Amazon Prime Video has announced the exclusive global launch (outside of Japan) of the Japanese anime blockbuster Evangelion: 3.0+1.01 Thrice Upon A Time on August 13th.
The movie is the fourth and final chapter of the new theatrical edition of Evangelion. The anime film – which is the highest-grossing in all movies 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 mark 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. to fans 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 10 languages including English, French, German, Portuguese, Spanish and Italian, and offer subtitles in 28 languages.
“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 Brad Beale, Vice President, Worldwide Content Licensing Prime Video. “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 Hideaki Anno, Creator, Screenwriter and Chief Director. “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.”