After the End

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After the End (終曲の続き, shūkyoku no tsudzuki) is an audio drama performed by the Japanese voice cast of Evangelion. The drama features all of the main cast (excluding Kaji) and even includes a cameo of Hideaki Anno. The drama was also written and directed by Anno, the only confirmed case of him having direct involvement in any spin-off.

In After the End, the cast of the show returns after a vacation to discover that they have been scheduled to star in a new Evangelion series, that has no script, and is beginning later in the evening. The drama is overall light-hearted and takes a more comedic tone, as the familiar characters scramble to put together a show that will yield good ratings. The drama was first found on the "Neon Genesis Evangelion: Addition" CD released December 12, 1996 (King Records).


After the End was one of the lesser-known official Evangelion media in the West - as noted in a previous version of this article. The drama was, fan-translated by Matthew Grimes, and this translation was later used in a picsub by Ian Roberts of Zettai Unmei Anime. The picsub uses the original audio, compiled with an image of the character who is speaking, in a similar manner to subtitles in some video games. Roberts' picsub can be found on his website and on YouTube. Years later, it became quite popular. It was also extremely successful in Japan at the time.

Audio Releases
Arranged Albums: Evangelion Symphony | Evangelion Vox | Evangelion Wind Symphony No.1 | Evangelion Wind Symphony No.2 | Evangelion PianoForte #1 | The world! Evangelion Jazz night =The Tokyo III Jazz club= | ShiroSAGISU OUTTAKES FROM EVANGELION (VOl.1) | Shin Godzilla vs Evangelion Symphony
Compilation Albums: The Day of Second Impact | Evangelion: The Birthday of Rei Ayanami | Refrain of Evangelion | Evangelion: Decade | Neon Genesis Evangelion Soundtrack 25th Anniversary Box | Evangelion Finally
Soundtrack Albums: Neon Genesis Evangelion OST I | Neon Genesis Evangelion OST II | Neon Genesis Evangelion OST III | Evangelion Death | End of Evangelion (Soundtrack) | S² Works | Music from Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone | Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone Original Soundtrack | Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance Original Soundtrack | Music from Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo | Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo Original Soundtrack | Music from "Shin Evangelion" Evangelion: 3.0+1.0
Studio Albums: Neon Genesis Evangelion Addition | Neon Genesis Evangelion Classical Volume | Refrain, The Songs Were Inspired by Evangelion | Evangelion Extreme
Theme Songs: A Cruel Angel's Thesis | Fly Me to the Moon | Soul's Refrain | Thanatos -If I can't be yours- | Komm, süsser Tod | Beautiful World | Sakura Nagashi | One Last Kiss
Other: After the End | Animate Voice Cassette