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1st 10 Minutes of New Shin Evangelion Film to Screen at Anime Expo, Japan Expo

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Also: Franchise gets free app on July 1

Toei announced on Monday that it will screen the first 10 minutes and 40 seconds of Studio Khara's new Evangelion film, Shin Evangelion Gekijō-ban :||, on July 6.

The Japan Expo event in Paris will screen the video, titled "Shin Evangelion Gekijōban AVANT 1 (Beginning 10 Minutes 40 Seconds 00 Frame) 0706 Version" at a "Yoko Takahashi x Evangelion Stage" presentation. The video is the introduction scene to the film before the title card.

The video will also screen at Anime Expo in Los Angeles and in Shanghai, as well as in various places inside Japan, on July 6. Toei also stated the video will screen simultaneously worldwide, but did not state where it will be available outside of those cities and events, or if those events will be the only places that will screen the video.

Toei also announced that it will release an EVA-EXTRA smartphone app for iOS and Android on July 1. The app will be free to download. The app will provide more information on the "Operation 0706" project that the screenings are part of, as well as information about each work in the franchise, and new news.

Studio Khara had stated in March that dialogue recording had begun for Shin Evangelion Gekijō-ban :||. The film will open in Japan in 2020.

The first three films in the tetralogy, Evangelion: 1.0 You Are [Not] Alone, Evangelion: 2.0 You Can [Not] Advance, and Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo, debuted in 2007, 2009, and 2012 respectively.

Netflix began streaming the original Neon Genesis Evangelion television anime series as well as the Neon Genesis Evangelion: Death & Rebirth and Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion films on Friday.

Images © Studio Khara

Sources: Press release, Evangelion franchise's Twitter account

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