Director Hideaki Anno finished the third of his four-part rebuild of Evangelion series in 2012 as a remake of his original animated series Neon Genesis Evangelion. Produced and distributed by Hideaki Anno's Studio Khara the film debuted in Japan November 17, 2012. It turned out a great box office success, making almost 14 US$ on its first weekend out. This made Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo into 2012s second best film of the year in Japan. After their facebook fanbase cracked the one-million-mark, Funimation announced licensing Evangelion for international markets. In 2013 Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo will screen on various festivals with the original Japanese Dub Track and English/German subtitles. Universum Anime wil release the film in Germany in November 2013.
This way mech fans soon will see the sequel to Evangelion 2.0.
The new storyline continues some 14 years later. Shinji Ikari has spent these years in a deep sleep while his mech drifted through space. After Asuka has managed to free him, he realizes that a lot has changed since the old days.
Evagelion 3.0 will premier in Germany July 26 and 27, at AnimagiC Bonn!
But Hideaki Anno's (unsurpassed) original Neon Genesis Evangelion (1995-1997) isn't just a foundation for this remake, it also offers the basis for GAinax's 2004 computer role playing game Neon Genesis Evangelion: Shinji Ikari Raising Project. In this RPG players can assume the character of Shinji Ikari and develop it further while acting in various anime based adventures. Dark Horse Comics has taken on the manga series Neon Genesis Evangelion by Osamu Takahashi and started publishing various ongoing series in June 2005. Neon Genesis Evangelion: Shinji Ikari Raising Project Vol. 14 has been released at Dark Horse November 26, 2012.