Neon Genesis Evangelion came to a grand finale after ten long years of waiting with a final feature film, and fans in the United States will finally get the chance to check it out for themselves when it comes to theaters later this year! Several decades after the original TV anime series came to an end and years since the last feature film release taking the story forward, the original team behind it all reunited for one final project to officially bring the long running series to an end. It released to become one of the highest grossing films in Japan, and now fans in the United States will get to see what all the buzz is about.
Previously announcing earlier this year that they had acquired the license for an English language release, GKIDS has officially announced that they will be bringing Evangelion 3.0 + 1.01 Thrice Upon a Time to theaters in the United States on December 6, 8, and 11. Tickets for the screenings will go on sale beginning November 2nd, and it will likely be the original Japanese release with English subtitles (though GKIDS has yet to specify as of this original announcement). You can check out the new trailer for the film's United States theaters release below:
Serving as the fourth and final film in the massively popular franchise, GKIDS begins to tease Evangelion 3.0 + 1.01 Thrice Upon a Time as such, "From legendary director Hideaki Anno, EVANGELION:3.0+1.01 THRICE UPON A TIME is the fourth and final installment of the REBUILD OF EVANGELION films, bringing an epic conclusion to the story of Shinji and his fellow Eva pilots, with the stunning visuals and thought-provoking storytelling that has made EVANGELION a global pop culture phenomenon."
The description continues as such, "Misato and her anti-NERV group Wille arrive at Paris, a city now red from core-ization. Crew from the flagship Wunder land on a containment tower. They only have 720 seconds to restore the city. When a horde of NERV Evas appear, Mari's improved Eva Unit 8 must intercept. Meanwhile, Shinji, Asuka, and Rei (Provisional Name) wander about Japan."
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