When Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo hits Japanese theaters on November 17th, it will be accompanied by an enhanced version of the tokusatsu special effects short God Warrior Attacks Tokyo.
The short was originally featured at Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo's "Hideaki Anno's Tokusatsu Museum" opened at theo this week, which had the tokusatsu fanboy turned Evangelion creator curating a look at the artifacts from Japan's great special effect driven works such as Godzilla, Ultraman and Gamera.
In it, a God Warrior from Hayao Miyazaki's Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind attacks the capital. The piece about a liiving nuclear weapon that destroyed civilization in Nausicaä attacking the metropolis is also informed by concern with nuclear energy. Megumi Hayashibara (the voice of Rei) narrates.
Evangelion creator Hideaki Anno's career has deep ties with the works of Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli. Hideaki Anno worked as an animator for Studio Ghibli forerunner Topcraft on Miyazaki's Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind. Anno impressed the crew so much that Toshio Suzuki has said that there was talk of making the ecological epic a trilogy with Anno directing the middle feature.