Yes, you read that headline right: animation production and distribution company GKIDS announced today that they have acquired the North American distribution rights to seminal anime classic Neon Genesis Evangelion. This marks the first time Evangelion has been available in physical format in North America in decades and the first time ever that it will be available on Blu-Ray in North America. While GKIDS has confirmed a distribution year of 2021, the exact date is not yet known. Also unknown is which language tracks the release will include; whether the release includes the original dub or the controversial Netflix 2019 re-dub remains to be seen. Regardless, if you’re an Evangelion fan, you have a lot to look forward to next year.
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— Katie Cullen