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RaeDra

Brigade Leader
AL has said they get Netflix’s stuff through the JP licensors so B was from IG for example.
Thats makes sense of course. When Kakegurui was mentioned, the dub was brought up as an issue for delay in its release window. Interesting. Probably not a union thing based on when the Kakegurui dub came out and Violet Evergarden seems all good.

What does interest me is when Discotek gets round to it (potentially atm and AL is rather cool on the prospect), what will happen with the Konosuba movie as it hasn't been dubbed as of yet.
 

Takei Daloui

Student Council President
I doubt that was Crunchyroll's intention here as they've likely just had a lot of trouble since the Funimation partnership ended. Their partnership with Sentai is certainly promising and Discotek has already released one of their co-productions so it's not like they want to be digital only.

Even Netflix doesn't seem intent on being digital only as several of their originals have seen a home video release through various companies.

I see. I might be able to hold out hope for Tower of God and now Fly Me To The Moon leaving their platform for physical releases too.
 

Neil.T

Shinki
I know about Death and Rebirth's various edits, but are there multiple cuts of End of Evangelion too?

Quoted from an older post of mine in this thread:
I mean, if you wanted to go to town with things, there's the original on-air and subsequent Renewal versions of all episodes, as well as the interim Director's Cut versions of episodes 21 to 24. Then there's three edits of Death [Death, Death(true) and Death(true)²]. Then you've got Rebirth, which differs from the equivalent part of EoE, and also there are two versions of EoE: the theatrical version and the lesser-known "video version".
I've learnt most of this from reading various entries on Evageeks.org's wiki. It's very in-depth.

Example page:
 

Yami

Hunter

thedoctor2016

Harem King
I think Anno and Khara don't want you to watch say the original 21 for example they would have included them on the JP BD otherwise wouldn't they. And there is no way they remaster the old versions as well and if they are hard to get in JP I don't think we will get them here. Khara are controlling hence why I still dont think we will get the original dub hopefully the original subs I think is as far as they will go.
 

Yami

Hunter
I think Anno and Khara don't want you to watch say the original 21 for example they would have included them on the JP BD otherwise wouldn't they. And there is no way they remaster the old versions as well and if they are hard to get in JP I don't think we will get them here. Khara are controlling hence why I still dont think we will get the original dub hopefully the original subs I think is as far as they will go.

Whether they allow them to be released here (or there's even a will to do so from AL/ GKids) is another matter, but they released the Archives of Evangelion DVD set on the same day as the Blu-Ray set so they're not actively suppressing alternative versions.
 

Vincentdante

Death Scythe
Evangelion sounds like a mess honestly the more I hear. Like the creators got a big head from their success and keep retconning stuff to fit a latest vision they think up.
 

WMD

Dragon Knight
Evangelion sounds like a mess honestly the more I hear. Like the creators got a big head from their success and keep retconning stuff to fit a latest vision they think up.
I think it was almost the opposite. The fandom got so entitled and outraged that in their own way they were trying to fix it and please the fans. More recent examples like star wars show how difficult and thankless a task that is.

For me the series ends in a really positive note and I love it. But you can feel how jaded and beat down Anno is by End of Eva and it feels far more cynical and to me gives the show the complete opposite ending the series originally did.
 

ActionFaust

Dragon Knight
For me the series ends in a really positive note and I love it. But you can feel how jaded and beat down Anno is by End of Eva and it feels far more cynical and to me gives the show the complete opposite ending the series originally did.
Yeah Anno was dealing with depression at the time so it's no surprise the series gradually got more cynical. I wouldn't really say any additions to the franchise count as retcons. This has always been a personal project for Anno to express himself and it only makes sense he'd want to finish his work or explore it in a different way.
 

WMD

Dragon Knight
Yeah Anno was dealing with depression at the time so it's no surprise the series gradually got more cynical. I wouldn't really say any additions to the franchise count as retcons. This has always been a personal project for Anno to express himself and it only makes sense he'd want to finish his work or explore it in a different way.
I can only imagine how the stress of production and the fans reactions only compounded that into something much worse.
 

thedoctor2016

Harem King
Yeah 3.33’s response was so awful I can see why it took another 9 years for the final film. Shin Godzilla seemed like a lot of fun for him and if that helps improve 3.0 + 1.0 so be it. But I do hope we get it in cinemas as only time I will get to see Anno end Evangelion (as it seems forever now) and want the best format for that.
 

Vincentdante

Death Scythe
I think it was almost the opposite. The fandom got so entitled and outraged that in their own way they were trying to fix it and please the fans. More recent examples like star wars show how difficult and thankless a task that is.

Ahh as a big proponent of creators freedom I'm legit upset to hear this.
 

Yami

Hunter
I think that it's widely accepted that End of Evangelion is parallel to the ending of the original broadcast series / is a different perspective and neither supersedes or replaces the other. There's no 'retconning'. While a lot has been said about how End of Evangelion came into being, I don't think it's a coincidence that releasing recap and 'ending' theatrical features mirrors Evangelion's most obvious creative influence in Space Runaway Ideon. End of Eva is more bitter and twisted than Tomino's Ideon: Be Invoked, but there are thematic similaries

A SD BD would be nice but I doubt it

I share your pessimism but it would be the ideal scenario.
 
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