Evangelion’s Iconic Theme Song Gets an HD Music Video

Few anisongs are as recognizable as Yoko Takahashi’s “Zankoku na Tenshi no Thesis” (“The Cruel Angel’s Thesis”). It’s the iconic opening to Neon Genesis Evangelion and it’s been a stable at karaoke lounges.

King Records is celebrating the release of a special double A-side maxi-single of “Zankoku na Tenshi no Thesis / Tamashii no Refrain” with an HD music video. The best part is that the official video is not region locked!

Animator Masayuki, who has worked on the franchise, directed the music video. It uses a 2003 music video as the base and features re-edited HD footage of the 1995 anime. For many fans outside of Japan, it’s going to be your first time seeing HD footage of the classic TV series.

VIAComic Natalie
Majored in Music @Duke, but realized that being a Jazz singer wasn't a real job. Now I spend my days watching anime and writing about the music industry. Glad to be in the new round of GB hires. Look forward to my coverage.
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