Shinji Ikari

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Shinji Ikari
Neon Genesis Evangelion character
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Shinji Ikari (碇シンジ) is a main character in Neon Genesis Evangelion. He is the pilot of Evangelion Unit 01.

Profile[change | change source]

Shinji was born on June 6, 2001. His father, Gendo (ゲンドウ), is the commander of NERV. His mother, Yui (ユイ), died when Shinji was a child. Shinji lives in "Tokyo-3", a city built, after the original Tokyo was destroyed. He is a junior high school student and the pilot of Unit 01. He plays the cello. His blood type is A.

Personality[change | change source]

Shinji has low self-esteem. He is scared of piloting, and has left NERV a few times. He always returns, because he wants his father to be proud of him. Shinji makes a few friends throughout the series. He courageously tries to help them when they have problems, even if he could get hurt.

Relationships[change | change source]

Asuka Soryu[change | change source]

Asuka is a selfish American-German pilot of Unit-02. She insults anyone who tried to support her.

Gendo Ikari[change | change source]

Shinji does not spend time with his father often.

Rei Ayanami[change | change source]

Rei feels more lonely than Shinji, but acts like she does not have feelings. He is curious about her.

Misato Katsuragi[change | change source]

Shinji's guardian who lives in her apartment.

Quotes[change | change source]

  • "I mustn’t run away."

References[change | change source]

GAINAX NET Archived 2001-04-02 at the Wayback Machine, GAINAX Official web site. Retrieved 22.12.2010

Nihon TV Official web site, Nihon TV Official web site. Retrieved 22.12.2010