As the ramp-up to the release of the third installment in the highly-anticipated Rebuild of Evangelion series goes on, a slew of ads have appeared online to commemorate the November 17th release of Evangelion 3.0: You Can (Not) Redo. Among them is a trailer (seen here on YouTube, Japanese-language only) which is the first six minutes of the film.
What there is to see so far bodes well for the Rebuild series. It's essentially a combat scene between heroine Asuka Langley and one of the alien "Angels", high over the Earth's atmosphere. The amount of gut-wrenching spindizzy on display here is heartening, and it sports all the classy, high-end animation and lush visuals we've come to associate with the franchise in its new incarnation.
The Rebuild series has four installments planned, with Evangelion 1.0: You Are (Not) Alone and Evangelion 2.22: You Can (Not) Advance already released in English. No domestic date has been set for the release of the third installment, but the fourth movie is slated to be released in Japan sometime in 2013.
Image: Asuka Langley from Rebuild of Evangelion. © khara. Image courtesy FUNimation.