Evangelion: 3.0+1.11 Blu-ray and DVD Release To Include Evangelion: 3.0 (−46h) Special Video

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The upcoming Evangelion: 3.0+1.11 Thrice Upon A Time Blu-ray and DVD release will include a special feature video titled Evangelion: 3.0 (−46h). The video is currently in production.

The format of the title, which is similar to the Evangelion 3.0 (-120 min.) manga prequel for Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo, suggests that Evangelion: 3.0 (−46h) is a short anime prequel for that movie.  

The Blu-ray, DVD, and limited Blu-ray+4K Ultra HD Blu-ray versions of Evangelion: 3.0+1.11 will be released on March 8, 2023. Evangelion: 3.0 (−46h) is included with all of them alongside other special features.

Evangelion: 3.0+1.11 premiered in Japanese theaters as Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 on March 8, 2021, with an updated version titled Evangelion: 3.0+1.01 released on June 12, 2021. Evangelion: 3.0+1.01 was streamed internationally via Amazon Prime on August 13, 2021 and will receive a limited theatrical release in North America this December. The fourth and final film in the Rebuild of Evangelion series that began in 2007, Evangelion: 3.0+1.01 earned 10.28 billion yen (~US$71 million) at the Japanese box office, making it the 38th highest-grossing movie in the country. 

GKIDS describes Evangelion: 3.0+1.01 as:

Misato and her anti-NERV group Wille arrive at Paris, a city now red from core-ization. Crew from the flagship Wunder land on a containment tower. They only have 720 seconds to restore the city. When a horde of NERV Evas appear, Mari’s improved Eva Unit 8 must intercept. Meanwhile, Shinji, Asuka, and Rei (Provisional Name) wander about Japan.

The Khara-produced Rebuild of Evangelion movies are a retelling of the 1995 Neon Genesis Evangelion series. The previous film in the quadrilogy, Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo, was released in 2012.

Evangelion: 3.0+1.01‘s staff includes Evangelion creator Hideaki Anno as chief director and scriptwriter, Atsushi Nishigori (The Idolmaster and Darling in the Franxx director) as chief animation director, Deho Gallery’s Tatsuya Kushida (Evangelion 1.0 and Evangelion 2.0 co-art director) as art director, T2 studio’s Tooru Fukushi (Rebuild of Evangelion) as photography director, Daisuke Onitsuka (Rebuild of Evangelion co-CG director) as CG director, and Shirou Sagisu (SSSS.Gridman, Neon Genesis Evangelion) as the music composer.

Source: @khara_inc2

Melvyn originally wanted to write about video games, so he spent a few years, starting from his college days, doing so. He still likes video games, but now focuses on writing anime-related news content and the occasional review for Anime Trending. Some of his free time is spent self-learning Japanese, both out of interest in the language and because English-translated light novels and manga are expensive.
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