Neon Genesis Evangelion first hit Japan in 1995 as an anime series. Now, 25 years later, it is a phenomenon, spawning numerous movies, video games, and more. However, the fourth movie in the reboot series will be the final installment.
Coming to theaters in Japan in June 2020, Shin Evangelion Gekijo-ban: (Evangelion: 3.0+1.0) will be the fourth and final installment following Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone in 2007, Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance in 2009, and Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo in 2012. The news of the release date was revealed by Japanese national paper Asahi Shimbun (translated from Japanese).
Hideaki Anno, creator of the original series, is serving as chief director on the new episodes. At the time of this writing, there is no global release date.
The anime series recently had a release on Netflix, which saw some big changes to it–some of which were very puzzling, such as adjustments to music, voice actors, and lines of dialogue.
Anno isn’t stopping with this final animated installment, though. He’s also writing and producing a live-action Ultraman movie, which Shinji Higuchi–who worked with Anno on Shin Godzilla–will direct. Currently, the movie is titled Shin Ultraman, and the movie is expected to arrive sometime in 2021.