Finally, we are facing the closing of one of the largest cycles in the world of anime and entertainment in general.
With the premiere of Evangelion: 3.0 + 1.0 Thrice Upon a Time, director Hideaki Anno concluded his most important work, for which he is recognized globally and the one that marked millions of people. With the satisfaction of having finished the saga on his own terms, the author searches for new horizons.
This was expressed in his panel at the San Diego Comic Con @ Home, in words compiled by IGN, where the filmmaker expressed his happiness at having made his work after 16 years of waiting. But now Anno is looking to return to the world of live-action film directing.
Convinced that he is capable of developing stories of another level that would be impossible for him in the world of animation, the director wants to take 100% of his career in the world of traditional cinema. A space in which a space has been made with two of the most important franchises in Japan: Godzilla and Ultraman.
Anno and his particular maturity
In what seems like one of the most interesting journeys in the world of anime and Japanese cinema, Hideaki Anno has taken a career marked by his most iconic work, Evangelion, to new horizons.
Using the vehicle of the action anime and mecha, I develop a story of growth and reflection of an adolescent vision, creating a unique work that marked several generations around the planet. His graphic style led him to be considered to be part of two of the safest franchises in Japanese cinema, Godzilla and Ultraman.
But his art lives in the way of telling his stories and transmitting his personal vision of what his nation is like through the use of his social and political criticism, leaving behind youthful introspection.