Do you know that meme from The Simpsons where, when leaving the movie theater, Homer drops spoilers for the movie Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back? Well, the Japanese are trying to avoid a future similar situation in the premiere of Evangelion: 3.0 + 1.0 Thrice Upon a Time (Shin Evangelion Gekijouban: ||), scheduled for next March 8. The trend emerged from the following post on Twitter:
“I would like to make a request to all the staff at the cinemas where the next Evangelion movie will be released. Please be considerate of the people around you when you comment on the movie "out of the crowd." Some people will probably be coming in and you will ruin their experience. Also, your own co-workers might be fans of the franchise, so please be considerate. "
A response to the publication also became popular: “At the premiere of The End of Evangelion in 1997, there was no danger of spoilers because all the people who came out of the cinemas looked like zombies who did not say a single word. I am certain that we will go through this again this time.
The film will have a duration of 154 minutes (2 hours and 34 minutes), being officially the longest film produced in this franchise, not counting the compilations. Finally, this film was scheduled to premiere on January 23 in Japan, however, due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on production, it was indefinitely delayed.
- Hideaki Anno is directing the feature film at Studio Khara, in collaboration with Hiroyasu Kobayashi, Mahiro Maeda, and Daisuke Onizuka.
- Takeishi Honda is in charge of the animation direction.
- Yutaka Izubuchi is in charge of character design.
- Shiro Sagisu is in charge of the composition of the soundtrack.
Neon Genesis Evangelion Synopsis
In 2015, the world is on the brink of destruction. The last hope of humanity resides in the hands of NERV, a special agency under the command of the United Nations, and its Evangelions, giant robots capable of defeating the Angels who announce the ruin of the Earth. Gendou Ikari, head of the organization, is looking for compatible pilots who can sync up with the Evangelions and unleash their true potential. Aiding in this defensive effort are talented strategist Misato Katsuragi, Head of Tactical Operations, and Ritsuko Akagi, Chief Scientist. Face to face with his father for the first time in years, the life of the 14-year-old boy, Shinji Ikari, has to change irreversibly when he is brought to the NERV facilities and discovers his heartbreaking destiny: he must become the pilot of the Evangelion Unit. -01 with the fate of humanity in his hands.
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