日本為應付 COVID-19 新型冠狀肺炎而全國緊急事態狀態生效中，Khara 株式會社宣佈福音戰士新劇場版的最後一集－新·福音戰士劇場版：終日本上映日將無限期延期。
A MESSAGE FROM HIDEAKI ANNO
by his handwriting in original Japanese version
To all who were suffered from the recent Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19),
Please let me express my deepest sympathy.
Also, to all the medical staff and related persons who are still working on this case,
I would like to extend my sincerest gratitude and respect.
I feel so sorry to keep you waiting more for our new film due to unprecedented
situation, even I know well you already have waited for almost 8 years,.
I will keep my best with our indomitable spirits together with all of you,
even while we are seeing the toughest situation all over the world.
Thank you very much for your continuous support.
Screenplay and General Director
April 17th, 2020