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Abraham Omosun



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2021 5:37 am Reply with quote
Evagelion:You Can (not) be Released
Khara:You Can (not) Produce a New Anime
Hideko Anno:You Can (not) Catch a Break

On the second one, I hope Khara produces something new after this. All that talent (and apparently a lot of money since they produced the Rebuild films by themselves), just there....
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Reibubba



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2021 5:54 am Reply with quote
Can't say the delays really bother me anymore - Eva is pretty much a spent force anyway. The films felt largely incoherent as the characters became more caricatures of their own instability, there was no fun in watching.

The original series (released back in the 90's) was ground-breaking, esoteric and dramatic. The films just felt like a marketing plan to keep interest in merchandise going.
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Ryuji-Dono



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2021 6:01 am Reply with quote
This is unfortunate, but safety first.

WE can at least hope it would be released around spring since by then, most people would be vaccinated.
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Thespacemaster



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2021 6:31 am Reply with quote
It is better safe than sorry as right now

but man, this movie really can't catch a break, years of delay due to production issues and the like and now due to health concerns.

I just hope it goes well.
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I AM THE VAST UNIVERSE



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2021 6:38 am Reply with quote
I just want a American bluray release so I watch it in the comfort of my own home.
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mpg13



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2021 7:31 am Reply with quote
Being cynical, I think the delayed release might have something to do with the low numbers they would get now.
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WANNFH



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2021 7:56 am Reply with quote
mpg13 wrote:
Being cynical, I think the delayed release might have something to do with the low numbers they would get now.
Well, it's obvious that COVID affects the Japanese cinema market and with the second wave of the pandemic in Japan, they sure not want to risk it even further. So it's not cynical - it's quite pragmatic.
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simona.com



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2021 8:23 am Reply with quote
mpg13 wrote:
Being cynical, I think the delayed release might have something to do with the low numbers they would get now.


I think it's more about social responsibility.
They don't want to force/entice the fans to gather in cinemas now,
so they did the right thing.

In any other country, the cinema theaters are among the first business to close during lockdown, and rightly so. If the government can't get their act together, then it's up to the people/businesses to make the right decisions.
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MischievousMelody



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2021 8:41 am Reply with quote
It’s official; this movie will never get released.
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residentgrigo



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2021 8:51 am Reply with quote

How does this joke of a film become even funnier over time? Bravo Anno. Just make a good Ultraman film.
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Lord Geo



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2021 9:06 am Reply with quote
Abraham Omosun wrote:
All that talent (and apparently a lot of money since they produced the Rebuild films by themselves), just there....


Khara keeps the light one during all of this partially be doing a crap ton of assistance work. If you check the studio's encyclopedia page, Khara does A LOT of in-between animation & the like for other anime, keeping them busy at all times. So while this new delay does suck for the last film, it probably won't hurt Khara too much, financially, in the short term. That talent will be able to shine again in the future, I'm sure.
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dm



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2021 9:22 am Reply with quote
I hope they spend the time in delay working on subtitles. I'd probably buy the Japanese Blu-ray if it came with subtitles.
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ErikaD.D



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2021 9:39 am Reply with quote
Is this a last delay? Then a few months later, another last delay. This movie is really cursed.
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TsukasaElkKite



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2021 10:05 am Reply with quote
I'm not surprised at all.
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cookiemanstah



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2021 10:08 am Reply with quote
they should just release it digitally unless Anno shares his master's sentiments on digital media and that's why it's been the way it has.
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