Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time

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Synonyms: Evangelion: 4.0, Rebuild of Evangelion, Shin Evangelion Gekijouban: ||, Rebuild of Evangelion: Final
Japanese: シン・エヴァンゲリオン劇場版:||
English: Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time
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Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Mar 8, 2021
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Studios: Khara
Source: Original
Genres: ActionAction, Award WinningAward Winning, DramaDrama, Sci-FiSci-Fi, SuspenseSuspense
Themes: MechaMecha, PsychologicalPsychological
Duration: 2 hr. 35 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 8.611 (scored by 134368134,368 users)
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Ranked: #812
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Popularity: #638
Members: 336,581
Favorites: 6,703

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Following NERV's failed attempt to retrieve the Spears of Longinus and carry out the Human Instrumentality Project, the destruction caused by the Fourth Impact has been largely averted. In a state of disarray, Shinji Ikari, Asuka Langley Shikinami, and Rei Ayanami travel to Village 3—a survivor settlement free from Earth's ruination. There, Shinji slowly comes to terms with his past, developing an entirely different life from his days as an Evangelion pilot.

Meanwhile, NERV makes preparations to continue the Instrumentality Project by means of a new Impact. When WILLE's main aerial battleship arrives at the village, Shinji decides to board, believing that he can help by piloting an Evangelion. As new secrets are uncovered and a battle between WILLE and NERV approaches, the future of Earth hangs in the balance. Can Shinji save humanity and the rest of the world one last time?

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Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time has earned a franchise record of 10.22 billion yen (92.7 million USD) and debuted at No. 1 at the Japanese box office. Additionally, it won the Animation of the Year award in the Film category at the Tokyo Anime Award Festival in 2022. The film was released internationally on August 13, 2021 via the Amazon Prime Video streaming service.

The film was originally announced alongside Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo in 2008 and was slated for a 2015 release, but was delayed several times due to various production issues and the COVID-19 pandemic.

The film has been dubbed in 10 languages: Chinese, English, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Korean, Brazilian Portuguese, Latin American Spanish, and Peninsular Spanish.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Anno, Hideaki
Director, Storyboard, Screenplay, Creator, Key Animation, Planning
Tsurumaki, Kazuya
Director, Storyboard, Key Animation
Maeda, Mahiro
Director, Storyboard, Key Animation
Nakayama, Katsuichi


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Ending Theme

"One Last Kiss" by Hikaru Utada
2: "Beautiful World (Da Capo Version)" by Hikaru Utada

Aug 12, 2021
Over 8 years of waiting for this, what a disappointment. Thrice Upon a Time feels more like a fanfic or parody than the "culmination" of Evangelion (that culmination came in 1997 with The End of Evangelion). I really thought it couldn't get any worse than the previous movie, but Thrice somehow managed it, no wonder it had a troubled production (production was a disjointed clusterfuck as seen in the documentary 'Hideaki Anno: The Final Challenge of Evangelion'). This was Anno's last opportunity to fix all the problems of the previous Rebuild films, especially after 3.0 left so many important questions unanswered. Why was the Near ...
Aug 13, 2021
Rebuild 1.0 was recap, Rebuild 2.0 was an alternate universe Hollywood action flick, and Rebuild 3.0 was an openly retarded, mocking parody of Evangelion. Their impressive lineup of animators offset their excessive CG, but they were vapid. Rebuild 4.0, however, feels like a real movie. It’s about growing up and leaving anime behind, but I want you to ask yourself why leaving anime behind would be synonymous with growing up? Is watching capeshit the true sign of a grown up? Or maybe reading /lit/'s Top 100 Charts and pretending you understood entry-level philosophers like Nietzsche or Hegel online is what true maturity looks like?

Anno ...
Mar 26, 2021
Mixed Feelings
After watching this movie 2 times and the documentary i can say that this is just a "more worthwhile experience" for the non-thinker a movie for the "fan of movies and entertainment".
you just can sit and gobble your popcorns and candys without the arduous task of thinking, don't be objective don't think that is for pretentious people just give this movie a 10 or 9.

This is just the equivalent of a marvel movie aesthetically stunning but hollow.
is trying to do what his 20 years old counterpart did 10 times better.

But that doesn't mean that it has no value on its own.

Art is ...

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