After months of teasing, Studio Khara has finally released a trailer with actual footage from Evangelion 3.0: You Can (Not) Redo. This is the latest in the exciting Rebuild of Evangelion, the remake/reboot/possible-sequel (?) to the seminal deconstruction of mecha anime, Neon Genesis Evangelion. With the film coming out on November 17 in Japan, it’s good to know that actual footage exists, considering how long fans have been waiting for this movie!
The Rebuild of Evangelion project has captured the attention of both old and new fans alike, thanks to changes made to the original story. While Evangelion 1.0 mostly followed the plot of the first six episodes of the original series, Evangelion 2.0 veered off into similar yet new territory, culminating in an ending that was vastly different than expected by those who thought they knew the story. At the same time, the streamlined story and improved direction are drawing in new viewers who may have had trouble appreciating the source material.
Evangelion 1.0: You Are (Not) Alone was originally released in 2007, with Evangelion 2.0: You Can (Not) Advance following in 2009. American fans had to wait until 2009 and 2011 to get their hands on the respective films, but were treated to updated versions with animation fixes and additional content.
Sadly, it will probably take a while for Americans to be able to see Evangelion 3.0, but they can take solace in watching this trailer and getting even more excited.