Shinji IKARI

Gender: Male
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.
until You come to me. Main Non-Speaking Role

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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Hadeel says...

Most realistic anime character I've known, actually..And I bet half of the users who hated Shinji hate him because all they wanted was an all-action anime like in most of those stupid shounen anime. And who ruined this chance for them? IKARI SHINJI! People, please try to understand characters better and stop being so shallow. You're missing a great character in an even greater anime here.P.S: Of course I don't mean that all of the users who hated Shinji are shallow; I'm just stating what I saw with my own eyes. Everyone has their reasons and opinions after all. 

Jul 4, 2015
frankstleBilly says...

Believe it or not, I didn't hate this kid as much as I thought I was going to ^_^ he's very interesting and despite his lack of a backbone, he's not completely pathetic

May 31, 2015
affterlucy says...

i like Shinji  and I don't understand why people  hate him

May 8, 2015
warl0ckrock says...

I would of like EVA if not for shinji. Having someone so pathetic as a protagonist really kills the entertainment value for me.

As for the argument "you'd be the same in his situation." No I wouldn't. First thing I'd ask is why me? And why not someone actually trained or something? And if given a good enough reason. Sure I'd fight. Yeah it would be terreorfing. But running away helps nothing. And eveyone I personally know would choose to fight. Guess It just depends on how you're raised. *Rant over*

Apr 24, 2015
TheOtakuOfWisdom says...

I like shinji. To all of you people out there, complaning that he's a pussy and stuff, I would imagine, in his situation, you would be the same if not worse.

Apr 14, 2015

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