Release date: December 6, 2021 Purchase link: All the Anime Price: £199.99 Note: The international re-release of NEON GENESIS EVANGELION does not contain “FLY ME TO THE MOON” in any of its home video editions
Presented on Blu-ray for the first time in the UK, 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.
The NEON GENESIS EVANGELION Ultimate Edition was created by fans as the definitive celebration of one of the most important and influential anime series of all time, featuring exclusive artwork, over 5 hours of bonus features, both Official (2019) and Classic (1996) Dub and Subtitled options spread over 11 discs, a 158 page book, exclusive merchandise, and more.
NEON GENESIS EVANGELION Ultimate Edition Details
Limited Edition Artwork
The Ultimate Edition is encased in a premium-quality rigid-board shoulder box featuring artwork never before released in the UK & Ireland. These renderings of Asuka and Rei were previously featured on the Japanese LaserDisc release, and are further accented with a hi-build UV treatment on the title and characters, with micromotion on the LCL around Rei. The set also includes two sturdy fold-out disc carriers featuring LaserDisc artwork of Shinji & Gendo on one with Misato & Kaji on the other.
Bonus Classic Dubs and Subtitles
In addition to the official dub and subtitles, there is an extra set of discs including the bonus classic dub and subtitled version for the twenty-six episode series, as well as the films EVANGELIONEATH (TRUE)2 and THE END OF EVANGELION.
A perfect-bound 156-page book collects full credit lists for each episode, promotional posters and artwork, detailed surveys of all 26 NEON GENESIS EVANGELION episodes, a glossary of Angels and EVA units, a timeline of key moments in the release of NEON GENESIS EVANGELION, and more.
Eleven double-sided 12x12” art boards are a high-quality replication of the full character-based artwork from the famed 1996 Japanese LaserDisc release. Printed on sturdy cardstock, these art boards are ready for wall display or additional framing.
Sachiel Resin Paperweight
A limited edition resin paperweight modeled on Sachiel, the 3rd Angel. Sachiel is the first Angel to appear in NEON GENESIS EVANGELION and emerges from the sea in Episode 1: ANGEL ATTACK. This paperweight was created exclusively for the Ultimate Edition.
NERV ID Card with Lanyard
Recreated from its appearance in NEON GENESIS EVANGELION, this double-sided guest ID Card features the NERV organisation logo and includes a sturdy 450mm lanyard adorned with the Magi System’s signature “EMERGENCY” indicators. This ID card and lanyard are created exclusively for the Ultimate Edition.
Robust bonus video content
Including a treasure trove of bonus content from the original Japanese Blu-Ray release, there are over 7 hours of content to be found on the Ultimate Edition on top of the classic dub including:
TV Series: Animatic collection, TV commercials, TV Premiere Promos, Japanese Voice Auditions, Genesis 0:0 IN THE BEGINNING, Image Board Collection, Japanese Blu-ray Box Commercial, Music videos: The Cruel Angel’s Thesis, Genesis 0:0’ THE LIGHT FROM THE DARKNESS
THE END OF EVANGELION: Deleted Live Action Scene, Making of Live Action Scene, Theatrical Teaser, Theatrical Trailer, TV Spots, Final Scene Alternate Take, FULL SONG - MUSUNDE HIRAITE, EPISODE:25’ Love is destructive. (PARTIAL ANIMATIC), MUSIC VIDEOS: ‘Soul’s Refrain’ / Yoko Takahashi, ‘THANATOS – IF I CAN’T BE YOURS’ / LOREN & MASH, ‘ARMAGEDDON’ / Shiro SAGISU and ‘Memories of Heaven’ / Megumi Hayashibara. Video Format Version of THE END OF EVANGELION.