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Evangelion 1.11 Trailers Try To Sell You Eva All Over Again

Posted on: February 26, 2010

FUNimation is doing everything it can to get you excited about a release that’s not only a remake of a 15-year-old anime, but a cleaned-up release of a DVD they released just last year.

If you’re still interested in Evangelion 1.11 in spite of the fact that there are only 3 minutes of truly new footage (the rest of it is a video transfer fix from some issues with Evangelion 1.01), you should check out some of the many, many trailers FUNimation has put up in anticipation of the March 9th release of the high-definition release of the Evangelion remake. FUNi has even been kind enough to put everything in a single Evangelion 1.11 YouTube playlist so you can see what you’re in for.

Convincing people to buy the same product twice is always a tough sell, and I see FUNimation facing a bit of an uphill battle with so much Eva out there already – are any of you going to buy this one? If so, why?

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3 Responses to "Evangelion 1.11 Trailers Try To Sell You Eva All Over Again"

Simple – I’m buying this one because I wasn’t stupid enough to buy the horrid 1.01 version in the first place.

“the rest of it is a video transfer fix from some issues with Evangelion 1.01”

I’ve watched both in 1080p BluRay rips. The difference is *astounding*. VHS fansub to DVD astounding, if not more. The 1.01 version should never have been put on the market – it was defective plain and simple.

Just forget that it ever existed and look at 1.11 on its own merits. 1.11 isn’t the cash grab – that was 1.01, taking advantage of (most) people who didn’t know any better.

What Joshua said. I had the opportunity to see it in theater and was impressed enough with the end section of it to be more than willing to dive into buying this remake, but there was no way I was springing for the lesser DVD version.

I’m not too interested because, as pretty as it makes it, EVA lost a lot of interest for me over time. I like it more as a nostalgia thing, these days, as it was the first full series that I ever bought.

I do have at least two friends who will probably buy 1.11, though – they both really enjoy EVA still, and would buy it to please their ‘collector’ mentality.

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