You may need heard that Neon Genesis Evangelion, the seminal 1995 anime sequence seemingly about big mech battles however far deeper and extra disturbing than that, is coming to Blu-ray for the very first time within the US, UK, and past. What you won’t have heard: when that information was first introduced almost two weeks in the past, it was only for a $275 limited-edition Neon Genesis Evangelion’s Ultimate Edition whose stateside launch of simply 5,000 copies bought out within the blink of an eye fixed.

As we speak, GKids is rectifying that with a five-disc Normal Version that prices simply $60 and can truly ship a month sooner than these $275 copies, technically making it the precise first official Blu-ray launch in the USA when it arrives November ninth. And if you happen to’re nonetheless bummed you couldn’t get the 11-disc Final Version? Nicely, there’s additionally a brand new 11-disc Collectors Version for $220 that you just would possibly like as an alternative, delivery December eighth.

Each are available for preorder today, and may characteristic the identical 1080p remastered footage (with a 1:33:1 facet ratio) and with DTS-HD MA 5.1 audio for each English and Japanese.

Every version comprises the total unique 26-episode sequence, in addition to Evangelion: Dying (True)² — which older followers would possibly know as Dying & Rebirth — and The Finish of Evangelion, in addition to bonus options together with “animatics, TV commercials, music videos and more.” The Collector’s Version additionally comes with a full set of further discs containing the unique basic English dub of your complete sequence, two further hours of bonus options together with the Japanese solid auditions, plus a 40-page e-book and eight artwork playing cards.

The Collector’s Version seems a little bit one thing like this:

That’s not fairly as lavish because the Final Version, in fact, whose included e-book is almost quadruple the scale at 156-pages and comes with fancier artwork and a NERV ID badge, however I believe I’ll dwell. (The UK version of that isn’t truly bought out as of this writing, in case you’re .) Right here’s the Final Version’s unfold:

Evangelion was one of many first exhibits that launched me to anime, and a few of its extra disturbing moments nonetheless dwell in my head rent-free. When the sequence and its follow-up movies lastly legally arrived within the US once more through Netflix (the place you may nonetheless watch them immediately), we known as them “the perfect story for this moment in history.” And that was earlier than the COVID-19 pandemic.

The UK and Australia will possible be asserting related editions immediately: here’s the UK distributor, and click here for Australia.

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