“Evangelion: 3.0+1.0: Thrice Upon a Time,” the most recent Evangelion film, has officially become the franchise’s highest-grossing film worldwide.
The film premiered in Japanese theaters on March 8, 2021, grossing over 800 million yen (US$7,600,000) on its first day. The Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 box office surpassed 7 billion yen (approximately $63.7 million) in just 30 days.
What’s more, you can check out the official key visual for the film below:
Also, you can watch the trailer for the Evangelion: 3.0+1.0: Thrice Upon a Time below:
Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 box office officially topped 7.42 billion yen (~US$67,814,719) making it the highest-grossing film worldwide in the franchise’s history. It took the film 35 days to surpass Evangelion: 3.0 which earned around 7.36 billion yen (~US$67,282,623).
The film’s theme song, “One Last Kiss“, is performed by Utada Hikaru. It was also very popular after it was posted, with over 10 million views on YouTube in just a week.
In the year 2015, the Angels, huge, tremendously powerful, alien war machines, appear in Tokyo for the second time. The only hope for Mankind’s survival lies in the Evangelion, a humanoid fighting machine developed by NERV, a special United Nations agency. Capable of withstanding anything the Angels can dish out, the Evangelion’s one drawback lies in the limited number of people able to pilot them.
Only a handful of teenagers, all born fourteen years ago, nine months after the Angels first appeared, are able to interface with the Evangelion. One such teenager is Shinji Ikari, whose father heads the NERV team that developed and maintains the Evangelion. Thrust into a maelstrom of battle and events that he does not understand, Shinji is forced to plumb the depths of his own inner resources for the courage and strength to not only fight, but to survive, or risk losing everything.
Written by AniDB