Final Evangelion movie coming in December, claims quote from Japanese magazine

Depending on how you do the math, anime fans have now been waiting somewhere between three and 20 years for the upcoming, and supposedly final, Evangelion movie. The franchise began as a TV series in 1995, with its most recent installment, the third film in the Rebuild of Evangelion reboot and/or sequel, having debuted in Japanese theaters in 2012.

A release date has yet to be officially announced for the fourth Rebuild movie, but a weekly Japanese news magazine recently published a quote from an industry insider who claims he knows when the last Eva film is finally coming out.

There’s a lot of A-list talent involved in the Rebuild of Evangelion films. First off, there’s series creator Hideaki Anno, arguably the most respected director in anime now that Studio Ghibli’s Hayao Miyazaki is retired. There’s also Yoshiyuki Sadamoto, who’s been providing Eva’s human art since the very beginning, and whose career as a character designer has lasted almost 30 years at this point.

Even the soundtrack boasts big-name stars, as all three of the presently released Rebuild movies have featured theme songs by Hikaru Utada, one of the most celebrated acts in Japanese music history. Utada’s commitment to the Eva movie series is so strong that even after the singer went into hiatus at the end of 2010, she still wrote, produced, arranged, and performed the song “Sakura Nagashi” to be used as the theme for 2012’s Evangelion 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo.

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Depending on how you do the math, anime fans have now been waiting somewhere between three and 20 years for the upcoming, and supposedly final, Evangelion movie. The franchise began as a TV series in 1995, with its most recent installment, the third film in the Rebuild of Evangelion reboot and/or sequel, having debuted in Japanese theaters in 2012.

A release date has yet to be officially announced for the fourth Rebuild movie, but a weekly Japanese news magazine recently published a quote from an industry insider who claims he knows when the last Eva film is finally coming out.

There’s a lot of A-list talent involved in the Rebuild of Evangelion films. First off, there’s series creator Hideaki Anno, arguably the most respected director in anime now that Studio Ghibli’s Hayao Miyazaki is retired. There’s also Yoshiyuki Sadamoto, who’s been providing Eva’s human art since the very beginning, and whose career as a character designer has lasted almost 30 years at this point.

Even the soundtrack boasts big-name stars, as all three of the presently released Rebuild movies have featured theme songs by Hikaru Utada, one of the most celebrated acts in Japanese music history. Utada’s commitment to the Eva movie series is so strong that even after the singer went into hiatus at the end of 2010, she still wrote, produced, arranged, and performed the song “Sakura Nagashi” to be used as the theme for 2012’s Evangelion 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo.

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