In the midst of the celebrations for the 25th anniversary of the Evangelion franchise, Japanese director Hideaki Anno published a statement on the official Twitter account for the Khara animation studio in which he explains the current situation of the Evangelion film: 3.0 + 1.0 : Thrice Upon a Time.
The statement in question reads as follows:
“A quarter of a century has passed since Neon Genesis Evangelion began, and it has been five years since we began working on the latest installment of the new films. Time passes very fast. I have been working on Eva since I wrote the first proposal in 1993. I never thought this would last 27 years, but now it is nearing completion.
It's my fault that it took me so long to complete this project, but the reason it has continued to this point is thanks to all the fans. Once again, I appreciate your support.
Production progress in the office has become quite difficult due to the coronavirus, but I will do my best to be able to finish this installment for all of you.
Please look forward to it!
Hideaki Anno ”.
In a second message, the director mentioned that the last part of the tape they are working on (known as part D) has a duration of 41 minutes. In total, this final installment will last more than two hours.
The film Evangelion: 3.0 + 1.0: Thrice Upon a Time was scheduled to be released in theaters in Japan on June 27, but due to the recent global situation caused by COVID-19, it had to be suspended since its production had to stop in response to the Japanese government forcing several companies to close their doors indefinitely to encourage lockdown, including several animation studios.
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