Anno On Creating Further “Evangelion”

Originally published on Dark Horizons by Garth Franklin

25 years after “Neon Genesis Evangelion” premiered on TV and (third) impacted not just anime but TV storytelling as well, the franchise seems to be coming to a close with the last of the “Rebuild of Evangelion” films finally arriving via Amazon Prime worldwide this Friday.

The franchise’s creator Hideaki Anno spoke with Collider recently about the upcoming “Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time” film and got to ask him whether he was truly done with the franchise and if he had plans to revisit it.

Anno surprisingly revealed there is one aspect of the world in ‘Rebuild’ which he wants to explore in the future: “There’s always the 14-year gap in the story, so in some form, I want to shed light into that.”

That gap he refers to is the 14-year time jump at the beginning of the previous film “Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo” – a gap in

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