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14:54 - 16th March 2016, by NEO Staff

Evangelion 3.33: You Can (Not) Redo

The path to human instrumentality continues, with this long-awaited third instalment in the epic Rebuild of Evangelion movie series!

If you have an exceptionally good memory, you might remember that You Can (Not) Redo was featured in our preview for 2014 – suffice to say, there have been delays in bringing the film to our shores. The wait has been painful too, as the movie forges its own unique path, diverging almost entirely from the events laid down in the original Neon Genesis Evangelion TV anime 20 years ago.

With the prophesised Third Impact having occurred at the end of Evangelion 2.22, director Hideaki Anno jumps 14 years into the future – but eternally reluctant Eva Unit pilot Shinji Ikari hasn’t aged a day. There’s dissent in the air too, as allies Misato and Ritsuko have split from the secretive NERV organisation and established a rival group, WILLE. Faced with a world even more alien than he remembered, Shinji continues the battle against the enigmatic aliens – but with the impending threat of a never-before-encountered Fourth Impact, can even terrifyingly powerful new Evas stave off Armageddon? And just in case the end of all life in a Kabbalistic fireball isn’t big enough for you, there’s even some equally doom-laden romance, as Shinji gets to know the strange Kaworu Nagisa – a new Eva pilot with a dark secret.

If there’s a bright side to the wait for a western release of 3.33, it’s that it has narrowed the gap between this film and the fourth and final Evangelion movie. Unfortunately, production house Studio Khara hasn’t even released that in Japan yet, so prepare to get plenty of replay value out of the penultimate chapter! This stunningly animated masterpiece will be released in Blu-ray, DVD, and collector’s edition combo pack versions.

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