On Friday, Studio Khara revealed some key info about the upcoming final movie in the Shin Evangelion series, including a first look at a new mecha joining the series.
The big reveal was seeing the new EVA Unit 08, which is essentially Mari’s giant mech but mummified and with some new arm cannons.
We also learned the following about some of the staff members on board for this project:
CGI Animation Director: Yusuke Matsui
CGI Technical Director: Takashi Suzuki
CGI Modeling Director: Manabu Kobayashi
CGI Animation: Masanori Iwasato, Ryōichi Nakama
Rigging: Tsubasa Takabe
Photography: Nanae Hirabayashi, Hiroaki Yabe, Toyonori Yamada
Monitor Graphics: Hiroyasu Kobayashi
Key Animation: Syūichi Iseki
In-between Animation: Studio Khara
Color Setting: Kazuko Kikuchi (Wish)
Background Art: Tatsuya Kushida (Deho Gallary)
The studio began production for this film last year, and things seem to be moving along at a steady rate.
A teaser for the film debuted with screenings of Mamoru Hosoda’s “Mirai” film on Friday, which revealed that the film is scheduled to open in Japanese theaters in 2020. American audiences will hopefully not need to wait too long to watch an official version of this, but time will tell.