Superhit anime ‘Evangelion: Thrice Upon A Time’ to release exclusively on Amazon Prime in August

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Amazon Prime Video announced the exclusive global premiere (outside of Japan) of the highly anticipated Japanese anime blockbuster Evangelion:3.0+1.01 Thrice Upon A Time on 13 August. It is the fourth and final chapter of the new theatrical edition of Evangelion

The anime film, which is the highest-grossing movie of the franchise by chief director Hideaki Anno and most-watched movie in Japanese theatres in 2021, is from directors Kazuya Tsurumaki, Katsuichi Nakayama and Mahiro Maeda as well as legendary creator, screenwriter and chief director Hideaki Anno (Shin Godzilla). To celebrate the finale of the franchise, Prime Video will also release the three previous movies, Evangelion:1.11 You Are (Not) Alone, Evangelion:2.22 You Can (Not) Advance, Evangelion:3.33 You Can (Not) Redo, in more than 240 countries and territories.

The blockbuster franchise is a Japanese anime pop culture phenomenon based on the story of Evangelion, an artificial human and multipurpose humanoid weapon, and the angels, an unknown life-form which takes place after the Earth has been shattered by a cataclysmic event. The film features all original voice actors including Megumi Ogata, Megumi Hayashibara, Yûko Miyamura and uses the latest imaging technology to showcase the personalities and relationships of its unique characters as they fight for survival. It will be dubbed in ten languages including English, and offer subtitles in 28 languages.

Since the TV series first aired in 1995, the Evangelion franchise has had a significant impact on Japanese pop culture and has elevated the anime genre worldwide. The anime franchise was then reborn as a new movie series Evangelion: New Theatrical Edition in 2007 and this fourth and final movie released across theatres in Japan in March has gone on to break records, both for Hideaki Anno’s films and also as Japan’s most-watched theatrical movie of the year. Evangelion:3.0+1.01 Thrice Upon A Time will be the latest version of the film which includes revised scenes and is releasing across theatres now in Japan.

“The Evangelion Films have been thrilling fans for years and we know that there is a huge appetite around the world for the finale,” said Prime Video worldwide content licensing VP Brad Beale. “I’m excited for Prime members worldwide to finally have the opportunity to watch the anime masterpiece Evangelion:3.0+1.01 Thrice Upon A Time, as well as the three previous films.”

“I’d like to thank every Eva fan in the world for your continued support,” said creator, screenwriter and chief director Hideaki Anno. “We were looking for the best way to offer the movie to fans overseas as early as possible in a challenging situation with movie theatres during covid-19, and are happy to have found Prime Video as a partner to stream it globally. We highly recommend watching it on a big TV screen for the best viewing experience.”

Evangelion:3.0+1.01 Thrice Upon A Time to launch exclusively on Amazon Prime Video on 13 August.