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Netflix facing hatred for pointless dubbing of anime classic, Neon Genesis Evangelion

Neon Genesis Evangelion, the classic Japanese apocalyptic-psychological drama anime is finally on the worldwide streaming platform, Netflix. The show came down with a number of years of negotiation and licensing.

Back in November 2018, Netflix announced that all 26 episodes of the anime series, and the films Neon Genesis Evangelion: Death and Rebirth and The End of Evangelion will come on their streaming service. All the fans were delighted and were highly anticipating about the release, and finally, the sun has risen upon them.

Neon Genesis Evangelion was initially aired back on October 4, 1995, to March 27, 1996, that consists of critically acclaimed 26 episodes. Later the Gainax produced two films, Evangelion: Death and Rebirth and The End of Evangelion on March and July 1997 respectively. The show initially aired on Japan’s TV Tokyo. Originally, The ADV films distributed and even dubbed this anime in North America and Europe and fans all around loved it.

But Netflix with a new re-release and re-dub, Netflix is amassing a heck of negative reviews. The longtime fans are saying the re-dub version is absurd and it is lousy than original. Along with, exclusion of the legendary end-credits song named ‘Fly Me to The Moon’ brought more outrage. The song written by Bart Howard was much particular and added delight to the episode. Now, there’s dramatic music playing over a jazz tune in the end credits.

The original actress who voiced Asuka divulged the press release and fan petition along with other voice actors for a possible re-dub. Amanda Winn Lee, who voiced Rei, tweeted, “This time I will be heartbroken if I don’t do Rei’s voice. I poured so much of my life into that original show and those movies.”

Well, we don’t know what happens, but you can now hot to Netflix and watch this classic Japanese pop-culture.

 

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