It looks like anime fans have a lot to look forward to next year because Netflix is adding all the groundbreaking anime series Neon Genesis Evangelion to the roster of anime series it already has on its streaming platform.
Posting on Twitter, Netflix just announced the arrival of the anime series on its website by sharing a trailer featuring Neon Genesis Evangelion's mecha setting and all of its main characters including the pilot of Evangelion Unit -01, Shinji Ikari, the clone and pilot of Evangelion Unit-00 Rei Ayanami, and the child prodigy who pilots Evangelion Unit-02, Asuka Langley Soryu.
The original Neon Genesis Evangelion series ran for 26 episodes from 1995 to 1996 and its success brought in a wave of tie-in merch, manga, video games, as well as six different anime movies. Two of these six films, The End of Evangelion from 1997 and Evangelion: Death (True) from 1998 are also set to be released together with the main series in Spring 2019.
For those who aren't familiar with the anime, Neon Genesis Evangelion is a mecha series set in the 1990's vision of 2015 with the Earth being invaded by mysterious creatures called Angels. Threatening humanity after a near-extinction event, scientists start developing mecha suits called Evangelions to combat the Angels.
Considered by many as the anime series to revitalize and transform the mecha genre, Evangelion has created a significant impact on Japanese pop culture and on the anime industry.
Netflix has yet to announce the exact date of arrival of Neon Genesis Evangelion, but we'll update everyone as soon as we get word.