Studio Khara has announced that the highly-anticipated, long-delayed release of Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 — originally slated for 27th June, has been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

An unofficial translation of the message is below:

First of all, we would like to extend our deepest sympathies to all the victims of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

Regarding “New Evangelion Theatrical Version” — scheduled to be released on 27th June 2020 (Saturday), due to the unprecedented situation in Japan and overseas of the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), after 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, and we deeply apologize for making such an announcement.

As for the future release schedule, we will inform you immediately on the “Evangelion” official website and official SNS as soon as it is decided.

The reserved mobile ticket card with goods can be used even after the postponement. For details on how to pick up the items, please check the 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 do our best to produce even more interesting animated movies for everyone around the world.

We thank you for your understanding.

Studio Khara

“Evangelion: 3.0+1.0” is the fourth and final film in the Rebuild of Evangelion tetralogy, based on the 1995 anime series “Neon Genesis Evangelion”; the film was originally slated for release in 2015.