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Killer robots and teen soldiers piloting said robots in life or death battles against intergalactic “Angels”—Yup, Netflix is taking us back to twisted Japan, and it’s happening in Spring 2019.
Hideaki Anno’s much celebrated Neon Genesis Evangelion (1995-96) is coming to the streaming platform worldwide packaged with the accompanying films, Evangelion: Death (True) 2, and The End of Evangelion.
Set several years after a catastrophic event, it follows a cryptic organization called Nerv, tasked with fighting against mysterious alien invaders known as Angels. And for some unfortunate reason, a group of teenagers—made responsible for piloting giant mechs better known as Evangelion units—are the only people stopping Godzilla-like disasters befalling their city.
Netflix is picking up one hell of a franchise—often lauded for its heady psychoanalytic themes—to continue its anime hoarding tradition that included the likes of Castlevania, Naruto, Death Note, Aggretsuko, and Devil Crybaby among others.
Set to disturb and confuse a whole generation of watchers, take a look at the new trailer above for a sneak peak of the absolute madness that’s about to make its return. I hope you're ready.
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