Shinji IKARI

Gender: Male
Hair Color: Brown
Rank #534
Rank #48
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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 [email protected]~ Main No voice actors found.
until You come to me. Main Non-Speaking Role

Manga Roles

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

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Ambiguouslyfuckedup says...

Lol wow you guys. Shinji doesn't deserve all this hate. Like, yeah, he could be a bit frustrating at times, but at least he's a realistic character, not just a stereotypical overpowered, fearless shounen protagonist. Dude, he's fourteen years old and his douchebag dad is making him risk his life fighting angels in a giant fucking robot. Like, can you honestly tell me you wouldn't be scared shitless in that situation?

Basically what I'm saying is that, even if you don't like him as a person, Shinji is still a really great, realistic character. 

Feb 25, 2016
birbsenpai says...

shinji ikari doesn't deserve a single ounce of the hate he gets. he was terrified to do any of this, especially for a man that should never have been a father, and yet he still went in there and did it as well as he could. you can't tell me that you wouldn't shit yourself if you were told to get into a giant robot and face off against aliens either. he's a teenager facing problems every teenager faces and he's the most human element to this entire anime.

Feb 21, 2016
Ninius says...

I agree with AmandaP. I remember when I watched this 10 years ago for the first time, I never really hated him. I maybe felt pity for him because he has such hard time with himself. I can actually relate to him a lot. Poor Shinji.

Feb 4, 2016

Where is the whiny little bitch tag.

Jan 23, 2016
TheIceQueen says...

The embodiment of teenage angst

Nov 8, 2015