Neon Genesis Evangelion boxset arrives in December

Neon Genesis Evangelion has been one of the most influential shows and now it’s all coming to Blu-ray with both the series and the movies in one boxset. This is a futuristic world of bio-mechanics and monsters. Here’s the press release from GKIDS and Shout! Factory:

GKIDS ANNOUNCES“NEON GENESIS EVANGELION”ARRIVES IN LIMITED-RUN COLLECTOR’S EDITION SET, STANDARD EDITION, AND DIGITAL DOWNLOAD TO OWN
©khara/Project Eva. GROUNDBREAKING SERIES NOW AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER 

NEW YORK (August 30, 2021) – GKIDS, the acclaimed producer and distributor of animation for adult and family audiences, with distribution from Shout! Factory, announced it will issue the critically-acclaimed NEON GENESIS EVANGELION in an expansive Collector’s Edition Set, Standard Edition, and digital download-to-own. The three new formats include the original twenty-six episode television series, NEON GENESIS EVANGELION, as well as the films EVANGELION:DEATH (TRUE)2 and THE END OF EVANGELION. These editions join the previously announced Ultimate Edition, marking the first time NEON GENESIS EVANGELION will be available on Blu-ray in North America. The NEON GENESIS EVANGELION Collector’s Edition is a deluxe 11-disc set presented in a rigid case, containing a 40-page book, 8 art cards, the Official Dub and Subtitled versions, and the bonus Classic Dub and Subtitled versions. The Collector’s Edition set contains over seven hours of bonus features including animatics, TV commercials, music videos, Japanese cast auditions, trailers, and more. This limited-edition set will be available online through select outlets, and is now available for pre-order, arriving December 8, 2021.
NEON GENESIS EVANGELION Collector’s EditionThe Standard Edition is an essential five-disc set that will contain over five hours of bonus features, including animatics, TV commercials, music videos, and more. The Standard Edition will be widely available in stores and online wherever Blu-ray box sets are sold, and is now available for pre-order, arriving November 9, 2021. NEON GENESIS EVANGELION, as well as the films EVANGELION:DEATH (TRUE)2 and THE END OF EVANGELION also arrives on digital download to own platforms on November 2, 2021.
NEON GENESIS EVANGELION Standard Edition
NEON GENESIS EVANGELION is also available as an Ultimate Edition set. Strictly limited to 5,000 copies for North America, the NEON GENESIS EVANGELION: Ultimate Edition is sold exclusively through the GKIDS Store (with a limit of 1 per customer). For fans in the United Kingdom, the NEON GENESIS EVANGELION: Ultimate Edition is distributed by Anime Ltd. For more information, please visit evangelion.alltheanime.com The full listing of bonus features for the NEON GENESIS EVANGELION: Ultimate Edition, Collector’s Edition, and Standard Edition is available at GKIDS.com/EVANGELION
GKIDS previously announced that it had acquired North American theatrical, home video, and EST rights to the critically acclaimed masterwork. Created by Hideaki ANNO, the NEON GENESIS EVANGELION television series is considered one of the most influential animated series of all time. Since its 1995 premiere in Japan, the story of teenager Shinji Ikari has remained one of the most iconic titles in animation history, and a global pop culture phenomenon.

SYNOPSIS
In 2015, Tokyo-3 is under attack from “Angels,” extraordinary beings that possess various special abilities. Multipurpose Humanoid Decisive Weapon, Evangelion is the only method to counter these Angels, and Shinji Ikari is chosen as its pilot. The battle for the fate of humankind has begun. Exactly what are the Angels? What is destined for the young pilots? And what will become of humanity? Presented on Blu-ray for the first time in North America, this groundbreaking, action-packed series from creator Hideaki ANNO has been hailed as one of the most important anime series of all time – a remarkable fusion of genres, and a powerful examination of the relationship between man and machine.  
“One of the most powerful, visually stunning, intellectually probing anime in the medium’s history” – VOX
 “The reach and influence of the series can still be felt today… Evangelion revolutionized a genre and its depiction of the relationship between human and machine.” – THE NEW YORKER 
“A polarizing enigma that provokes some of the most intense reactions and debate in all of pop culture.” – POLYGON 
“An anime classic – equivalent in acclaim, auteurship, and cultural footprint to America’s Twin Peaks or 2001: A Space Odyssey.” – VULTURE 
“A dense work of psychological fiction and… a genuine artistic achievement.” – THE VERGE 
About GKIDS
GKIDS is the producer and distributor of award-winning feature animation for both adult and family audiences. Since 2010, the company has scored an astounding 12 Best Animated Feature Oscar nominations with The Secret of Kells in 2010, A Cat in Paris and Chico & Rita in 2012, Ernest & Celestine in 2014, The Tale of The Princess Kaguya and Song of the Sea in 2015, Boy and the World and When Marnie Was There in 2016, My Life as a Zucchini in 2017, The Breadwinner in 2018, Mirai in 2019, and Wolfwalkers in 2021. GKIDS handles North American distribution for the famed Studio Ghibli library of films, one of the world’s most coveted animation collections with titles Spirited AwayMy Neighbor TotoroPrincess Mononoke and others; as well as the critically acclaimed television series, Neon Genesis Evangelion. Also, GKIDS is the founder and host of ANIMATION IS FILM, the annual LA-based film festival which embraces the highest aspirations of animation as a cinematic art form, and is a vocal advocate for filmmakers who push the boundaries of the medium to its fullest range of artistic expressions. www.gkids.com 
About Shout! Factory
Shout! Factory, LLC is a diversified multi-platform media company devoted to producing, uncovering, preserving and revitalizing the very best of pop culture. Founders Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos have spent their entire careers sharing their music, television and film favorites with discerning consumers the world over. Shout! Factory’s entertainment offerings serve up feature films, classic and contemporary TV series, animation, live music and comedy specials. In addition, Shout! Factory maintains a vast entertainment distribution network which delivers culturally relevant programming, movie and audio content to all the leading digital service providers in North America and across multiple platforms. Shout! Factory owns and operates Shout! Studios, Scream Factory, Shout! Factory Kids, Shout! Factory Films, Mystery Science Theater 3000, Timeless Media Group and Shout! Factory TV. These riches are the result of a creative acquisition mandate that has established the company as a hotbed of cultural preservation and commercial reinvention. Shout! Factory is based in Los Angeles, California. For more on Shout! Factory, visit shoutfactory.com. # # # www.GKIDS.com/EVANGELION

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