It seems like the arrival of the fourth Evangelion movie, Evangelion 3.0 + 1.0 Thrice Upon a Time, is imminent. Well, it was not to be. Official words from Studio Khara was out last month that, due to the COVID-19 situation in Japan, the film will be delayed indefinitely.
The final film of the Rebuild of Evangelion tetralogy was originally planned for released last June, but it was pushed to January 23, 2021 due to the pandemic. It is now on hold as Japan government declared a state of emergency in the country earlier last month.
The state of emergency which was to last up to February 7, but it has since been extended to March 7. Though it was reported that the government is reviewing if some areas can exit the state of emergency as early as next week (as of February 10).
Whatever the case maybe, Evangelion 3.0 + 1.0 Thrice Upon a Time’s release date remains to be advised. On the bright side, the Shin Ultraman, which is also produced by Studio Khara, looks to be on track for release in Summer 2021. However, exact date is not given.
Meanwhile, have at the said Ultraman video embedded below as well as check out the Shin Ultraman official website [JP] for more information and follow Shin Ultraman’s official Twitter account for future updates.