God’s in his heaven, all’s right with the world.
It’s a warm Saturday night in 1999. You’ve heard about this brand new “must watch” animated series that’s the talk of the school. Almost everyone you know has been talking about plot points from this new show and you’re desperate to get amongst the conversation.
After fighting off your siblings for the TV remote and begging your parents to let you watch the show, the clock signals that it’s 8.30pm. You turn on the TV and sit down crossed legged on the floor, snacks in hand, staring intently at the screen as one of the most iconic theme songs play. Your excitement is off the charts. “What’s so special about this show that makes it so popular at school?” you wonder.
And then you see…”NEON GENESIS EVANGELION” and you’re filled with excitement. From then on, your world changes forever. Saturday nights at 8.30pm sharp became YOUR night, a routine that led to the discovery of the world of anime.Soon, you and your friends can’t stop talking about anime, a new genre that’s left you all mind blown.
Remember those days?
Well now you can relive the moment because NEON GENESIS EVANGELION, the critically acclaimed series that took the world of anime by storm in the 90s, is back!
We’re thrilled to announce that Madman will be releasing the original twenty-six episode television series, NEON GENESIS EVANGELION, as well as the films, EVANGELION:DEATH (TRUE)² and THE END OF EVANGELION , on home video and digital download-to-own across Australia and New Zealand this December.
If you’re new to the world of anime and haven’t heard of the series, now’s the time to get amongst the fun!
Created by Hideaki Anno and released in 1995, NEON GENESIS EVANGELION became a national sensation in Japan and is considered as one of the most influential animated series of all time. Since its premiere, the story of teenager Shinji Ikari has remained one of the most iconic titles in animation history, and a global pop culture phenomenon.
Now, two decades later, fans and collectors alike can rejoice at the return of the series for the first time on Blu-ray in Australia and New Zealand. Physical editions not your thing? Then fear not, as the series and two movies will also be available on digital download-to-own.
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.
• 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.
The Ultimate Edition will be strictly limited to 500 copies available to pre-order on the Madman Web Store from September 1. A strict limit of 1 per customer will apply.
A Collector’s and Standard Edition will also be available for pre-order from December 1, 2021.
What makes this NEON GENESIS EVANGELION release even more special is that it coincides with our Madman 25th Anniversary celebrations. What better way to reminisce and celebrate than with a throwback to a monumental classic!
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