It’s official the new upcoming Evangelion movie that was scheduled for theatrical release in Japan has been delayed. The original release date was June 27th 2020, but due to the covid-19 virus studio Khara has announced it’s delay with no new release date as of yet.
You can read their official announcement here (in Japanese).
Here’s an English translation:
Announcement of postponement of release of “Shin Evangelion Movie version”
First of all, we would like to extend our deepest sympathies to all of the victims of this new type of coronavirus infection (COVID-19).
Regarding the “Shin Evangelion Theater Version” that was scheduled to be released on Saturday, June 27, 2020, due to the unprecedented situation in Japan and overseas due to the expansion of new coronavirus infectious disease (COVID-19) As a result of careful examination, we decided to postpone the release date.
We have made every effort to deliver the work as scheduled to everyone who is looking forward to it, but we deeply apologize for the report.
As for the future release schedule, as soon as it is decided, we will inform you immediately on the “Evangelion” official website and official SNS.
The reserved Mubichike card [pre sale tickets] with goods can be used even after the postponement. For details on how to pick up the items , please check each sales page where you made a reservation .
We hope that everyone around the world can enjoy the movie with peace of mind, and we will work to create interesting animated films for everyone in the world.
We appreciate your understanding.
khara Co., Ltd.
Distributor: TOHO Co., Ltd., Toei Co., Ltd. khara Co., Ltd.