It is time for Shinji to get in the damn robot. Netflix has announced that it will be bringing the legendary classic anime Neon Genesis Evangelion to its streaming platform in 2019. First you will be happy to note that this announcement did not start with “Live Action”. We have seen so many releases from Netflix about live action remakes. This is the original series being offered streaming worldwide for the first time (legally).
The original 26 episode series was not the ‘perfect’ cut of the episodes. There are directors cuts for episodes 21-24. These episodes are revealed and covered in the 2 films “The End Of Evangelion” and “Evangelion Death and Rebirth”. Evangelion: Death and Rebirth (or Evangelion: Death(True)2 as Netflix titles it) consists of 67-minutes recapping the series (Death). The last 27 minutes consists of new story (Rebirth). The End Of Evangelion covers part of Rebirth and finishes the series with what is widely considered one of the most mind-bending and shocking movie releases in anime.
Both films and the original 26 episode series will stream exclusively on Netflix from Spring 2019!
About Neon Genesis Evangelion
The story is set in 2015, 15 years after a cataclysmic explosion in Antarctica that caused the ice cap to melt, killing a large portion of the Earth’s population. Although it was reported as a meteor impact, the explosion was caused by human interaction with Adam, the first of a series of powerful, sentient creatures known as “Angels” to appear on Earth. To defend against their depredations, humans rely on NERV, a secret agency dedicated to destroying the Angels with their gargantuan robot suits called Evas.