Funimation Aims to Release Evangelion 3.33 in Early 2016
posted on by Karen Ressler
North American anime distributor Funimation Entertainment announced in ANNCast that it plans to release Evangelion: 3.33 You Can (Not) Redo on home video in Early 2016. Funimation also confirmed over Twitter that it is aiming for late 2015 or early 2016.
Funimation announced last year that it is working directly with Hideaki Anno's Studio Khara for the home video release. Studio Khara has decided it will create its own special subtitle tracks for the release.
Funimation planned to release the film on Blu-ray and DVD on February 18, 2014 but noted that the date was subject to change. Manga Entertainment's release has also been delayed indefinitely.
Eleven Arts and FUNimation Entertainment screened the theatrical print of Evangelion 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo in theaters across the United States and Canada in January 2014. Funimation is not planning a theatrical release for Evangelion: 3.33 You Can (Not) Redo.
The third film in Hideaki Anno's four-part remake of Gainax's Neon Genesis Evangelion anime series earned more than 5.1 billion yen during its theater run. While the first film hewed closely to the original television series, the second film went in a different direction, and the third film went still further in its own storyline.
The planned fourth movie has no listed release date. Director Hideaki Anno is working on Toho's upcoming Shin Godzilla film, but said in April that he is making both that film and the new Evangelion film with all his effort.