GKIDS Films obtains rights to classic Neon Genesis Evangelion series and movies

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This was a surprise this weekend. From the same company that has hosted many movies such as Promare, Weathering With You and the upcoming Lupin III The First movie, GKIDS Films has announced that they will be releasing a classic anime for home video release. GKIDS Films announced that have obtained the rights to sell the iconic mecha anime Neon Genesis Evangelion for home video release for both TV and movie versions.

According to Twitter and the official site, GKIDS will have permission to sell the classic anime TV series of Neon Genesis Evangelion and the movies Evangelion: Death (True)² [Also known as Death & Rebith] and The End of Evangelion. According to Twitter, this anime TV series and movies will be released in 2021 for Blu-Ray and there is plans for an “Ultimate Edition” and digital to home release. There no news whether the dub will be the classic ADV or the Netflix version.

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Lupin the 3rd: The First English Dub cast revealed!

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It’s unknown when are we getting a theatrical release, rest assure, I got some exciting news to share with you from GKIDS. GKIDS is an Indie American Film distributor responsible for movies on animation such as Weathering With You and the upcoming Lupin the 3rd: The First. GKIDS announced that the anime CGI movie Lupin the 3rd: The First will be having an English Dub cast. Prominent voice actors such as Tony Oliver, Richard Epcar, Michelle Ruff will return to play as their characters from the previous anime series like Part 4 and 5 of the anime. Here is the announced characters and the roles:

  • Tony Oliver as Lupin III
  • Richard Epcar as Daisuke Jigen
  • Lex Lang as Goemon Ishikawa
  • Michelle Ruff as Fujiko Mine
  • Doug Erholtz as Koichi Zenigata
  • Laurie C. Hymes as Laetitia
  • J. David Brimmer as Lambert
  • And Paul Guyet as Gerard

GKIDS synopsis:

The iconic “gentleman thief” Lupin III returns in an action-packed, continent-spanning adventure, as Lupin III and his colorful underworld companions race to uncover the secrets of the mysterious Bresson Diary, before it falls into the hands of a dark cabal that will stop at nothing to resurrect the Third Reich. The gang undertakes trap-filled tombs, aerial escapades and daring prison escapes with the trademark wit and visual finesse that have made LUPIN THE 3RD one of the most storied animation franchises in the world, in a thrilling new caper that is sure to delight fans old and new.

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