In the original Evangelion series, the height of the EVA units was something between 40 and 95 meters tall. It changed back and forth and caused lots of controversy.

The rebuild series of movies seem to be more consistent with the mecha size. Also there are several shots of the mecha near real-life objects.

So, using the Rebirth shots (i.e. ignoring outdated source material), what is the height of the EVA 01?

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As you've already identified, the Evas are inconsistently portrayed, often shifting in size between scenes as the script requires, ranging between 40 metres when the characters need to run/jump/climb on them, up to a maximum of about 80-90 metres when they're moving around Tokyo-3 or fighting against the Angels.

Gainax did release the image below as part of the DVD extras relating to the Rebuild series. As you can see, it has a width and height scale.

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  • I don't speak Japanese so the meaning of the other writing at the bottom of the image isn't known. Any help would be appreciated.
    – Valorum
    Sep 22, 2014 at 21:07
  • For what it's worth, Google Translate gives: Were placed in a grid of 10m each to form setting, contrast reference. Image by way of Anno Hideaki was using, vol wrote also the size of the car or train or hierarchy of building
    – Xantec
    Sep 22, 2014 at 21:14
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    That is why I am only interested in rebirth or later material. From watching the movies, it seemed less random. Also I need reliable info to spite the Pacific Rim groupies. Sep 22, 2014 at 21:30
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    @Mindwin - There is no reliable material when it comes to cartoon monsters. They're as big/small as the story requires.
    – Valorum
    Sep 22, 2014 at 21:32
  • 75 meters to the head and 80 to the shoulder then? Feb 4, 2019 at 17:44

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