The story centers around five Japanese high school students who are too young to be called adults, but who no longer think of themselves as children. Sakai Wakana once took music lessons, but she withdrew from music after losing her mother. Miyamoto Konatsu is a positive-thinking girl who loves singing and spends time after school at the vocal music club. Okita Sawa is a spirited archery club member who dreams of becoming a horse rider. Tanaka Taichi is a chronically late badminton team member who lives with his college student sister. Wien just transfered into Wakana's class after 12 years abroad in Australia. Music brings Wakana, Konatsu, Sawa and the others together into an ensemble during their last summer in high school.
Anime fans have been waiting for signs of life from the oft delayed Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 movie, which will wrap up the Rebuild of Evangelion project.
The finale has largely been put on the back burner due to Hideaki Anno taking time to voice Jiro Horikoshi in The Wind Rises and co-direct Shin Godzilla.
However, chief animation director Takeshi Honda gave an update on the movie's status while speaking at the MCM London Comic Con, saying, "We're actually working on the new Evangelion film right now. We're working hard and it'll come out eventually, so thanks for all of your patience - please continue to be patient, because it's going to be the last episode."
The Rebuild of Evangelion film project began in 2007 as a reboot of the Evangelion series. At the time, Hideako Anno said the movies will tell the story, "as he wanted it to be" without the budget and technical constraints he had in the '90s.