Saturday, 23 March 2019

Netflix confirm that NEON GENESIS EVANGELION is coming in June

Netflix have confirmed that they will be airing classic anime Neon Genesis Evangelion from 21 June this year.

Originally airing across 26 episodes in 1995, Hideaki Anno's cult animated series has some traditional anime tropes - large battle mecha, battles with invading monsters, young heroes and their life problems - but mixes them in with a degree of philosophising and existentialism to create something more original and thoughtful (although standard anime mayhem is never too far away). The series has gained a reputation for being almost as confusing as it is revered, with fans intensely debating the meaning of the series and its themes to this very day, whilst the ending has proven controversial (and was subject to several rehashes via remakes and DVD movies).

Unlike some other classic anime, like Death Note and Cowboy Bebop, Netflix will not be producing a live-action remake of Evangelion on the grounds there isn't enough money on Earth to do so.

This is a slightly new version of Neon Genesis Evangelion, featuring a remastered look and an all-new English dub. A whole new generation can look forward to being confused anew by what can only be described as "David Lynch's Pacific Rim."

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