Evangelion 2.0 airing date and Eva 1.11 announced.

Anno’s Evangelion 2.0 Film Slated for June 27 in Japan

Evangelion: 2.0 You Can [Not] Advance, the second film in Hideaki Anno and Khara’s theatrical remake of Gainax’s Neon Genesis Evangelion television anime series, will open on June 27 in Japan. Khara had already revealed the title and early summer release window for the second film last October.

In related news, the official Evangelion website has announced on Thursday that the first movie in the remake project, Evangelion: 1.0 You Are [Not] Alone, will get a “1.11” release on Blu-ray Disc and DVD on May 27. The 1.11 release will include new cuts and digital mastering. More details on King Record’s news release will be made public on March 16. There was an earlier “1.01” version that was first released on DVD last April and given a second theatrical run that same month.

Firstly I’m happy to finally get a real release date for 2.0, which also means I’ll have to prepare to buy the second DVD when it’s out. I damn well hope Asuka will be still the same Asuka we all know and love in this release.

Secondly, the 1.11 release just… just… just… makes me want to curse at some one. I bloody forked out money to buy the LE 1.01 and now they come and tell us that there’s gonna be ANOTHER remastered version. I bloody well hope they not also providing LE goodies in 1.11 too. If they’d release this AFTER the whole series was complete…. I’d probably be not as angry. But man… just less than 2 years after releasing the first one? It’s a bit of a ripoff isn’t it? Evangelion 1.11 : You are [not] alone [again] wwwwwwwwwwwww.

16 Comments

  1. Toonleap Said,

    February 21, 2009 @ 3:15 am

    Glad to know We are thinking the same thing… :P …and I said almost the same thing at my blog curiously….Milking POWA!

  2. Evangelion 2.0 release date and EVA BD news! | Cartoon Leap Anime Blog Said,

    February 21, 2009 @ 3:19 am

    [...] and the logical next step. What really creeps me out is the milking in action…Almost everyone bought the 1.01 dvds and now a 1.11 with “new cutscenes and digital mastering” is going to be released! [...]

  3. Michan Said,

    February 21, 2009 @ 4:07 am

    World crises brings more versions to sell.
    It’s all about money.
    $$$$$

  4. Xcomp Said,

    February 21, 2009 @ 4:37 am

    Why am I not surprised… Blu-ray just gives them an excuse to release yet another version with more “extras” and make more money. Sadly enough, there are people buying them so the demand’s there =P

    Then again, I probably would too if I had an HD setup and didn’t already own the DVD. Sometimes there are good reasons to support “open source”, LoL.

  5. rob Said,

    February 21, 2009 @ 5:19 am

    hideki anno continues to rape the living hell out of this,can’t let go of the past eh?

  6. Rhine Said,

    February 21, 2009 @ 5:21 am

    Man, Hideki Anno is the Japanese George Lucas.

  7. Hamster Said,

    February 21, 2009 @ 5:41 am

    I think is gonna kill sales of the 2nd film initial DVD release, and frankly, GOOD if it does. 1.01 isn’t even out on Region 1 yet! I wonder what Gainax says during Licence negotiations. “OK, you pay us XXX dollars, but we’re allowed to pre-empt your release with a completely new version over here, so we’ll say that the one you’re just about to try and sell isn’t what we really had in mind in the first place.”

  8. The Hordesman Said,

    February 21, 2009 @ 5:42 am

    Just wait few years ago, they will continue like this until EVA 1.99 and the corresponding special editions to the sequels to follow.

    Good thing I be privateerin’! Har har.

  9. The Hordesman Said,

    February 21, 2009 @ 5:45 am

    A few years more I meant above, bloody slow brain I have. Grog? Har har.

    I wish they showed 2.0 here on the cinemas, seeing nothing but american movies on their lists bore me out.
    Oh well, back to me galleon. Yoho!

  10. TJ Said,

    February 21, 2009 @ 11:16 am

    It’s Evangelion. Gainax will never stop milking it as long as chumps like me exist.

  11. cmlim Said,

    February 21, 2009 @ 6:26 pm

    AHAHAHAHAHA.Going to pray to get magnificent film strips again,eh,Kuro?

    And we need faster releases at all states in Malaysia as soon as possible after it screens.Seriously.

  12. Jason Said,

    February 22, 2009 @ 12:20 am

    Will this hit Malaysian cinema’s two centuries later (if ever) again? :P

  13. olivia Said,

    February 22, 2009 @ 6:18 am

    we should all boycott… just to see Gainax’s reaction.

  14. yanipheonu Said,

    February 22, 2009 @ 12:41 pm

    Yes, Gainax are the assholes you can’t help but love for their anime.

  15. Ketchupmeister Said,

    February 24, 2009 @ 4:15 am

    I just want to know if the new chick is fappable or not.

  16. Ginko Said,

    February 25, 2009 @ 7:09 pm

    Ill’just wait untill all 4 remastered special 1st edition limited bonus version movies are on sale in a box. By that time it will be on holo disc though :P

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