Hideaki Anno’s ‘Evangelion 3.0+1.0’ Release Date Announced

by Jeremy Spirogis
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Fans of Hideaki Anno’s Neon Geneses Evangelion have been ready with bated breath for the fourth and last installment of his Rebuild of Evangelion collection. However, Anno’s work on Shin Godzilla proved to be one thing of a hurdle within the collection’ timeline, extending the wait. Luckily for followers, the ultimate installment, Evangelion 3.0+1.0 has lastly been given a Japanese launch date. In the meantime, Anno has been coping with the dangerous press hitting Gainax following its latest controversy, even if he’s not related to the studio.

The Gainax controversy, Hideaki Anno responds 

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Hideaki Anno has not too long ago needed to confront dangerous press leveled at Gainax, following a latest scandal involving its president. While Hideaki Anno himself not works at Gainax, his identify remains to be closely related to the studio due to Neon Genesis Evangelion

In a stunning flip of occasions, the president of Gainax, Tomohiro Maki, was arrested by the Tokyo Metropolitan Police. It has since been revealed that Maki took illicit images of an adolescent working with Gainax. 

Maki claimed to be growing voice expertise in younger girls for Gainax. However, in a sordid revelation, it’s been found that Maki contractually obligated the ladies to remain at his condominium, which he dubbed the “women’s dormitory.” The sufferer claims that Maki not solely took images, but in addition touched her and massaged her with out her consent. Maki has since claimed, “I was asked so I took the photos. The truth is different.”

Hideaki Anno has since responded to Maki’s arrest. In a letter posted on Diamond Online, Anno thanks the victims for bringing Maki’s conduct to the general public eye. He additionally stresses that Gainax is by no means associated to Rebuild of Evangelion, an necessary distinction for him to make with Evangelion3.0+1.0 on the horizon. 

Anno clarified that “there isn’t a one concerned within the manufacturing of Evangelion at Gainax today.” He additionally famous that Maki, “was somebody who joined Gainax only some years in the past and has by no means been concerned in Evangelion.”

Gainax and Hideaki Anno’s troubled relationship 

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Hideaki Anno’s relationship with Gainax following the manufacturing of Neon Genesis Evangelion was strained, to say the least. Those who labored on Neon Genesis Evangelion, together with Hideaki Anno on the time, noticed little or no of the earnings from the monumental anime. 

Things obtained worse for Anno whereas working with Gainax. As reported by Anime News Network, Gainax’s then-president was arrested for tax fraud. With no prior information of the president’s crimes, Anno was made to publicly apologize to the general public on Gainax’s behalf — an embarrassing expertise. 

Furthermore, after Anno took his Rebuild of Evangelion to Studio Khara, Gainax requested Khara for a mortgage of $1,000,000. Gainax finally stopped repaying the mortgage, and Khara needed to take them to courtroom with a view to obtain mortgage repayments. Anno additionally found that Gainax had been promoting rights to a few of his older initiatives with out his information, in addition to promoting off key animations, storyboards, and manufacturing supplies from Neon Genesis Evangelion.  

Anno as soon as mentioned, “I could have shrugged off the loan that never got repaid, but we were anxious to preserve the production materials we had poured blood, sweat, and tears into.” 

‘Evangelion 3.0+1.0’ launch date revealed

While his expertise with Gainax certainly left a bitter style in Hideaki Anno’s mouth, that hasn’t stopped him from engaged on Rebuild of Evangelion. His work on the remake of Shin Godzilla did get in the best way for a number of years, however followers can now rejoice — there’s an official release date for Evangelion 3.0+1.0 in Japan. 

While the U.S. launch date has but to be confirmed, the movie will debut on June 27, 2020 in Japan. Ticket presales have already gone dwell for the movie. For U.S. followers, the wait could be somewhat longer — Evangelion 3.0 had U.S. followers ready roughly half a yr between the Japanese launch and the U.S. launch. 

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