"Neon Genesis Evangelion" Blu-ray Packaging Preview Updated With Product Photos

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. Two versions are due out in Japan on August 25th at 38,000 Yen for the Blu-rays and 18,000yen for the DVDs, and after a rough look was offered in June, final photos have now gone online.  





"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


(10 discs):

Discs 1-5: TV series plus Director's Cut/Video Edition 21-24 re-mastered in HD
Bonus: 30s episode previews (ep 1-20)
5 BD50 GB discs/1080p/4:3 format/5.1 Linear PCM & 2.0 Linear PCM tracks/JP Closed Caption subtitles

Disc 6: Death and Rebirth (Death first time on disc) using HD master
Bonus: Teaser, Trailer, TV spots
1 BD 50 GB disc/1080p (one part not)/16:9/2.0 Linear PCM

Disc 7: The End of Evangelion using HD master
Bonus: Trailer/TV spots/ 5.1 surround Soundtrack (22 pieces chosen by Anno)
First time on disc bonuses: "Open Binds" (Raw materials for music composed for ep 26)
"Voice Auditions" (materials for Rei/Asuka/Misato/Ritsuko/Gendo's actors)
1 BD 50 GB disc/1080p (one part not)/16:9 (some not)/5.1 Linear PC & 2.0 Linear PCM tracks

Disc 8: Revival of Evangelion
1 BD 50 GB disc/1080p/16:9/5.1 Linear PC & 2.0 Linear PCM tracks

Disc 9: Bonuses
Episode 25/26 (laserdisc/VHS edition)
Textless OP/ED
Image Board collection
Genesis 0:0 features
Movie ep 26 live action part
TV CM collection
Music clip collection

New bonuses made for BD-Box:
Movie Ep 26 live action making of clip (supervised by Anno)
Movie Ep 26 last scene alternative line version (Asuka line change)
BD-Box promotional clip
1 BD 50 GB disc/1080p (some not)/16:9/5.1 Linear PCM and 2.0 Linear PCM tracks

Disc 10: Bonuses pt 2
Recording/Dubbing videos
Episodes 9/15/18/19/20/21/22/23/24/25/26/Rebirth/Air (part)
Episodes 20/21/25/26/Rebirth are newly made for this set
1 BD 50 GB disc/1080i/4:3/2.0 Linear PCM

170 pg booklet containing materials from the laser disc booklets
Eva fan-letter set (from laser discs)

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


 (8 discs)
Disc 1-7: TV series (on-air version)
2-layer discs/4:3/Dolby Digital 2.0/JP closed caption subtitles

Disc 7 Bonus footage:
TV series re-broadcast special programs (first time on-disc)
1. Movie Decision!
2. Excitement of Pre-sale Tickets
3. Voice from actress
4. Exciting Evangelion Festival!
5. Inside Gainax!
6. Everything about Evangelion Death and Rebirth

TV series re-re-broadcast special programs:
Night 1 pt 1/2
Night 2 pt 1/2/3
Night 3 pt 1/2
Final Night pt 1/2

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.

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