father. After being transferred to Tokyo-3, Shinji meets Rei Ayanami, another pilot with similar characteristics (i.e., no personality). He later meets Asuka Langley Soryu, who is somewhat more outgoing than Shinji or Rei, but also very selfish in nature. As they train together and fight increasingly difficult entities, they begin to understand each other better, while learning more about themselves and their own world.

In terms of storytelling, Neon Genesis Evangelion is a classic example of “show, don’t tell”: the series does not explicitly explain anything that happens in it; rather, we are shown snippets so that viewers can figure out what is going on for themselves.

A major theme in Evangelion is the interplay between mind and body, and the series shows the characters psychologically damaged in various ways. The most obvious way this manifests itself is with Shinji Ikari’s psychological damage caused by the death of his mother and the abandonment of his father. Another example is Asuka Langley Soryu, whose bipolar disorder causes her to alternate between manic episodes in which she acts impulsively (sometimes violently) and depressive episodes in which she shuts down completely.

❓What is a mecha anime?

Neon Genesis Evangelion is a mecha anime, what does that mean?

Mecha is a subgenre of science fiction, which in turn is a subgenre of fantasy and/or horror. In other words, it’s about as far from reality as you can get. Mecha refers to giant robots, usually piloted by humans (or something resembling them) and used to fight against other mecha or other things that are not human-piloted mecha but nevertheless have some sort of machine at their core.

Apocalyptic means “of or relating to the end of the world”. So Neon Genesis Evangelion is both an apocalyptic anime and a mecha anime, and is an example of both genres at their finest.