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Netflix to Stream Evangelion Series, Death & Rebirth, End of Evangelion Films Spring 2019

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  1. Whom (edited ) Link
    Positive, I guess. I don't really prefer to stream in most cases but maybe this means the licensing shit in the west is clearing up? Afaik the latest physical release in North America was that...

    Positive, I guess. I don't really prefer to stream in most cases but maybe this means the licensing shit in the west is clearing up? Afaik the latest physical release in North America was that now-ancient DVD set that's stupid expensive, maybe the way is open for Blu Rays?

    4 votes
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    Data Link
    This is cool. I've never seen Evangelion. What is the watching order? I tried to see if the article mentioned it, but it just confused me further when it mentions Rebuild of Evangelion.

    This is cool. I've never seen Evangelion. What is the watching order? I tried to see if the article mentioned it, but it just confused me further when it mentions Rebuild of Evangelion.

    3 votes
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      CALICO Link Parent
      The original 26-episodes + End of Evangelion will cover you for the 90's continuity. The last couple of episodes are very abstract, and to some very unsatisfying, because Hideaki Anno was...

      The original 26-episodes + End of Evangelion will cover you for the 90's continuity. The last couple of episodes are very abstract, and to some very unsatisfying, because Hideaki Anno was suffering from time and budgetary constraints to finish things off properly. EoE is that such ending, and could be viewed in lieu of Ep. 25–26, but really the film and those episodes are happening at the same time; the episodes taking place largely in the protagonists mind, and the film covering events from a more third-person perspective.

      Death & Rebirth is (IMO), entirely skippable. Death is a summary of the series, and Rebirth contains roughly the first third of EoE.

      The Rebuild films is where things get weird and fan-speculation reigns. To my knowledge, Anno has not yet clarified whether these films are a remake or a prequel/sequel. That confusion can only make sense having watching the original run and the released Rebuild films. In content, Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone is mostly a recap of the first quarter of the original series, with much cleaner animation. The second film, 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance is where our expectations are thrown for a loop, and the story progresses in a much different direction than the series. 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo is entirely new content with no parallel to the original series as it follows the changes of the alternate timeline (???) that 2.0 put in motion. The fourth and final film is yet to be released.

      You can tackle either Ep. 1–26 + EoE, or the Rebuild films. They seem to be different continuities, but also might be linked in a time-loop kind of way—but really we just don't know yet. Rebuild as a story and cinematic experience shines the most (IMO) in comparison to, and how it differs from, the original installments, so if you have the time and/or interest to watch it all then I'd suggest you watch everything in chronologically-released order while skipping Death & Rebirth.

      12 votes
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        Data Link Parent
        Awesome thank you. I will make note to watch Episode the original 26 Episodes and then End of Evangelion. Should be a good place to start.

        Awesome thank you. I will make note to watch Episode the original 26 Episodes and then End of Evangelion. Should be a good place to start.

        1 vote
        1. mrbig Link Parent
          They're the best. There was nothing to be fixed, honestly.

          They're the best. There was nothing to be fixed, honestly.

          1 vote
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      dubteedub Link Parent
      I believe it is generally recommended to watch the original series episodes in order, which can stand on its own. The two movies that are coming to Netflix Death and Rebirth and End of Evangelion...

      I believe it is generally recommended to watch the original series episodes in order, which can stand on its own.

      The two movies that are coming to Netflix Death and Rebirth and End of Evangelion are basically an alternate ending to the show that you can watch afterwards.

      3 votes
      1. Data Link Parent
        Thank you. Looks like I'll start with the original 26 episodes and then EoE. I might leave the other movies for a later viewing. Now I play the waiting game.

        Thank you. Looks like I'll start with the original 26 episodes and then EoE. I might leave the other movies for a later viewing. Now I play the waiting game.

        1 vote
      2. mrbig Link Parent
        AFAIK "Death and Rebirth" is a re-edit of the show. Just a cash grab, never saw a reason to watch it. And I couldn't understand a bit from "The End of Evangelion". Cool visuals, though.

        AFAIK "Death and Rebirth" is a re-edit of the show. Just a cash grab, never saw a reason to watch it. And I couldn't understand a bit from "The End of Evangelion". Cool visuals, though.

        1 vote
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    demifiend Link
    It's about time Netflix got some anime that wasn't utter crap, even if it is old stuff.

    It's about time Netflix got some anime that wasn't utter crap, even if it is old stuff.

    2 votes
    1. mrbig Link Parent
      Castlevania was pretty good, even though one might not consider it anime. At least in my region, they have Hunter x Hunter and Rurouni Kenshin. Also good animes.

      Castlevania was pretty good, even though one might not consider it anime. At least in my region, they have Hunter x Hunter and Rurouni Kenshin. Also good animes.

      3 votes
  4. mrbig (edited ) Link
    I find the first Evangelion the best one by far. I actually like the ending, it's existential and makes sense for the show. The issues with the animation and the lack of action made it better and...

    I find the first Evangelion the best one by far. I actually like the ending, it's existential and makes sense for the show. The issues with the animation and the lack of action made it better and deeper somehow. More a psychological exploration than a regular mecha show.

    As a side note: it would be AWESOME if they got the original dub for Brazilian Portuguese I first watched on Locomotion... it was such a good dub and I have a strong emotional attachment to it.

    2 votes
  5. clone1 Link
    I started watching evangelion a while ago, and I was really surprised that there was literally no way to watch it legally, other than paying out your ass on ebay. It's a great show, and it's great...

    I started watching evangelion a while ago, and I was really surprised that there was literally no way to watch it legally, other than paying out your ass on ebay. It's a great show, and it's great that they're making it more accessible.

    1 vote
  6. moocow1452 Link
    Throw it on the list of things I kinda want to watch, but don't have the attention/buy in/sheer timage and will necessary to power through.

    Throw it on the list of things I kinda want to watch, but don't have the attention/buy in/sheer timage and will necessary to power through.

    1 vote