Over the past few years, Netflix has established itself as a force to be reckoned with in anime streaming, securing titles new and old to bolster its catalogue. The platform looks to continue this trend in 2019 as well, and out of what’s been announced, these are the best anime coming to Netflix in 2019.
Best Anime Coming to Netflix in 2019
Neon Genesis Evangelion (Air Date: Spring 2019)
After being out of print and unavailable for legal streaming in the west for more than a decade, the landmark series Neon Genesis Evangelion will finally be available to viewers through Netflix.
The streaming service recently announced they’d acquired the rights not only to the original television show, but also its two feature films.
As such, fans new and old will be able to watch the journey of Eva pilot Shinji Ikari in its entirety from his first foray into mech battles all the way to its trippy, philosophical conclusion.
There is some controversy around Netflix’s handling of the series. The president of Funimation has voiced his concerns about the platform’s handling of Evangelin’s brand, while the original dub cast have been vocal about not being approached to reprise their roles for the series’ planned redub.
Regardless, it’s a big win for anime fans and a much needed preservation of one of the medium’s best works.