Neon Genesis Evangelion Series Watch Order

At first glance, the idea of figuring out how to view Neon Genesis Evangelion in an order appears to be fairly simple: take a look at all 26 episodes, and then you’re done. Boom.

As you may have imagined from watching the famous (and famously obscure) anime, it’s not as simple.

There are director’s cut movies as well as recaps, and there are many more movies to take in. 

If you dig more, you will find distinctions between certain releases for certain platforms. 

Some purists will advise you to watch something, while other diehards will advise you to watch Evangelion differently. 

It’s… complicated.

We’re here to help you understand the basics. In the beginning, we’ll go over the easiest approach to watching Neon Genesis Evangelion in order from beginning to end. Then we’ll take a more extensive look at the entire story. 

It will include the possibility of a sense of a chronological sequence (or the closest you could be to the story) of which episodes you should not miss, as well as an overview of the distinctions between 1.0 and 1.11 Rebuild films.

How Should You Watch the Neon Genesis Evangelion Series?

How to Watch Neon Genesis Evangelion Anime Series? 

Easy Watch Order Guide to watch the Neon Genesis Evangelion Anime Series in order including Episodes, Movies, and OVAs + Timeline.

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Neon Genesis Evangelion Watch Order

How to watch all of the Neon Genesis Evangelion seasons, movies, and OVAs in chronological order. This is the best order in which to watch the Neon Genesis Evangelion series.

1. Release Order

I. TV Series

  • Neon Genesis Evangelion (1995-96)

II. Movies

  • Evangelion: Death and Rebirth (1997)
  • The End of Evangelion (1997)
  • Evangelion: 3.0+1.0: Thrice Upon a Time (2021)

III. Movie Remakes

  • Evangelion 1.0: You Are (Not) Alone (2007)
  • Evangelion 2.0: You Can (Not) Advance (2009)
  • Evangelion 3.0: You Can (Not) Redo (2012)

IV. Other Media

  • Evangelion: Death (True) (1998)\
  • Revival of Evangelion (1998)
  • Petit Eva: Evangelion @ School (Parody Series) (2007)
  • Rebuild of Evangelion: Hakata Angel Attack Alternative (Short Film) (2019)

2. How to watch Neon Genesis Evangelion in Chronological Order

  • Neon Genesis Evangelion (Episode 1 – 6)
  • Evangelion 1.0: You Are (Not) Alone
  • Neon Genesis Evangelion (Episode 7 – 20)
  • Evangelion 2.0: You Can (Not) Advance
  • Neon Genesis Evangelion (Episode 21 – 24)
  • Evangelion: Death and Rebirth
  • Neon Genesis Evangelion (Episode 25 – 26)
  • The End of Evangelion
  • Evangelion 3.0: You Can (Not) Redo
  • Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon A Time

Director’s Cut or Original

When watching Eva in the very first place, there’s frequently a question regarding the differences between director’s cut episodes and original episodes.

Episodes 21–24 are director’s cut episodes, which are longer episodes that have scenes that aren’t included in the regular episodes. 

Even though there are extra scenes within the episode, it doesn’t impact the main storyline. It is recommended to go through only the Director’s Cut episodes.

Where to watch Neon Genesis Evangelion with subtitles or dubbed?

Netflix is streaming Neon Genesis Evangelion in dubbed and subdued versions.

Are you able to download and watch Neon Genesis Evangelion offline?

Netflix always offers the option of streaming and downloading any of your favorite series or films offline.

All you need is to subscribe to a subscription and watch any of the films whenever you like.

How long will it take to finish Neon Genesis Evangelion?

It will take you approximately twenty-five hours, which is roughly one whole day, to watch everything in this series.

This includes the original series, films, remakes of movies, and additional content that is not necessary.

I will give you the running time of each installment.

  • Neon Genesis Evangelion – 624 minutes
  • Evangelion: Death and Rebirth – 104 minutes
  • The End of Evangelion – 87 minutes
  • Evangelion 1.0: You Are (Not) Alone – 104 minutes
  • Evangelion 2.0: You Can (Not) Advance – 112 minutes
  • Evangelion 3.0: You Can (Not) Redo – 96 minutes
  • Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon A Time – 155 minutes
  • Petit Eva: Evangelion @ School – 72 minutes
  • Rebuild of Evangelion: Hakata Angel Attack Alternative – 7 minutes
  • Revival of Evangelion – 159 minutes

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Aiko Nakamura

Hey there, I'm Aiko Nakamura! I'm a 28-year-old anime lover from Tokyo. I dove deep into the world of anime during my studies, earning a Master's in Media Studies. Now, I'm all about creating anime fillers and watch order guides. When I'm not working, you'll find me cosplaying at conventions or exploring otaku communities globally. Anime isn't just a passion; it's my life!

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