Aside from the new English preview of Evangelion 3.0 + 1.01: Thrice Upon a Time, during Amazon’s panel at Comic-Con @ Home 2021 over the weekend, Tim Kash sat down for a 10-minute interview with the creator of Evangelion, Hideaki Anno. where he discussed the history of Evangelion’s “final” movie, as well as some of his future plans, including why he hopes to make live-action movies next.
“It took 16 years to finally finish the series. I’m really relieved. When I realized, I had turned 60. Now that I’ve turned 61 this year, from now on, I plan on making some new live-action films instead of Eva. For animation, it’d be great if I have a chance to do it again after I take some live-action shots. Nothing has been decided yet, though.”
Anno plans to do in the future (translation adapted from the subtitles in the video)
“Making a live-action video is totally different from animation. Because I can do a lot of things that I can’t do with animation, that’s why I’m really looking forward to it. I want to do things that are only possible in live-action.”
The presenter then asked Anno what he was most looking forward to when making something in live-action.
Anno then thanked fans around the world for enjoying Evangelion even though she made the movie for a national audience and the series is only about Japanese themes. For this writer at least, the idea that Evangelion is solely about Japanese themes is moot, especially since humanity’s struggles are universal.
Evangelion 3.0 + 1.01: Thrice Upon a Time will air on Amazon Prime Video in 240 countries, including Japan & India, with English subtitles and dubbing starting August 13.
Neon Genesis Evangelion (新 世紀 エ ヴ ァ ン ゲ リ オ ン, Shin Seiki Evangelion) is a Japanese media franchise created by Hideaki Anno and owned by Khara. Most of the franchise features an apocalyptic mecha action story, which revolves around the efforts of the paramilitary organization NERV to fight hostile beings called Angels, using giant humanoids called Evangelions (or EVA for short) that are piloted by teenagers. select.
Later works deviate from this theme to varying degrees, focusing more on the romantic interactions between the characters, the plots not present in the original works, and the reinvention of the conflicts of the original works. It is one of the highest-grossing anime and manga franchises.