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3.0 + 1.0 bad news…and a little good

Bad news first, Khara has announced on twitter that 3.0 + 1.0 would be delayed due to the worsening pandemic conditions in Japan, with no indication of when it would be released again. The official statement released on the Khara’s Evangelion website included the announcement that the release of Shiro Sagisu’s soundtrack, originally scheduled for February 10, would be delayed too.

Notice of postponement of release of “Shin Evangelion Movie Version

First of all, I would like to express my deepest sympathies to all the victims of the new coronavirus infection (COVID-19). We would also like to express our gratitude and respect to the medical professionals and their stakeholders who are still responding.

We have taken seriously the situation of the spread of the new coronavirus infection (COVID-19) and the issuance of a state of emergency by the Japanese government, and have carefully considered it. As a result, we decided that the convergence of the spread of infection was the highest priority, and we refrained from releasing “Shin Evangelion Theatrical Version”, which was proceeding toward Saturday, January 23, 2021, and decided to postpone it again. In addition, we are carefully considering the time when you can enjoy this work with peace of mind on the new release date.

We sincerely apologize to everyone who is looking forward to it, and we apologize for the inconvenience. As soon as it is decided, we will inform you about the future release schedule on the “Evangelion” official website and official SNS. In addition, please keep the Mubichike card you have in a safe place as it can be used even after it has been postponed.

Due to this postponement of release, “Shiro SAGISU Music from” SHIN EVANGELION “”, which was scheduled to be released on February 10 (Wednesday) as a music collection CD of this work, will also be postponed. We will inform you of the new release date after considering it as soon as the release date is decided.

Thank you for your understanding.

Thursday, January 14, 2021 Khara Co., Ltd. Distribution: Toho Co., Ltd., Toei Co., Ltd., Khara Co., Ltd.

https://www.evangelion.co.jp/news/shineva2/ Translated via Google Translate and corrected and formatted slightly for this page.

I think I can voice everyone’s immense frustration by saying “NOT AGAIN!” because we were all expecting to see the movie released in less than 10 days’ time. At the same time, this isn’t exactly surprising or unexpected, given Japan’s worsening coronavirus emergency.

As for the good news in the thread title? We can be happy with the fact that the movie is entirely complete, and can be released on far shorter notice than was previously possible. Hope it comes out soon.