What a day to celebrate!
The legendary Neon Genesis Evangelion and it’s films, Death & Rebirth and The End of Evangelion, have officially arrived on Netflix! Long-awaited by fans of the series and greatly anticipated by curious newcomers alike, now everyone around the world can enjoy streaming this groundbreaking title with ease.
Along with the relaunch of this classic came a new English dub. To old fans of the ADV dub like myself, this’ll be quite the adjustment to make. But hey, this also means we get to celebrate Eva‘s arrival with something new and exciting for everyone!
I’ll always have a place in my heart (and on my shelf) for Tiffany Grant’s feisty Asuka, Allison Keith Shipp’s smokey Misato, and Spike Spencer’s troubled yet innocent Shinji—but that’s why I own the old DVDs, so that I can enjoy both the old and the new whenever I want to.
In case you missed it, here’s our new cast:
ADR DIRECTOR | Carrie Keranen
SHINJI IKARI | Casey Mongillo
REI AYANAMI | Ryan Bartley
ASUKA LANGLEY SORYUU | Stephanie McKeon
MISATO KATSURAGI | Carrie Keranen
GENDO IKARI | Ray Chase
KOUZOU FUYUTSUKI | JP Karliak
RITSUKO AKAGI | Erica Lindbeck
RYOJI KAJI | Greg Chun
TOUJI SUZUHARA | Johnny Yong Bosch
KENSUKE AIDA | Benjamin Diskin
KAWORU NAGISA | Clifford Chapin
ADDITIONAL VOICES | Julie Bersani, Christine Marie Cabanos, Daniel MK Cohen, Billy Kametz, Zach Aguilar
STUDIO: VSI Los Angeles
Here for a New Generation
I’ve already heard several mixed opinions about the new dub, including entire script changes and even omitted tracks (how dare you remove “Fly Me To The Moon”). But I still have hope for the new cast, and am anticipating my own little watch party later this evening. And hey, if you like what you hear, be sure to give all the actors a hearty “Congratulations!” over on Twitter—I can only imagine the immense stress and honor behind voicing in such a renowned series!
Love it or hate it, Eva is here for a new generation. So rather than pass it off, please, enjoy the happiness, sadness, and emotional highs and lows of this classic. And watch all of it, too—as it was originally intended! To skip any episode is to miss out on an entire chapter in the wild lives of these incredible characters struggling—both against the wrath of the heavens and themselves—just to live another day.
Share the gospel with all your friends, and feel free to laugh, cry, be excited, and especially confused by the sheer depth, complexity, and outreach of this tale of what it truly means to love yourself. It’s a very special series that holds a lot of weight for so many people, and alas, now people everywhere can experience it.
Evangelion is officially on Netflix, and all’s right with the world.
Happy Eva Day!!