Remastered "Neon Genesis Evangelion" Blu-ray Release Plans Announced

The two version are due out in Japan on August 25th

Last December, plans were announced to release Neon Genesis Evangelion in an HD remastered Blu-ray box sets along with an Archives of Evangelion: Neon Genesis Evangelion Broadcast version DVD-box this summer, with original character designer Yoshiyuki Sadamoto providing art. This weekend, the release information was posted, listing that the 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


The DVD-Box will have the on-air versions of the 26 episodes and the EVANGELION: DEATH(TRUE) & REBIRTH movie on 8 discs. It will have the two specials covering the movie as bonus footage. It too will have a booklet.



via @ultimatemegax


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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