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The DVD and Blu-ray release of Evangelion 2.22 You Can (Not) Advance  has proven a record-breaking success, with a total of 320,000 copies being sold on the first day alone.

Oricon is reporting the Blu-ray edition sold 195,000 copies, and the DVD 124,000 on the opening day, setting a new record for BD sales at the expense of the previous daily sales record holder, the late Michael Jackson. It may be on track to become one of Japan’s top selling Blu-ray discs of all time.

To date, the preceding Evangelion 1.* releases have sold 521,000, suggesting the sequel is already on track for exceeding those already impressive figures by a substantial margin. Late night anime are lucky to sell 10,000 copies, further illustrating the gulf between Evangelion and most other non-Ghibli anime.

Evangelion 2.22 is available internationally now.


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    Comment by Anonymous
    14:31 27/05/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Kaoru said "This time I will, at least, make you happy." Is that mean this event happen once before ?

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:22 27/05/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    It means he wants to get it on with Shinji

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:31 27/05/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    a lot of fans speculate Rebuild is a sequel of EoE when Shinji decided to come back into the old reality ,accept the pain and do better next time
    i myself also believe in this not only because Kaworu is always talking like it has happened before but because of the blood trail on the moon (left by the big Rei in EoE) and other graphical hints like that
    and since there's only episodes 20-24 left to cover with the next 2 movies i belive we'll get a movie and a half time of the "new end" or maybe there'll be no end after all and everyone will live happily ever after >_>;;

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:54 27/05/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    If memory serves me right, FLCL and Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann where quite successful.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:00 27/05/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    DO WANT!!!! hurry the hell up funimation!!

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:50 27/05/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I WATCHED THE MOVIE TODAY!!!I HAVENT'T WATCHED A MOVIE LIKE DAY FOR A LONG TIME!!!!, I REALLY LOVE IT, I WANT TO WATCH THE 3RD MOVIE NOW!!!,BEST ANIME MOVIE FOR A LONG TIME!!

    Comment by Antiveli
    09:40 27/05/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Awsome, some of the anime stores here in Los Angeles have it for sale as well.

    Comment by Anonymous
    Comment by Anonymous
    10:22 27/05/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Good movie, highly recommended

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:24 27/05/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    What's good about it?

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:31 27/05/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's sad that Gainax was never able to produce another hit, but instead is content to continue milking money off the Evangelion franchise.

    The movie will probably be a flop if it didn't have the Evangelion name. It's like Square-Enix, they can't produce anything that can sell except Final Fantasy and Dragon Quest.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:46 28/05/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    "It's sad that Gainax was never able to produce another hit..."

    Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann?

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:16 27/05/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    How is this series still alive? Seriously.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:40 28/05/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    >>How is this series still alive

    $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$.

    $.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:37 28/05/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Only newfags and illiterate teenagers can call regurgitated rewrites 'better'. I don't give a damn what artistic excuse the studio uses to justify it, the only reason stories are ever retold in the information age is to milk them for more money.

    See as: Walt Disney Corporation or any Hollywood remake of a 30-40-50 year old title.

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    Comment by RopeXPantsu
    08:15 28/05/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Mari smelling at Rei's hair? I find that kinda hot.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:58 28/05/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I was in Akiba when this was released. The entire 2 weeks before hand, the stupid song was playing at every Lamtarra, Animate, Asobitcity....it made we wanna put a bullet in my head.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:54 28/05/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I understand why they want a Blu Ray delay, but why not go ahead with the DVD in North America? I didn't like the TV series, but I loved 1.0, and it's fucking frustrating that it's out in Japan, but probably only in the pre-production phase in North America. Assuming Funimation even has the license yet. Why do the Japanese companies have to be so hardass about this?

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    Comment by Kinny Riddle
    00:38 29/05/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Totally baffled by all the haters taking a swipe at everyone that watched and enjoyed this series.

    You want to diss its cheap story, shallow characters, cliched plot devices? Fare enough. But what I resent is lazy generalization of ALL people as the epitome of what they hate.

    Every fandom has its rotten apples, be it Haruhi, K-ON, Gundam, Macross, etc, but

    Having personally seen it in a cinema, I and many others can confirm that there were thunderous applause and hardly a boo as soon as THAT post-credit scene plus stunning preview. Surely Anno Hideaki must have done something right to make rabid fanboys (AND fangirls), both old school and "newfags", "illiterate teenagers", etc, to gladly part with their cash for what was SUPPOSED to be a rehash of a story they know by the back of their hand.

    It's like providing a service, and those coming back are loyal customers delightfully surprised that the service they've normally expected has now gone better.

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    Comment by nolemor
    07:46 29/05/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Ordered long ago from play-asia on Blu-ray and it was shipped yesterday.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:49 29/05/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I watched this last night it was awesome , now just the long wait for the next one to come out

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:23 27/05/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    If only it was available in other countries, I'll buy this in a heartbeat, really

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:29 27/05/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Nice Eva, you're the best anime

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    Comment by Shimikami
    04:53 27/05/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Wow, that's some asskicking!
    Sasuga Evangelion.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:53 27/05/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    man even watching a cam/sub of this movie was epic. cannot wait to see it on blu-ray!

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    Comment by Gatsby
    04:38 27/05/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Its all downhill from here on.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:03 27/05/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    The end is near

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    Comment by Eddyak
    04:55 27/05/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    More to the point, is any decent subbing group going to 720p this? My stone-age graphics card just isn't gonna be able to take 1080p.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:02 27/05/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Just open it with a video editor and save it as 720x1280.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:57 27/05/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    You don't have to have the latest videocard to watch FullHD. 1080p playback is completely fine with quadcore and integrated (!) video card. That said, my P4 HT 3.2GHz lags 1080p as hell even with fully DXVA-compatible Radeon 4770.

    Buy a dualcore.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:42 28/05/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I want to buy a multicore soon, but not 'till june, so a decent 480p rip would be great for now.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:04 27/05/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    It sold well? There is no mistake there.
    I also saw it in cam version. The movie is excellent! Much better then the serialization!! The story makes more sense. The new character, Mary, is excellent too...
    That Bluray is going to be mine too! I can't wait to have it!! I hope they continue like this for the third input...

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    Comment by Anonymous
    07:50 27/05/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    You have no soul.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:18 27/05/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    10000 copies? How do they... oh right, figurines.

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    Comment by DoJax
    03:11 27/05/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    This is how crazy some people are.....yet again i am on board with them.

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    Comment by Overt
    03:05 27/05/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Heh, someone will be swimming in delicious japanese Yen soon. Maybe now they'll finally get that Evangelion live action movie done...

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    Comment by BlaqCat
    13:54 27/05/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    No-fucking-thank-you to a live Eva movie. Somethings just don't translate well to the screen. I believe Eva to most certainly be one of them.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:58 29/05/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    People really are FUCKING RETARDED to buy the same shit again and again...

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:19 27/05/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    With hollywoods money and staff that made second movie possible an actual life action Evangelion might be quite good. But if they hire some unknown-wanna-be-big yankee who's best achievement is directing childs play. Then the movie will suck balls.

    As for second instalment of eva, it kicked ass.

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    Comment by KoollKat
    03:35 27/05/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Better make something new on the same level of "epicness", than "use and reuse" the same story.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:40 27/05/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I kind of agree, but think about it this way. Imagine Mari's part at the end with Asuka instead. That would have been pretty epic in its own right. Then again the preview after the credits make it seem to be worth it.

    Comment by H-Ero
    03:16 27/05/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    "Maybe now they'll finally get that Evangelion live action movie done..."

    I hope not. Hollywood has proven that they can't make decent live action adaptions of anime series and I doubt that Eva would be an exception.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:08 27/05/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    agree agree all the way

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    Comment by Persona
    11:10 27/05/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I swear, if they make a live action movie, it meant WAR!!!!

    Comment by Schrobby
    03:56 27/05/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    After the continuing success of Evangelion a live action movie (or probably several) is only a metter of time... -_-

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    Comment by Sandalphon
    02:00 07/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    "...with a mostly international cast and Hollywood can't attach any 'glamour-celebs'..."

    Do you actually believe they wouldn't? This is hollywood we're speaking about. You can bet anything that characters wouldn't even keep their names, Rei would be "Ray", Asuka-> "Rose" and Misato-> "Susan"

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    Comment by GANTZ Playboy!
    21:26 27/05/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I want Erika Toda to be Asuka!! Think "Eva" could be done right if the same attention to story & fans that was paid to "Harry Potter" & "LOTRs" was given to it.

    The Technologies already here. As long as it's made "over seas" with a mostly international cast and Hollywood can't attach any 'glamour-celebs'. It should be fine.

    One Name!- J.J. Abrams should do "Evangelion"

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    Comment by alex251
    03:54 28/05/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    @Gantz_Playboy: "J.J. Abrams" - so you want a fucked up hollywood style evangelion live action ?

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:44 28/05/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Evangelion must remain an anime. Otherwise they will fuck it.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:19 27/05/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    It would be a 120% success if they make it into hardcore loli sex!

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    Comment by Eddyak
    04:52 27/05/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Let's just hope they don't sell out to Hollywood then. Nobody needs the story of The Chosen One, who has to pilot The Chosen One's Giant Robot to kill Monsters That Want To Kill Everyone For Some Reason.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:07 27/05/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Hope I can get a decent rip later this week ^_^

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    Comment by MasterYuke
    05:00 27/05/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    how dare these people even contest Michael Jackson!!

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    Comment by Yoshii-kun
    04:23 27/05/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    If it ever does get into production...

    For the love of everything that is sacred and holy, please don't screw it up, again...

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:13 27/05/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I actually liked the Saikano Live Action. I saw it as an alternative universe to the manga and the anime, which, to be fair, were different to each other again. Out of all three I preferred the anime, with the live action and manga coming second...

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    Comment by Shanyy
    05:40 27/05/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    HARR! A pirate!

    Even the Japanese live actions are not always successful. For example, there is the Saishuu Heiki Kanojo live action movie... If you saw it and the anime or read the manga, you know what am I speaking about.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:13 27/05/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's honestly heartwarming to see sales being good for such things. I'm sick and tired of what piracy is causing, and people have the gall to think it makes them special, and it's their right to cause companies who make good stuff fail and die because they're poor. That's all it means when we pirate and don't support the stuff we love: we're poor and lazy. That's all it means.

    I torrent fansubbed anime and treat it as "This is on TV now." Once I watch something on TV and love it, like Firefly, I buy it because I love it and want to own it. The same goes for anime. I buy all the series I loved. And I sincerely hope the under-20s generation comes to understand what the rampant piracy really is doing. Pretending that you heard somewhere that piracy is helping in the end really is just a made up story a bunch of people said to justify their being stingy. Yes it helped, years ago, when anime didn't exist here. Please stop pretending it's the same thing as then, it really is disgusting.

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    Comment by Perseid
    03:35 27/05/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    The Eva movie was going to be made by ADV, which no longer exists. The people behind it claim it's still going forward, but I don't believe it. I bet it's dead.

    Comment by Schrobby
    03:54 27/05/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Evangelion is a license to rake in money...

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:04 27/05/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    How did it become so popular? 'Cause of how early it was released?





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