ADV Films has announced a limited edition 10th Anniversary Edition of Neon Genesis Evangelion, the classic angst-ridden giant robot series of the 1990s. The multi-DVD box set, which will be available late this summer, will include every video extra ever prepared for the NGE series as well as a wide variety of premium items ranging from bumper stickers to an embroidered jacket (accessible to fans via a mail-in card on which they can designate the correct size).
The 10th Anniversary Edition, which carries a hefty SRP of $299.98, is a true limited edition -- it will never be remanufactured and it won't be available for long.
ICv2 asked why ADV is releasing yet another edition of Evangelion. ADV Senior Vice President -- Creative Development Matt Greenfield replied. 'The reason for re-releasing the series in a 10th Anniversary Edition is to restore all the commentaries and extras that were left out of our Platinum Thin-Pack Edition, so that the true disciple can completely immerse themselves in the total EVA experience,' he said. 'Plus they get a cool jacket.'
Asked about the reasons for the series' continuing popularity,