Evangelion's Hideaki Anno Explains What Fans Can Expect From Revisions To Thrice Upon A Time
The Evangelion creator talks about the revisions he made after the movie was released in Japan.
The final Evangelion movie, Evangelion: 3.0+1.01 Thrice Upon A Time, will be released on Amazon on August 13, but that's not the version that aired in Japan. During Amazon's Comic-Con At Home panel, creator Hideaki Anno explained that after the movie was released, his team went back and polished up the best they could.
When asked what fans could expect for this revised version, Anno why he went back and explained the motivation behind doing so. "Creation does not have an end," Anno stated. "Our staff is dedicated to work on projects as long as there is time, so we want to maintain the quality and improve it if time allows us. We don't want to compromise on quality. So basically, that's what our staff is determined to do."
Anno explained that they stopped working on it because of the deadline, but because of it being moved to Amazon Prime, he explains that means there's more time to get things right.
"We wanted to show the audience the best version of our work, and since we had more time, the staff took the initiative and to revise the film," he said, but that doesn't necessarily mean it'll affect the story itself. "We upgrade it technically, so it might not be something that everyone will notice.
"Even so," he continued. "We still want to improve technical quality in detail."
Thrice Upon A Time is the fourth film in the Rebuild of Evangelion series, and the previous movies are also set to be released by Amazon in August as well: Evangelion: 1.11 You Are (Not) Alone (2009), Evangelion: 2.22 You Can (Not) Advance (2009), and Evangelion: 3.33 You Can (Not) Redo (2012).