Fans of iconic anime series Neon Genesis Evangelion, rejoice! Evangelion 2.22: You Can (Not) Advance - the second in the ongoing series of revival films - hits English subtitled DVD and BluRay in Hong Kong June 25th...
Seeing as it says this is a Hong Kong subtitle stream I will wait for Funimation to release the movie. English subs from China are horrible. They are never accurate and hardly ever make sense(I saw one for Shana that changed every characters name and all the terms used in the show were different and it made the movie make no sense)
I'll take your word for it. The wait is surely worth it. Knowing Funi's schedule though, it won't ship till next February or March here in NA.
If Funi could get the rights quickly they would release it quickly but it just doesn't work that way. I got to talk to a rep from Funi at Animeboston and he basically said the reason it takes so long is that each movie is being produced by a different production committee so they have to start from square one are far as licensing agreement goes. They can't just work out a deal that includes all 4 movies so they can release them quickly. And while he couldn't say this outright another reason for the delays is the Japanese producers insisting on a Theater run in the US despite it being a very bad idea. So Funi has to basically put resources into a theater run(that more then likely causes them to lose money) a dub and then a DVD and Blu-ray and that's after all the trouble of getting the license in the first place. All that adds up to a long wait for us. I would bet we will hear about Funi having the license towards the end of this year or early next year and then soon after a small theater run followed by a summer or fall DVD and Blu-ray release.
I watched this month ago from the Cam rip without complain...and trust me, will as well from any rip with better quality coming from this...then say hello funimation to buy the DVD/Bluray at the end, but your choice to wait, for my side, I will enjoy it sooner.
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