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After 25 Years, 'Evangelion' Is Finally Going To Be Complete

Eva fans just need to stay alive until 2020 to see the final film
by Ash Mahinay | Jul 23, 2018
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The original Neon Genesis Evangelion anime came out all the way back in 1995 and its convoluted plot, kick-ass mech designs, fight scenes, iconic red-and-blue haired duo of Asuka Soryu Langley and Rei Ayanami, and adolescent emo-ness that perfectly resonated with its then-young audience instantly converted many wide-eyed kids into Eva (and anime) fans for life. 

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And then promptly damaged them for life too by having one of the most "wtf" endings of all time. Of all time! Thankfully, series creator Hideki Anno did a retcon before retcons were cool and released two films in 1997 to properly cap off the series and all was well–until the Rebuild quadrilogy in 2006.

A retelling and reimagination of the entire series, the first film, Evangelion 1.0, came out in 2007 to great excitement and quickly followed by 2.0 in 2009 and the slightly longer wait for 3.0 in 2012. At this point, everyone was hyped as hell for the new ending that beckoned in 4.0 which had a promised 2015 release date.


And then it got delayed because apparently, Anno was busy making 2016's excellent Shin Godzilla. The years passed and Eva fans were pretty much broken and convinced they'd never see the end ever–until moviegoers to Mirai of the Future, another major anime release in Japan, suddenly got to watch this teaser before the film:

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Half a decade late is better than nothing! The teaser states that 4.0, now known as Shin Evangelion, supposedly hits Japanese theaters in 2020, finally concluding (for real) one of the most notable anime of all time. There isn't much to go on but an actual date is enough to give hope to all the jaded and bitter fans out there—expect the catharsis to be real two years from now!


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