Ikari Shinji is a typical, somewhat introverted 14 year old who unwillingly gets sucked into a world spanning epos. Mysterious, though not clear whether male- or benevolently, creatures known as 'Angels' are invading earth, and Shinji has along with other children of his age to pilot the 'Evas', giant humanoid robots designed to protect humanity from Angels.
What are those Angels? What is their purpose? What are Evas and how are they related to their pilots? And above all, what are human beings, are questions this drama strives to answer.