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Monday, 20 June 2011

New Anime Blu-ray UK Releases (20/6/11)

This week see's the UK Release of the long awaited "Evangelion 2.22 - You Can (Not) Advance" film on DVD & Blu-ray which is being brought to us in the UK Via Manga Entertainment and muc like the first film the second installment has alot of surprises, stunning visuals and alot of action.

Evangelion 2.22 covers the material from episodes 6-12 of the series NEON GENESIS EVANGELION, this film is the first to introduce new content and characters that did not appear in the original series -- namely, Unit-05 pilot Mari Illustrious Makinami.
The British girl mans an Eva with a drastically new design, and adds still more drama to the life of Shinji, who is coping with having to share a living space with both Asuka and Misato.

Meanwhile, all of the pilots soon find themselves embroiled with a battle with the Eighth Angel. The group show a sense of teamwork that they've never had before, but soon, NERV's American branch is destroyed in an experiment while testing the new Unit-03, which is taken to Tokyo-3 for testing. Asuka pilots the Eva, but it's soon reclassified as the Ninth Angel, and Shinji is ordered by his father to attack it. Shinji can't bear to do so while Asuka is inside, causing a break in his will that might cause him to leave the program for good.

Evangelion 2.22 is being brought into the UK via Manga Entertainment UK in three different formats, there is the standard DVD, a standard Blu-ray or for the first time a special "Collectors Edition" combi pack which contains both the DVD & Blu-ray in one box, with a special 20-Page Booklet which explains about the new Evangelion films.

Evangelion 2.22 Standard Blu-ray -> £14.93 (Amazon UK), £14.99 (HMV UK / PLAY UK)
Evangelion 2.22 Combi Pack -> £14.99 (Amazon UK / Play UK) £15.99 (HMV UK)

If you own a Blu-ray player & love anime then the Evangelion Movies are definately worth watching - just for the stunning detail of each scene and the eva units themselves. Also if you do plan on picking up Evangelion 2.22 make sure you watch the extra scene after the end credits.

Plot: New Pilots, New Evas, New Angels The landmark anime Evangelion evolves, reaching new heights of intensity in the new feature film: Evangelion 2.22. In this explosive new story, brutal action and primal emotion clash as a group of young pilots maneuver their towering, cyborg Eva Units into combat against a deadly and disturbing enemy. In the battle to prevent the apocalyptic Third Impact, Shinji and Rei were forced to carry humanity's hopes on their shoulders. Now, as the onslaught of the bizarre, monstrous Angels escalates, they find their burden shared by two new Eva pilots, the fiery Asuka and the mysterious Mari. In this thrilling new experience for fans of giant robot destruction, the young pilots fight desperately to save mankind and struggle to save themselves.

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