I haven’t had much in the way of anime to take in lately. That’ll likely change in the Spring when Netflix rolls out Anno Hideaki’s hit anime series, Neon Genesis Evangelion. The streaming service took to social media early Tuesday to announce its worldwide acquisition of the series to release all 26 episodes of the 1995 anime from Gainax and Tatsunoko, as well as the subsequent 1997 animated films, Death & Rebirth, and The End of Evangelion.
Time or tell if whether or not the latest and celebrated Anno/Higuchi pairing for Shin Godzilla will amount with sequel prospects after some confusion stirring in March. For now, folks in North America can bask in their own forthcoming ownership of FUNimation’s Blu-Ray combo pack release on August 1.
An official trailer went live on Thursday which you can view below as pre-order information draws near. Check it out just above and view the following announcent and subsequent artwork just beneath.
U.S. label FUNimation Entertainment has dated its upcoming Blu-ray release of Hideaki Anno and Shinji Higuchi’s film Shin Godzilla (2016), starring Hiroki Hasegawa, Yutaka Takenouchi, Satomi Ishihara, Takahiro Miura, and Pierre Taki. The release will be available for purchase on August 1.
Synopsis: Make way for the ultimate homage to one of the most enduring legends of the big screen—Godzilla! The King of the Monsters is back in Tokyo for a city-crushing crusade that speaks to the very roots of the world-renowned franchise.
It’s a peaceful day in Japan when a strange fountain of water erupts in the bay, causing panic to spread among government officials. At first, they suspect only volcanic activity, but one young executive dares to wonder if it may be something different… something alive. His worst nightmare comes to life when a massive, gilled monster emerges from the deep and begins tearing through the city, leaving nothing but destruction in its wake. As the government scrambles to save the citizens, a rag-tag team of volunteers cuts through a web of red tape to uncover the monster’s weakness and its mysterious ties to a foreign superpower. But time is not on their side—the greatest catastrophe to ever befall the world is about to evolve right before their very eyes.
Special Features and Specs:
• Godzilla vs. the Nerds: Interview
• Original Trailers
• Original Japanese Audio Track with
• English subtitles
• English Audio Track
Thus, the good folks at Funimation Films heard the call and now by way of the gang over at Sci-Fi Japan, Shin Godzilla is roaring online in the first official poster which you can view below. All that and more can be read in the subsequent press release which highlights the dates of the film’s U.S. limited theatrical run.
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