All of us know how great Evangelion is. We have all heard the songs of its praises for years at this point. Still somehow though, Hideaki Anno keeps giving us more stuff to talk about and praise. The series came out all the back in the 90s and its latest project was recently released. And people still watch and love the series.
That is how popular Evangelion is. That is for a good reason of course. Even when we thought that we are getting a “typical” anime version of Evangelion in the Rebuild movies, Hideaki-sensei managed to surprise us yet again. So with the recent release of Evangelion 3.0 + 1.0: Thrice Upon a Time, you’d think the story is at its closure now. Right?
Well apparently no. You see, Hideaki –sensei said something interesting in a group interview after the release of Evangelion 3.0 + 1.0: Thrice Upon a Time. So let us get into the details.
What’s up with this interview thing?
So let me explain from the beginning. Hideaki Anno and Hayao Miyazaki had an interview with Collider recently. You can check out the full interview here. They talked about some really interesting stuff about the series in the interview. Here are the highlights we are interested in.
A very minor spoiler for Evangelion 3.0 + 1.0 is inbound so skip ahead if you don’t want to get spoiled.
When asked why he decided to make the Rebuild movies Hideaki-sensei replied that when he was looking for another project to do, he realized a lot of interesting stuff can still be done with Evangelion. He also explained that the larger budget and the run time of the movies allowed him to do things that he wasn’t able to do before. He wanted Rebuild movies to be different than the series because the time has changed and Hideaki-sensei himself has grown.
When asked about how he felt about finally finishing Evangelion, he replied that the story of Evangelion has ended for him and now it’s very peaceful for him. Following this he was asked that is there was any chance he would revisit Evangelion, he replied he won’t do any more sequels as the story has ended but, he wanted to shed some light on the 14-year timeskip in the story.
What does all this mean?
Put simply, this would mean that we still have a chance of getting another Evangelion movie or something explaining what happened in the duration of the 14-year timeskip. Now I don’t expect whatever this piece of media will be to show up anytime soon. This is because, in the interview, Hideaki-sensei also said that he would like to take a break from animation for a while.
As much as I am excited about this possible new content, he deserves a break. Hideaki-sensei has been working on one series for more than 25 years so it’s not wrong that he may need a break. So yeah, we will have to wait quite a while for this. Meanwhile, you can still enjoy Evangelion 3.0 + 1.0. It is available on Amazon Prime Video.
That is all I have for now. Do read the full interview. He talked about more interesting stuff in it. Let me know your thoughts down in the comments. As always, stay tuned for more content, and do not forget to check out our art section. With that said, I will take my leave here. See ya!