Neon Genesis Evangelion: Netflix Reveals Premiere Date for the Classic Anime Series – IGN


Mankind’s greatest fear is mankind itself.

Netflix has actually lastly exposed when Neon Genesis Evangelion will premiere on the streaming service: the launch date is June 21, 2019.

This is terrific news for fans of the beloved anime, which previously has actually never ever been offered for streaming legally on a worldwide scale. As IGN’s resident Evangelion specialist, Max Scoville, points out in the video below, “this is one of the most cherished, cult classic anime series out there and up previously, it’s been exceptionally hard to track down the initial series and subsequent first few films legally or affordably,” suggesting that Netflix’s acquisition of the program and 2 of its follow up movies, Evangelion: Death True ² and The End of Evangelion, will introduce an entire new generation to Shinji, Rei, Asuka and the rest of the Evangelion crew.

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The series premiered its original 26 episodes in 1995, and follows a group of teenagers who are hired by a mysterious company to eliminate a getting into alien force referred to as Angels by piloting mecha Evangelion (EVA) machines. Beyond the apparently generic anime premise, the series delves into much weightier mental and metaphysical themes that are lovely and at times entirely baffling.

Evangelion is part of Netflix’s concerted push into anime – this year, the streaming service will also introduce Ultraman on April 1, Rilakkuma and Kaoru on April 19, 7Seeds(April TBD), and Saint Seiya: Knights of the Zodiac (Summer Season 2019). A live-action remake of Cowboy Bebop, another precious and critically-acclaimed anime, is also in the works at Netflix, in addition to anime series based upon Transformed Carbon and Pacific Rim. While you’re waiting for Neon Genesis Evangelion to premiere, have a look at our list of the best anime series on Netflix today, and enjoy the Season 2 trailer for One-Punch Male, which will stream exclusively on Hulu in the United States.