The story is set in the Sengoku period. A rounin called Nanashi (meaning 'nameless') saves a young boy Kotarou at an abandoned temple. Kotarou has no family, is pursued by a mysterious militia organization from China and hires Nanashi as his bodyguard. Amongst the men who pursue Kotarou is a man called Rarou, a skilled warrior with blond hair and blue eyes. He obeys an old man called Byakuran and is a member of the Chinese militia. Unlike his companions in the militia, he isn't serving any Emperor and just wants to fight with the strong.
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.