Don’t blame yourself if you let Neon Genesis Evangelion slip your mind as of late. The series may be one of anime’s most iconic, but it has a terrible tendency of going MIA. But, behold — there is a new update on the mecha title’s front!
Over on Twitter, fans were taken aback when a super short update went live for Neon Genesis Evangelion’s new film. The studio behind the flick, Studio Khara, took to social media to ask for animation submissions. The small company wants to hire animators to bring the final Evangelion: 3.0 project to life, and the update has given fans an impending update.
Yes, the movie is still in the works. And, no — Studio Khara has not forgotten about you all.
— 株式会社カラー (@khara_inc) May 23, 2018
For those of you who need a quick refresher, this new movie isn’t exactly Neon Genesis Evangelion. It is the fourth and final part of a series called Rebuild of Evangelion. The franchise kicked off in September 2007 under mastermind Hideaki Anno. With three films under its belt, Rebuild of Evangelion gives an updated take on the classic mecha title, and its final movie is meant to give the series an all-new ending. So, you can see why fans have been eagerly awaiting the debut of Evangelion: 3.0+1.0.
For now, there is no word on when the fourth movie will go live. The last release in the franchise went out in November 2012, so at least six years will separate the third and fourth films. The upcoming movie was once set for a 2015 release, but it was delayed indefinitely after Anno was brought in to work on Shin Godzilla in 2016. Now, it seems the writer is ready to finish Rebuild of Evangelion, and fans are eager to see how the series comes to a close.
Are you ready for this movie to go live? Let me know in the comments