Shinji IKARI

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Hair Color: Brown
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Shinji is the pilot of Evangelion Unit 01. Deeply disturbed, he often attempts to run from his problems. Despite this, he has unusually high synch rates with Unit 01, even when he is forced to pilot it with no previous training. Shinji's mother died when he was very young, leaving him with his father, Gendo Ikari. Due to feelings of abandonment as a young child and Gendo's very cold demeanor, Shinji feels a certain amount of malice towards his dad. Fighting his inner demons, he also is very impacted by Gendo's occasional praise and continually seeks his acceptance.

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Anime Roles

Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone Main
Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance Main
Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo Main
Neon Genesis Evangelion Main
Neon Genesis Evangelion - Death and Rebirth Main
Neon Genesis Evangelion - The End of Evangelion Main
Petit Eva ~Evangelion@School~ Main No voice actors found.

Manga Roles

Neon Genesis Evangelion Main
Neon Genesis Evangelion - Shinji to Asuka to Atsui Hi Main
Neon Genesis Evangelion: The Shinji Ikari Raising Project Main

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ChaoticSilence says...

I did not hate this character as much as I thought as I was. Yeah you feel like asphyxiating him when he runs away from his problems and doesn't face them head on but other than that, he isn't terrible.

Apr 26, 2014
kah0922 says...

Okay people, let's think here for a second. Crappy childhood? Check. Forced into a life or death situation? Check? And he is only 14. Yes, he is 14. I believe that his actions are justified becuase of this. Because not every main character has to be a gung-ho badass.

Mar 29, 2014
Elementist says...

How can anyone hate this kid? He is the most realistic anime character I've ever seen. Sure you might be annoyed that he is a coward but that's exactly how any 14 year old would act when his father abandons/ignores him, his mother passes away before he had any chance to remember her face, and the fate of the world rest on his shoulders. 


Mar 1, 2014
Th3Laugh1ngMan says...

The contrast between his bland looks and his bitchy attitude who wants to be accepted by his father, and his other characteristics is ingenious and is one of the reasons why this show is a classic

Jan 30, 2014
Minai99 says...

Shinji, you have no backbone. Guess what? I love you shinji, for the very fact that you have no backbone. It's exactly what you'd expect to see when you take a 14 year old kid who already has psychological issues before the show even starts, and force him into saving the friggin world again and again for the sake of people who care little for him. I'll take you over the countless number of fake heroes that we see again and again throughout anime who gather courage up out of nowhere. I hope that when the rebuild of Eva series finishes, if you do man up, there's a very real explanation for it instead of having you flip a personality switch. 

Nov 27, 2013