If you were excited to watch the Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time, then you got to wait just a little longer. Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 has been delayed again because of new COVID restrictions in Japan.
Here’s what the studio had to say regarding the delay:
First of all, I would like to express my deepest sympathies to all the victims of the new coronavirus infection (COVID-19).We would also like to express our gratitude and respect to the medical professionals and their stakeholders who are still responding.
Due to the spread of the new coronavirus infection and the shortening of business hours of some movie theaters due to the announcement of the state of emergency, January 23 (Sat) 0:00 (= January 22 (Fri)) ) We have decided to cancel the world’s fastest screening of “Shin Evangelion Theatrical Version” scheduled from 24:00). Therefore, the scheduled ticket handling from 0:00 on January 13 (Wednesday) will also be cancelled.
We deeply apologize to everyone who looked forward to it.
The film has been delayed before, so I was scared that it was going to happen again. Everyone knows if an anime film released in Japan, it’s going to be months until we get it over here in America, and another push back of the film will be a long wait. COVID is a dangerous situation, especially with the new strain of the disease, so this was a smart move by the studio.