September 2 - November 14, 2014 (first season)
Shinji Gets Grounded is the debut web series by Youtube user YO YO YO RAP MUSIC AND VIDEO GAMES starring Shinji Ikari from the anime series Neon Genesis Evangelion. Each episode ends with Shinji getting grounded by his parents and the NERV staff.
The series gained popularity when a screenshot of the first episode was shared by Tumblr page GoAnimateScreencaps, gaining over 1000 notes within 24 hours.
In December 2014 a Christmas special was released featuring Kaworu Sakurada and MarioLeopoldSam.
In January 2015 Shinji Gets Grounded was renewed for a second season which had 4 full episodes, 1 mini episode and 1 movie.
The final episode caused a lot of controversy when it was delayed for 2 months due to the budget running out. An additional $10 million funding was obtained through a sponsorship deal with Monster Energy Drink, in association with Samboy Chips.
The series has also attracted some haters who post messages such as "DON'T ****ING MAKE A GROUNDED VIDEO OUT OF SHINJI."
Home Video Release
On December 2nd 2014 Studio Khara announced that Neon Genesis Evangelion and End of Evangelion will be released on blu-ray, and Shinji Gets Grounded will be included. The bonus episode "Adventures of Yui Ikari" will also be part of the collection.
Differences from Neon Genesis Evangelion
The canon of Shinji Gets Grounded differs from the original Evangelion series and Rebuild movies.
- Shinji's mother Yui is alive and working at NERV
- Misato is the teacher of Shinji's class
- Mari only appears in the final episode and Christmas special
- Third Impact occurs during the first episode, but the series continues anyway
- Asuka wears an eyepatch
- Rei wears her school uniform from the alternate reality of Episode 26
- The Human Instrumentality Project is replaced with the Human Grounding Project
|Original Airdate||Summary||Production Code|
|Shinji initiates third impact and gets grounded||September 2 2014||Shinji is forced to pilot the Eva and gets mad, causing the third impact||101|
|Shinji breaks the fourth wall and gets grounded||September 3 2014||Shinji gets unfairly grounded, making him mad enough to open the Chamber of Guf and break the fourth wall||102|
|Shinji makes a new friend and gets grounded||September 4 2014||Shinji befriends the angel Ramiel instead of destroying it||103|
|Evangelion school behavior cards (Shinji gets super-grounded)||September 5 2014||
Misato hands out behavior cards to the students, Shinji gets dead meat.
|Shinji finds a part time job and gets grounded||September 6 2014||Shinji and Toji go into business cooking crystal meth.||105|
|Asuka Misbehaves at McDonalds and Shinji gets Grounded||September 8 2014||Asuka destroys McDonalds but Shinji takes the blame.||106|
|Shinji Visits Rei and gets Grounded||September 9 2014||Shinji and Rei find themselves in an embarrassing situation.||107|
|Shinji Cops the Red Octobers, breaks Misato's legs and gets Grounded||September 12 2014||Shinji obtains some rare sneakers but they are not what they seem.||108|
|Shinji Transforms NERV into Krispy Kreme and gets Grounded||September 13 2014||Shinji's scheme to turn NERV into Krispy Kreme backfires in a tragic way.||109|
|Shinji Gets Grounded: One More Final||November 14 2014||NERV's ultimate plan is revealed and Shinji has a tough decision to make||110|
|Shinji Gets Grounded - Christmas Special||December 21 2014||Shinji presents a Christmas story.||N/A|
|Shinji Gets Grounded - Christmas Special Epilogue||December 27 2014||N/A|
|Shinji gets the Kim Kardashian Error||December 30 2014||An error threatens the NERV school, Shinji and Misato have 3 chances.||201|
|Shinji plays Scrimmy Bingus and the Crungy Spingus, gets Grounded||January 7 2015||A weird video game causes Shinji's personality to change.||202|
|A Siege at McDonalds and Shinji gets Grounded 500 Years||January 12 2015||A trip to McDonalds turns into a deadly siege.||203|
|Shinji gets Married, Grounded and sent to the 36 Chambers||March 3 2015||Gay marriage is now legal but Shinji doesn't want to get married.||204|
|Shinji Takes Care of Business||March 3 2015||A mini-episode that ties up a loose end.||204a|
|Shinji Gets Grounded: 36 Chambers of Grounding||June 5 2015||The final conclusion to the series, Shinji must suffer through all 36 Chambers of Shaolin Temple||205|