By Randy Thompson / November 17th, 2012
Yesterday saw the release of the all-new Rebuild of Evangelion 3.0 You Can [not] Redo in theaters across Japan. But the great and generous people at Nippon Television Network decided to bring a little of the fun to homes and computers as well. After airing the prequel, 2.22 You [cannot] Advance — originally released in theaters in June of 2009 — the network aired the full six minutes and 48 seconds of the new movie’s introductory sequence; and wow is it ever lovely! Oh, you don’t believe me? Take a gander right below. See that video? Yeah, click that.
I know, right?! Completely spellbinding and heart-pumping! If you’re in Japan now: walk to a theater, throw your wallet at the person behind the counter (Don’t do that. It’s rude.), carefully handle your ticket to keep it pristine, forget the concessions because you don’t want to miss a second, sit down, revel for over an hour and a half, wipe the drool off of your face, put your brain back in your noggin, go home, frame your ticket, and count yourself freakin’ lucky to have seen this movie and go about your life as it only goes downhill from here (until the fourth and final film arrives, of course!). If you do none of those things, we are totally allowed to switch lives for a couple hours.
You may ask, “How can you say we will have such an amazing experience when all you’ve seen are the first six minutes?” And I’ll say that, yes I saw the first six minutes, but I’ve seen so much of Evangelion and how Gainax/Khara handles their projects with the franchise that I can basically and factually say that your experience will be nothing short of wondrous.
Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) RedoNeon Genesis EvangelionRebuild of Evangelion