I just watched the first one, the budget certainly does it justice, I can tell you that. The scene from space of all the lights going out was sweet, as were the movements/configurations of that last angel.
But dammit is Shinji tiresome. I know that's the point and its not that I want him to be Heero Yuy or anything, but geez. Its odd because he has moments when I do actually feel for him (generally when he's not being a self-centered douchebag), when he's legitimately worried about Rei, for example. And that his father's a dick and piloting the Eva is frightening. Its not that I wouldn't be terrified and all that but does he have to be so insufferable?
So I am a huge Evangelion fan, watched in back in 2014 right after Freshman year and loved it, needed more... it was like an addiction that couldn't be stopped. And for me it wasn't stopped for a while.
So I resurrect this thread maybe luring the other fans on this site to discuss it with me.
Now a few things have happened rather recently with Evangelion which should be news everyone knows but I'm going to list it off:
-Sadamoto's Manga was finished in February of last year with the English version being released, the Japanese release had actually happened a while back.
-3.0 Finally came out on Blu-Ray for English in February of this year. The Dub is pretty good, but do mind I am not one to be really aggressive with judging the VAs, so my opinion may differ to others.
-Apart of the Animator Expo that finished in the summer of last year, we got three Evangelion shorts, Evangelion: Another Impact(Awesome CGI short), Until You Come to Me(which was a 4.0 teaser of sorts but mostly non-canon), and Neon Genesis Impacts(which was a side story relating to a group of friends during 2.22).
Lastly I should mention there is still no news on 3.0+1.0 aka 4.0/Final.
Anno also responded to a remark from an audience member saying that he/she would wait as long as it took for the fourth Rebuild of Evangelion film. He first thanked the audience, and then said, "I'll work hard on it. As a matter of fact, I'm already working hard on it."
"We're actually working on the new Evangelion film right now," Honda commented. "We're working hard and it'll come out eventually, so thanks for all of your patience - please continue to be patient, because it's going to be the last episode."
There was a lot of concept art shown at Khara's 10th anniversary Exhibition.
There where a few really intriguing pieces that seem to have been unused in 3.0, or they are appearing in 3.0+1.0.
A few of them, more can be found in the link.
Know I'm not too active on here, I've been really busy with moving, but I've found a few teasers/bits of info/leaks that probably haven't been shared on here.
I really wish I saw this earlier, I had assumed we only got that small teaser but that is not the case.
At the end of 3.0 for those who had watched it, we know Unit-02 blows up, and then the preview for 3+1 shows a literal 1/2 between Unit 02 and Unit 08. But now this picture shows a completely different design, that looks pretty bad-ass in my opinion.
The Lamp festival does not get as much attention as it deserves when it comes to Eva, or in general news about Anno. The Lamp festival before was used to name drop the change from "Evangelion 4.0" to "Evangelion 3.0+1.0". And from my memory no one really took it as news until the new title card was released later on. The only way I found out about this lamp was by looking at the 3.0+1.0 information section on the right side of the subreddit. I don't think a single Youtuber or just video has covered this in general. Eva Monkey might do one, but he releases videos so rarely I wouldn't expect it.
Second would be the 10th Anniversary animation Khara released named "The Big Turnip".
While not seemingly Eva related it is, but I'll let those who haven't watched it do so.
I do not speak Japanese and have no clue how accurate the translation is, but if this turns out to be true, expect to see a trailer of some sort new years, and the release date much sooner than a lot of people expect it to be.
I will say however a lack of information this close to a March-April release is terms to call Fake.
Also not to mention who ever made the tumbnail used "You can (not) reverse" which is completely fake. There might be less credibility to that than I first thought, but I'll keep it up there for the sake of discussion.
A special report on the movie "Shin Evangelion Theatrical Version: || (originally the right vertical line is in bold)" was released on July 20, at the theaters nationwide. According to the special report, it will be released in 2020.