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Neon Genesis Evangelion Complete Series Is Steeply Discounted On Amazon

One of the most influential anime series of all time just got a great discount at Amazon.


The '90s were arguably one of the most groundbreaking decades for anime, and out of all those influential shows, the impact of Neon Genesis Evangelion is still being felt to this day. The complete series has been available on Blu-ray for a while now, but in case you still haven't seen it or you're looking to rewatch it, you can score a nice discount on it from Amazon. Normally $50, this box set of the entire show and its two concluding feature films is available for $36.

Neon Genesis Evangelion: The Complete Series
Neon Genesis Evangelion: The Complete Series

While it might look like a regular monster-of-the-week mecha anime, Neon Genesis Evangelion quickly evolves into something entirely different. Sure, the cataclysmic battles between the EVA units and the Angels threatening humanity with extinction look great, but throw in an examination of life, downright depressing moments in the story, sinister plots in the background, and high-level intellectual debates, and you've got the perfect recipe for an anime series that raised the bar for the medium.

Those themes from the 26-episode TV series are explored further in the two accompanying films. The first film, Death (True), is essentially a recap of the events of the series and contains content from the second film. End of Evangelion. This film serves as an ending to the television series, remaking the final two controversial episodes to provide a more definitive ending. The soundtrack is also full of memorable tunes, and you can grab a deluxe vinyl version of it with a very cool cover for $34.50 at Amazon.

Neon Genesis Evangelion: Original Soundtrack
Neon Genesis Evangelion: Original Soundtrack

Years later, Evangelion would get a feature film remake. This project would take an excruciatingly long time to be completed and took the franchise in new directions, creating exciting new takes on the established story and lore. Several of them are available on Blu-ray--Neon Genesis 1.11 is particularly hard to find copies of--and one of them is getting a new release with a fancy new steelbook cover. Alternatively, you can sign up for Amazon Prime and stream all the films.

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