This Friday, August 13, the platform of streaming Amazon Prime has included in its catalog the long awaited film directed by Hideaki Anno, Evangelion: 3.0 + 1.0 Thrice Upon a Time. The animated film was announced as the end of the franchise, however, in statements for the web Collider, the renowned director hinted that it could be that the movie might not be the last we see about Shinji.
“There is always the 14-year gap in the story, so in a way, I want to shed light on that,” said Hideaki, referring to the fact that the anime’s story has a plot hole that has yet to be filled.
But the comment that has given the most hope to all his followers was the following:
“I don’t feel the need to see Shinji and the other characters anytime soon. But that does not mean that I do not want to see them again: there could come a time when I find them again ”.
As you remember, the premiere of the film was originally scheduled in Japan for June 27, 2019 and then was postponed until February 23, 2021, but after a long wait it was confirmed on March 8, this year as the date for the official launch.
Studio Khara premiered the first five minutes of the film in October 2019. The event Japan Expo in Paris he screened the video in a presentation called Yoko Takahashi x Evangelion Stage.
The video was also screened at the Anime Expo in Los Angeles, following a screening of Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo, and was also shown in Shanghai during a franchise event in the Jing’an district.
Studio Khara had stated in 2019 that dialogue recording for Evangelion: 3.0 + 1.0 had started, and the voice actress Megumi Ogata (Shinji Ikari’s voice) had also stated that his participation for the film was almost over.
The first three films of the tetralogy, Evangelion: 1.0 You Are [Not] Alone, Evangelion: 2.0 You Can [Not] Advance, and Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Red, debuted in 2007, 2009, and 2012, respectively.
What is Evangelion 3.0 + 1.0 about?
Shinji Ikari is still adrift after losing his will to live, but the place he arrives teaches him what hope means. Finally, the Instrumentality Project gets underway and WILLE, an organization that serves as an opposition force to NERV, makes one last, grueling effort for humanity to survive.