We can’t give anyone a good reason to stay home except that it will help, you know flatten the curve. However, Japanese animation studio, Khara, Inc. has just given fans of Evangelion a good reason to stay indoor.
The company has kindly made available the Japanese version of Rebuild of Evangelion movies online for FREE! And yes, all three!
All three films, namely, Evangelion 1.11 You Are (Not) Alone, Evangelion 2.11 You Can (Not) Advance and Evangelion 3.33 You Can (Not) Redo, are available free to watch on Evangelion official app, EVA-Extra (available for both AOS and iOS), as well as on Khara, Inc.’s YouTube channel (株式会社カラー khara inc.official).
In addition, there will be an audio commentary available to those who watch the movies via the app. The free-to-watch movies started April 18 for the app and it will be available through to April 30, 23:59 – Japanese time, of course.
All three flicks were uploaded to Khara, Inc.’s YouTube channel on April 20 and if we deciphered it correctly, they will be available till April 29, 2020.
When combined with what are available on Netflix currently, you can actually have a truly complete Evangelion binge watching experience. But there’s a catch… well, besides the limited time availability.
The movies are in Japanese AND there’s no English caption or whatsoever. But hey, I will take it anyways. Thank you very much, Khara, Inc..
In case you aren’t aware… Studio Khara is the primary animation production studio of Khara, Inc., a founded by creator of Evangelion Hideaki Anno. The studio is most notable for its work on the Rebuild of Evangelion film tetralogy which will include the upcoming fourth installment, Evangelion 3.0 + 1.0.
On that note, it brings us to a bad news. In light of the current coronavirus pandemic, Evangelion 3.0 + 1.01 which was originally slated for theatrical release on June 27, 2002 will be postponed with future date to be advised.
I know. It is a terrible news. But for Japanese residents, you can lighten up a little because, there will be rebroadcast of Shin Godzilla vs. Evangelion Symphony on BS Premium on May 17, 2002, from 0:30 to 1:30 (12:30AM-1:30AM).
Shin Godzilla vs. Evangelion Symphony is composed by Shiro Sagisu and Masamichi Amano, and performed by Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra.