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Funimation's Evangelion: 3.33 Blu-ray/DVD Slated for February 2, 2016

posted on by Egan Loo

North American anime distributor Funimation announced during its New York Comic Con panel on Saturday that it will release Evangelion: 3.33 You Can (Not) Redo on Blu-ray Disc and DVD on February 2, 2016.

The third film in Hideaki Anno's four-part remake of Gainax's Neon Genesis Evangelion anime series earned more than 5.1 billion yen during its theater run in Japan. While the first film hewed closely to the original television series, the second film went in a different direction, and the third film went still further in its own storyline.

Eleven Arts and FUNimation Entertainment screened the theatrical print of Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo in theaters across the United States and Canada in January 2014. Funimation is not planning a theatrical release for the 3.33 version.

Funimation had planned to release the film on Blu-ray and DVD on February 18, 2014. After the delay, Funimation reported last year that it is working directly with Hideaki Anno's studio Khara for the home video release. Khara decided it will create its own special subtitle tracks for the release. Manga Entertainment's release has also been delayed.

The planned fourth movie has no listed release date. Director Hideaki Anno is working on TOHO's upcoming Shin Godzilla film, but said in April that he is making both that film and the new Evangelion film with all his effort.

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