Hideaki Anno Is Finished With Godzilla, Moving On To Evangelion 

Hideaki Anno Is Finished With Godzilla, Moving On To Evangelion 

Earlier this summer, Hideaki Anno apologised to Evangelion fans, saying he was sorry to keep them waiting. Now he says he’s working hard on Eva.

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The hold up has been Godzilla Resurgence, which Anno helmed. The movie has been a smash hit in Japan, and as Yahoo! Japan reports, when he was asked whether or not he would be doing a sequel, he replied, “That’s not something I decide. Ask Toho.” He then added, “I’ve had enough.”

According to Eiga.com, Anno also said, “It’d be more interesting if they changed directors. Toho wouldn’t let me do it anyway, because it was so hard.”

Since the movie has done so well in Japan, I’d be surprised if he never did another one. Eventually, I could see him returning to the series.

When asked about Evangelion: 3.0+1.0, the fourth and last entry in the Rebuild of Evangelion series, Anno replied, “I’ll work hard [on it]. I mean, I’m already working hard [on it].”

In case you missed it, you can read Kotaku’s Godzilla Resurgence review right here.


  • Woohoo, finally. I only watched NGE + the rebuilds for the first time at the start of the year but it feels like its been years waiting for this one, so i cant imagine what it must be like for the people that have been watching from when he began doing the rebuilds.

  • See I like the Rebuild of Eva series so far, but my god 3.33 threw a bloody curve ball. Hard to follow as is typical of Anno’s work. I’m going to have to go back and rewatch it again to try and wrap my head around everything.

  • Cool! If he’s already working on it again so soon, it should only be another four years or so away, right?

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