The second film in the four-part silver-screen remake of sci-fi anime classic Neon Genesis Evangelion
, Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance
continues the familiar story established in the first film, while also reimagining the series with new characters and arcs. Picking up where You Are (Not) Alone
left off, the second feature introduces two more EVA pilots - Asaka who moves in with Shinji and Misato and throws their world into further confusion, and new character Mari, a mysterious pilot from Europe. As the war against the Angels rages on, more light is shed on the true motives and powers behind NERV and Gendo Ikari and SEELE's secret project.
Since the original 26-episode Neon Genesis Evangelion premiered in the mid-nineties, the anime's legend has only continued to grow, amounting to a small industry of manga, DVDs, action figures, model kits, and other merchandise that remains popular with anime fans worldwide. The series eventually hit the big screen, with a trilogy of films released in 1997, summarizing and capping off the series, but creator-director Anno Hideaki is not done with Evangelion yet. Starting in 2007, Evangelion is returning to screen with a revamped storyline and additional, improved animation in an ambitious teratology of films dubbed Rebuild of Evangelion.
Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance comes to DVD and Blu-ray under the title Evangelion: 2.22 You Can (Not) Advance. The 2.22 version is digitally remastered, and is expected to include slight adjustments different from the theatrical version. This edition comes with a booklet and special features including AR script (2.22 version), trailer, TV spot, "I would give you anything" scene Noguchi Version, and omitted scenes.