Tag: Neon Genesis Evangelion

Evangelion 3.0 + 1.0 Gets Trailer and Release Month

Evangelion: 3.0 + 1.0 Gets Trailer and Release Month

After 13 years, it’s finally here: Evangelion: 3.0 + 1.0 will close out the Rebuild of Evangelion saga in Japanese theatres on June 2020.

Beginning in 2007, the Rebuild of Evangelion movies were meant to celebrate Gainax’s hit mecha show Neon Genesis Evangelion, first by retelling it and then by going in their own direction. The first two movies, the second of which diverged from the original plot, went over well with the fans. The third is widely considered to be poorly made and boring, and the series went on indefinite hiatus due to troubles at Gainax. The saga is finally coming to an end next year, a concept that should please many fans who’d just like Rebuild to leave.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_hymjQCgeHk

The teaser we have here is a brief enigmatic affair that shows some odd monsters, largely vapid Christian symbolism, and the core cast, who are, generally speaking, not doing well. There’s also someone whose presence is rather odd, though I won’t elaborate. Hopefully, the writing and pacing issues that plagued the third film will have been solved here, and we can get some renewed faith in the franchise. If not, well, the rest of the Evangelion franchise just got ported over to Netflix, so we can all enjoy that instead.

Evangelion: 3.0 + 1.0 will descend in June 2020. It remains to be seen as to whether it will end strong or not, but at least it’ll be over and done with.

Bad in Japan: Anime's Most Memorable Villians 1

Bad in Japan: Anime’s Most Memorable Villians

Anime is home to several iconic heroes: Goku, Monkey D. Luffy, and pretty much the entire Joestar family, to name but a few. On the opposite end of every hero is someone who challenges everything they stand for. Antagonists can make or break a narrative, and are just as crucial to a compelling series as an endearing cast of heroes.

Here are some of the most evil, most sinister, and all-around most captivating villains in anime history. Some spoilers abound, but villains who act as plot twists have been omitted from this list.

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Evangelion 3.0 Comes To Canada 1

Evangelion 3.0 Comes To Canada

Last month, FUNimation announced a list of select theatres across North America premiering the English dub of Evangelion 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo. And luckily, Toronto was part of that list.

The film is premiering in two locations tomorrow (Yonge-Dundas and Silver City Fairview Mall) at 12:55 p.m.. For the unaware, Evangelion is the third of four movies that depict a re-imagining of Neon Genesis Evangelion, one of the most famous anime of all time.

While it may be too late to buy tickets for these two screenings, there will be another one next week on the 16th (at the same cinemas) at 7:30 p.m. But Toronto isn’t the only place in Canada that’s getting this treatment: Thunder Bay, Scarborough, Richmond Hill, Saskatoon and Montreal are just a few of the many other cities premiering the film tomorrow.

For more information on theatre times, click here. Evangelion 3.0 originally released in Japan on November 17th of last year. Now, if only we can get the Persona 3 movie to make its way to Western shores.