"Evangelion" Prepares for Blu-ray Release With Golden Week Public Transit Ads
Two versions of original TV series and movies are due out in Japan on August 25th
This fall, Neon Genesis Evangelion marks its 20th anniversary and part of the celebration is an August release of an HD remaster of the original TV series and movies. Khara is capitalizing on this week's Golden Week holidays to promote the release with a prominent billboard of quotes greeting travellers at JR Shinjuku Station.
…ゴールデンウィークですね…！！本日5/4から5/10までの1週間、JR新宿駅の東口改札内北通路に、新世紀エヴァンゲリオン Blu-rayBOXの発売予告ポスターが掲出されます。新宿へお出かけの際は是非ご覧ください。 ※駅係員への問い合わせはご遠慮ください。— evangelion_official (@evangelion_co) May 4, 2015
新宿駅に「新世紀エヴァンゲリオン Blu-rayBOX」発売予告ポスターが登場 http://t.co/Tn6w0gaUO7 pic.twitter.com/vc7tNzGpLS— エヴァファン (@eva_fan) May 4, 2015
Gigantic ad in Shinjuku station for the upcoming Eva Blu Ray box set. The entire poster consists of famous Eva lines. pic.twitter.com/V8Qoe18cPs— Kyle McLain (@FarmboyinJapan) May 4, 2015
via via @ultimatemegax...
Two versions are due out in Japan on August 25th at 38,000 Yen for the Blu-rays and 18,000yen for the DVDs.
"Neon Genesis Evangelion" Blu-ray Box:
"Neon Genesis Evangelion" - HD Remastered
Combines episodes 1-26 and 21'-24'
Evangelion Death and Rebirth - HD master
- First time Death will be released on video
The End of Evangelion - HD master (can play with the Love and Pop extra after the film)
Revival of Evangelion - HD master
- Death(True)2/Love is Destructive/ONE MORE FINAL: I need you
The Evangelion BD-Box consists of 9 discs and a booklet in special packaging. The official runtime is 900 minutes plus bonus footage.
Bonus footage include image board collection, dubbing rush video, TV spots for the airing, textless OP/ED, Genesis 0:0 (both volumes), promotional videos/CMs, Episode 26 live action portion, TV series 30s preview, movie trailer/teasers, and dubbing scripts. Additionally there are the promotional videos edited by Masayuki for the OP/ED, Soul's Refrain, Thanatos, Armageddon, and Memories of Paradice.
Additionally, a 5.1 surround sound BGM collection of 22 tracks will be offered.
The details of the hardcover book are not disclosed. No English subtitles/audio are mentioned.
Archives of Evangelion: Neon Genesis Evangelion Broadcast version DVD-box
Neon Genesis Evangelion (On air version)
Episodes 1-26 as they aired on TV.
- First time released on video
Evangelion: Death (True) and Rebirth (TV broadcast version)
- First time Death(True) was released on video
Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain't It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.