Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time Director Hideaki Anno Gives Message For International Release
Amazon is set to release the anime film Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time worldwide on August 13, offering it dubbed in 10 languages and subtitled in 28.
Originally released in Japan on March 8, 2021, Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time is the fourth and final instalment of the Rebuild of Evangelion film series. The film’s theatrical run ended on July 21 where it was revealed that it had received 10.22 billion yen in total, making it the highest-grossing film in the franchise and the first film distributed by Toei to reach this mark.
An online panel titled Comic-Con@Home was streamed on July 23 which was attended by the film’s director and writer Hideki Anno. The full video can be seen below.
“It’s been 16 years since this movie was remade,” explains Anno. “I was planning to finish it in about 8 years, but it took twice as long. So I’m relieved that it is finished.”
Asked about what he thinks attracts fans to the franchise, he says: “The story of the work, the drama, and the technical quality are kept as high as possible. We work hard to maintain high quality. And this is not possible without the efforts of our staff and cast. Aside from that, maybe there was something in Evangelion that people around the world emphasized with. It might be the emotions, or the structure that could be taken as their own stories. This is something that people all over the world feel for themselves, so it is hard to say what attracts them.”
Anno also discusses his enthusiasm towards seeking new goals. “Now that I’ve turned 61 this year, from now on, I plan on making some new live-action movies instead of Eva. For animation, it’d be great if I have a chance to do it again after I take some live-action shots.” He continues: “Making a live-action video is totally different from animation. Because I can do a lot of things that I can’t do with animation, that’s why I’m really looking forward to it.”
At the end of his talk, he comments: “Not only Evangelion, but my work basically deal with themes unique to Japan, aimed at people who grew up in Japan. I am really grateful and honoured that such works are seen and loved by people all over the world. Thank you so much for supporting Evangelion, and I hope you enjoy the film.”
Amazon Prime Video is currently streaming the first three films in the film series: Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone, Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance, and Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo. The final film, Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time, will be released on the service worldwide on August 13, 2021.
Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time
Amazon Prime Video Release Date: August 13, 2021
Amazon Prime Video Releases Hideaki Anno + Hitoshi Matsumoto Interview Special
A special interview between Evangelion creator Hideaki Anno and popular Japanese comedian Hitoshi Matsumoto is coming to Amazon Prime Video on August 20. A trailer and teaser visual were also released with the exciting announcement.
The release of sci-fi mecha series Neon Genesis Evangelion in 1995 cemented Anno’s legacy in the anime industry. As a director, he also worked on series like Gunbuster, Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water, Kare Kano, and 2004’s Cutie Honey.
Evangelion 3.0+1.0: Thrice Upon a Time was released in theaters on March 8 and quickly became a phenomenon, making $92.7 million at the Japanese box office. Currently, all Evangelion films are available on Amazon Prime Video.
Hitoshi Matsumoto has been at the forefront of the Japanese entertainment industry for decades, working as a comedian, film director, writer, and producer. He makes up one half of comedy duo Downtown, along with fellow comedian Masatoshi Hamada.
Matsumoto currently hosts and produces the show Documental, available to stream on Amazon Prime Video. Currently on its ninth season, the show is the longest-running Amazon Original Series in Japan. It revolves around ten comedians trapped in a room with each other, with the last to laugh dubbed the winner. Each comedian is hand-picked by Matsumoto, and the show has become popular in the US, Mexico, Australia, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, India, and other countries around the world.
Matsumoto’s other Amazon Prime series, FREEZE, features numerous celebrities, models, athletes, and comedians forced to remain perfectly still as a number of crazy things happen around them. The second season won the top prize at the Asia Television Awards for Original Digital Entertainment Program.
The trailer shows the moment in which Anno and Matsumoto meet for the first time, and viewers can sense the nervous energy in the air.
Hideaki Anno + Matsumoto Hitoshi Interview Special Trailer
What kind of conversation will these two have, considering how different they are? Watch and find out!
Hideaki Anno + Hitoshi Matsumoto Interview Special
Release Date: August 20 on Amazon Prime Video
© 2021 YD Creation
New YouTube Video Highlights Famous Evangelion Scenes in 11 Languages
On August 13, 2021, the fourth and final installment of the Rebuild of Evangelion film series, Evangelion: 3.0+1.01 Thrice Upon a Time, was made available on Amazon Prime Video exclusively for Prime members. The service has also released Evangelion: 1.0 You are (Not) Alone, Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance, and Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo.
To commemorate the newest film’s worldwide streaming release, a new YouTube video is highlighting some of the most popular scenes from the Rebuild of Evangelion film series. Check out how the characters sound in 11 different languages! Be warned, it contains spoilers for the final film!
(The languages featured are: English, French, German, Italian, Brazilian Portuguese, Castilian Spanish, Latin-American Spanish, Chinese, Hindi, Korean, and the original Japanese.)
From hearing Shinji’s famed line ‘I mustn’t run away, I mustn’t run away’ in Japanese to hearing Kaworu utter “I’m looking forward to seeing you, Shinji Ikari,” in German, the trailer is full of memorable moments in its brief two minute and 35 second runtime, with classic lines delivered in ways audiences may have not heard them before. Fans of the series may be able to quickly discern which line is which, even hearing them spoken in a foreign language!
The final line is spoken by Shinji’s original English voice actor, Spike Spencer, bidding farewell to ‘all Evangelions.”
Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time has made over ¥10.22 billion ($92.7 million) at the Japanese box office since it was released on March 8, 2021, making it the highest-grossing film in the series.
*Translations and video availability may vary by country.
Evangelion: 3.0 1.01 THRICE UPON A TIME
Now Available on Amazon Prime Video (released August 13, 2021)
Perfume’s New Song ‘Polygon Wave’ to Feature as Theme Song for Amazon’s The Masked Singer
29.June.2021 | MUSIC
Perfume have been announced as the panelists for the Amazon Original show The Masked Singer which is set to be released on Amazon Prime Video in Japan on September 3, 2021. The J-pop trio come as the latest names to be announced as regulars for the show alongside MIYAVI, Kiko Mizuhara, and Bakarhythm. Their new song Polygon Wave, which is their first in a year, will feature as the show’s main theme song.
The Masked Singer is a popular series that has been adapted for 50 countries around the world. This Japan-original adaptation will feature 12 performers wearing masks with Oizumi Yo as the host along with and guest panellists.
Perfume comments about appearing on the show
“As a fan of the show, I’m happy The Masked Singer is being made in Japan! The show is making it possible for a lot of amazing people to come together too, so please look forward to it.”
“I never thought they’d make a Japan-original version, so I was shocked when we received the offer. It’s a chance to discover new sides and charms of the performers.”
“I was happy when we got the call. All of the performers ooze talent, even with the masks on, so it got me excited without even thinking. I think this is gonna be a show unlike we’ve ever seen before, so please look forward to it.”
About the theme song Polygon Wave
“We were given a drama song that captures a world that even people 100 years from now would yearn for. It’s refreshing, elegant, nostalgic, and light. Doesn’t it make you want to dance? It does me.”
“I am so honoured that we were picked to do the theme song for The Masked Singer! The song has an infectious and nostalgic melody that makes you relax your shoulders. It really pulls you in. That tantalising aspect of hearing the voice of someone whose face you can’t see for the mask links well with the feeling of this song. I want people to listen to it on the go while they’re gazing out of a window.”
“I feel like the song captures that image of the ‘near future’ you hear when people say the phrase, or perhaps even beyond that. [Yasutaka] Nakata never fails to create an interesting world. Look forward to seeing where Perfume goes from here.”
©2021 Amazon Content Services LLC
Amazon Original番組「ザ・マスクド・シンガー」 テーマソング 「ポリゴンウェイヴ」
話数： 本編9話 初回3話 以降毎週金曜順次配信
出演： MC：大泉洋 パネリスト：MIYAVI、Perfume、水原希子、バカリズム ほか(ゲストパネリスト出演予定)
Osamu Tezuka’s Astro Boy, Black Jack, and Princess Knight Get International Merchandise Release
Amazon is now listing a new collection of merchandise based on Osamu Tezuka’s manga series Astro Boy, Princess Knight, and Black Jack in Japan, the US, UK, France, Germany, Spain, and Italy.
The items released at the end of April as part of the “Merch by Amazon” service. This Amazon-exclusive collection was first released in Japan, and with its surging popularity from fans, it’s now available to order in the US and Europe.
Osamu Tezuka x Merch by Amazon
Released: April 22, 2021
Amazon Japan Product Page: https://www.amazon.co.jp/space_age_tezuka
Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/
Amazon Italy: https://www.amazon.it/
Amazon Spain: https://www.amazon.es/
Amazon France: https://www.amazon.fr/
Amazon Germany: https://www.amazon.de/
Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/
Luxury Neon Genesis Evangelion Pocket Watch Released by U-TREASURE
01.April.2021 | Uncategorized
When it comes to character-themed jewellery for adults, U-TREASURE pulls out all the stops. Fans of the Evangelion series are sure to love the Rei Ayanami-inspired design of this gorgeous new pocket watch which was released on Monday (March 29).
Ayanami Rei Pocket Watch | ¥363,000
The silver case features a 3D metal design of Rei with the second hand and clip being based on the Spear of Longinus and the chain based on the Spear of Cassius.
This luxury watch is a must-have for hardcore collectors of Evangelion merchandise.
Ayanami Rei Pocket Watch
Released: March 29, 2021
Evangelion T-Shirt Collection Releases in Collaboration With OJICO
Japanese T-shirt brand OJICO released a new collection of T-shirts in collaboration with the popular anime franchise Neon Genesis Evangelion on Sunday (March 7).
Evangelion x OJICO T-Shirts | 12 Designs | ¥3,600-¥5,200 (Before Tax)
The collection features 12 designs with references to the popular anime series that fans are sure to recognise. The stylish designs make them a perfect way to express your love for the series while looking good at the same time.
Evangelion x OJICO Collaboration T-Shirts
Released: March 7, 2021
Evangelion Film’s Tokyo Skytree Collaboration Gets Extended to May
Evangelion took over Tokyo Skytree in December last year in promotion of the new anime film Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time which was released on March 8, 2021. The ongoing event has been extended from March 31 to May 31.
Special Tokyo Skytree Lighting
Tokyo Skytree is being lit up in five different special illuminations on select days representing Eva Unit-01, Eva Unit-00, Eva Unit-02, Eva Mark.06, and Eva Unit-08.
Dates: March 8, 2021 / March 19-21, 2021
“Soul’s Refrain” Video Added to the Screens
©カラー／Project Eva. ©TOKYO-SKYTREE
©カラー／Project Eva. ©TOKYO-SKYTREE
The SKYTREE ROUND THEATER® has been showcasing a special HD music video on the Floor 350 windows edited by the episode director for Neon Genesis Evangelion Masayuki. It features the classing opening theme A Cruel Angel’s Thesis. The video and music, coupled with nighttime Tokyo in the background, makes for an unforgettable spectacle.
Now, a second music video is being added for the song Soul’s Refrain which served as the main theme for the 1997 anime film Neon Genesis Evangelion: Death & Rebirth.
Where: Tokyo Skytree Tembo Deck (Floor 350F)
*The video runs approx. 9 mins
About the SKYTREE ROUND THEATER®
The SKYTREE ROUND THEATER surrounds and envelops you with a Panoramic screen (110m length x 2m height) screen which encircles 255 °of the Tembo Deck.
With 34 projectors, the images and visuals projected onto the night view are the pinnacle of artistry and fantasy.
©カラー／Project Eva. ©TOKYO-SKYTREE
The Spear of Longinus Pierces the Sky Arena
The Sky Arena, which is located on Floor 4F of Tokyo Skytree Town, is now home to a giant recreation of the Spear of Longinus which makes for a great photo op.
Evangelion x Tokyo Skytree
Running: December 23, 2020 – May 31, 2021
Location: Tokyo Skytree Tembo Deck and Tembo Galleria
Official Website: http://www.tokyo-skytree.jp/en/event/special/evangelion2020/
Evangelion Promotes ‘Thrice Upon a Time’ Anime Film by Collaborating With 5 Popular Japanese Food Chains
In promotion of the new anime film Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time, which was released in Japan today on March 8, 2021, the Evangelion franchise has launched a collaboration with five of Japan’s top food chains including Sukiya, Nakau, Hamazushi, Coco’s, and Big Boy.
Evangelion Unit-01 Beef Omelette Curry w/ Onion Soup | ¥890 (Tax Included)
Onion Soup Evangelion Unit-01 Mayo Potato Salad | ¥300 (Tax Included)
Evangelion Unit-01 Roast Beef Plate | ¥990 (Tax Included)
Evangelion Unit-00 Oyako Don | ¥890 (Tax Included)
Evangelion Unit-01 Berserk Mode Roll | ¥649 (Tax Included)
Evangelion Unit-02 Beast Roll | ¥649 (Tax Included)
Pierced Core Hamburger | ¥1,859 (Tax Included)
First Impact | ¥1,518 (Tax Included)
Matcha Blanc Manger Blueberry | ¥240 (Tax Included)
Matcha Blanc Manger Mango | ¥240 (Tax Included)
Matcha Blanc Manger Strawberry | ¥240 (Tax Included)
36 folder designs, one for every menu item ordered excluding desserts
Original plate artwork
Eva-01 Mug (Front)
Eva-01 Mug (Back)
Acrylic Stands (10 Designs)
The collaboration is taking place at 3,700 branches of the participating restaurants across Japan.
Neon Genesis Evangelion Food Collaboration Campaign
Japanese Campaign Name: 外食5チェーン共同作戦
Running: March 8, 2021 – April 20, 2021
Participating Brands: 3,743 branches of Sukiya, Nakau, Hamazushi, Coco’s, and Big Boy in Japan
Further Details: https://eva2020cp.zensho.co.jp
Evangelion Cosmetic Collection Launching to Promote Upcoming Anime Film ‘Thrice Upon a Time’
A new Evangelion cosmetic collection is set to launch from March 13 in collaboration with the lottery draw cosmetic series Coffret to celebrate the release of the upcoming anime film Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time.
EVANGELION coffret collection
The makeup palette features designs and colours inspired by the Evangelion pilots Asuka Langley Soryu, Rei Ayanami, and Mari Illustrious Makinami. The collection also includes loose powder based on the A.T. Field, lip gloss inspired by the characters, and a collection of two-coloured face blushes centred on Japan’s Evangelion Store mascot Yurushito.
As part of the lottery draw, those lucky enough to win the “Last One” prize can win a stand mirror with special illustrations of Asuka, Rei and Mari. There is also a chance of winning 3 sets of makeup palettes by joining the “Doubles Chance” campaign that is being held – links below. An original shopper bag will also be gifted for the first 13 people who purchase 5 lottery draws at once.
Enjoy your daily make up with the Evangelion Coffret collection.
EVANGELION coffret collection
Launch: March 13, 2021
Collection Details: https://bpnavi.jp/t/eva_c
Price: ¥980 (Tax Included) per game
6 prizes (19 selections) + Last One prize
Participating Shops: EVANGELION STORE TOKYO-01（Ikebukuro）, EVA STORE, Evangelion store（Hakone), book stores, hobby shops, game centres, drugstores, Animate, Lawson, Mini Stop etc.
Shop Details: https://bpnavi.jp/s/kuji/pc/ssc/search_pref/3131/prize
Official Site: https://p-bandai.jp/contents/global/
Rei Ayanami Wears Red Lipstick in Second Collaboration With Makeup Brand KATE
Global makeup brand KATE released its second animated video in collaboration with the anime series Neon Genesis Evangelion on Tuesday (February 2) to promote its “KATE Red Nude Rouge (EV)” lipstick.
“Rei Ayanami, Her First Lipstick, And the Results”
Rei dons the vibrant red lipstick in the commercial.
“No more rules, this is a red for me and red only,” is what KATE expresses in the promotional video.
The person Rei was waiting for finally arrives, and she smiles, showing off the beautiful rouge tint on her lips.
KATE Red Nude Rouge (EV) is a limited-edition online-exclusive in 4 designs
KATE released the first Rei Ayanami commercial in November last year. In it, the original voice actress for Rei, Megumi Hayashibara, reprised her role in the animated trailer which was created by illustrator and animator Yoneyama Mai. It exploded on Japanese social media, resulting in this sequel.
KATE’s slogan is “NO MORE RULES” which encourages consumers to pick the colours they want to wear themselves without being tied down by society. This concept has led them to innovate in their makeup products, and is a concept that they believe connects with Rei Ayanami from the Evangelion franchise, which is what led to this collaboration.
KATE x Evangelion Second Collaboration
Released: February 2, 2021
Collab Details: https://www.nomorerules.net/special/red_nude_rouge_ev/
Official Website: https://www.nomorerules.net/
Evangelion Business Shirts, Ties, and Accessories Released in Japan
Haruyama Trading, a company in Japan that supports the health of businesspersons, has teamed up with the popular Evangelion anime franchise to release a collection of business dresswear at Harumaya, P.S.FA, and Foel stores in Japan.
i-Shirt (9 Designs)
Necktie (10 Designs)
Tie Clips (7 Designs)
Cuffs (3 Designs)
The i-Shirts is equipped with a stretchy material that means no ironing is required after washing it, so you can don your shirt after it’s dried and head straight on out. It also fast-drying, has an antimicrobial and deodorant finishing, stain resistant, and breathable, making it a stress free experience and a shirt that can be worn in all seasons.
The collection also features a line-up of 10 different neckties that are simple to the untrained eye but a nod towards the Evangelion series for fans with their character-inspired colour palette and other designs that reference NERV, WILLE, Evangelion Unit-01, and so on. There’s also tie clips and cuffs too so you can kit yourself out with a look that is nerdy on the inside while looking professional on the outside.
Evangelion x Q-pot Reveal New Accessory Collection Featuring Designs From the Anime Series
Q-pot., a Japanese accessory brand which makes jewellery that looks like real sweets and desserts, has announced a second accessory collaboration with the Evangelion series titled “2nd Melty Impact” which will hit Q-pot. stores, select Evangelion stores, and the IKSPIARI pop-up shop on January 20, 2021.
Evangelion x Q-pot. Accessory Collection
A.T. Field Gummy Candy Necklace | ¥10,500 (Before Tax)
The delicious-looking Gummy Candy Necklace inspired by the Absolute Terror Field, the protective barrier that Angels and Evangelions can create to protect themselves. The reverse side of the necklace pedestal also features an engraving of the Tree of Life.
Red Sea & Blue Sea Metal Rings | ¥9,000 Each
Two rings representing the blue sea and red sea, the former being before the Second Impact when the world was teeming with life and the latter after the Second Impact when life is destroyed.
L.C.L. Metal Rings | ¥9,000 Each
These rings are based on LCL, the amber-coloured liquid which enables the piloting of an Evangelion Unit. In the series we see the Entry Plug of an Eva Unit flooded with this translucent liquid.
Cassius’s Fork Necklace | ¥16,000
Inspired by the Spear of Cassius that the mysterious boy Kaworu retrieves when he’s piloting Mark.06. The spear is fitted as a necklace through a heart which is embedded between an Angel-like halo.
The 4th Angel’s Macaron Necklace ¥9,000 / Bag Charm ¥8,000
A necklace and bag charm made to look like sweet macarons. The design is based on the 4th Angel with white faces and a black body. Inside is a bright-red Swarovski crystal to represent the Angel’s Core.
Asuka’s Puppet Sugar Cookie Necklace ¥9,500 / Bag Charm ¥8,000
A necklace and bag charm inspired b the cute hand puppet of Asuka Langley, the pilot of Unit-02. Made to look like a sugar cookie, the accessories capture the bright-red outfit and blue eyes of the adorable puppet. It looks like it’s just come freshly baked out of the oven.
Each of these accessories arrives packaged in an original tin featuring the Evangelion x Q-pot. logos. The A.T. Field Gummy Candy, 4th Angel Macaron, and Asuka’s Hand Puppet also feature unique serial numbers.
The collaborative collection also feature a selection of original merchandise too.
Asuka’s Puppet Pop Socket | ¥2,200
Melty Impact Mug | ¥2,800
Evangelion x Q-pot. 1st Collaboration Restock
The popular macaron and Melty Melt series from Q-pots.’s first collaboration with Evangelion is also being restocked at select Q-pot. stores.
1st Collaboration Restock – Macaron Series
1st Collaboration Restock – Melty Melt Series
Evangelion x Q-pot. Novelty
Fans who spend over ¥30,000 on any of these items at Q-pot. stores or the IKSPIRIA pop-up shop will receive a set of 6 postcards featuring designs of each Eva pilot.
2nd Melty Impact
Release Date: January 20, 2021
Product Page: http://www.Q-pot.jp/news/2021/01/1369.html