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                Literal Translation Series,

                NEON GENESIS EVANGELION
                   Episode 3   A Transfer
                               Naranai, Denwa (Unringing telephone)

                 Translated Speech Script with some comments

                 Written by WADA Mitsuhiro (Wada-kun)
                 Comments by WADA Mitsuhiro (Wada-kun)
                 Revisions by Craig Green (gree6300@mach1.wlu.ca)
                 Revision level 1.2
                 Revisions based on Ver. 1.0 (Quick'n Dirty Version)

                        ***** Have fun! *****
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OPENING THEME SONG

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*Shinji is in the entry plug of Eva Unit One.

*He is being trained by Ritsuko, who is in charge of the development of Eva.

*Ritsuko instructs him from the operations room.

Ritsuko: Good morning, Shinji-kun. How are you?

*Shinji's face has no animation and his speaks in a monotonous voice.  He
*seems totally lifeless.

Shinji: I've gotten used to it... I think I have nothing wrong.

Ritsuko: That's fine.
        Appearance positions, emergency power sources, locations of
        weapon depots and recovery spots--have you memorized them all?

Shinji: Maybe...

Ritsuko: Well, then I'll review the lesson again. Eva usually runs on
        electric power supplied from the cable. If Eva uses its internal
        battery in an emergency, at full strength it will run for one
        minute, or for up to five minutes otherwise, even with gain.
        Do you understand?

Shinji: Yes.

Ritsuko: Now, let's resume the 'Induction Mode' lesson where we left off
        yesterday.

*The panel shows information on the internal battery of Eva:

     #Japanese words are with English. "ACTIVE TIME REMAINING" ,
     #"INTERNAL" , "MAIN BATTERY SYSTEM" . Eva usually can move with
     #the internal battery for only 5 minutes.

*Eva aims the rifle at the Angel which appeared in Episode 1.

*The targeting display

Ritsuko: Aim at the target in the center of the sights... switch on!

*Eva fires the rifle, missing the target.

Ritsuko: Stay calm. Aim at the target in the center.

Shinji: Switch...

*Eva fires the rifle again and defeats the Angel.

Ritsuko: Next!

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*Eva with some cables attached is seen through the windows of the
*operations room.

*Eva continually fires the rifle, again and again.

Maya:   But I wonder how Shinji-kun brought himself to pilot it...

Ritsuko: He just obediently goes along with what others say...
        That is how he is getting on with his life, isn't it?

*Shinji looks haggard and vacant. He repeats his instructions like a zombie.

Shinji: Aim at the target in the center, switch...
        Aim at the target in the center, switch...
        Aim at the target in the center, switch...
        Aim at the target in the center, switch...
        Aim at the target in the center...

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EPISODE 3: A transfer

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*The apartment where Misato and Shinji live together.

*Female voice is coming from a radio.

*Shinji knocks on the FUSUMA of Misato's room and slides it open.

*Misato has tucked herself into her FUTON(bed).

     #A fusuma is a papered sliding door which is used to partition
     #off rooms in a Japanese house.

Shinji: Misato-san, it's morning already.

*Misato answers him by tucking deeper herself into her FUTON. She seems
*very sleepy.

Misato: I was on night duty until a little while ago and today I've only
        gotta be at the office in the evening so just let me sleep!

Shinji: Then, I...

Misato: Is today Thursday? Put out the burnable garbage, please.

Shinji: Yes.

Misato: Are you used to the school yet?

Shinji: Yeah.

Misato: So. ITTERASSHAI.

Shinji: ITTEKIMASU.

     #JAPANESE GREETING LESSON: We always say 'ITTERASSHAI' when
     #someone who belongs to the place leave there. We always say
     #'ITTEKIMASU' when we leave home (or the place where we belong
     #to,like the office).

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*Shinji puts the garbage in the collection area for the residents of the
*apartment.

     #JAPANESE SOCIAL RULES LESSON: We must separate garbage.
     #Thursday is the day for burnable garbage collection in the area
     #where Misato live.

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*There is a phone call for Misato.

*Misato's room is still very untidy, but cleaner than it was.

*She picks up the receiver. She is still under the covers in her futon.

Misato: Yes? Hello. Oh, it's you, Ritsuko?

Ritsuko: How have you been? Are you getting along with him?

Misato: Him? Ah, Shinji-kun. It's been two weeks since he transferred to
        the school. He's the same as always. He hasn't gotten any
        phone calls.

Ritsuko: Phone calls?

*The cellular phone which she gave him is on his desk.

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*Shinji is walking to school alone.

Misato: I gave him a portable phone out of necessity a while ago.
        It seems he hasn't used it, and no one has called him.
        I'm not sure, but I think he has no friends.

*Ritsuko is calling from her desk in the office.

Ritsuko: He seems to have a personality unsuited to making friends,
        doesn't he? Do you know the story of the "Hedgehogs' dilemma"?

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*Shoes boxes of the school.

Misato: Hedgehogs? The thorny ones?

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*Classmates are talking and playing in the classroom.

Ritsuko: If a hedgehog wants to give his warmth to other hedgehogs, the
        closer he approaches, the more they injure each other.  It's the
        same with some people. Because he is frightened by the aches in
        his heart, he now seems so cowardly.

*Shinji enters the classroom silently.

*Rei is sitting alone at her desk, staring outside.

Misato: He will realize in time that in growing up, people learn to get a
        sense of distance for each other's hurt feelings.

*Misato's and Ritsuko's conversation ends.

*A boy is playing with a model airplane. Kensuke records a picture of the
*model with his video camera.

Boy: Gyuunn, Dogyugyugyuuun

Kensuke: What, Class Rep?

*Hikari has a class journal.

     #Horaki Hikari is a class representative(IINCHO). Kensuke calls
     #her 'IINCHO'. I'm not sure if there are the similar title of
     #schools outside Japan.

Hikari: Yesterday's print--did you give it to Suzuhara, as I asked?

     #A print is a piece of paper which is written the information or
     #messages from the school to the parents of the students.

Kensuke: Ah, uh, there didn't seem to be anybody at Touji's house.

Hikari: Aida-kun, you're on good terms with Suzuhara, aren't you? Why
        don't you want to see him?

Kensuke: I'm not sure, but could he be badly hurt?

Hikari: Really? In that robot incident? The TV news said that nobody was
        hurt...

*The center of the explosion

Kensuke: Impossible! You saw the center of the explosion, didn't you?
        The units of not only Iruma and Komatsu, but of Misawa and
        Kyushu were mobilized. I'm sure there were more than 10 or 20
        people injured. Probably some were killed...

*Touji enters the classroom.

Kensuke: Touji!

Hikari: Suzuhara!

Touji:  The number of students has dropped drastically.

Kensuke: Evacuation, evacuation. Many have transferred to other schools.
        It's not surprising--there was a real war in this city.

Touji:   You're the only one who's pleased to see real battles.

Kensuke: Sorta. How have you been? You've been absent for a while.
         Were you involved in that incident?

Touji:   My younger sister... my younger sister was buried under a heap
of rubble. She
        escaped death, but she's been in the hospital ever since. My
        father and grandfather work for the research center and can't
        desert their posts now. If I didn't stay with her, she would've
        been left all alone. Even so, that robot's pilot was crappy! It
        makes me furious--it was our robot defender that destroyed the
        city! What was he doing?!

Kensuke: By the way, did you hear the rumor about the transfer student?

Touji:   Transfer student?

Kensuke: It's him over there. He transferred to this school while you
        were gone. You realize that it was just after the incident?
        Don't you think it's strange?

*A teacher comes in.

Hikari: All rise!

     #At the beginning and the end of a lesson, we stand up, bow and
     #sit down to the shouts of a student like 'All rise!', 'Bow' and
     #'Sit down'.

*An empty classroom

*A blackboard

*Portable computers on the desks of the students

Teacher: The hardest trials of the human race began then. In the last year
        of the 20th century, a meteorite from outer space fell on
        the Antarctic Continent. It caused the continent's ice to melt in
        an instant. Consequently, the water level in the oceans rose, the
        Earth's axis fluctuated, and abnormal weather patterns throughout
        the world threatened the existence of all living things.

*calling sound from Shinji's computer

Teacher: Economic collapse, racial disputes and civil wars--those who
        survived them suffered new kinds of hellish situations.

*The following message on Shinji's display

E-mail: "Is it true that you're the pilot of that robot? Y/N"

*Shinji is surprised and tries to find the sender.

Teacher: But for 15 years after that... in only 15 years we have greatly
        restored the world. This is not only due to the superiority
        of the human race--

*The next message comes to prompt him to answer.

E-mail: It's true, isn't it?

Teacher: --but also to the efforts, to the blood, sweat and tears of your
        fathers and mothers.

*Shinji inputs "YES".

*Many students stand and gather around him.

Students: Ehhh!!

*The teacher stands beside the windows and looks outside through them. He
*is too old to hear the noise the students make.

Teacher: In those days, I lived in Nebukawa. It is already...

*Hikari stands up and shouts...

Hikari: Listen, everyone! We are still in class, aren't we? Take your
        seats!

*Rei has no interest in the fuss and as before continues to stare outside.

Girl:   Ah, you always try boss us around!


Boy:    Ignore it. Ignore it.

Hikari: I won't ignore it!

*Shinji, surrounded by the students, is pelted with questions.

Girl:   How were you selected?

Girl:   Were you put through any tests?

Girl:   What's the cockpit like?

Girl:   Were you frightened?

Shinji: Ah, uh, I've gotta keep it secret...

Girl:   What's the robot called?

Shinji: I'm not sure, but they called it Eva, or Unit One...

Girl:   Eva?

Boy:    What's its deadliest attack?

Shinji: There's some knife, and vibrations... like an ultrasonic wave...

Girl:   Amazing! He's the pride of our school, isn't he?

Boy:    Incredible!

*The chime which tells the end of the lesson rings.

Teacher: --consequently... What?

Teacher: Well, that's all for today.

Girl:   Where do you live, Ikari-kun?

Girl:   Do you live in the old section of the city?

Hikari: All rise! Bow! ...Come on, everyone! It's the end, do it right...

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*Touji hits Shinji behind the school building in the schoolyard. Shinji
*falls to the ground.

Touji:   Sorry, transferee, but I have to hit you. I won't be satisfied
        'til I've hit you.

Kensuke: Sorry, but his younger sister was hurt in the battle. That's the
        reason.

Kensuke: But that's how life is...

Shinji: I'm not exactly doing this by choice, you know.

*Touji comes back and hits Shinji again.

*Rei comes and says:

Rei:    An emergency call... I'll go on ahead...

*Rei runs away.

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*A siren

Female Voice: A state of special emergency has now been declared for all
        of Kanto and Chubu districts near the Tokai district. Please take
        refuge in the designated shelters. Repeat. Today...

*An Angel approaches.

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NEON GENESIS EVANGELION

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*Fuyutsuki commands.

Male Voice: The target has been sighted. It has invaded the
        territorial waters.

Fuyutsuki: All hands to battle stations!

Female Voice: Roger. Prepare for anti-aircraft interception!

Male voice: Tokyo-3 transforming to battle mode.

Female Voice: Cache the central block!

*The complete view of Tokyo-3...

*Many tall buildings sink and are put underground.

*The buildings hang down from the ceiling of the underground city.

Female Voice: The central block and Districts 1 through 7 have been cached.

Male Voice: The government and all concerned ministries have been notified.

Female Voice: The present effective rate of the anti-aircraft interception
        system is 48%.

Misato: Status of noncombatants and civilians?

Shigeru: Reports indicate evacuation complete.

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     #GEO-SHELTER

     #334

     #334th Underground Shelter

     #Tokyo-3 Disaster Prevention Section

     #Total Floor Space 2000 square meters

     #Total Accommodation 250

*Many students are in the shelter but they aren't very serious.

Female Voice: Primary and junior-high school students, please group
        yourselves by class. Residents, please group yourselves by block.

 *Display (Probably similar messages on all TV channels)

     #At noon today, a state of special emergency was declared for
     #the Kanto and Chubu districts near the Tokai district. More
     #detailed information will be reported as soon as it is received.

*Kensuke is operating his video camera.

Kensuke: They're at it again.

Touji:   Words are the only thing on the screen again.

Kensuke: It's a news blackout. They won't show us civilians anything at
        all, even though this is such a big event...

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*Flying Angel shown on the screen.

Misato: So the fourth Angel is coming with Commander Ikari absent. It's
        here sooner than I had expected.

Makoto: The last one came after a 15 year interval. This one appeared
        after only 3 weeks.

Misato: They never consider our feelings, do they? They're the type that
        women simply hate.

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*Normal weapons heavily assault the Angel, but have no effects.

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Fuyutsuki: They're wasting tax money.

Shigeru: The committee is demanding that we mobilize an Evangelion again.

Misato: Damn, they're annoying! I'd launch it even if they didn't ask!

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Maya:   Entry has commenced.

Maya:   Inject LCL. Release Arrival/Departure Lock.

Shinji: My father isn't here, so why am I still piloting it?

Shinji:  Even though I was hit...

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Kensuke: Hey, I've got something to tell you...

Touji:   What is it?

Kensuke: Yeah, well... you know.

Touji:   If you want to.

Touji:   Class Rep!

Hikari: What?

Touji:   Both of us are going to the toilet.

Hikari: Come on! Why didn't you go before?

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Touji:   Well, what is it?

Kensuke: I want to see it, at least once before I die.

Touji:   The battle above?

Kensuke: I'm afraid that if the next enemy comes soon...

Touji:   Kensuke, what kind of man are you!

Touji (mimicking Kensuke): "If I miss this chance, I might never..."

Kensuke: So, please help me unlock the gate.

Touji:   If you go out there, you'll be killed.

Kensuke: I'm not sure we'll survive even here in the shelter. Since I
        might be killed anyway, I want to see it before then.

Touji:   You're a fool! What do you think Nerv is for?!

Kensuke: And what do you think Nerv's fighting machine is?! Its the robot
        that the transferee pilots! Last time he protected us, and you
        punched him for it. Twice!

Kensuke: If he didn't want to pilot that robot, we'd all be killed. Touji,
        you have an obligation to watch his struggle, don't you?

Touji:   There's no other choice. You're truly faithful to your desires,
        aren't you?

Kensuke: Ahaha...

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Misato: Shinji-kun, time to launch! Are you ready?

Shinji: Yes.

Ritsuko: Develop an AT-Field according to plan, all right? Are you okay?

Shinji: Yes.

Misato: Launch!

*Eva is launched.

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*Kensuke and Touji are running up the stone stairs of the shrine in the
*mountain.

*Eva is going up.

*Angel flies in to stand in the city.

Kensuke: Amazing! It's well worth the struggle to get here. Wow, this is
        what I've been waiting for!

*Eva appears.

Kensuke: It's come out!

*Shinji repeats murmuring the instructions like a spell.

Shinji: Aim at the target in the center and switch, aim at the target
        in the center and switch...

Misato: Develop an AT-field just like the plan, okay?

Shinji: Yes.

*Eva shoots the rifle at the Angel.

Misato: Fool! The enemy is hidden in the smoke of the explosion!

*The Angel suddenly attacks Eva with its feelers.

Touji:   Look, he's already beaten.

Kensuke: It's okay.

Misato: I'm giving you a reserve rifle. Take it!

*The door of the building is opened.

*Shinji is trembling with fear.

Misato: Shinji-kun, Shinji-kun...

Kensuke: Oops! I wonder if being hit hurts it as badly as I expected.

Touji:   Sh-- sh-- sh-- shut up!

*Angel attacks heavily and severs Eva's power supply cable.

*The display which shows the active time remaining of Eva.

Shigeru: Umbilical cable has been severed!

Makoto: Eva has switched over to the internal battery.

Maya:   Active time remaining is 4 minutes and 53 seconds!

Shinji: Ah!

*Angel grasps Eva's ankle and throws it at the mountain where Kensuke and
*Touji are.

Kensuke: It's flying right at us!

*Eva falls near Kensuke and Touji.

*Shinji is badly shocked at finding his classmates near Eva.

Misato: Shinji-kun, are you all right?! Shinji-kun!

Misato: Any damage?

Makoto: There's no problem. It's still operational!

*Information on Kensuke and Touji is shown on the display of the operation
*room.

Misato: Shinji's classmates?

Ritsuko: What are they doing there?

*Angel flies toward Eva and attacks. Eva grabs one of the Angel's feelers
*but doesn't attack it.

Touji:   Why won't he fight?!

Kensuke: Because we're here... he limited in his movements.

Maya:   Unit One, active time remaining is 3 minutes and 28 seconds!

Misato: Shinji-kun, let 'em into the cockpit. After they've been picked
        up, retreat. You can go back later!

Ritsuko: What makes you think you can let civilians into the entry plug
        without permission?!

Misato: I'm permitting it.

Ritsuko: You are exceeding your authority, Captain Katsuragi.

Maya:   Unit One, Active time remaining is 3 minutes!

Misato: Make Eva hold with the current orders, then eject the entry
        plug! Hurry!

*The entry plug is ejected.

Misato: You boys, get in it! Quick!

*Blackout.

Touji:   What? It's water!

Kensuke: Camera. Oh, my camera!

*Ritsuko and Maya check the information on the status display.

Maya:   Trouble in the nervous system!

Ritsuko: It's due to the insertion of foreign bodies. Noises have been
        detected in the nerve pulses.

Shinji: Uh...

*Angel moves away from Eva.

Misato: Now, retreat!

*Eva slowly stands.

Misato: The recovery route is Number 34. Return to the east side of the
        mountain!

Touji:   Transferee! She told you to "run away," transferee!

*Shinji begins to murmur the same phrase like a spell.

Shinji: Don't run away, don't run away, don't run away...

*Eva removes a Progressive Knife from the shoulder section.

Makoto: Progressive Knife equipped!

*Shinji looks so haggard and vacant.

Misato: Shinji-kun, obey my orders! Retreat, Shinji-kun!

*Shinji goes berserk! Eva makes a dash for the Angel!

Shinji: Uhaaaaaaaaah!

Misato: What a fool!

*Angel stabs Eva's body with the feelers.

Shinji: Uhaaaaaaaaah!

*Eva(Shinji) madly stabs the red area in the center of Angel's body with
  the Progressive Knife.

Maya:   Unit One, active time remaining is 30 seconds, 28, 27, 26, 25...

*Sparks fly out.

Maya:   ...14, 13, 12, 11, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1.

Maya:   Eva Unit One has ceased all action.

Makoto: The target is completely silent.

*Shinji is heavily sobbing in the pilot seat.

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*It's raining.

*Kensuke is using a computer.
Touji:   Including today, three days have already gone by...

Kensuke: We were really raked over the coals for that...

Touji:   Since he's been at school, I mean.

Kensuke: Who's "he"?

Touji:   I'm talking about the transferee, the transferee! How's he
        been doing since that battle?

Kensuke: You're worrying about him?

Touji:   I wouldn't say I'm worrying...

Kensuke: After being so tactless, you sure are stubborn, aren't you?
        If you had just told him that you were sorry after the battle,
        your conscience wouldn't have tortured you for three days.

*Kensuke hands a piece of paper to Touji.

Kensuke: Look, that's the transferee's phone number. If you're so worried
        about him, try calling him.

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Trailer

Shinji can't overcome the weakness in his mind and he even runs away from
Misato. However, the organization takes him back easily and there aren't
any kind words. Next time, "Rain, after he runs away". Next time, of
course, service, service!

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                Literal Translation Series,

                NEON GENESIS EVANGELION
                Episode: 4  Hedgehog's Dilemma
                            Ame, Nigedashita ato (Rain, after running away)

                 Translated Speech Script with some comments

                 Written by WADA Mitsuhiro (Wada-kun)
                 Comments by WADA Mitsuhiro (Wada-kun)
                 Revisions by Craig Green (gree6300@mach1.wlu.ca)
                 Revision level 1.2
                 Revisions based on Ver. 1.0 (Quick'n Dirty Version)

                        ***** Have fun! *****

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OPENING THEME SONG

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* It's raining heavily.

* Alarm clock ringing, Misato moves under her sheets.

* Misato brushes her teeth while thinking about Shinji.

Misato: (thinking) I wonder if he's going to cut class again today...

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* Sign on the door: 'Shin-chan's room'
* Misato knocks on the door to Shinji's room.

Misato: Shinji-kun, get up! Why do you keep avoiding school?! It's been
        five days. Unit One is working fine. As a pilot, do you want to
        just leave it sitting there, unused?

Misato: Shinji-kun?

* Misato opens the door to discover his room is empty.

* Misato finds his Nerv ID and a letter addressed to 'Katsuragi Misato sama'

Misato: He's run away. It's not surprising...

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EPISODE 4: Hedgehog's Dilemma

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* Two people seem to visit the room.

* The door bell rings and Misato opens the door.

Misato: Shinji-kun?

Touji:  Er...

Kensuke: We're Shinji's classmates, Aida and Suzuhara.

Misato: Aida-kun and Suzuhara-kun?

Touji & Kensuke: Yes.

Touji:  I'm Suzuhara.

Misato: If I'm not mistaken, aren't you the one who got into Unit One's
        entry plug?

Touji:  We're very sorry for causing you so much trouble the other day.

Touji:  Ikari-kun has been absent from the school since then, so we just
        came to see how he was doing.

Misato: Shinji-kun. He's at the Nerv training center right now.

Touji:  Oh, really...

Kensuke: Here are the prints were piled on his desk.

Misato: Sorry for all the trouble. Thank you.

Touji:  Well, we'll excuse ourselves then.

Kensuke: Please say hello to Shinji-kun for us.

Misato: Yes, I will. Bye.

* Misato shuts the door with an affable smile floating across her face.

Kensuke: That was rather unexpected.

Touji:   She's very beautiful, isn't she?

* Misato gets sulky and violently kicks the door.

Misato: Shinji, you damned fool! Fool...

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* A train is running in the heavy rain.

* Shinji is sitting on a seat of a train of the loop line and is listening
* to music on an SDAT walkman.

* It's early in the morning. The train is crowded with commuters. As time
* goes by, the passengers get off one after another.

* Finally, Shinji is alone, but Shinji remains there...

* The train becomes crowded with commuters again...

* It's dark. Shinji is alone again.

Announcement: Exits are on the right side at the next station.

Announcement: Thank you very much for taking a train of the Tokyo-3 Loop
        Line today. This train's last stop is at this station. Everyone,
        please check that you don't leave anything behind as you get off.

Shinji: I have to go back.
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* Shinji wanders through an entertainment district.

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* Shinji watches a movie in a theater. There are only a few people in
* the theatre and it seems that no one pays any attention to the movie.
* The movie is about the Second Impact in 2000.

Man A (Movie): Could you really detect that?

Doctor (Movie): Yes. An object with a diameter of centimeters
        impacted Antarctica at more than ten percent of the speed of light.

Man A (Movie): With our current scientific knowledge, we could neither
        detect it nor prevent it.

Woman (Movie): It's hell on Earth outside. What does science exist for?!

Man B (Movie): At present, the atmospheric flow caused by the transition
        of the Earth's axis has decreased.

Woman (Movie): Has it calmed down a little?

Man B (Movie): No. A tidal wave is approaching with a velocity of 230
        meters per second.

Man A (Movie): Doctor, we should escape.

Doctor (Movie): It's my duty to stay here.

Man A (Movie): Doctor, it's easy to die. However, you have an obligation to
        care for this hellish world...

* Shinji is sleeping on a sofa in the waiting room of the all-night theater.

* He leaves the theater to walk along the street. The sky is getting
* lighter and the world has pinkish tinge. Sounds of wind are suddenly
* heard. The landscape begins to move around him. He is unable to bear the
* sight and runs, his hands shielding his eyes.

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* Misato lies on her back in bed. She seems to be thinking about something.

* Misato opens the door to Shinji's room to find it empty.

Misato: Fool...
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* Shinji gets off a bus and walks among the mountains.

* He sits at the edge of a cliff and looks down upon Tokyo-3.

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* Rei lies on a bed and is examined.

* Misato and Ritsuko are talking.

Misato: He's just 14 years old. In the end, it seems so harsh for
        him to be burdened with the destiny of humanity.

Ritsuko: We have no choice but to put the controls of Evas into the hands
        of those 14-year-old children.

Misato: I know.

Ritsuko: So, has there been any contact from him?

Ritsuko: Nothing?

Misato: Nothing. I don't think he's coming back.

Ritsuko: What are you going to do?

Misato: Nothing, really.

Misato: It's better for him not to come back.

Ritsuko: Why?

Misato: After the last battle--
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* In his plug suit, Shinji sits on a bench in a room of Nerv headquarters.

Misato: Why did you ignore my order?

Shinji: I'm sorry.

Misato: It's me who is responsible for your conduct, isn't it? You know you
        have an obligation to obey my orders. Do you understand?

Shinji: Yes.

Misato: Make this the last time.

Shinji: Yes.

Misato: Do you really understand what I'm saying?

Shinji: Yes.

Misato: Hey, everything won't be fine if you only answer everything with a
        vague 'yes'.

Shinji: I understand you well, of course. That's enough, isn't it?
        We won anyway.

Misato: As long as you just go along with what others seemingly want, you
        may feel comfortable. However, if you continue to get into Eva
        with such feeling, you will be killed.

Shinji: I wouldn't mind.

Misato: It would be nice if I could call that "good preparation" but
        you're making a big mistake if you think you'll be praised by me.

Shinji: That's not the question. Anyway, I'm the only one who can use it.
        So I will.
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Ritsuko: I see. If getting into Eva only causes him agony, he had better
        not use it.  I am sure he would be killed.

Ritsuko: However... we need pilots.
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* Kensuke Aida, Shinji's classmate, plays a survival game (Japanese
* English?, playing soldiers) by himself.

Kensuke: DaDaDaDaDaDaDaDa

Kensuke: Captain!

Kensuke: Aida, keep going!

Kensuke: I won't go without you!

Kensuke: You fool!

* Kensuke stops playing and finds Shinji coming.

Kensuke: Ooph! Transferee! Ikari!

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 NEON GENESIS EVANGELION
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 NEON GENESIS EVANGELION EPISODE: 4 Hedgehog's Dilemma
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* Shinji and Kensuke are talking by a bonfire.

Kensuke: Touji was sorry about that.

Kensuke: He said that his younger sister scolded him. She told
        him that it was the robot that saved our lives. It's shameful that
        he was scolded by a low grader from an elementary school, isn't it?

Kensuke: I like the night because the cicadas don't make loud noises. I
        can remember back when it was quiet and I liked it, but their
        numbers have been growing in the recent years.

Shinji: Misato said that the ecosystems are returning to their
        former states.

Kensuke: Hmm, Misato-san. How I envy you--you live with such a beautiful
        lady and can pilot Evangelion. Oh, just once I wish I could pilot
        it to my heart's content.

Shinji: You'd better not. I think your mother would be worried.

Kensuke: Ah, that's okay. I don't have one--I'm the same as you.

Kensuke: You'll have something to eat, right?

Shinji: Yes.

Shinji: Do you usually do this?

Kensuke: Well, sorta.

Shinji: Is it training for guerrilla warfare?

Kensuke: What else can I do with toys like these? I just like doing this.

* It's early in the morning. The tent is shrouded in dense fog from which
* five men in black suits appear.

* Kensuke exits the tent and faces one of them. They besiege the tent.

Kensuke: Huh!

A man from Nerv: You are Ikari Shinji-kun, correct?

Shinji: Yes.

A man from Nerv: We are from Nerv Security Intelligence. In accordance
        with clause 8 of the Regulations for Public Security, we
        will now take you to Headquarters. Understand?

Shinji: Yes.

* Shinji goes with them, leaving Kensuke alone.
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* Touji and Kensuke are talking in the classroom.

Touji:  So, you just stood there and watched?!

Kensuke: That's easy for you to say. Like I said, they were professionals
        from Nerv Security Intelligence.

Touji:  So what?! Don't you have any balls!

* Girls whisper.

{Are the girls insulting Kensuke for "deserting" Shinji?}

Girl A: Disgusting!

Girl B: Pervert!

Kensuke: He who fights is a fool if he stands no chance of winning.
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* Misato opens the door and enters a prison cell.

Misato: Long time no see.

Shinji: Yes.

Misato: Did two days of bumming around cheer you up?

Shinji: Not really.

Misato: Eva's on standby. Will you pilot it? Or won't you?

Shinji: You won't scold me, will you? You've no relation to me, so I
        guess it's appropriate.

Shinji: If I told you that I don't want to get into Unit One, how would
        you deal with it?

Misato: Rei would get into it, I think. Are you sure you won't pilot it?

Shinji: It's not fair that you'd force everything onto her.

Shinji: Don't worry. I'll do it.

Misato: But you don't want to, do you?

Shinji: That's only natural. First of all, I'm not cut out for it.

Shinji: However, Ayanami, Misato-san and Ritsuko-san--

Misato: Stop it! This has nothing to do with anyone else! If you hate
        all this, get out of here! Completely forget about Eva and us and
        go back to where you were! You aren't welcome getting into Eva
        feeling like that.

* Misato leaves the room.
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* Gendo, Ritsuko and Rei on a moving sidewalk.

Ritsuko: The Third Children is leaving Tokyo-3 tomorrow.

Gendo:  Then we'll reconfigure the data of Unit One for Rei. Regardless of
        the results of restarting Unit Zero, we'll start with that Unit.

Gendo:  According to the Malduck Organization's report, the Fourth Children
        has yet to be found.

Ritsuko: You mean that we cannot get more recruits for pilots.

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* Shinji's ID card is punched.

Shinji: Where is Misato-san? I'd like to say good bye.

A man of Nerv: You no longer belong to Nerv, so I can't tell you anything.

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* Shinji gets out of the car and finds Touji and Kensuke at the station.
* They have come to see him off.

Touji:  Ikari, the things you left behind!

Shinji: Well, could I have a minute with them? Er-r-r-r, thank you.

Kensuke: Touji, speak! Hey!

Touji:  Ikari, I apologize for punching you twice. Please, hit me back!

Shinji: I can't do that.

Touji:  Please. Otherwise, I won't be satisfied.

Kensuke: Well, it's embarrassing seeing him like this, so if it finally puts
        an end to the fight, how about punching him?

Shinji: But...

* The men from Nerv check their watches.

Touji:  Quickly! You have no time, do you?

Shinji: Only once, then.

Touji:  Fine. Come on!

* Shinji tries to hit Touji but Touji stops him.

Touji:  Stop! No allowance!

* Shinji hits Touji.

Kensuke: Ouchchchchch.

Shinji: How did you know I'd be here?

Kensuke: A hunch. We've seen dozens of classmates leave.

Touji:  If you go away from here, we'll also have to leave this city
        some day. But we can't say anything to stop you--we saw you
        suffering in the Eva.

Touji:  If I find anyone who blames you, I'll give them a good crack to
        the head!

Touji:  Don't look so gloomy...

Kensuke: Cheer up and good luck...

Shinji: Umm...

* One of the men from Nerv puts a hand on Shinji's shoulder.

A man of Nerv: Time's up.

* Shinji begins to walk to the station. Shinji and the men from Nerv go up
* the stairs to the platform. Shinji suddenly tries to come back and talk to
* his classmates

Shinji: It's me that should be hit. I'm mean, cowardly, dishonest, weak...

A man of Nerv: Don't give us any more trouble.

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* Misato and Ritsuko are talking in front of Evangelion Unit One.

Ritsuko: He's gone. Do you think this is best?

Misato: The hedgehog's dilemma... The nearer we get, the deeper
        we hurt each other... I see.

Misato: He can't express his feelings with any other words...

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* Shinji is waiting on the platform. A train is coming.

Announcement: An express linear train for Atsugi is arriving on Track 2.
        Please be careful to step back behind the yellow line.

Announcement: The train on Track 2 is a special train, exclusively for
        government personnel. General passengers are forbidden to enter
        within the fences.

Announcement: Anyone without permission is absolutely forbidden to board.

* Misato's words whisper in Shinji's mind.

Misato: Good luck.

* The train departs from the station.

* Misato's blue car arrives, driven roughly. Misato gets out of the car.

Kensuke: Look!

Touji:  The beauty!

* Misato believes that Shinji has gone and sighs deeply. And she turns her
* face to the platform.......

Announcement: A local train bound for Gora will be arriving on Track 4
        shortly. Be careful to step back behind the yellow line. If you
        are accompanied by little children, please watch them carefully.

Announcement: On Track 4 is the local train which is turning back to Gora.
        If you are taking this train, please wait within it.

Announcement: Attention! The train will be arriving soon. Please step back
        behind the yellow line.

Shinji: I'm back.

Misato: Welcome home.

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Trailer

Rei, who minimizes her contact with others, opens up only to Commander
Ikari. Shinji is at a loss to understand the girl who is closer to his
father than he is. Next is 'Rei, beyond her heart.'