Cheaper ‘Neon Genesis Evangelion’ Blu-ray sets are on the way


Here’s some good news if you’re looking to get your hands on a Neon Genesis Evangelion Blu-ray set without paying through the nose. It that the anime will be released on the format in North America for the first time later this year as part of a $275 Ultimate Edition. Although that set sold out quickly, you’ll still have the chance to buy a copy of the saga on Blu-ray, as there are two other options on the way from distributor GKids.

The Collector’s Edition set includes 11 discs. You’ll be able to watch the the 26-episode series and the Evangelion: Death (True)² and The End of Evangelion movies in the more recent “official” dubbed and subtitled versions, or the classic dubbed or subtitled versions. There’s also seven hours of bonus material — including animatics and music videos — eight art cards and a 40-page book.

Like the Ultimate Edition, the Collector’s Edition package will be released on December 8th. Lock in a pre-order and it’ll set you back $175, as  notes, but it’ll cost $220 as of the release date.

If you can’t wait quite that long, or aren’t willing to pony up at least three figures for a Neon Genesis Evangelion Blu-ray set, the Standard Edition arrives a month earlier. It includes the series and both movies, along with five hours of bonus features. However, you won’t get the classic dub or subtitles with this set. It costs $60, or $46 if you pre-order.

That’s not all, though. As of November 2nd, you’ll be able to buy digital versions of the series, Evangelion: Death (True)² and The End of Evangelion. So, if and when they vanish , you’ll still be able to find legal versions online. Meanwhile, the four Rebuild of Evangelion movies are .

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