Just before the first screenings of Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba THE MOVIE Mugen Train today, a new trailer for the upcoming final Evangelion anime film Evangelion 3.0+1.0: Thrice Upon a Time announced that the Hideaki Anno-directed movie will finally be released in Japanese theaters on January 23, 2021, ending the near 30-year franchise.
The Rebuild of Evangelion anime film series started with 2007's Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone, which saw a remake of the massively popular Neon Genesis Evangelion TV anime. The film series started diverting from its TV roots with the second film, Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance, which released in Japan in 2009. Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo, saw a brand new story set in the world created by Hideaki Anno and was released in 2012. Evangelion 3.0+1.0 was teased at the end of the 2012 film and was then expected to be released in 2015 before Anno decided to delay the film due to work on Shin Godzilla and for his own mental health, among other reasons. Khara mentioned in early October that the film won't be over 6-hours long.
Previously released visual:
Khara confirmed that the advanced tickets that had already gone on sale for the earlier release date, will be valid for whenever the film is released. Evangelion 3.0+1.0 brings the final impact to theatres January 23, 2021.
UPDATE: Khara has officially released the theatrical trailer "Shin Evangelion Theatrical Version" Special Report 3 that is currently running with this weekend's screenings of Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba THE MOVIE Mugen Train and is embedded below:
— 株式会社カラー (@khara_inc) October 16, 2020
Source: ITMedia's NetLab
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