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Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time

Opens on December 8

Director: Hideaki Anno Run Time: 155 min. Release Year: 2021

Starring: Kotono Mitsuishi, Maaya Sakamoto, Megumi Hayashibara, Megumi Ogata, Yuko Miyamura

Country: Japan
Language: Japanese

About the film:

From legendary director Hideaki Anno, Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time brings an epic conclusion to the story of Shinji and his fellow Eva pilots, with the stunning visuals and thought-provoking storytelling that has made Evangelion a global pop culture phenomenon.

In the aftermath of the Fourth Impact, stranded without their Evangelions, Shinji, Asuka and Rei find refuge in one of the rare pockets of humanity that still exist on the ruined planet Earth. There, each lives a life far different from their days as an Evangelion pilot. However, the danger to the world is far from over. A new impact is looming on the horizon—one that will prove to be the true end of Evangelion.

About the filmmaker:

Hideaki Anno is an award-winning Japanese animator, filmmaker and actor. He is best known for creating the influential anime franchise that began with the 1995 series Neon Genesis Evangelion. He began his career as an animator on the 1980s series Macross, and gained national recognition as one of the key animators for Hayao Miyazaki’s 1984 film Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind. Anno’s other works include Gunbuster (1988)Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water (1990), the Kare Kano (1998) series, Shiki-Jitsu (2000), Cutie Honey (2004), Rebuild of Evangelion (2007–2021), and Shin Godzilla (2016), which earned Anno and co-director Shinji Higuchi a Japan Academy Prize.

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