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On July 20th 2018, the official Evangelion website was updated to reflect a 2020 theatrical release.<ref>http://evangelion.co.jp/news.html</ref>
 
On July 20th 2018, the official Evangelion website was updated to reflect a 2020 theatrical release.<ref>http://evangelion.co.jp/news.html</ref>
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==Publicity==
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On July 6, 2019, the event '''Operation 0706''' took place, the film's opening scene (having the production code "Avant 1") was simulcast on screens in Paris, France (Japan Expo) and throughout Japan, following a live event in Paris with Yoko Takahashi and Megumi Ogata. This was followed up later at other locations such as Los Angeles, CA's Anime Expo. A phone application was made available days before to drum up hype for the event, wherein the user was asked to choose between Team Nerv or Team Wille. After the event, their choice affected when they would have access to limited-access freebies: the four Shiro Sagisu pieces that debuted during Op0706, and the first three New Theatrical films.
  
 
==Plot==
 
==Plot==
Specific plot details are unknown at this time, but the final film has been promised to make up a "new, alternate ending" to the series{{fact}}.
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The film begins with [[Wille]] stopping in Paris, France, which much like the outskirts of former Tokyo-3 has been converted into [[Core (NTE)|core material]]. A team descends from the [[AAA Wunder|Wunder]] -- comprised of Ritsuko, Maya, three of Maya's male underlings, and Mari in Eva-08 -- and lands on top of a mysterious black pillar. Ritsuko acts as a look-out while Maya and her men connect to the black pillar via laptop into order to resume the activation of an [[L Barrier|"Anti-L System"]] -- something a team of Europeans had previously died while attempting. Large numbers of a never-before-seen Eva type, the aerial 44As, appear in two waves, and Mari holds them off, assisted by Helmswoman Sumire Nagara utilizing the Wunder's intricate "cable flight" capabilities. Once the Evas have all been defeated, two more new enemy Eva types appear from a cloaking cocoon: a 4444C unit with a positron cannon and the small army of generator-equipped 44Bs that supply power to it. Cable-suspended warships equipped with ESVs are used to block the first shot, but Mari must take drastic measures to prevent the cannon from going off a second time. With Nagara's assist, Eva-08 charges the 4444C with the felled Eiffel Tower and, at the cost of Eva-08's legs, is able to twist the tower down the Eva's gun barrel, resulting in the destruction of both it and the 44Bs.
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Maya and the others successfully activate the pillar, which was actually a giant version of the sealing pillars seen in the two previous films. A radius of effect is created that pushes back the core-conversion, restoring part of the city. A large collection of E.U. Nerv storage lockers emerges from underground, filled with Eva spare parts, munitions, and components for what appears to be an upgraded model of [[Jet Alone]]. Two more teams come down in warships, and we're told that Eva-02 will be repaired and Eva-08 will be modified for "Overlap" compatibility.
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While the rest of the film has yet to be released, the three pilots stranded in Japan will probably be rescued or otherwise reunited with Wille at some point. Short films released by khara hint at the existence of a sequence where Shinji, Asuka, and Rei walk from the city outskirts on through core-converted suburbs filled with [[Failures of Infinity]], until they reach the ocean, and the first poster for the film similarly alludes to the sequence, but it's not yet known if it will finally be released in completed form in 3+1. A character design sheet leak on the khara2 twitter account (now deleted) revealed that adult versions of Toji, Hikari, and Kensuke will appear in the film. Further details about what will happen are a complete unknown and the subject of intense speculation.
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==References==
 
==References==
 
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Rebuild of Evangelion
Title 1: シン・エヴァンゲリオン劇場版:||
Shin Evangelion Gekijōban: ||
New Evangelion Theatrical Edition: ||
Title 2: Evangelion 3.0 + 1.0
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Written By TBA
Directed By TBA
Theatrical Release 2020
Video Release Date TBA
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"Evangelion 3.0"

Evangelion: 3.0 + 1.0 is the title for the fourth and final film in the Rebuild of Evangelion movie series, formerly known by the working title Evangelion: Final. It was believed to be released in Japan alongside the third film, Evangelion 3.0, at an unspecified date. Previously, the name had been changed to what could be interpreted as either the symbol for "End" or "Repeat" in sheet music.[1].

Unlike the three previous movies, the title is rendered in Katakana as "Evangelion" in the same manner as the TV series. The previous three movies had Katakana that spelled "Wevangeliwon". Speculation by fans based on the Jo-Ha-Kyu structure of Japanese drama suggests that Final will incorporate the fourth and fifth acts of the Japanese drama cycle, depicting a long journey and coming to a quick conclusion[2]. Alternatively, the series may be following the Kishotenketsu[3] narrative pattern which concludes in the fourth arc. Whether or not the movie actually follows either pattern of Japanese drama remains to be seen.

In September 2014, the title of the final film was revealed to be "Evangelion 3.0 + 1.0", based on a title card shown at the end of the TV screening of Evangelion 3.0, followed by the subsequent update of the main Evangelion site with the new title.[4] As of this edit, it is unclear whether either of the previously known titles will be used in connection with this film or with any subsequent work related to the series.

Release Date

On December 31st, 2011 the Japanese website was updated to show a 2013 release date[5], but that has been removed when the site was updated after Evangelion 3.0's release [6]. The website no longer features any tentative date and none have been announced[7].

At the 2014 Tokyo Film Festival Anno joked that the final film may be released 4-6 years after Evangelion 3.0[8].

Actual news on the film's production has been hard to come by. As of late, various miscellaneous projects have been done, including two animated shorts that may or may not pertain to the film's own details as well as the end of Sadamoto's manga adaption. However, the film itself has seen no details except for the news that Utada Hikaru, who has been the musical artist for Rebuild's credit themes, would be returning in 2015 from her hiatus to write the final film's credits theme. The source also indicated that the film would release in autumn/winter 2015, but this claim was then refuted by the source, who then stated that no official announcement had been made.[9] As of the new title announcement, this is the only solid news (or any news at all) that has been released.

On July 19th, 2016 Anno directly apologized to the fans of Evangelion. He stated "To all the Evangelion fans, I’m really, really keeping you all waiting, I am truly sorry." Anno then went on to say he felt "trapped" while making Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo, saying he couldn't recharge. “Up until then, after doing the third entry Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo, I thought I wasn’t going to make any more,” After being offered the job to work on Godzilla Resurgence, he stated “At that time, I went into talks with Toho, and it saved me. I think this is how I’m able to keep making Evangelion. However, since it is a fact that I’m making everyone wait, I deeply apologize for that.” [10]

On July 20th 2018, the official Evangelion website was updated to reflect a 2020 theatrical release.[11]

Publicity

On July 6, 2019, the event Operation 0706 took place, the film's opening scene (having the production code "Avant 1") was simulcast on screens in Paris, France (Japan Expo) and throughout Japan, following a live event in Paris with Yoko Takahashi and Megumi Ogata. This was followed up later at other locations such as Los Angeles, CA's Anime Expo. A phone application was made available days before to drum up hype for the event, wherein the user was asked to choose between Team Nerv or Team Wille. After the event, their choice affected when they would have access to limited-access freebies: the four Shiro Sagisu pieces that debuted during Op0706, and the first three New Theatrical films.

Plot

The film begins with Wille stopping in Paris, France, which much like the outskirts of former Tokyo-3 has been converted into core material. A team descends from the Wunder -- comprised of Ritsuko, Maya, three of Maya's male underlings, and Mari in Eva-08 -- and lands on top of a mysterious black pillar. Ritsuko acts as a look-out while Maya and her men connect to the black pillar via laptop into order to resume the activation of an "Anti-L System" -- something a team of Europeans had previously died while attempting. Large numbers of a never-before-seen Eva type, the aerial 44As, appear in two waves, and Mari holds them off, assisted by Helmswoman Sumire Nagara utilizing the Wunder's intricate "cable flight" capabilities. Once the Evas have all been defeated, two more new enemy Eva types appear from a cloaking cocoon: a 4444C unit with a positron cannon and the small army of generator-equipped 44Bs that supply power to it. Cable-suspended warships equipped with ESVs are used to block the first shot, but Mari must take drastic measures to prevent the cannon from going off a second time. With Nagara's assist, Eva-08 charges the 4444C with the felled Eiffel Tower and, at the cost of Eva-08's legs, is able to twist the tower down the Eva's gun barrel, resulting in the destruction of both it and the 44Bs.

Maya and the others successfully activate the pillar, which was actually a giant version of the sealing pillars seen in the two previous films. A radius of effect is created that pushes back the core-conversion, restoring part of the city. A large collection of E.U. Nerv storage lockers emerges from underground, filled with Eva spare parts, munitions, and components for what appears to be an upgraded model of Jet Alone. Two more teams come down in warships, and we're told that Eva-02 will be repaired and Eva-08 will be modified for "Overlap" compatibility.

While the rest of the film has yet to be released, the three pilots stranded in Japan will probably be rescued or otherwise reunited with Wille at some point. Short films released by khara hint at the existence of a sequence where Shinji, Asuka, and Rei walk from the city outskirts on through core-converted suburbs filled with Failures of Infinity, until they reach the ocean, and the first poster for the film similarly alludes to the sequence, but it's not yet known if it will finally be released in completed form in 3+1. A character design sheet leak on the khara2 twitter account (now deleted) revealed that adult versions of Toji, Hikari, and Kensuke will appear in the film. Further details about what will happen are a complete unknown and the subject of intense speculation.

References

Episodes & Films
Television Series Episode 01 | Episode 02 | Episode 03 | Episode 04 | Episode 05 | Episode 06

Episode 07 | Episode 08 | Episode 09 | Episode 10 | Episode 11 | Episode 12 | Episode 13
Episode 14 | Episode 15 | Episode 16 | Episode 17 | Episode 18 | Episode 19 | Episode 20
Episode 21 | Episode 22 | Episode 23 | Episode 24 | Episode 25 | Episode 26

Movies Death | Rebirth

The End of Evangelion: Episode 25' | Episode 26'

Rebuild of Evangelion Evangelion 1.0 | Evangelion 2.0 | Evangelion 3.0 | Evangelion: 3.0 + 1.0