Amazon has announced their acquisition of the streaming rights for the fourth film in the beloved Evangelion film franchise. EVANGELION:3.0+1.01 THRICE UPON A TIME. The film is Chief Director and series creator Hideaki Anno’s (Shin Godzilla) highest grossing film ever, and the most-watched film in Japanese theatres this year. It will be available exclusively on Amazon Prime Video
Additionally, the service will also feature previous films EVANGELION:1.11 YOU ARE (NOT) ALONE., EVANGELION:2.22 YOU CAN (NOT) ADVANCE., EVANGELION:3.33 YOU CAN (NOT) REDO. These should release on EVANGELION:3.0+1.01′s release date of August 13th, in more than 240 countries and territories.
Neon Genesis Evangelion, which originally debuted in 1995, follows the teenage pilots of strange mecha called Evangelion fight unknown alien life forms called Angels, years after a cataclysmic worldwide event. The show quickly became both a domestic and international hit, with several films and accompanying media
The film features the return of much of the original cast, including Megumi Ogata as protagonist Shinji Ikari, Kotono Mitsuishi as Misato Katsuragi, and Akira Ishida as Kaworu Nagisa. Chief Director Anno’s previous film, Shin Godzilla, was a Japanese market hit, and highest grossing Japanese-produced Godzilla film. Anno is also well known in the tokusatasu community, being attached to the upcoming Shin Kamen Rider film set to release in 2023, as Director and Screenwriter, and to Shin Ultraman as Writer and Producer.
Check out the trailer below, and read the full press release by Amazon at this link.