Ep 26 – “Take care of yourself” / “Sekai no chūshin de “ai” o sakenda kemono (The Beast that Shouted “I” at the Heart of the World)” (世界の中心でアイを叫んだけもの)
The Human Instrumentality Project continues as humankind attempts to complete its existence. Shinji continues to struggle with the impact of his personal existence, and eventually views a world (resembling a light-hearted, comedic high school setting) in which he is not an Evangelion pilot. Shinji, now understanding that his existence is not fixed, destroys the constrictive shell which he had formed around himself. He is met by all of the other characters from the series, who applaud and congratulate him, and, in response, he thanks them all.