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Yesterday, Funimation offered a 90-second trailer for the upcoming release. The 90-second teaser offers a brief preview of the film’s English dub.
Funimation describes Evangelion 3.33 as follows:
Shinji Ikari just woke up in his Eva unit fourteen years after starting the Third Impact. He hasn’t aged, but everything else has changed. The earth is in ruins. Rei is missing. The people he once protected treat him like a prisoner and threaten to kill him if he pilots another Eva.
When he escapes to the remains of NERV headquarters, Shinji meets pianist Kaworu, who is destined to be Shinji’s copilot in a new dual-cockpit Eva. As the boys bond, NERV’s true mission begins to come into focus. Lost in a labyrinth of deception, Shinji careens toward a mental breakdown that could bring about the end of humanity.
Evangelion 3.33 continues the groundbreaking rebuild with stunning robot battles and mind-bending revelations. The end of every world has a beginning.
A pair of package shots were also published, which you can check out below.
Evangelion 3.33 – You Can (Not) Redo is possibly the most prominent tale of a title trapped in the translation. The film, which is the third in series creator Hideaki Anno’s re-imagining of Neon Genesis Evangelion, hit Japanese theaters in November 2012. Funimation announced that they licensed the film seven months later, in June 2013.
Late in 2013, Funimation delayed the title, from February 2014, to a simple “To Be Determined.” In late 2014, Funimation revealed that they company was working directly with studio Khara on the release, as the studio wanted to create its own subtitles and content for the release.
And, after that, the film generally dropped off the radar. It faded from the news, and from conversation at large. At 2015’s New York Comic Con, Funimation brought the title back into the limelight, when the publisher announced that the title would finally hit Blu-Ray and DVD on February 2, 2016.
In the past week, this release suddenly seemed that much more real, with Right Stuf announcing that they had the film in-house.
Source: YouTube (Funimation)