Rebuild of Evangelion
Rebuild of Evangelion is a four-film series from Studio Gainax that is a re-imagining of the Neon Genesis Evangelion television series. Each movie is given a numerical designation (1.0, 2.0, etc.) upon its theatrical release. The number is then amended (1.1, 1.11, etc.) for its home video releases as more footage is added. The first and second films re-told a highly modified version of the storyline from the original series which covered the major events up to the end of episode 20, while 3.0 is set fourteen years after the end of 2.0 and covered a completely new sequence of events.
Currently three of four Rebuild films have been released. While the title of the third instalment combined with its rather bizarre departure from the original series led to many concluding that director Hideaki Anno was trolling his fans again and had no intention of ever making a fourth part, particularly when a fall 2015 release date came and went without any comment, teaser material began to appear in mid-2017, and a 20-second teaser trailer was shown in mid-2018 during screenings of Mirai of the Future giving a Japanese release date of 2020.
- Evangelion: 1.XX You Are (Not) Alone
- Evangelion: 2.XX You Can (Not) Advance
- Evangelion: 3.XX You Can (Not) Redo
- Evangelion: 3.0 + 1.0 (working title)
The following weapons appear in the Rebuild of Evangelion film series:
Heckler & Koch USP
Ryoji Kaji is seen in the Evangelion 3.0 "preview" at the end of 2.0 aiming what resembles a Heckler & Koch USP with a laser sight mounted underneath the barrel.
Heckler and Koch MP7A1
NERV Tactical soldiers can be seen armed with what appear to be Heckler & Koch MP7A1 submachine guns.
Heckler and Koch XM8 Carbine
WILLE soldiers aboard the AAA Wunder are armed with Heckler & Koch XM8 carbines in the third movie.
The Browning/Sumitomo M2HB is seen in the first three movies used in UN Army military vehicles.
General Dynamics Phalanx Close-In Weapon System
Some General Dynamics Phalanx CIWS systems are seen in some of the UN Navy ships and WILLE ships in the second and third movies.
Gryazev-Shipunov GSh-30-1s are seen with UN Air Force Sukhoi SU-34 fighters throughout the second movie.
NSVT Machine Gun
The NSVT Machine Gun is present on UN Army T-80UN MBTs stationed in NERV's Bethany Base and later on, inside NERV HQ in the second and third movies.
PKT Machine Gun
The PKT Machine Gun is present on UN Army T-80UN MBTs stationed in NERV's Bethany Base and later on, inside NERV HQ in the second and third movies.
Sumitomo Type 74
The Sumitomo Type 74 is seen in UN Army Type 74 MBTs as a secondary weapon in the first movie.
Misato's fleet, seen in the third movie, includes five Iowa-class battleships: this is one more than were ever built in real life, though given 1980s refits of the never-built USS Illinois and USS Kentucky turned up in the original series, it seems the Evangelion world works a little differently in that regard. Strangely, these five are shown in their WW2 configuration, with multiple Bofors 40mm quad installations which were removed from all real Iowas during their refits.
M269 Launcher Loader Module
M269 Modules mounted on UN Army-controlled MLRS are used to fire M26 rockets at Sachiel when it begins to approach Tokyo-3 in the first movie. This scene is based on a similar scene from the first episode of the original TV series.
Oerlikon 20mm Cannon
In addition to their 40mm Bofors guns, the Iowa-class battleships in Misato's fleet also retain their Oerlikon 20mm Cannons.