Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo Trailer

Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo                                                Evangelion 3 Film Poster

Japanese Title: ヴァンゲリ新 新劇場版:Q Quickening

Romaji: Evangelion Shin Gekijoban: Kyu

Release Date:  17th November 2012 (Japan)

Running Time: N/A

Director: Hideaki Anno, Masayuki, Kazuya Tsurumaki, Mahiro Maeda

Writer:  Hideaki Anno

Starring: Megumi Hayashibara, Megumi Ogata, Akira Ishida, Yuko Miyamura, Kotono Mitsuishi, Takehito Koyasu, Fumihiko Tachiki, Yuriko Yamaguchi, Motomu Kiyokawa, Hiro Yuuki, Miki Nagasawa, Maaya Sakamoto

Neon Genesis Evangelion is one of those anime series that marks everyone who watches it. This 90’s anime is smart, intelligent, imaginative, emotionally devastating and uplifting and visually stunning. It was a post-modern take on the mecha genre that combined mecha tropes with crazed religion, science and the twisted imagination and state of near depression of anime veteran Hideaki Anno.

It certainly marked me. I remember being glued to the television on Saturday mornings and being blown away. I remember being gripped all the way to the end and having my favourite characters. I remember the anger I felt when Asuka suffered her fate (as I mentioned in my anime heroines series last year) and welling up with emotions when the series came to the end and Shinji… well, I won’t spoil it. I was moved to tears and if you have yet to see the series, watch it because you will be too.

Then Anno claimed he was not happy with the way the series developed and released a number of films which tried to retell the ending of the show. I have yet to see them but from what I have heard I am glad I have not. Anyway, Evangelion has become quite the money spinner as numerous manga, action figures, models and other cash-ins like pachinko machines and gatchapon testament so it was inevitable that there would be new films on the classic franchise. This film is the third of four which, Anno claims, is how he originally envisioned Evangelion being if it had the time and budget to develop back when the TV show first aired. It looks stunning.

7 thoughts on “Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo Trailer

  1. akb48fan

    Luckily I’ll be in Tokyo just a week after this movie opens so I’m REALLY looking forward to seeing it at Shinjuku Piccadilly multiplex. Evangelion is probably my favourite anime.

    1. I never had you pegged as an anime fan. I wouldn’t class Evangelion as my absolute favourite (that goes to Kino no Tabi, Patlabor the Movie or The Wings of Honneamise) but it is hugely important in shaping my perceptions of anime and it is rightly considered a classic.

      I’m kind of jealous now. You’ll have to do a special feature on the screening! With lots of pictures!

      1. akb48fan

        I used to watch quite a lot of anime series in the early 00’s such as Record of Lodoss War, Berserk and Now And Then, Here And There for example. Now only very occasionally do I get a chance to see the latest Studio Ghibli, One Piece or some old Lupin III and Detective Conan movies. I do need to try and watch some more anime.

    1. I always wanted to watch Record of Lodoss War but never got around to it. I watched Berserk for the first time earlier this year and I was blown away.

      Another blog?!? Clicks link My top ten anime is totally different to yours! That said, my list is just as diverse as I love Mawaru Penguindrum, Royal Space Force: The Wings of Honneamise, Patlabor: The Movie, Kino’s Journey, Spirited Away and Time of Eve to name a few… or six. My love for Cowboy Bebop and Evangelion has cooled over time.

      I write for an anime site (mostly news reports) and I haven’t heard anything about an anime channel on television but I am aware of a number of streaming sites like Crunchyroll and Anime on Demand. I miss the days when the Sci-Fi channel actually screened anime at decent times.

      1. akb48fan

        I’ve always wanted to watch Wings of Honneamise and one of my work colleagues always used to tell me how good it was. I don’t know the countless times it was on the Sci-Fi Channel back in the day and I always ignored it. It’s something I’ve always regretted doing. I will definitely watch it in the near future.

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