Netflix announces “Neon Genesis Evangelion” and more to stream Spring 2019

Netflix has announced that Gainax’ “cult-classic” Neon Genesis Evangelion series will be released on the streaming service next spring. The announcement was made during the Anime Lineup Presentation event at Tokyo’s Akiba Theatre.

Originally broadcast in Japan during the mid-90s, Netflix calls the sci-fi anime’s upcoming new release its global streaming debut. It will be joined by movies Neon Genesis Evangelion: Death and Rebirth and The End of Evangelion, a series recap movie and feature-length alternate ending respectively.

Netflix describes the series as such:

A.D. 2015. Tokyo 3 is under attack by powerful creatures known as the Angels. The protagonist, Shinji Ikari, is chosen to pilot the Humanoid Decisive Weapon Evangelion — the only way for humanity to fight against the Angels. The battle for the fate of humanity starts now. What exactly are the Angels? What fate awaits the young pilots and humanity itself?

Netflix also announced several other titles at the event. These include Saint Seiya: Knights of the Zodiac, Ultraman, Rilakkuma and Kaoru, and 7SEEDS. It is unknown if the newer Rebuild of Evangelion movies, which are made by Studio Khara but maintain director Hideaki Anno’s involvement, will make their way to the streaming service as well.

Source: Press Release

Melvyn originally wanted to write about video games, and he did so for a few years, starting from his college days. He still writes about video games sometimes, but now focuses on anime-related news content and the occasional review. Some of his free time is spent self-learning Japanese, both out of interest in the language and because English-translated light novels and manga are expensive. Every anime season, Melvyn looks forward to discovering new standout episodes and OP/ED animation sequences, as well as learning about the storyboard artists and directors behind them.
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