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Evangelion: 3.0+1.01 Thrice Upon A Time concludes Evangelion film series

The final chapter of the hit Japanese series, Evangelion, set for a global release on Amazon Prime Video

Anukriti Chaturvedi
Jul 02, 2021
 
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A still from the trailer

Amazon Prime Video dropped the trailer of the hit Japanese film series, Evangelion: 3.0+1.01 Thrice Upon A Time. From the creative mind of Hideaki Anno and Studio Khara, and directed by Kazuya Tsurumaki, Katsuichi Nakayama and Mahiro Maedo, the fourth and final chapter will see the conclusion of the phenomenal anime series.

The story follows Evangelion, an artificial human and multipurpose humanoid weapon and the Angels, an unknown life-form that takes place on Earth after a cataclysmic event. The film features all original voice actors including Megumi Hayashibara, Megumi Ogata and Yûko Miyamura.

Watch the trailer here:

Initially released in 1995, the Evangelion series has had a far-reaching impact on Japanese pop culture and has boosted the anime genre globally. The movie series which started with Evangelion:1.11 You Are (Not) Alone in 2007, has gone on to break records with its final chapter in Japan, which was released in theatres in March 2021.

The official synopsis of the final instalment is as follows, “Misato and her anti-Nerv group Wille arrive in 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 around Japan.”

In a statement, Creator, Screenwriter and Chief Director, Hideaki Anno expressed his gratitude to all the “Eva fans” worldwide for their continued support. In a bid to make the film available for fans worldwide, Anno announced a happy partnership with the streaming platform, Prime Video due to the prevailing Covid-19 conditions. In celebration of the fourth instalment, the previous three instalments will also be released on the streaming giant. The film is set to release on Amazon Prime Video worldwide (except in Japan where it has already been released in theatres) on August 13.

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