It took a while, but Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 will be released theatrically in the U.S. later this year, with a home video release planned not long after.
It’s likely that the streaming availability of Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 will impact ticket sales at theaters, as well as the pick-up rate of the home video versions, but I am still glad GKIDS has stepped in to handle this.
That said, Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 felt like a proper conclusion to the original series as well as these new movies and I really enjoyed it when it was originally released in Japan last year.
So the fact that fans in the U.S. can now see it on the big screen is something that is appreciated, albeit overdue.
Evangelion is definitely an important series, though not without its clear and obvious inspirations, so I am glad all of it is now widely available again outside of Japan.
There are currently no dates specified for the theatrical or home video releases, but I am sure that GKIDS will rectify this oversight in the near future.
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