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Neon Genesis Evangelion gets two more Blu-ray releases, downloadable version

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For fans who don’t want to spend $275 on the Ultimate Edition, there are options

Rei from Neon Genesis Evangelion Image: khara/Project Eva

Neon Genesis Evangelion’s debut Blu-ray release in North America won’t just be limited to the pricey Ultimate Edition collection announced earlier this month. Distributor GKids is bringing Hideaki Anno’s influential anime series to Blu-ray and digital formats in a less extravagant form later this year, with a pair of physical releases and a “download-to-own” release.

Gkids’ Collector’s Edition Blu-ray release of Neon Genesis Evangelion will consists of an 11-disc set (featuring the newer “Official” dub and subtitled version, as well as the Classic dub and subtitles) that also includes a 40-page book, seven hours of bonus features (animatics, TV commercials, music videos, Japanese cast auditions, trailers), and eight art cards. Neon Genesis Evangelion’s Collector’s Edition release includes the 26-episode TV series and two follow-up films, Evangelion: Death (True)² and The End of Evangelion.

Described as a limited-edition set, it will be sold online “through select outlets” and arrives Dec. 8. It costs $219.99, and is available for pre-order through GKids and other retailers for $174.99.

Neon Genesis Evangelion’s Collector’s Edition Blu-ray set
Image: khara/Project Eva/GKids

A more bare-bones Blu-ray release of Neon Genesis Evangelion, known as the Standard Edition, will consist of a five-disc set featuring “the complete series,” plus more than five hours of bonus features (animatics, TV commercials, music videos, and more). The Standard Edition release arrives Nov. 9 and costs $59.99. It’s available for pre-order for $45.99.

Digital versions of the original 26-episode television series, Evangelion: Death (True)², and The End of Evangelion will also be available to purchase on Nov. 2.

Neon Genesis Evangelion’s Standard Edition Blu-ray release
Image: khara/Project Eva/GKids

The Neon Genesis Evangelion Ultimate Edition box set is currently sold out through GKids’ online store.

The original TV series, Evangelion: Death (True)², and The End of Evangelion are currently available to stream on Netflix. The Rebuild of Evangelion quadrilogy, including the most recent release, Evangelion 3.0+1.01 Thrice Upon a Time, are streaming through Amazon Prime Video.

Update: This story has been updated to include pricing information for the Neon Genesis Evangelion physical releases.