The entirely too long of a wait for Evangelion: 3.33 You Can (Not) Redo seems to have finally come to an end – sort of. FUNimation announced in ANNCast that they plan on releasing the film on Blu-ray & DVD early 2016. FUNimation confirmed the joyous news via Twitter and even stated a possible late 2015 release. Evangelion 3.33 has been listed for pre-order on Amazon for ages – no joke – and the hugely successful film has been eagerly anticipated by fans and curious individuals alike. The film’s initial release date was February 18, 2014, but it was inevitably delayed due to FUNimation teaming up with Hideaki Anno’s Studio Khara in order to create a “special subtitle tracks for the release.”
— FUNimation (@FUNimation) October 2, 2015
Evangelion: 3.33 You Can (Not) Redo is the third in a series of four films; Hideaki Anno’s series is a remake of Gainax’s Neon Genesis Evangelion anime series. Evangelion 3.33 “earned more than 5.1 billion yen during its theater run.” The first film of the franchise, Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone, followed the original anime series pretty accurately; however, the second and third film ventured off into brand new story-telling territory. You Can (Not) Redo was a huge hit among fans due to its focus on the relationship between Shinji Ikari, the main protagonist, and Kawaru Nagisa (both are pictured in the poster up above). The film beautifully depicts the relationship between these two characters, and, to this day, fans are still speculating the true nature of said relationship.
The fourth film of the series, titled Evangelion: 3.0+1.0, has “no listed release date” due to Hideaki Anno’s involvement in the upcoming Godzilla movie, Shin Godzilla. While we await the arrival of the fourth and final film, let’s enjoy films 1-3. I still have my fingers crossed for a late 2015 release date for Evangelion 3.33.
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