Shinji gets grounded
Shinji Gets Grounded cast

Produced and Directed by



GoAnimate, Gainax


Shinji Ikari, Asuka Langley-Soryu, Rei Ayanami, Misato Katsuragi, Gendo Ikari, Yui Ikari, Kaworu Nagisa

List of seasons


Current status



Running time

3-15 minutes

Original run

September 2 - November 14, 2014 (first season)

Distributed by

Sony Pictures


$40 million

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.

Shinji Gets Grounded has guest starred Bill Cosby, Walter White, Rachel Maddow, Tommy Wiseau and some of the infamous GoAnimate Troublemakers such as Memy9909, Zara and Eric.

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

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