Brace yourselves, fellow nerds. 'Neon Genesis Evangelion' is coming to Netflix.
Today, Netflix announced that all 26 episodes of the original Neon Genesis Evangelion will be available to stream, along with the two feature films The End of Evangelion and Evangelion: Death (True)2 in the Spring of 2019.
This is great because the show is groundbreaking, entertaining, and it has never been available to stream globally. Rights issues have kept the DVDs out of print in many territories for years, so unless you were willing to buy knockoffs at Comic-Con, or a region free DVD player, you missed out.
Video is no longer available: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nafii87gdzs
So if you were a fan of the original, get ready to be able to quickly click and watch it at home.
While this is a coup no matter what, it's important to point out how this positions Netflix. You can clearly see the brand working to capture more Asian markets. The streaming giant has also acquired a few other Anime shows and seems to be focusing on getting content that not only appeals to English-speaking audiences but reaches globally.
In other anime news, it now looks like a Cowboy Bebop live-action adaptation has been announced by Netflix and Adult Swim has picked up a Blade Runner anime series as well.
It will definitely be interesting to see what else they acquire moving forward.
Here are the credits, via Deadline, for the show:
Director: Hideaki Anno; Planning / Draft: Hideaki Anno; Character Design: Yoshiyuki Sadamoto; Mechanic Design: Ikuto Yamashita, Hideaki Anno; Production Company: Studio Khara; Cast: Megumi Ogata, Kotono Mitsuishi, Yuriko Yamaguchi, Megumi Hayashibara, Yuko Miyamura