Evangelion: 1.11 and 2.22 Blu-Ray

16th June 2013 at 11:22 am

Dear Chibi,

I received Evangelion: 1.11 and 2.22 Blu-Ray in the mail about a week ago but haven’t had the chance to sit down and write about it until now :D

Let me start off by saying… I haven’t really watched Evangelion before. Well, I have a little bit back in my early high school days but that was so long ago and in-sequential that it didn’t make much sense XD Hopefully watching the movies this time around will be a more fulfilling experience. I want to know what the fuss is all about!

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Evangelion: 1.11 You are (NOT) Alone and 2.22 You Can (NOT) Advance

The two came in a very well packaged box. I had a pleasant time un-boxing it and I loooove the look of these. The plain orange and red on the slip covers work well. Since these were part of a series/collection, I lined them up to see how they’d looked together:

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One side features a face of Shinji Ikari and Mari Illustrious Makinami (new character in the movie)

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..And the other side has.. a weird gap O_o..?? What is this? I can’t seem to work out what this hole is for, anyone have any ideas?

EDIT: I’ve just been told the gap is for a ‘red tag’ security system that a few retailers still use to stop theft from stores. Heee! Thanks Ben!

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The two Blu Ray boxes side to side

Evangelion: 1.11

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Back of slip cover and case shows different content and different imagery

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The Blu-Ray comes with a little 20 page guide book filled with artwork, character profiles and notes. I think the booklet is a nice addition but the text is a tad bit small ^^”

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Evangelion: 2.22

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Interestingly, the second movie keeps the minimalist plain orange for the disc and booklet too. I think this looks a lot better than 1.11.

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Unlike 1.11, the back of the slip cover and case feature the same images. I like the direction they’ve gone with the 2nd movie (consistency is a good thing!) and wish they had done the same for the first.

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They’ve also improved on the readability of this release with larger font sizes!

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Overall, I’m quite happy with the packaging, and hope the content of the movies is just as good :) Guess we’ll see soon!

 

Special thanks to Madman for providing these Evangelion Blu-Ray discs!

 

2 Responses to “Evangelion: 1.11 and 2.22 Blu-Ray”

  1. Jacky says:

    Excellent review!

    Evangelion has its twists and oddness’ but overall I think you will enjoy it =)

  2. Chibi says:

    haha..hope so! XD