Neon Genesis Evangelion. The year 2015, a time at which the world is recovering from the melting Antarctic Polar Ice Cap ---- "The Second Impact". Entities called Angels suddenly strike Tokyo-3, a fortress city under construction in Hakone. Their true identities and objectives are unknown. The only fact known about them is that they're challengin mankind to battle with an array of configurations and unusual powers.
Mankind's only means of defense against them is the multi-purpose fighting machine, Evangelion.
Shinji Ikari, the series' main character, is one of the three young people selected to be Evangelion operators. However, these humanoid fighting machines can only be piloted by 14 year olds.
Powerful action scenes, a thrilling story --- the troubles, the conflicts, and emotional maturation of young men and women. Welcome, to the world of Neon Genesis Evangelion.
Shinji Ikari - Third Child
Quiet, Shy, Dead. Shinji has problems communicating with his surroundings, being afraid of being hurt by other people. Besides that, he's really strong on the inside. Having to live with no love, especially at a young stage, is I guess, pretty hard... You're four years old, Your mom's dead, your father left you to live with your teacher right after she died and doesn't make any contact, no card, no letter, not a friggin' phone call, for ten years. Man.. I wonder how it's like to be Shinji... having trouble accepting yourself is pretty hard...
All in all, he's the pilot of Unit-01. Born on the 6th of June 2001. Seiyuu: Ogata Megumi.
Asuka Langley Souryu - Second Child
Pilot of Unit-02, Asuka's a self-motivated, active and bright young girl. She hates losing to anyone, and extremely confident... maybe a bit too confident... But then, this is all just a mask to cover her childhood pasts. Having a mother gone completely mental and pretending that a doll is her daughter is pretty tough... I guess that's why Asuka has a thing against dolls. Since her mother was ignoring her real daughter, Asuka told herself that she had to look after herself from then on, and she did. Developing a sharp tongue and active personality, she's pretty smart, considering she graduated from college at the age of 14.
Rei Ayanami - First Child
Quiet, Extremely obedient, emotionless, and merely existed for the soul purpose of piloting Unit-00. Rei is part Shinji's mother, and part Angel. Emotionless towards every living thing on Earth, except for Shinji and Gendo. She rarely speaks, and even when she finally does, her answers are short and simple. Asuka calls Rei a wind-up doll, since she doesn't object to any orders given, and performs them without haste.
Kaworu Nagisa - Fifth Child
Born on the same day as the Second Impact, little is known about Kaworu. He suddenly appeared in Tokyo-3, sent by SEELE to replace Asuka, who had lost her ability to pilot Unit-02. Within days, he was able to surpass the other 2 children in terms of synch test (He can choose his synch rate at will because --- he's the 17th Angel! the final messenger. The only Angel who took form of a human, and the only person who instantly became friends with Shinji when he arrived. Kaworu, for one thing, understood Shinji...
Touji Suzuhara - Fourth Child
Touji attends Tokyo-3's junior high, and are good friends with Shinji and Kensuke. He hated Shinji when he heard that he was the pilot of the evangelion that killed his little sister, and beat the crap outta Shin-kun. But when Shinji saved both him and Kensuke's arse, he forgave him. When the three of them are seen together (which is usually the case), they have been named the "Three Stooges" by their peers. He was selected as the pilot of an evangelion whose colours are exactly like his clothes later on in the series, and also learned that Hikari has a crush on him.
Misato Katsuragi - Head Commander in Operations
29 years of age, sloppy, funny, untidy, but an excellent Major. Misato belongs in the First Division of Operation Section in the Department of Tactics and Operation of NERV Headquaters. She volunteered to be Shinji's guardian when he first arrived in Tokyo-3, and later took care of Asuka as well. The three of them shares an appartment... make that, the four of them, counting Misato's tropical pet penguin, Pen-Pen. Misato's a cheeful and optimistic person, but can be really serious when it comes to an enemy attack, namely, the Angels. She treats Shinji like a younger brother, and helped him gain confidence in himself. For that Shinji respects her a great deal. She was also friends with Ritsuko and Kaji when they were in college.
Gendo Ikari - Commander
Yes... I did say Ikari... Gendo is Shinji's father see? He's what? 48? 49? around there... just some useless info. He's meeeaaaannn... he left Shinji when his wife, Yui died. (well, I've already explained it in Shinji's description, so I'm not repeating.) He's the creator of Rei Ayanami. She's a clone of Yui Ikari, and also part angel. He has this, father-daughter relationship with Rei. Gendo's the cold type, and I mean COLD. He always keeps a straight face as if it's been glued on permanently... (o.0)
NERV staff - (from left: Makoto, Maya, Shigeru)
Makoto usually makes up all those attack plans, where to go, what to do, which way's the safest and fastest way to approach the Angel, and all that, with Misato Katsuragi.
Maya's the neat-freak, over-polite operator. She's really, really kinda too.
Shigeru's a guitarist, and plays his invisible guitar when taking a break from the stress at NERV HQ. These three don't really have a big role in the series, but it won't be right without having them too... -(^_^)-