Arguably one of the most influential anime television series of all time, Hideaki Anno’s game-changing Neon Genesis Evangelion is officially coming to Netflix worldwide in Spring 2019. While the series which originally released in 1995 has been in somewhat of a global licensing hell for the past several years, it’s met with equal shock and expectancy that of all the major players, Netflix would be the one to host the show globally. Not only did Netflix manage to nab the original series, however, but they also managed to get both The End of Evangelion and Evangelion: Death (True)2 in the process, which is possibly the most exciting part of the announcement.
While a worldwide “Spring release” might sound a little confusing for those outside of North America, Netflix has confirmed that the anime and films will be added to their catalog in the first half of 2019. Speaking of which, Netflix really isn’t holding any punches when it comes to releasing the series worldwide. They mean it, and you can bet that Neon Genesis Evangelion will be made available in your country, wherever you are. If there was ever any question about how hard Netflix is going on anime, this might just be the biggest sign yet.
In recent years we’ve seen Hideaki Anno revisit the seminal series with his new team at Studio Khara through a series of “rebuild” films that have long been leading up to the ever-mysterious fourth entry, Shin Evangelion. There is currently no word on these rebuild films being added to Netflix’s global catalog anytime soon, but one can only hope. We’ll be sure to keep you updated as further information is revealed about the release of Neon Genesis Evangelion and its companion films as its revealed.