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The NEON GENESIS EVANGELION Collector's Edition is a deluxe 11-disc set presented in a rigid case, containing a 40-page book, 8 art cards, the Official Dub and Subtitled versions, and the bonus Classic Dub and Subtitled versions. The Collector’s Edition set contains over seven hours of bonus features including animatics, TV commercials, music videos, Japanese cast auditions, trailers, and more.

This set includes the original twenty-six episode television series, NEON GENESIS EVANGELION, as well as the films EVANGELION:DEATH (TRUE)2 and THE END OF EVANGELION.

Featuring

  • 7+ Hours of Bonus Features
  • 40-Page Book
  • 8 Art Cards
  • Bonus Classic Dub and Subtitled Versions
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The Standard Edition is an essential five-disc set that will contain over five hours of bonus features, including animatics, TV commercials, music videos, and more.

This set includes the original twenty-six episode television series, NEON GENESIS EVANGELION, as well as the films EVANGELION:DEATH (TRUE)2 and THE END OF EVANGELION. This release includes English and Japanese audio tracks as well as English, English SDH, Songs & Signs subtitles.

Please note that this edition does not include the Bonus Classic Dub and Subtitled Versions featured on the Ultimate and Collector’s Edition.

Featuring

  • 5+ Hours of Bonus Features
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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, merch, a 156-page book, and over 7 hours of bonus features. Spread over 11 discs, this set contains the Official Dub and Subtitled versions, and bonus Classic Dub and Subtitled versions.

Strictly limited to 5,000 copies for North America, and sold exclusively through the GKIDS Store, with a limit of 1 per customer.

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Featuring

  • Limited Edition Artwork
  • Bonus Classic Dub and Subtitled Versions
  • 156-Page Book
  • Art Boards
  • Sachiel Resin Paperweight
  • NERV ID Card w/ Lanyard

The international re-release of NEON GENESIS EVANGELION does not contain "FLY ME TO THE MOON" in any of its home video editions.

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Ultimate Edition Features

Limited Edition Artwork

The Ultimate Edition is encased in a premium-quality rigid-board shoulder box featuring artwork never before released in North America. 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 Dub
and Subtitled Versions

In addition to the Official Dub and Subtitled versions, there is an extra set of discs including the bonus Classic Dub and Subtitled versions for the twenty-six episode series, as well as the films EVANGELION:DEATH (TRUE)2 and THE END OF EVANGELION.

156-Page Book

A perfect-bound 156-page book collects promotional posters and artwork, a glossary of Angels and EVA units, a timeline of key moments in the release of NEON GENESIS EVANGELION, full credit lists for each episode, detailed surveys of all 26 NEON GENESIS EVANGELION episodes, and more.

Art Boards

Eleven double-sided 12x12" art boards are a high-quality replication of the full character-based artwork from the famed 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 w/ Lanyard

Recreated from its appearance in NEON GENESIS EVANGELION, this double-sided guest ID Card features the NERV organization logo and includes a reusable 450mm lanyard adorned with the Magi System’s signature "EMERGENCY" indicators.

This ID Card and lanyard are created exclusively for the Ultimate Edition.

(Video) A Cruel Angel's Thesis (Director's Edit Version)

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"An anime classic — equivalent in acclaim, auteurship, and cultural footprint to America’s Twin Peaks or 2001: A Space Odyssey."

Product Comparison

Ultimate
Edition
Collector's
Edition
Standard
Edition
Download
to Own
NEON GENESIS EVANGELION
The Complete Series
EVANGELION:DEATH (TRUE)2
THE END OF EVANGELION
5+ Hours of Bonus Features
Bonus Classic Version
NEON GENESIS EVANGELION
Bonus Classic Version
EVANGELION:DEATH (TRUE)2
THE END OF EVANGELION
8 Art Cards
Limited Edition LaserDisc Artwork
Limited Edition Sachiel Paperweight
NERV ID Card w/ Lanyard
Exclusive Art Boards
156-Page Book
40-Page Book*
*Excerpted from 156-Page Book
Ultimate
Edition
Collector's
Edition
Standard
Edition
THE END OF EVANGELION - Video Format Version
EPISODE:25' Love is destructive
ONE MORE FINAL: I need you
Title-free Opening
30-Second Next Episode Previews
TV Commercials (Japanese VHS Release)
TV Commercials (Original soundtracks)
TV Commercial (Sega Saturn game)
TV Commercials (Magazines)
TV Premiere Promos
Japanese Voice Auditions
Genesis 0:0 IN THE BEGINNING
Image Board Collection
Japanese Blu-ray Box Commercial
Animatics Collection
EPISODE:9 Both of You, Dance Like You Want to Win!
Animatic Collection
EPISODE:15 Those women longed for the touch of others' lips, and thus invited their kisses.
Animatics Collection
EPISODE:18 AMBIVALENCE
Animatics Collection
EPISODE:19 INTROJECTION
Animatics Collection
EPISODE:20 WEAVING A STORY 2: oral stage
Animatics Collection
EPISODE:21 He was aware that he was still a child.
Animatics Collection
EPISODE:22 Don't Be.
Animatics Collection
EPISODE:23 Rei III
Animatics Collection
EPISODE:24 The Beginning and the End, or "Knockin' on Heaven's Door"
Animatics Collection
EPISODE:25 Do you love me?
Animatics Collection
FINALE: Take care of yourself.
Genesis 0:0’ THE LIGHT FROM THE DARKNESS
THE END OF EVANGELION
Deleted Live Action Scene
THE END OF EVANGELION
Making of the Live Action Scene
THE END OF EVANGELION
Theatrical Teaser
THE END OF EVANGELION
Theatrical Trailer
THE END OF EVANGELION
TV Spots
THE END OF EVANGELION
Final Scene Alternate Take
FULL SONG – MUSUNDE HIRAITE
EPISODE:25' Love is destructive (partial animatic)
Music Video
The Cruel Angel's Thesis
Music Video
'Soul’s Refrain’ / Yoko Takahashi
Music Video
‘THANATOS – IF I CAN’T BE YOURS’ / LOREN & MASH
Music Video
'ARMAGEDDON' / Shiro SAGISU
Music Video
Tengoku no Kioku’ / Megumi Hayashibara Listed on Blu-ray as: Memories of Heaven

About

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Created by Hideaki ANNO, the NEON GENESIS EVANGELION television series is one of the most influential animated series of all time. Since its 1995 premiere in Japan, the story of teenager Shinji Ikari has emerged as one of the most iconic titles in animation history and a global pop culture phenomenon.

A formative title in the animation canon, NEON GENESIS EVANGELION demonstrated the ability of animation to tell stories of philosophy, and intellectual and emotional characters, unlike anything that had been seen before in animation on a global scale.

In a landmark acquisition by GKIDS for the theatrical, home video, and EST rights, the original twenty-six episode television series, NEON GENESIS EVANGELION, as well as the films EVANGELION:DEATH (TRUE)2 and THE END OF EVANGELION will be released on Blu-ray and digital download to own for the first time in North America, later in 2021.

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"One of the most powerful, visually stunning, intellectually probing anime in the medium's history."

Frequently Asked Questions

The Collector's Edition pre-orders are expected to ship the week of December 6, 2021.

Due to disruptions to the global supply chain, current predictions from our freight shipping partners estimate the Ultimate Edition will likely arrive in January 2022.

Order changes to the Ultimate Edition will be accepted on a rolling basis. A notification will be sent out to Ultimate customers ahead of the ship period to allow for final order changes.

Video 1080p High-Definition
Series Aspect Ratio 1.33:1
Features Aspect Ratio Widescren 1.78:1
Audio English and Japanese in DTS-HD MA 5.1 (2003 Renewal)
DTS-HD MA 2.0 (Original Mix Remaster)
Subtitles English, English Subtitles for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (SDH), Songs & Signs
Region A.
Please note, that due to legal restrictions, these discs are not compatible with players in Japan.

The Ultimate Edition is approximately 15" H x 14.25" L x 4.25" W It weighs approximately 11 lbs.

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The Collector's Edition is approximately 6.9" H x 5.4" L x 2.5" W.

The Standard Edition is approximately 6.8" H x 5.4" L x 0.6" W.

Final products subject to change.

Please note that $274.99 is a special promotional pre-order price, effective during the pre-order period from August 19, 2021 and ending on December 7, 2021. After December 7, 2021, the price will return to its standard price of $349.99.

The Ultimate Edition is strictly limited to 5,000 copies in North America. When they sell out, they will not be reprinted. There is a limit of 1 per customer. If we determine the same customer has ordered more than one copy, we will cancel and refund the order.

The Collector's Edition has a limit of 2 per customer. Orders that surpass this limit may be subject to cancellation.

The Standard Edition will ship the week of November 9, 2021.

The Ultimate Edition and Collector's Edition pre-orders are expected to ship the week of December 6, 2021. We are closely monitoring disruptions to the global supply chain, and will update customers with pre-orders about any expected changes should they arise.

The Ultimate Edition is exclusive to the GKIDS Store and is not available for sale elsewhere in North America. The Collector's Edition is available at the GKIDS Store, the Shout! Factory Store, and RightStuf Anime only.

The Standard Edition is available at the GKIDS Store and all major retailers.

Digital Download-to-Own purchase options will be available starting on November 2, 2021. The original twenty-six episode television series, NEON GENESIS EVANGELION, as well as the films EVANGELION:DEATH (TRUE)2 and THE END OF EVANGELION will be available on major platforms.

If your item arrives damaged you may exchange your order within 30 days of delivery. Please use the customer contact form to submit a claim.

Regular returns must be in original sealed packaging to be accepted. Please see the GKIDS Store refund policy for more information.

The GKIDS Store ships in the United States, Canada, and U.S. territories only.

For ordering from the UK, please visit All the Anime.

For ordering from Australia and New Zealand, please visit Madman.

Ultimate Edition orders will be specially shipped via FedEx Ground in the United States and FedEx International Economy in Canada and will require a signature upon receipt. Please note that Canadian shipping rates include duties and taxes.

Please note that if you ordered a Collector's Edition or Standard Edition with an Ultimate Edition, your order will ship in separate packages with the Ultimate Edition shipping via the above mentioned method.

Coupons or discount codes from the GKIDS Store are not applicable on orders of the Ultimate Edition or the Collector's Edition.

Coupons or discount codes from the GKIDS Store can be applied on orders of the Standard Edition.

Yes, please fill out the customer contact form and include your order number. Please submit any order change requests by December 1, 2021 to ensure a full refund. Please also note that order support emails are answered Monday to Friday during business hours EST/EDT.

Yes, please fill out the customer contact form and include your order number. Please submit any order change requests by December 1, 2021 to ensure guaranteed updates. Please also note that order support emails are answered Monday to Friday during business hours EST/EDT.

Please fill out the customer contact form and include your order number if applicable. Please also note that order support emails are answered Monday to Friday during business hours EST/EDT.

Your card will be charged upon placement of your order. You may also pay in installments by selecting Shop Pay Installments as your payment method during checkout.

For questions regarding your order please submit an inquiry using the customer contact form.

Refunds take about 3-5 business days to process. Please contact your form of payment if there are continued issues with processing the refund.

The Ultimate Edition includes 12 12"x12" Art Boards and 8 4"x6" Art Cards.

The Collector's Edition includes the same 8 Art Cards included in the Ultimate Edition.

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FAQs

Why is Neon Genesis Evangelion so controversial? ›

Aside from that, there is the religious symbolism in the show that makes some people label the series as pretentious. Another reason this series gets hate is that a lot shows are heavy on exposition. That is to say that they often tell the audience what's going on. Evangelion shows its narrative visually.

Is Evangelion on Netflix censored? ›

Evangelion has no more cursing

Curse words were actually added to the original English version to better get across the intent of the dialogue. But those curse words have been taken out of the Netflix version, resulting in those moments feeling dramatically different.

What is the point of Neon Genesis Evangelion? ›

The series explores the experiences and emotions of Evangelion pilots and members of Nerv as they try to prevent Angels from causing more cataclysms. In the process, they are called upon to understand the ultimate causes of events and the motives for human action.

Is Neon Genesis Evangelion appropriate? ›

This show is good for 18 and up.

Why Evangelion is a masterpiece? ›

The film is a remake of the final 2 episodes of the series which take place in the metaphysical plane, the film shows what happens in the physical world during that time and is widely considered the true ending and a masterpiece of film making.

Is it normal to not understand Evangelion? ›

So, you finished watching Neon Genesis Evangelion on Netflix and you're a little confused. That's completely normal and entirely expected given, well, the entire ending. But don't worry, we're here to explain everything to you.

Why should I not watch Evangelion on Netflix? ›

We listed the biggest changes to Evangelion on Netflix, which includes the lack of translation of some on-screen text, a completely new and more literal script that takes away from the nuance of the original text, a new voice cast, the omission of swearing in the new translation, and the omission of a key piece of gay ...

What did Netflix Remove from Evangelion? ›

Neon Genesis Evangelion: The Biggest Changes In The Netflix Version
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  • One scene's gay subtext has been removed. ...
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  • Cursing has been removed.
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Is Evangelion on Netflix worth watching? ›

While Netflix's release of Evangelion is by no means perfect, the series itself is a masterpiece and a rite of passage for anyone who watches anime.

Why do they wear hair clips in Evangelion? ›

Profile. The interface headsets are often two distinct nodes which attach to a pilots head. They, along with plugsuits, act as a bridge between a pilot and their Evangelion in order to improve a pilots synchronization rate.

Does Neon Genesis have an ending? ›

Neon Genesis Evangelion finally comes to an end. Neon Genesis Evangelion, one of the seminal works of mecha anime and a franchise that's confused and enraptured fans for more than a quarter of a century, finally got a proper conclusion with the movie Evangelion: 3.0 + 1.0 Thrice Upon a Time.

What does Shinji represent? ›

Director Hideaki Anno conceived Shinji as a representation of himself, reflecting his four-year depression after the airing of his previous work, Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water.

Does Evangelion 2.0 have nudity? ›

There is strong gore, such a huge jets of blood when an alien creature is stabbed and blood pouring from the mouth of a giant mechanised suit. There is brief sexualised nudity.

Is Neon Genesis about the Bible? ›

Assistant director Kazuya Tsurumaki said that they originally used Christian symbolism and themes only to give the project a unique edge against other giant robot shows, that there is no Christian meaning to the series and that it was not meant to be controversial (although it was).

Is I saw the light appropriate for 13 year olds? ›

Fascinating biopic, best for mature teens and up.

Why is Evangelion a psychological horror? ›

It reveals the horror of untreated trauma and the havoc it can unleash on one's life. It ruminates on the pain of loneliness and what it means to struggle with depression and anxiety. Evangelion is a story about children who carry tremendous hurt in their hearts and are desperate to feel some semblance of warmth.

Which Evangelion unit is the strongest? ›

Evangelion Unit-02 is one of the most powerful Evangelions. From its first appearance, it becomes Unit-01's equal in terms of power. In one of the most awesome mecha fights ever animated in End of Evangelion, Unit-02 holds off the entire Japanese military and nine separate Evangelions.

Do Evangelions have genders? ›

The word Evangelion does not have gender. We could call the Eva's "she"'s as they have both "female" souls and are most likely female in sex. We could also call them "it"'s in the same way as one might call any animal an "it", even if its sex was known.

Does Evangelion have happy endings? ›

Thrice Upon A Time had a tremendous amount of pressure on its ending since fans were waiting for over a decade for its conclusion. Thrice Upon A Time is far from a simple movie, but it does allow Shinji to receive a happy ending and find peace in the universe away from Evangelions.

How long was Shinji stuck in the EVA? ›

However, because of this, Shinji has merged with the Evangelion, and his body has reverted to LCL inside the entry plug. Over the course of thirty days, as Unit-01 stands immobile and covered in bandages in its hangar, Ritsuko struggles to come up with a way to restore Shinji.

Why did Netflix remove Fly Me to the Moon from Evangelion? ›

The simple answer is licensing fees. An individual with knowledge of the production told TheWrap that Netflix worked with Gainax, Japanese studio that made the original anime series, when licensing the 26-episode show for its new English-language voice cast version.

Did Netflix change Evangelion ending? ›

Netflix's version of Evangelion — at least in the U.S. — features a portion of Rei's theme over the closing credits. It's a dramatic tonal change from the upbeat rhythms of “Fly Me to the Moon” — which itself was often a tonal contrast against the anime's sometimes dark and depressing cliffhanger endings.

Can I watch Evangelion movies without watching the series? ›

Viewers will better appreciate the series and the changes that come with Rebuild by watching the original anime, but in a pinch, watching just the movies will suffice. These will also be available to stream for the first time on Amazon Prime Video.

Who is Shinji in love with? ›

Later on, however, in chapter 75 of the manga, Shinji admits that he was “attracted to” Kaworu all along, even though “a guy shouldn't like another guy like that.” Sadamoto wasn't just inventing this attraction as a new twist in their relationship.

Is Rei a human? ›

Rei is not a naturally-born human, but rather a clone made from the DNA of Yui Ikari and the Angel Lilith. Therefore, she does not have a mother, and her "source" Yui's soul inhabits Shinji's Unit-01.

Is Neon Genesis Evangelion dark? ›

Neon Genesis Evangelion is already one of the darkest anime of all time, but some subtext implies the series is even darker beneath the surface. Hideaki Anno's groundbreaking mecha franchise Neon Genesis Evangelion has been considered a landmark genre deconstruction since the anime series premiered in 1995.

How many hours does it take to watch Evangelion? ›

Watching the entire series will take a little less than 10 hours. If that's still not enough Eva for you, Netflix has two additional Eva movies up its sleeve: The End of Evangelion and Evangelion: DEATH (TRUE)². Both movies retell the same story as the original series but with some editing tweaks.

Which Evangelion should I watch first on Netflix? ›

In any case, and concluding, this would be the most recommended viewing order to understand and enjoy Neon Genesis Evangelion to the fullest: Neon Genesis Evangelion, Episodios 1-26 (available on Netflix) Evangelion: Death(true)2 (available on Netflix) The End of Evangelion (available on Netflix)

What is the thing on Shinji's neck? ›

DSS Choker (DSSチョーカー) (Deification Shutdown System Choker) is a collar developed by WILLE. It was placed around the neck of Shinji Ikari after the recovery of Evangelion Unit-01.

What is Shinji's hair color? ›

Shinji's profile picture Shinji has medium-length straight brown hair and grey-blue eyes.

Why did Ikari choke Asuka? ›

His desire... to live with 'others' -- other hearts that would sometimes reject him, even deny him. That is why the first thing he did after coming to his senses was to place his hands around Asuka's neck. To feel the existence of an 'other'. To confirm (make sure of) rejection and denial."

Who is the main villain of Neon Genesis? ›

Chairman Keel Lorenz, simply known as Keel Lorenz, is the main antagonist of the original Neon Genesis Evangelion anime series.

Does Shinji have a happy ending? ›

Finally, the story is over, and Shinji is allowed to live a normal, happy life free of Evas in the world he created. Back at the beach from End of Evangelion, Shinji and the world around him start literally breaking down, first into key animation, then layouts, and finally just a storyboard.

Is End of Evangelion a sad ending? ›

Gone is the happy ending, replaced with a disgraceful rendition of Shinji Ikari who masturbates over comatose teenagers and causes everyone he ever loved to die as the world around him falls apart. The Third Impact arrives, and he's too useless to do anything but wallow in his own insignificance.

What is Shinji's mental illness? ›

At the center of the story is our main character, Shinji Ikari, a young boy who struggles with depression and anxiety. Much of his internal conflict stems from his father, who abandoned him when he was a young child.

What mental illness does Asuka have? ›

In the last episodes, Asuka completely loses her self-confidence. She develops a deep disgust with herself and suffers from separation anxiety.

Is Shinji a hero or villain? ›

Type of Hero

He is the Third Child and the pilot of Evangelion Unit-01, a giant mecha used to fight the Angels, a series of extraterrestrial beings that threaten humanity.

Videos

1. Neon Genesis Evangelion | Official Trailer [HD] | Netflix
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2. Neon Genesis Evangelion - Unit 01 Goes Berserk (4k/60fps AI Upscaled)
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3. The End Of Evangelion - Komm Süsser Tod - Come Sweet Death (HQ)
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4. [10 HOURS] Neon Genesis Evangelion Full Opening Theme Song
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5. Basically, Netflix's Evangelion
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6. The Beauty Of Neon Genesis Evangelion
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