The final Evangelion movie is finally here after its original release in Japan. But can you catch the new movie on Netflix, just like you were able to watch the Neon Genesis series there? Unfortunately, you can’t watch Evangelion:3.0+1.01: Thrice Upon a Time on Netflix.
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The Final Movie Isn’t Available on Netflix Even Though the Series Is There
It’s understandable if you thought you could catch the final Evangelion movie on Netflix. In fact, all 26 episodes of Neon Genesis Evangelion, the series that started it all, are currently available to stream on Netflix. But even though a big part of the series is on the streaming giant, the latest movie is NOT there. It’s only available on Amazon Prime.
Amazon Prime secured exclusive streaming rights to the new Evangelion movie everywhere but Japan. It has exclusive rights in 11 languages and 240 countries and territories, according to Amazon’s press release. So even though the TV series is on Netflix, the final movie is not. Yes, that can be a little confusing. Amazon and Netflix compete against each other in a lot of things, and apparently Evangelion is one of those.
If you have Netflix but don’t have Amazon Prime, you can get a free 30-day trial of Amazon Prime, which will give you plenty of time to watch the movie. You can sign up for a 30-day free trial of Amazon Prime here.
Hideaki Anno Thanked Fans for Their Support
According to Amazon’s press release, creator Hideaki Anno took time to thank fans for their support of the franchise.
“I’d like to thank every Eva fan in the world for your continued support,” Anno said. “We were looking for the best way to offer the movie to fans overseas as early as possible in a challenging situation with movie theaters during COVID-19, and are happy to have found Prime Video as a partner to stream it globally. We highly recommend watching it on a big TV screen for the best viewing experience.”
The synopsis for the final movie reads: ”
The fourth and final instalment of the Rebuild of Evangelion. Misato and her anti-Nerv group Wille arrive in Paris, a city now red from core-ization. Crew from the flagship Wunder land on a containment tower. They only have 720 seconds to restore the city. When a horde of Nerv Evas appear, Mari’s improved Eva Unit 8 must intercept. Meanwhile, Shinji, Asuka, and Rei (provisional name) wander around Japan.”
According to Amazon, this is the “fourth and final chapter of the new theatrical edition of Evangelion.” The film was the “most-watched movie in Japanese theaters in 2021.”