Netflix has done a fabulous job of expanding its, once-lacking, anime library with titles like Seven Deadly Sins, Godzilla, Aggretsuko, and Castlevania, just to name a small few. With 2019 being just around the corner, the streaming giant has announced their lineup of anime shows releasing next year. Chief among them is one of the most beloved, influential, and controversial animes of all time, Neon Genesis Evangelion.
In Spring 2019, the legendary anime, Neon Genesis Evangelion returns after being in distribution hell for quite some time. For several years, the rights issue was so tricky, DVDs weren’t even allowed to be printed in several countries. This streaming agreement has changed all of that, as all 26 Neon Genesis Evangelion episodes will be available to stream on Netflix this upcoming Spring, along with two movies, The End of Evangelion and Evangelion: Death (True)2.
Neon Genesis Evangelion revolves around an elite team of teenagers chosen to pilot the impressive, yet powerful giant mechs, EVAs. Their sole mission is to prevent monsters from invading the planet, but the anime is so much more than that generic anime plot. The anime focuses on the mental and emotional weight these teenagers undergo and it gets really dark.
Other titles being added to Netflix‘s dossier include:
The classic crime-fighting hero, Ultraman (April 1, 2019), returns for an all-new series for a new generation.
A new stop-motion animation series, Rilakkuma and Kaoru (April 19, 2018), follows a young woman who begins to share her home with a bear, based off of the popular Japanese characters.
The rest of the animes include:
SAINT SEIYA: Knights of the Zodiac (Summer 2019), the “modern-day adventures of young warriors who are sworn protectors of the reincarnated Greek goddess Athena.
7SEEDS (April 2019), a dystopian sci-fi series about seven young men and women surviving on a deserted island.
There’s a lot of reasons to get excited for 2019, and with Netflix‘s new anime line-up, you just got 5 more.