Yes, Evangelion is still a thing that exists. You’d be forgiven for forgetting all about it though being that it’s been over five years since the last part of the Rebuild of Evangelion was released to theaters. I, myself, barely even recall what the third movie was about being that it’s been so long since I watched it in a small Seattle theater. The good news, however, is that Studio Khara hasn’t forgotten about this franchise either.
In a post put out on Twitter a couple of days ago, Studio Khara announced that they are hiring animators of all stripes to work on a project titled Shin Evangelion Gekijoban. Everyone from students to professionals are being considered for positions that range from 3DCG, VFX, and 2D animation staff though you better have the resume already polished because they want those who are hired to be ready to work starting on June 30th. If you do manage to land a position, you can expect to be paid about 210,000 yen.
— ??????? (@khara_inc) May 23, 2018
No word on when this new Evangelion will see the light of day but with them wanting workers to be available within a month, I assume that we’ll be seeing it eventually.
Rebuild of Evangelion is an alternate retelling of the original Neon Genesis Evangelion which was released in the late 1990’s and directed by Hideaki Anno. The first part was released in Japan back in September 2007 and has slowly plodded along ever since.
Anime-Planet describes the first part as:
Following a disastrous event known as “The Second Impact,” humanity teeters on the brink of extinction. Having not completely eradicated mankind previously, creatures known as Angels begin attacking once more in an attempt to create a third, and final, catastrophe which will annihilate mankind once and for all. When conventional weapons fail to stop the Angels, however, the Japanese military organization NERV proposes the use of strange mecha called Evangelions. When the first Evangelion rejects its pilot, though, NERV’s commander is forced to draft his estranged son, Shinji, as mankind’s savior. Bitter of his father’s estrangement and insecure in his abilities, Shinji struggles to overcome his doubts and fears in the face of certain death, but ultimately continues to fall short despite his efforts. As he slowly improves his skills, however, he must come to terms with the greatest question of all: is humanity worth saving after all?
Via CR News
Author: LB Bryant
L.B. has been writing about anime professionally since August 2005. With credits that range all the way from Anime Herald to Viewster, he has seen and done it all. His favorite series include Assassination Classroom, Princess Nine, Sword Art Online, and many others. Currently he lives in the Seattle area with his many cats and his very understanding and supportive wife.