Neon Genesis Evangelion 3.0 + 1.0: Thrice Upon a Time, the fourth Rebuild of Evangelion movie also known as Shin Evangelion, has been delayed once again due to concerns regarding COVID-19. The first COVID-19 related delay happened in April 2020, with the release eventually rescheduled to January 23, 2021. However, while Evangelion 3.0 + 1.0 has been delayed once again, just as before a new release date was not disclosed with the announcement. [Thanks, Famitsu!]
The statement reads that due to situations surrounding COVID-19, specifically the recent state of emergency in Japan, the film has been delayed. A new release date for the film is currently under careful consideration, and will be announced sometime in the future. Additionally, those who had purchased the Muchibike cards leading up to the release of Evangelion 3.0 + 1.0 can still use the cards past their use date due to the delay.
It was announced in December 2020 that work on the upcoming Neon Genesis Evangelion film had wrapped up, with Studio Khara posting a picture of the final still in the film as production had wrapped up.
Neon Genesis Evangelion originally began its run in Japan in October 1995. Evangelion: Death (True)2, the edit of 1997’s Neon Genesis Evangelion: Death & Rebirth, appeared in 1998. The End of Evangelion appeared in 1997. The Rebuild of Evangelion films, which offer a different take on the story, began airing in Japan in 2007 with Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone. Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance and Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo appeared in 2009 and 2012.
Neon Genesis Evangelion 3.0 + 1.0 was scheduled to release to Japanese audiences on January 23, 2021. A new release date has not yet been revealed.