Streaming service Netflix has now finally made the entirety of the original Evangelion series available for the whole world to witness.
You can view the Netflix pages for each one below:
The Netflix stream will feature the original Japanese audio and a brand new English dub (replacing the English dub that was used for the ADV Films release of the TV series and Manga Entertainment releases of the films). Multiple subtitle options will be available including English depending on your territory, for instance, the UK stream also includes Brazilian Portuguese, European Spanish, and French audio with French, Polish and Arabic subtitles. The TV series and the two films will be streamed exclusively on Netflix for all territories with access to the platform.
Evangelion was animated by studio GAINAX, known for Royal Space Force: Wings of Honneamise, Gunbuster vs Diebuster, FLCL and Gurren Lagann.
The English dub cast has also been revealed:
Shinji – Casey Mongillo
Misato – Carrie Keranen
Asuka – Stephanie McKeon
Rei – Ryan Bartley
Gendoh – Ray Chase
Ritsuko – Erica Lindbeck
Fuyutsuki – JP Karliak
Kensuke – Ben Diskin
Kaji – Greg Chun
Tohji – Johnny Yong Bosch
Additional Voices – Christine Cabanos, Billy Kametz, Daniel MK Cohen, Julie Bersani
Director – Carrie Keranen & Kevin Hoffer
Adaptation – Carrie Keranen & Oscar Garcia
Engineer – Jonathan Abarca, Bernado Passarinho & Stormie Radtke
Mixer – Richard Shapiro
Translator – Dan Kanemitsu
Subtitle Editor – David Fleming
Dubbing Studio – VSI Los Angeles
Here’s a brief explanation as to what Netflix will provide:
Airing between October 1995 to March 1996, Neon Genesis Evangelion is the main entry point for the franchise, spanning 26 episodes with a native high definition remaster. The show also features the well-known opening song A Cruel Angel’s Thesis by Yoko Takahashi. The closing song Fly Me to the Moon, however, will not be included in the Netflix stream outside of Japan, presumably due to licensing restrictions.
Released in March 1997, Evangelion: Death(true2) is the final version of the compilation film that recaps the first 24 episodes of the TV series into a 67 minute runtime. The compilation film is also known as Evangelion: Death & Rebirth outside of Japan, however the Rebirth segment is essentially an incomplete version of what would later be known as The End of Evangelion.
Released in July 1997, The End of Evangelion is an alternative ending to the franchise, replacing episodes 25 & 26 of the TV series with a different direction. Production I.G assisted GAINAX with the animation for this film. Like Death & Rebirth, the film is split into two parts. End of Evangelion later became known to many as one of the greatest anime films of all time, alongside Studio Ghibli films, Akira and Ghost in the Shell.
Enjoy Evangelion everyone, you wouldn’t want to miss it. Currently, there is no home video release available or in print at the time of this write-up.