Neon Genesis Evangelion Completes Netflixs Anime Ambitions

first_img ‘One Punch Man’ Get A Video Game, Probably Has More Punches‘Cannon Busters’ Is The Black Anime We’ve Been Waiting… Stay on target You deserve a fair warning. The Netflix premiere of Neon Genesis Evangelion, the heady mech anime to end all anime, is upon us. All 26 episodes episodes and more will hit the streaming TV service with a brand new English dub. Discourse will never be the same. Get in the robot. Watch the show.Netflix never wanted to just be a new type of TV channel with its original content. It wanted to be an entirely new type of TV offering everything any viewer could want from superhero crossovers to goth puppet cooking shows to subversive comedies to overrated dramas. And while it is a mistake, lots of viewers want anime, and Netflix has delivered by streaming some of the best classics and commissioning great original works like Devilman Crybaby. They even got Jaden Smith involved.However, even an anime skeptic like me can recognize that some series stands above others. So it’s a big deal that Netflix has announced Gainax’s mecha deconstruction Neon Genesis Evangelion is coming to the streaming TV service in Spring 2019.The 26-episode Neon Genesis Evangelion run from 1995 is coming to Netflix along with several films including End of Evangelion, or as I know it the one with the big head poster. We don’t know any release date beyond Spring 2019.Having not seen Eva myself yet (I’m looking forward to finally seeing what the big deal is on Netflix) my attempts to describe it probably won’t do it justice. But from what I understand based on people I trust, the show uses its stock “giant robots vs aliens” premise to make intelligent and surreal (Watchmen-esque?) commentary on its own fantasy genre that’s been a Japanese mainstay for decades. And considering how widely acclaimed it is, it must have done it pretty well.I don’t mean to clown so much on this honestly important piece of animation history. It’s a legitimately exciting announcement! Finally, I can understand why these parody Seinfeld/Evangelion “Cruel Angel’s Thesis” music videos are so funny. And I have a ton of respect for Eva creator Hideaki Anno who later brought this postmodern kaiju energy into the awesome, heady Shin Godzilla.It’s just that people treat Eva’s legacy with such serious reverence, I just can’t help but laugh a little bit, even while keeping an open mind. Mostly, I’m excited that soon we’ll all be able to easily watch Neon Genesis Evangelion on Netflix instead of paying “30 bucks for two episodes per VHS tape from Suncoast Video mode.”last_img

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