Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time
Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time (Japanese: シン・エヴァンゲリオン劇場版𝄇, Hepburn: Shin Evangerion Gekijōban) is an upcoming Japanese animated science fiction film written and chief directed by Hideaki Anno and produced by Studio Khara. It is the fourth and final film in the Rebuild of Evangelion tetralogy, based on the anime series Neon Genesis Evangelion. Originally expected for release in 2015, the film was indefinitely delayed due to Anno's involvement with the 2016 film Shin Godzilla. Production resumed after the production of Shin Godzilla ended in late 2016. The film was originally scheduled for release on June 27, 2020, but has been delayed due to concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic.
|Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time|
Japanese theatrical release poster
|Hepburn||Shin Evangerion Gekijōban𝄇|
|Screenplay by||Hideaki Anno|
|Based on||Neon Genesis Evangelion|
by Hideaki Anno
|Music by||Shirō Sagisu|
|Edited by||Emi Tsujita|
The film was announced alongside Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo as the final part of the Rebuild tetralogy under the working title Evangelion: Final. Following the troubled production of the third film, director and producer Hideaki Anno succumbed to depression and stated publicly in 2015 that he could not work on another film. However, Toho (which will co-distribute the film in Japan with Toei) approached him in an offer to direct a reboot of its well-known Godzilla film series titled Shin Godzilla, which Anno blamed for delaying him on working on 3.0+1.0 despite its critical success. After a formal apology, animation director Takeshi Honda stated that the last film had resumed development and work on it was currently underway. The studio tweeted on 5 April 2017, that the film's development was going smoothly.
In May 2018, the studio put out a job listing for animation staff to work on 3DCG, VFX, and 2D animation starting on 30 June 2018.
In April 2020, it was announced that the film has been delayed due to concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic. The theatrical release poster was revealed shortly afterwards with the tagline "Bye-bye, all of EVANGELION.", indicating that this would likely be Anno's final Evangelion-related project.
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- Official website (in Japanese)
- Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time (film) at Anime News Network's encyclopedia
- Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time on IMDb
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