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