Rebuild of Evangelion
(ヱヴァンゲリヲン新劇場版, Evangerion Shin Gekijōban
?, lit. "Evangelion New Theatrical Version") is a tetralogy of animated films in the anime series Neon Genesis Evangelion
. It is being produced by Studio Khara in partnership with Gainax. Hideaki Anno wrote the first movie and will be the general director and manager for the entire project. Kazuya Tsurumaki and Masayuki will direct the movies, while Yoshiyuki Sadamoto will provide character designs and Ikuto Yamashita will provide mechanical designs. Shinji Higuchi and Tomoki Kyoda will provide storyboards for the first movie.
In September 2006, the October edition of the Japanese anime magazine Newtype
first reported that the new cinema series "Rebuild of Evangelion" would be released in the summer of 2007. On September 9, 2006, Gainax's official website confirmed that "Rebuild of Evangelion" will consist of four movies. The first three movies will be an alternate retelling of the TV series, featuring new scenes, settings, backgrounds, characters, and newly available 3D CG technology, and the fourth film will present a completely new conclusion to the story. Another stated intention of this series is for it to be much more understandable and accessible to non-fans than the original TV series and movies were.