The Final Evangelion film is almost upon us and we now have access to some leaked information. We now have information on the entire runtime of the movie and the rating for it.
This film was supposed to be released back in June of 2020 and the pandemic put a stop to that easily. Then we had a delay for almost a year with the new release date is January 23rd. But again that date was also moved forward because of the same reason.
January 8th was fixed because they thought by then the pandemic would easily die down, but Covid-19 had other plans. By January state of emergency was declared on multiple prefectures of Japan, with this happening they had no other option but to move the release date forward.
Evangelion: 3.0+1.0: Thrice Upon A Time
The final entry to the tetralogy and the final Evangelion film will be titled Evangelion: 3.0+1.0: Thrice Upon A Time.
The leaks showcased two sets of information, the rating, and the runtime. The movie is going to be rated G like the previous ones and if the information is to be believed the show will have a runtime of 2 hours and 34 minutes.
Neon Genesis Evangelion
For people who don’t know anything about the movies, let’s quickly learn a few things about the parent series.
In the year 2015, the world has faced a global cataclysm that has led to a lot of problems. We follow the life of a teenager called Shinji Ikari, one day he is summoned by his father to the city where everything begins. His father is the director of a paramilitary force named Nerv.
That is when the teenager witnesses something unbelievable, the world (United Nations) is fighting with an angel, one of such creatures that have entered Earth. He learns that these angels are targetting the annihilation of humanity, they are near unstoppable.
But never has come up with something that can put a stop to these creatures, powerful bio machines called Evangelions. These machines are connected through the nervous system to their pilots and are on par with the angels. They are the last hope for humanity.
Misato, a Nerv officer calls in Shinji and escorts him towards an Evangelion. Strapped in, the teenager is sent into battle. Because of his inexperience operating such a machine, things go south and the machine goes berserk but it does kill the Angel.
Shinji feels depressed but doesn’t plan to give up, he moves to the city with Misato and decides to become a completely dedicated and powerful Evangelion pilot. He and the other pilots are staked with the duty of finding and defeating 14 of such Angels that can cause another global cataclysm, but this time it will be the last and the Earth won’t survive.
Shinji then goes onto meet other pilots who are very much talented. They form a 3 man group and are successful in eliminating numerous Angels. From here starts the life of these pilots as the future of the world rests on their hands and their Evangelions.