Evangelion: 3.0 + 1.0 Thrice Upon a Time is already in the history books, taking us to the climax of the legendary franchise.
Hideaki Anno was committed to putting an end to his most famous work, this time on his own terms and with no producers or con artists to stop him. But after its premiere, it has left several clues about unsolved mysteries for the saga.
In a statement collected by Collider, the Japanese filmmaker made it clear that “the space of 14 years” that separates the events of the previous films and the final piece is a perfect space for various stories that had occurred to him.
It was previously revealed that this time period is marked by Shinji’s absence from the rest of the world, so it would have been an interesting story to tell, but it wouldn’t have made much sense without the story’s hero.
According to Anno’s own words:
“I had planned to do a project over the past fourteen years, where Shinji would not appear at all. I thought it would be awkward if the main character of the franchise didn’t appear, so we skipped these plans. So, I started working with ‘3.0 You Can (Not) Redo’, where Shinji does appear. The alternate project is not detailed, but the story is ready.
In the fourteen years between the events, Gendo Ikari and Fuyutsuki lost their privileged positions in NERV. After this, Kaworu Nagisa took the position of commander. His assistant was Ryouji Kaji, and this story is part of the feature film preview. “
Meanwhile, the rest of the world awaits the premiere of Evangelion: 3.0 + 1.0 Thrice Upon a Time, the final piece of The Rebuild of Evangelion and the final story of the legendary franchise that marked a before and after in anime history. .
This film will arrive this August 13 through the Amazon Prime Video platform, in its original language and dubbed into numerous languages, confirmed today in a new trailer.