Hideaki Anno Wants to Explore the Neon Genesis Evangelion Timeline

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In an interview with Collider, Neon Genesis Evangelion series creator Hideaki Anno shared that he would like to explore other parts of the timeline. Specifically, he mentioned that he would like to “shed light” on the 14 year gap in Neon Genesis Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo. He followed up by saying he doesn’t feel as though he would continue the story where it left off at the end of the film. [Thanks, Collider!]

That said, this does not confirm that Neon Genesis Evangelion content from Hideaki Anno will appear in the future. Additionally, while Neon Genesis Evangelion 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time was exclusively released to Japanese cinemas, international audiences can now watch the film through Amazon Prime Video. Evangelion 3.0+1.0 is currently the highest grossing Neon Genesis Evangelion film, raking in 8,282,298,700 yen at the Japanese box office. The film grossed 3.3 billion yen within its first week of release.

Neon Genesis Evangelion originally began its run in Japan in October 1995. The series went on to include multiple films. 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) AloneEvangelion: 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 Thrice Upon a Time is immediately available to watch through the Amazon Prime Video streaming service.

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