Neon Genesis Evangelion Gets North American Blu-ray 2021 Release

The legendary TV anime series Neon Genesis Evangelion involves North America in 2021 as a Blu-ray, together with the 2 movies; Evangelion Death (True)² and also the End of Evangelion.

Neon Genesis Evangelion: Plot

In 2015, fifteen years after a worldwide cataclysm referred to as the Second Impact. Teenager Shinji Ikari is summoned to the futuristic city of Tokyo-3 by his estranged father Gendo Ikari, director of the special paramilitary unit Nerv. Shinji witnesses international organization forces battling an Angel. One in all a race of giant monstrous beings whose awakening was foretold by the lake Scrolls. Due to the Angels’ near-impenetrable force-fields, Nerv’s giant Evangelion bio-machines, synchronized to the nervous systems of their pilots and possessing their force-fields, are the sole weapons capable of keeping the Angels from annihilating humanity. Nerv officer Misato Katsuragi escorts Shinji into the Nerv complex beneath the town. Where his father pressures him into piloting the Evangelion Unit-01 against the Angel. Without training, Shinji is quickly overwhelmed within the battle, causing the Evangelion to travel berserk and savagely kill the Angel on its own.

Following hospitalization, Shinji moves in with Misato and settles into life in Tokyo-3. In his second battle, Shinji destroys an Angel but runs away afterward, distraught. Misato confronts Shinji and he decides to stay a pilot. The Nerv crew and Shinji must then battle and defeat the remaining 14 Angels to forestall the Third Impact. A worldwide cataclysm that will destroy the planet. Evangelion Unit-00 is repaired shortly afterward.

Rei Ayanami: The Best Girl?

Shinji tries to befriend its pilot, the mysterious, socially isolated teenage girl Rei Ayanami. With Rei’s help, Shinji defeats another Angel. They’re then joined by the pilot of Evangelion Unit-02, the multitalented, but insufferable teenager Asuka Langley Sōryu, who is German-Japanese-American. Together, the three of them manage to defeat several Angels. As Shinji adjusts to his new role as a pilot, he gradually becomes more confident and self-assured. Asuka moves in with Shinji, and that they begin to develop confusing feelings for each other, kissing at her provocation.

Neon Genesis Evangelion: The Dark Side

After being absorbed by an Angel, Shinji breaks free because of the Eva working on its own. He’s later forced to fight an infected Evangelion Unit-03 and watches its pilot, his friend and classmate Toji Suzuhara incapacitated and presumably permanently disabled. Asuka loses her self-confidence following a defeat and spirals into depression. This can be worsened by her next fight, against an Angel which attacks her mind and forces her to relive her worst fears and childhood trauma, leading to a mental breakdown. Within the next battle, Rei self-destructs Unit-00 and dies to avoid wasting Shinji’s life. Misato and Shinji visit the hospital where they find Rei alive but claiming she is “the third Rei”.

Misato forces scientist Ritsuko Akagi to reveal the dark secrets of Nerv, the Evangelion boneyard. And also the dummy plug system which operates using clones of Rei, who was herself created with the DNA of Shinji’s mother, Yui Ikari. This succession of events leaves Shinji emotionally scarred and alienated from the remainder of the characters. Kaworu Nagisa replaces the catatonic Asuka as a pilot of Unit-02. Kaworu, who initially befriends Shinji and gains his trust, is in reality the ultimate foretold Angel, Tabris. He fights Shinji, then realizes that he must die if humanity is to survive and asks Shinji to kill him. Shinji hesitates but eventually kills Kaworu, causing Shinji to be overridden with guilt.

Neon Genesis Evangelion: Human Instrumentality Project

After the ultimate Angel is defeated, Seele, the mysterious cabal overseeing the events of the series, triggers the “Human Instrumentality Project”. A forced evolution of humanity within which the souls of all mankind are merged for benevolent purposes. Believing that if unified, humanity could finally overcome the loneliness and alienation that has eternally plagued mankind. Shinji’s soul grapples with the explanation for his existence and reaches an epiphany that he needs others to thrive. Enabling him to destroy the wall of negative emotions that torment him and reunite with the others, who congratulate him.

More Details…

Many thought at the moment would never come, but rejoice, because the original TV anime for Neon Genesis Evangelion is coming to Blu-ray and digital download in North America. GKIDS is distributing the 26-episode show and therefore the first two films, Evangelion: Death (True)² and therefore the End of Evangelion, sometime in 2021.

This is the primary time that the 1995 Neon Genesis Evangelion TV anime and its two movies are released on Blu-ray in North America. Western watchers could only hope to urge the VHS or DVDs from the 90s, or the “Platinum Edition” DVD release from 2005 if they wished to own a physical copy of the influential show.

Evangelion: Death (True)² is a compilation film of the anime TV series with some updated footage. the tip of Evangelion film provided a brand new ending to the initial story.

It’s currently unknown if GKIDS will release the 1995 versions with original English dub and music or the Netflix version with their new English cast and soundtrack. GKIDS is additionally releasing an “Ultimate Edition,” but details thereon also are unclear.

However, it’s still astounding that the series can now reach new anime fans in streaming through Netflix or physically collectible since the sole thanks to watching it was through illegal stream sites. it is a great announcement as we approach the TV anime 25th anniversary.

Story synopsis of the TV anime from Netflix

A.D. 2015. Tokyo 3 is under fire by powerful creatures called the Angels. The protagonist, Shinji Ikari, is chosen to pilot the Humanoid Decisive Weapon Evangelion — the sole way for humanity to fight against the Angels. The battle for the fate of humanity starts now. What exactly are the Angels? What fate awaits the young pilots and humanity itself? – Netflix.

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