By Patrick Aguda / October 3rd, 2020
GKIDS has announced that they have acquired the home video and theatrical rights to Neon Genesis Evangelion. These include rights to the original 26-episode TV anime, Evangelion: Death(True)², and The End of Evangelion. GKIDS will release the series on Blu-ray and digital download-to-own in 2021. An Ultimate Edition Blu-ray release was also confirmed. This release will mark the first time Neon Genesis Evangelion will be available on Blu-ray in North America.
Neon Genesis Evangelion aired in Japan from October 4, 1995 to March 27, 1996 for 26 episodes. It was created and directed by Hideaki Anno and produced by Gainax. The original anime series has inspired two follow-up anime films (Death & Rebirth, The End of Evangelion) as well as a remake film series, Rebuild of Evangelion. Evangelion also inspired a manga adaptation by series character designer, Yoshiyuki Sadamoto. The manga ran for 14 volumes and was published by Kadokawa Shoten in Monthly Shonen Ace magazine (1994-2008) and Young Ace magazine (2009-2013).
No other information on the home video release has been released at this time. You can reach GKIDS’ Evangelion website HERE and the official Japanese website HERE. Will you be picking the series up on Blu-ray once it’s available?
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