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Final Evangelion Film's TV Ad Features New Footage of Unit-02

posted on by Alex Mateo
Film was slated to open on Saturday, but was delayed with no new date announced

Studio Khara began streaming a television commercial for Evangelion: 3.0+1.0: Thrice Upon A Time (Shin Evangelion Gekijō-ban :||), the new Evangelion film, on Friday. The commercial features new footage of Evangelion Unit-02, Shinji, and Asuka. The commercial also previews more of Hikaru Utada's theme song "One Last Kiss."

The film will not open on Saturday as planned. The staff stated they are delaying the film again after careful consideration due to the new state of emergency declared in four prefectures in Japan on January 8, and then extended to a total of 11 prefectures on Wednesday.

The staff stated they will reveal a new release date at a later time. The staff are also delaying a Shiro SAGISU Music from “SHIN EVANGELION CD release that was planned for February 10, and will announce a new release date later. Hikaru Utada's new single "One Last Kiss" is also delayed from its January 27 release date.

The midnight screenings of the film planned for 15 theaters in Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya, Fukuoka, and Sapporo on Saturday were canceled.

The film had been set to open on Saturday after a previous delay due to concerns over the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and its spread inside and outside of Japan. The film was originally scheduled to open in Japan on June 27, 2020. Hikaru Utada returns to perform the theme song "One Last Kiss" for the film.

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. The three films had new MX4D and 4DX screenings in Japan that opened on December 4, 11, and 18, respectively.

Sources: Evangelion franchise's Twitter account, Khara's YouTube channel via Minna no Fan Blog

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