I’ll tell you, it was a unique feeling to walk out of EVA 2.0 with the knowledge that two more sequels were coming, for sure, but with no inkling of when. It’s tough to get that excited over a big “whenever” that could be mere months to whole years later. Well, we’ve got an inkling, now, thanks to Japanator.
EVANGELION 3.0: Q QUICKENING is due in Japan for - - hold your breath, now - - fall 2012. There’s no “inkling” of when it’ll be coming stateside, dubbed or subbed, but I’d assume it’d be a few months after that. You can enjoy this oh-so-brief teaser in the meantime, at least…
I don’t recall Asuka ever losing an eye or taking her EVA to outer space with a funky pack of wings in the original anime, so I’d say we’re clearly in that territory of major plot divergence that’s been promised this whole time. I’d be curious if that might be intentionally coinciding with the series' abandonment of the (Not) sub-titling scheme in favor of this odd Q QUICKENING business (seeing as how I doubt it means we’ve got a crossover with the Highlander brewing.)
We’re going to have more than a year to speculate upon the significance of that, won’t we?