By Anthony Arviso / March 11th, 2013
This weekend, Funimation announced at SXSW that Evangelion 1.11 You are (Not) Alone will be airing on the Toonami block on March 17th in celebration of the Toonami Birthday party special. The film will air in the time slot of 1am EST. Which means it will take the spot that is usually occupied by Soul Eater and Tenchi Muyo! GXP.
SXSW (South by Southwest) is one of the country’s largest music and film festivals that is held in Austin, Texas every year. It also happens to be a great place for movie studios to screen films and announce any new products that may be on the way.
Synopsis directly from Funimation’s website:
The stunning rebuild of the anime masterpiece is now extended and enhanced with never before seen new animation and 266 visual and audio improvements.
Tokyo-3 still stands after most of civilization was decimated in the Second Impact. Now the city endures the ceaseless onslaught of the deadly Angels, bizarre creatures bent on eradicating the human race. To combat this strange and ruthless enemy, the government agency NERV constructs a fleet of towering humanoid machines – the Evas – and Shinji Ikari is called into action, reluctantly taking his place at the controls of Eva Unit 01.
Living a life of loneliness and questioning his existence, Shinji struggles to accept responsibility for mankind’s battle for survival in this visually striking rebuild of one of the most important anime of all time. Shinji will fight the Angels alongside the only person who might understand his plight – Rei Ayanami, the elusive and frail pilot of Eva Unit 00. In this film experience not to be missed, Shinji and Rei will struggle to learn a simple truth: when carrying the burden of humanity’s survival on your shoulders, you are not alone.
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