On Anime News Network’s recent ANN Cast, FUNimation talked about the planned home media release of the Evangelion 3.33 movie, setting it vaguely as 2016. They’ve now confirmed that the slated release date is February 2nd 2016, breaking the news to their eager New York Comic Con audience at the weekend. The official synopsis of the Rebuild sequel is as follows:

Shinji Ikari just woke up in his Eva unit fourteen years after starting the Third Impact. He hasn’t aged, but everything else has changed. The earth is in ruins. Rei is missing. The people he once protected treat him like a prisoner and threaten to kill him if he pilots another Eva.

When he escapes to the remains of NERV headquarters, Shinji meets pianist Kaworu, who is destined to be Shinji’s copilot in a new dual-cockpit Eva. As the boys bond, NERV’s true mission begins to come into focus. Lost in a labyrinth of deception, Shinji careens toward a mental breakdown that could bring about the end of humanity.

Evangelion 3.33 continues the groundbreaking rebuild with stunning robot battles and mind-bending revelations. The end of every world has a beginning.

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