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Neon Genesis Evangelion's New Japanese Blu-ray & DVD Sets Outlined

posted on by Egan Loo
The official Japanese website for the Evangelion franchise posted updated information on the new Blu-ray Disc and DVD sets for the 1995 television anime series Neon Genesis Evangelion.



Neon Genesis Evangelion Blu-ray Box
On sale August 26, 2015

Special acrylic box (mockup image above)

Stock number: KIXA-90501~10
Price: 38,000 yen (about US$300) + tax
10 Blu-ray Discs with special package, runtime 900 minutes (estimated) + bonus video extras

Contents
(DISC 1 ~ DISC 5)
Neon Genesis Evangelion HD Remaster
All 26 TV Series episodes + 4 home video version episodes (eps. 21-24)
- This uses a telecine from the original 16mm film. The original film for episode 16 no longer exists, so this set uses an upconverted version of the SD master for that episode.

Bonus video extras: 30-second next-episode previews (eps. 1-20)
Specifications: BD 50GB/1080p/color/4:3/5.1 channel linear PCM/2-channel linear PCM/mpeg4AVC/subtitles for the hearing impaired



(DISC 6)
Evangelion: Death and Rebirth HD Master
Evangelion: Death + Evangelion: Rebirth
Bonus video extras: Teaser, trailer, TV spot
Specifications: BD 50GB/1080p (except on some material)/color/16:9/2-channel linear PCM/mpeg4AVC

(DISC 7)
Neon Genesis Evangelion: Air/Magokoro o, kimi ni HD Master
THE END OF EVANGELION
Bonus video extras: Trailer, TV spot
Bonus audio extras: 5.1 channel surround version original soundtrack (22 tracks selected by Hideaki Anno):
- a 5.1 channel soundtrack mixdown of tracks from the TV series and the movie, based on the original raw recordings (first appeared in the 2003 DVD box's bonus extras)

- Musunde Hiraite: First ever full-size compilation of musical tracks that appeared on Episode 26 "Magokoro o, kimi ni," based on raw recording

Vocal performances: Audition recordings
 - Rei Ayanami/Megumi Hayashibara
 - Asuka Langley Soryu/Yuko Miyamura
 - Misato Katsuragi/Kotono Mitsuishi
 - Ritsuko Akagi/Yuriko Yamaguchi
 - Gendo Ikari/Fumihiko Tachiki
 *First compilation of vocal recordings from the cast auditions for the TV series

Specifications: BD 50GB/1080p (except on some material)/color/16:9/2-channel linear PCM/mpeg4AVC

(DISC 8)
Neon Genesis Evangelion: Death(True)2/Air/Magokoro o, kimi ni HD Master
REVIVAL OF EVANGELION
Specifications: BD 50GB/1080p/color/4:3/5.1 channel linear PCM/2-channel linear PCM/mpeg4AVC

(DISC 9)
Bonus video extras:
 - Episode 25 "Air" (Home video format)
 - Episode 26 "Magokoro o, kimi ni" (Home video format)
  *The version included on the LaserDisc and VHS volumes "Neon Genesis Evangelion Genesis 0:13" and "Neon Genesis Evangelion 0:14"

 - Clean opening animation sequence
 - Clean ending animation sequence

 - Image board collection: A collection of image boards and design sheets drawn during the television series' planning stages, set to the original soundtrack (first featured in the "Neon Genesis Evangelion Genesis 0:1" LaserDisc and videotape's special bonus extras)

- Neon Genesis Evangelion Genesis 0:0 In the Beginning Special Preview: Promo video released ahead of the laser disc and VHS release

- Neon Genesis Evangelion Genesis 0:0' The Light From the Darkness: Special appreciation video released with the Neon Genesis Evangelion: Death & Rebirth VHS

- Episode 26 live-action segments' special rush print: Live-action segments of "Magokoro o, kimi ni" edited personally by chief director Hideaki Anno in accordance with the script

- Episode 26 live-action segments' on-set video: Making-of footage from the filming of the live action segments of "Magokoro o, kimi ni," newly edited (Filming: Hideaki Anno, others)

- Episode 26, alternate last scene: A version of the last scene with Asuka with a different script than the final version, made during production.

TV spot collection:
 - Neon Genesis Evangelion 15-second television commercial
 - Neon Genesis Evangelion 30-second television commercial
 - Sega Saturn game Neon Genesis Evangelion (SEGA)
 - Monthly Newtype March 1996 issue (Kadokawa Shoten)
 - Shōnen Ace April 1996 issue (Kadokawa Shoten)
 - Neon Genesis Evangelion Air/Magokoro o, kimi ni TV spot, offline edited version A
 - Neon Genesis Evangelion Air/Magokoro o, kimi ni TV spot, offline edited version B

Music video collection:
 - Full size opening "Cruel Angel's Thesis"
 - Full size ending "Fly Me to the Moon"
 - "Tamashii no Refrain" Yoko Takahashi
 - "Thanatos - If I Can't Be Yours" Loren & Mash
 - "Armageddon" Shiro Sagisu
 - "Tengoku no Kioku" Megumi Hayashibara
  * Music videos edited by TV series assistant director Masayuki

Neon Genesis Evangelion Blu-ray Box promotional video:
- HD remastered version of the TV series opening used for promoting the Blu-ray Box

Specifications: BD 50GB/1080p (partial)/color/16:9/2-channel linear PCM/mpeg4AVC

(DISC 10)
Episode rush prints used for the dialogue recording and sound dubbing
 - Episode 9 "Shunkan, kokoro, kasanete"
 - Episode 15 "Uso to chinmoku"
 - Episode 18 "Inochi no sentaku o"
 - Episode 19 "Otoko no tatakai"
 - Episode 20 "Kokoro no katachi, hito no katachi"
 - Episode 21 "NERV, tanjou"
 - Episode 22 "Semete, hito rashiku"
 - Episode 23 "Namida"
 - Episode 24 "Saigo no shito"
 - Episode 25 "Owaru sekai"
 - Last episode "Sekai no chuushin de ai wo sakenda mono"
 - Evangelion: Rebirth
 - Episode 25: "Air" (partial)
  *Partially finished versions of the episodes used during the dialogue recording and sound dubbing process (first included in the 2003 DVD-BOX video content)

Specifications: BD 50GB/1080i/color/4:3/2-channel linear PCM/mpeg4AVC

Enclosed:

 - 170-page booklet: Written commentary included in the laserdisc volumes, includes production timeline
 - Eva Tomo no Kai (All 14 issues): Reprints of newsletters included with the laserdisc volumes





Neon Genesis Evangelion On Air Version DVD Box
Archives of Evangelion
On sale August 26, 2015

Special acrylic box mockup (mockup image)

Stock number: KIXA-92191~8
Price: 18,000 yen + tax
8 DVDs with special package, runtime 850 minutes (estimated) + special video content

Contents
(DISC 1 ~ DISC 7)
Neon Genesis Evangelion On Air Version
All 26 TV Series episodes (on air versions)
Bonus video extras: 30-second next-episode previews (eps. 1-20)
Specifications: Single-side dual layer/color/4:3/Dolby Digital (Stereo) 2.0 channel/mpeg2/subtitles for the hearing impaired

Bonus video extras (on disc 7):
Neon Genesis Evangelion re-broadcast special program
 - Vol. 1 "Eiga-ka kettei!"
 - Vol. 2 "Kyōsō no Mae-uri ticket hatsubaibi"
 - Vol. 3 "Voice from Actress"
 - Vol. 4 "Nekkyō! Evangelion-sai"
 - Vol. 5 "Sennyū! Gainax"
 - Gekijoban Evangelion no Subete Shi to Shinsei Hokan Keikaku

Neon Genesis Evangelion re-re-broadcast special program
 - Dai-ichi-ya Zensetsu/Gosetsu
 - Dai-ni-ya Zensetsu/Chuusetsu/Gosetsu
 - Dai-san-ya Zensetsu/Gosetsu
 - Saishū-ya Zensetsu/Gosetsu

Specifications: Single-side dual layer/color/4:3/Dolby Stereo 2.0 channel/mpeg2

(DISC 8)
Evangelion: Death and Rebirth TV On-air version
Evagelion: Death (True) and Rebirth
 "Evangelion: Death (True)" + "Evangelion: Rebirth"

Bonus video extras:
Evangelion: Death and Rebirth TV airing special program
 - text: Hideaki Anno (Evangelion) and "Love & Pop"

Specifications: Single-side dual layer/color/letterbox (parts in 4:3)/Dolby Digital (Stereo) 2.0 channel/mpeg2

Enclosed:

 - 32-page booklet

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