Update 7/20/2018: News source Anime! Anime!, as well as numerous eyewitness accounts report that a teaser for the feature is being shown before screenings of Mirai of the Future (Mirai no Mirai).

We have updated our coverage to account for this new information.

It took thirteen years, but it’s time to finally conclude this epic saga.

Earlier today, a “special report” trailer began circulating in theaters across Japan, stating that upcoming film Shin Evangelion Gekijōban:|| (Evangelion: 3.0 + 1.0) will hit cinemas in 2020.

The teaser is being shown prior to screenings of Mamoru Hosoda’s Mirai of the Future (Mirai no Mirai).

In May, we reported that Studio Khara was looking to hire staffers for the film in the following positions:

  • 3D CGI Animatiors
  • Visual Effects Staff
  • 2D Animators

Evangelion 3.0 + 1.0 was originally slated to hit Japanese theaters in 2015. The film’s title was originally unveiled in 2012. At the time, it was explained that the :|| was a musical symbol to denote repetition at the end of a measure.

To date, three films have been produced in the Rebuild of Evangelion line:

  • Evangelion 1.0: You Are [Not] Alone (2007)
  • Evangelion 2.0: You Can [Not] Advance (2009)
  • Evangelion 3.0: You Can [Not] Redo (2012)

Funimation currently holds the domestic rights to all three features. The company released Evangelion 3.0 on Blu-Ray in North America in 2016. The Blu-Ray, was delayed from a planned September 2013 launch, was co-produced by Studio Khara.

Source: IT Media