GKIDS announced on Wednesday that the highly anticipated Evangelion: 3.0+1.01 Thrice Upon a Time will come to U.S. theaters this December.
The film will be making its premiere in nationwide theaters on three separate days, showing on December 6, 8, and 11 only. Tickets for the film will become available on November 2, 2022 at Fathom Events’ website, as well as on GKIDS’ official website. This move marks the first time that the film will be available in theaters in North America since its premiere in Japan last year.
Evangelion: 3.0+1.01 Thrice Upon a Time is written by Anno and also hails from directors Kazuya Tsurumaki, Katsuichi Nakayama, and Mahiro Maeda. The anime film had its first premiere in Japan last March, where it became the highest-grossing of all of the Evangelion movies and was the most-watched movie in Japanese theatres in 2021.
The blockbuster franchise is a Japanese anime pop culture phenomenon based on the story of Evangelion, a series about artificial human and multipurpose humanoid weapons and their battle against the Angels, unknown life forms. It takes place after the Earth has been shattered by a cataclysmic event.
The film features all of the original voice actors, including Megumi Ogata, Megumi Hayashibara, and Yûko Miyamura, and uses the latest imaging technology to showcase the personalities and relationships of its unique characters as they fight for survival. It will be dubbed in 10 languages, including English, French, German, Portuguese, Spanish, and Italian, and offer subtitles in 28 languages.