Japanese Video Releases

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VHS

"Genesis" TV Releases

Genesis 0:1~14 are marked for retail and rental use simultaneously.

Tape Episodes Date Comments
Genesis 0:0 - In The Beginning (KIVA-248) December 21, 1995 Promotional video for TV Series
Genesis 0:1 (KIVA-249) TV 1-2 February 3, 1996
Genesis 0:2 (KIVA-250) TV 3-4 March 6, 1996
Genesis 0:3 (KIVA-251) TV 5-6 April 5, 1996
Genesis 0:4 (KIVA-252) TV 7-8 May 2, 1996
Genesis 0:5 (KIVA-253) TV 9-10 June 5, 1996
Genesis 0:6 (KIVA-254) TV 11-12 July 5, 1996
Genesis 0:7 (KIVA-255) TV 13-14 August 7, 1996
Genesis 0:8 (KIVA-256) TV 15-16 September 5, 1996
Genesis 0:9 (KIVA-257) TV 17-18 October 2, 1996
Genesis 0:10 (KIVA-258) TV 19-20 December 5, 1996
Genesis 0:11 (KIVA-259) TV 21-22 February 4, 1998 21-22: NPC version only
Genesis 0:12 (KIVA-260) TV 23-24 July 3, 1998 23-24: NPC version only
Genesis 0:13 (KIVA-261) TV 25, EoE 25' August 12, 1998 25' (Air) is home-video version
Genesis 0:14 (KIVA-311) TV 26, EoE 26' September 9, 1998 26' (Magokoro wo Kimi ni) is home-video version


Theatrical Edition

Retail Releases

Tape Episodes Date Comments
Genesis 0:0' - The Light From The Darkness January 25, 1997 Promotional video; bonus for pre-ordering theatrical tickets for "Death and Rebirth"
Movie Box Set (KIVA-9401~2) December 23, 1998 2-VHS set w/ Death(True)², Rebirth, Air, and Magokoro wo Kimi ni.
Bonuses: plush, booklet, storyboard book, models, and cards


Rental Releases

Tape Episodes Date Comments
Death and Rebirth (KIVA-405) ? Stand-alone rental-only release
The End of Evangelion (KIVA-406) ? Stand-alone rental-only release


LaserDisc

"Genesis" TV Releases

Genesis 0:1~12 are CAV format, 0:13~14 are CAV (TV side) + CLV (EoE side), Genesis 0:X is CLV.

Disc Episodes Date Comments
Genesis 0:1 (KILA-149) TV 1-2 February 3, 1996 First 500 came w/ box for 1-5
Genesis 0:2 (KILA-150) TV 3-4 March 6, 1996
Genesis 0:3 (KILA-151) TV 5-6 April 5, 1996
Genesis 0:4 (KILA-152) TV 7-8 May 2, 1996
Genesis 0:5 (KILA-153) TV 9-10 June 5, 1996
Genesis 0:6 (KILA-154) TV 11-12 July 5, 1996 First 500 came w/ box for 6-9
Genesis 0:7 (KILA-155) TV 13-14 August 7, 1996
Genesis 0:8 (KILA-156) TV 15-16 September 5, 1996
Genesis 0:9 (KILA-157) TV 17-18 October 2, 1996
Genesis 0:10 (KILA-158) TV 19-20 December 5, 1996 First 500 came w/ box for 10-14
Genesis 0:11 (KILA-159) TV 21-22 February 4, 1998 21-22: NPC version only
Genesis 0:12 (KILA-160) TV 23-24 July 3, 1998 23-24: NPC version only
Genesis 0:13 (KILA-161) TV 25, EoE 25' August 12, 1998 25' (Air) is home-video version
Genesis 0:14 (KILA-311) TV 26, EoE 26' September 9, 1998 26' (Magokoro wo Kimi ni) is home-video version
Genesis 0:X (3SLG2) TV 21-24 ? 21-24: OA version only; was bonus send-in disc for owning all 14 Genesis LD volumes


Theatrical Edition

All discs are CAV format.

Disc Episodes Date Comments
Movie Box Set (KILA-9401~4) December 23, 1998 4-LD set w/ Death(True)², Rebirth, Air, and Magokoro wo Kimi ni.
Bonuses: plush, booklet, storyboard book, models, and cards


DVD

Pre-Renewal Releases

Original Gainax / King Records Releases

Uses CD-type jewel cases. Gainax self-published these releases for direct order and utilized King Records for retail store distribution.

Disc Episodes Date Comments
Volume 1 (KIBA-1, GDVD-001) TV 1-4 July 19, 1997
Volume 2 (KIBA-2, GDVD-002) TV 5-8 August 21, 1997
Volume 3 (KIBA-3, GDVD-003) TV 9-12 September 26, 1997
Volume 4 (KIBA-4, GDVD-004) TV 13-16 October 22, 1997
Volume 5 (KIBA-5, GDVD-005) TV 17-20 December 22, 1997
Volume 6 (KIBA-6, GDVD-006) TV 21-24 November 27, 1998 21-24 NPC version only
Volume 7 (KIBA-7, GDVD-007) TV 25-26, EoE 25'-26' January 22, 1999 25' (Air) + 26' (Magokoro wo Kimi ni) are "Genesis" home video versions
Theatrical Edition (KIBA-105~6, GDVD-008~9) September 22, 1999 Disc 1: Death(True)² + Rebirth
Disc 2: The End of Evangelion (Theatrical Version)
(with Dolby 2.0 audio)


Original King Records Rental Releases

Uses Amaray cases; All discs indentical to KIBA-X releases.

Disc Episodes Date Comments
Volume 1 (KIBA-10001) TV 1-4
Volume 2 (KIBA-10002) TV 5-8
Volume 3 (KIBA-10003) TV 9-12
Volume 4 (KIBA-10004) TV 13-16
Volume 5 (KIBA-10005) TV 17-20
Volume 6 (KIBA-10006) TV 21-24
Volume 7 (KIBA-10007) TV 25-26, EoE 25'-26'
Death and Rebirth (KIBA-10105)
The End of Evangelion (KIBA-10106)


Gainax "Second Impact Box" Sets

Each box was limited to 5000 copies. Each volume had different cover art compared to previous stand-alone release.

Box #1 (GDVD-010)

Disc Episodes Date Comments
Volume 1 (GDVD-001) TV 1-4 November 15, 2000
Volume 2 (GDVD-002) TV 5-8 November 15, 2000
Volume 3 (GDVD-003) TV 9-12 November 15, 2000

Box #2 (GDVD-011)

Disc Episodes Date Comments
Volume 4 (GDVD-004) TV 13-16 February 21, 2001
Volume 5 (GDVD-005) TV 17-20 February 21, 2001
Volume 6 (GDVD-006-2) TV 21-24 February 21, 2001 21-24 OA version only

Box #3 (GDVD-012)

Disc Episodes Date Comments
Volume 7 (GDVD-007-2) TV 25-26 June 6, 2001 Does not contain EoE 25'-26'
Death and Rebirth (GDVD-008) June 6, 2001
The End of Evangelion (GDVD-009) June 6, 2001
Girlfriend of Steel PC Game June 6, 2001


Renewal Releases

Renewal Singles

Disc Episodes Date Comments
"Test Type" Disc (KIBA-1000) TV 1 March 26, 2003 Also has long-form OP and ED videos from Masayuki
Volume 1 (KIBA-1001) TV 1-4 July 24, 2003
Volume 2 (KIBA-1002) TV 5-8 July 24, 2003
Volume 3 (KIBA-1003) TV 9-12 August 27, 2003
Volume 4 (KIBA-1004) TV 13-16 August 27, 2003
Volume 5 (KIBA-1005) TV 17-20 September 26, 2003
Volume 6 (KIBA-1006) TV 21-22 September 26, 2003 21-22 OA + NPC versions
Volume 7 (KIBA-1007) TV 23-24 October 10, 2003 23-24 OA + NPC versions
Volume 8 (KIBA-1008) TV 25-26 October 10, 2003
The Feature Films (KIBA-1009~10) November 27, 2003 Disc 1: Death(True)²
Disc 2: The End of Evangelion (Theatrical Version)
(with Dolby 5.1 audio)


Renewal Rentals

All discs identical to KIBA-10XX releases. Went through 3 separate pressings w/ different catalog numbers.

Disc Episodes Date Comments
Volume 1 (KIBR-1, KIBR-4310, KIBR-5001) TV 1-4
Volume 2 (KIBR-2, KIBR-4311, KIBR-5002) TV 5-8
Volume 3 (KIBR-3, KIBR-4312, KIBR-5003) TV 9-12
Volume 4 (KIBR-4, KIBR-4313, KIBR-5004) TV 13-16
Volume 5 (KIBR-5, KIBR-4314, KIBR-5005) TV 17-20
Volume 6 (KIBR-6, KIBR-4315, KIBR-5006) TV 21-22
Volume 7 (KIBR-7, KIBR-4316, KIBR-5007) TV 23-25
Volume 8 (KIBR-8, KIBR-4317, KIBR-5008) TV 25-26
Death(True)² (KIBR-9, KIBR-4318, KIBR-5009)
The End of Evangelion (KIBR-10, KIBR-4319, KIBR-5010)


Boxsets

Disc Episodes Date Comments
2003 DVD-BOX (KIBA-91001) June 25, 2003 Contains discs from KIBA-1001 ~ KIBA-1009/10 + 11th bonus disc in custom monolith-type packaging + booklets
DVD-BOX '07 Edition (KIBA-91401) August 1, 2007 Same 11 discs as KIBA-91001 except in box w/ 6 2-DVD thinpaks and no printed bonus material
NTV Box Set (1i014) September 1, 2007 Box w/ retail KIBA-1000 ~ KIBA-1009~10 releases inside (no other bonus material)
Archives of Evangelion (KIBA-92191) TV 1-26, EoE 25'-26', D&R August 26, 2015 20th Anniversary release. 21-24 OA version only. Contains 8 discs in custom translucent red box with bonus booklet

Theatrical DTS Collector's Edition

Disc Episodes Date Comments
The Feature Films (KIBA-1209~10) November 3, 2004 Disc 1: Death(True)²
Disc 2: The End of Evangelion (Theatrical Version)
(with DTS 5.1 audio)


New Theatrical Edition Releases

Retail Releases

Disc Episodes Date Comments
Evangelion 1.01: You Are (Not) Alone [Limited Edition] (KIBA-91526) April 25, 2008 2-DVD set with "Explanation of Evangelion 1.01", "Rebuild of Evangelion 1.01", "Angel of Doom" PV, and filmstrip.
Evangelion 1.01: You Are (Not) Alone (KIBA-1526) May 21, 2008
Evangelion 1.11: You Are (Not) Alone (KIBA-1663) May 27, 2009 Remastered release from digital source with 3 minutes of extra footage.
Evangelion 2.22: You Can (Not) Advance (KIBA-1773) May 26, 2010
Evangelion 3.33: You Can (Not) Redo (KIBA-2015) April 24, 2013


Rental Releases

Disc Episodes Date Comments
Evangelion 1.01: You Are (Not) Alone (KIBR-641) May 21, 2008
Evangelion 1.11: You Are (Not) Alone (KIBR-933) June 24, 2009
Evangelion 2.22: You Can (Not) Advance (KIBR-1063) June 23, 2010
Evangelion 3.33: You Can (Not) Advance (KIBR-1382) April 24, 2013

Blu-ray

New Theatrical Edition Releases

Disc Episodes Date Comments
Evangelion 1.11: You Are (Not) Alone (KIXA-9) May 27, 2009
Evangelion 2.22: You Can (Not) Advance (KIXA-35) May 26, 2010
Evangelion 3.33: You Can (Not) Redo (KIXA-290) April 24, 2013


Renewal Releases

Disc Episodes Date Comments
Neon Genesis Evangelion Blu-ray Box (KIXA-90501) TV 1-26, EoE 25'-26', D&R, Revival August 26, 2015 20th Anniversary release. 21-24 OA + NPC Versions. Contains 10 discs in custom translucent blue box with bonus booklet.
Contains 5.1 channel surround version of the original soundtrack, Seiyū audition recordings, TV commercials and more
Neon Genesis Evangelion Blu-ray Box Standard Edition (KIXA-870) TV 1-26, EoE 25'-26', D&R, Revival July 24, 2019 Reprint of the original Blu-Ray set. Contains the exact same contents as the original set, without the booklet. Comes in a black-colored Blu-Ray case fit to hold 10 discs, enclosed in a standard blue box.