The release of a new trailer for the upcoming final Evangelion anime film, Evangelion 3.0+1.0: Thrice Upon a Time announced that the Hideaki Anno-directed movie will finally be released in Japanese theatres on January 23, 2021, ending the near 30-year franchise.
The film was delayed due to concerns over the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and its spread inside and outside of Japan. The film was originally scheduled to open in Japan on June 27, 2020.
Studio Khara debuted the first 10 minutes and 40 seconds of the film in July 2019. The Japan Expo event in Paris screened the video at a "Yoko Takahashi x Evangelion Stage" presentation. The video also screened at Anime Expo in Los Angeles, after a screening of Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo, and also screened in Shanghai during an Evangelion event in Jing'an District. Additionally, the video screened in six locations in Japan.
Khara confirmed that the advanced tickets that had already gone on sale for the earlier release date, will be valid for whenever the film is released.
Khara has officially released the theatrical trailer "Shin Evangelion Theatrical Version" Special Report 3 that is currently running with this weekend's screenings of Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba THE MOVIE Mugen Train.
The first three rebooted Evangelion anime film, Evangelion: 1.0 You Are [Not] Alone, Evangelion: 2.0 You Can [Not] Advance, and Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo, debuted in 2007, 2009, and 2012 respectively. The three films will have new MX4D and 4DX screenings in Japan opening on December 4, 11, and 18, respectively for each successive film.
Netflix began streaming the original Neon Genesis Evangelion television anime series as well as the Neon Genesis Evangelion: Death & Rebirth and Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion films last June.