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[Evangelion] past anime theme song (OP, EN all 17 songs) summary

“New Century Evangelion” is a big hit anime representing the 1990s, which is said to be the culmination of anime.Following “Space Battleship Yamato” and “Mobile Suit Gundam”, this work is said to have created a third anime boom, and it is still gaining the support of a wide range of generations.

This time, we will summarize “New Century Evangelion Successive Divine Pieces”.


  • 第10位 炎炎ノ消防隊「インフェルノ」/Mrs. GREEN APPLE
  • 第9位 涼宮ハルヒの憂鬱「God knows…」/涼宮ハルヒ(CV:平野綾)
  • 第8位 シティーハンター「Get Wild」/TM NETWORK
  • 第7位 進撃の巨人「紅蓮の弓矢」/Linked Horizon
  • 第6位 とある科学の超電磁砲「only my railgun」/fripSide
  • 第5位~第1位は?

What is the anime “New Century Evangelion”?

“New Century Evangelion” is an original Japanese animated tv series co-produced by Gainax TatsunokoPro.

Set in the world where the disaster “Second Impact” occurred (2015), this film depicts a 14-year-old boy and girl who became pilots of the giant general-purpose humanoid decisive weapon Evangelion, and the mysterious enemy “Apostles” that will hit the third new Tokyo city.

Anime “New Century Evangelion” Past Theme Song Summary

Anime Theme Song

* The opening song and the ending song were both one song used in the animation.

OP1. Yoko Takahashi, TheSis of the Cruel Angel

Song – Yoko Takahashi / Lyrics – Sleepko Oikawa / Composer – Hidetoshi Sato / Arr. – Toshiyuki Omori

It is the opening theme song.Speaking of Eva, this song.Even now, more than 20 years after the release and the end of the anime broadcast, a certain popularity has been maintained.The lyrics contain philosophical terms and express the image of the Bible and the mother, and it is a work that matches the content of the work


Song – CLAIRE / Lyrics and composition – Bart Howard / Arr. – Toshiyuki Ohmori

It is an ending theme song.Originally, it is a cover song of “Fly Me to the Moon” which is the standard number of jazz.In Eva’s ending, each story had a different arrangement.

Music used in the play (classical) ed.

It is a typical classic work.It was used in Sakuchu.

1. Georg Friedrich Handel, Messiah

“Hallelujah” “Woody Is the Lamb…” Amen (Part 3 End) used in the first story.

2. Ludwig van Beethoven, Song of Joy

Symphony No. 9, 4th movement.Used in the first four episodes of Ni-picking.

3. Johann Sebastian Bach, Prelude to BWV1007

Cello Suite No.1 in G major.Shinji plays the opening part in the first story.

4. “Air” from BMV1068 Orchestral Suite No. 3 (Aria on the G-Line)

Used in episode 25.

5. BMV147 “In The Heart, The Mouth, the Way, and your Life” “Lord, Joy of Man’s Desire”

Used in episode 26.

6.BMV147 From “In The Heart, The Mouth, the Way, and your Life” “Lord, Joy of Man’s Desire”

Episode 26 ending theme.

Other songs used in the play

※ I will introduce the song used in the play of Evangelion.

Play 1. Kotono Miishi “You Are the Only One”

Lyrics and Composition – Yuki Matsuura / Arr. – Fuminori Ikema

It is a song used in the play.

Play 2. Kotono Miishi “Blue Legend”

Lyrics and composition – Yuki Matsuura / Arr. – Toshiyuki Omori 

It is a song used in the play.

Kotono Miishi “The Promise of the Distant Sky”

Lyrics and composition – Yuki Matsuura / Arr. – Toshiyuki Omori

It is a song used in the play.

Play 4. Masami Okui “Dreams with Both Hands”

Lyrics – Atsumi Arimori / Composer – Takashi Kudo / Arrangement – Masami Okui

It is a song used in the play.

Drama 5. Masami Okui “Bay Side Love Story -from Tokyo-“

Lyrics and composition – Masami Okui

It is a song used in the play.

Play 6. Masami Okui “FACE”

Lyrics – Atsumi Arimori / Composer and arrangement – Tsutomu Ohira

It is a song used in the play.

Play 7. Masami Okui “A Mysterious Night”

Lyrics and composition – Masami Okui / Arr. – Toshiro Yabuki

It is a song used in the play.It is flowing from the radio in the first story.Felix Mendelssohn Is used in the wedding scene of the first story of “The Wedding March” from the play incidental music “Dream of the summer night” op. 61.

Play 8. Emi Ogata “Samba of Ladybugs”

Lyrics – Daizo Saito / Composer – Shunichi Mkaino / Arrangement – King Orchestra K.V.G

It is a song used in the play.It is used in the wedding scene of the first pick-up story.It is included in the album CD “NEON GENESIS EVANGELIONDIDITION”.

Play 9. LOREN & MASH “THANOS -IF I Can’T Be Yours-“

Lyrics – MASH / Composer – Shiro SAISU 

It is a song used in the play.Episode 25 is the ending theme.

Play 10. Arianne “Komm, süsser Tod

Lyrics – Hideaki ANNO, English translation: Mike WYZGOWSKI / composer – Shiro SAISU

It is a song used in the play.The insertion song of episode 26 is used in the case of third impact.

New – Theatrical Versions

New 1. Yoko Takahashi “Ruflan of the Soul”

The theme song of “New Century Evangelion Theater Version DEATH & REBIRTH SIT Shinsei”.The theme of this song is “Ring”.”Ruflan” is a French reading of “refrain”.Mr. Oikawa, who wrote the lyrics, reveals that he wrote the lyrics with little to look at the main story.For that reason, some people say that the view of the world is not so suitable.

New 2. Yoko Takahashi “Return to the Heart’ Primitives”

Image song of “New Century Evangelion Theater Version DEATH & REBIRTH SIT Shinsei“.Because it is a song that was not used in the Eva play, the name recognition of the song is low compared with Eva’s name recognition, but because it was originally a theme song candidate song, it is a song that matches the atmosphere of the work very much, and it is a masterpiece that people know.

New 3. Utada Hikaru “Beautiful World”

It is the theme song of “Evangelion new theater version: introduction” and “new theater version: break”.A medium tune that starts with the very impressive lyrics, “If only one wish comes true, let me sleep by your side and go anywhere.”A track with elements of house dance music, and a deeper and more sophisticated chorus arrangement, are great songs.

New 4. Utada Hikaru “Sakura Nagashi”

Evangelion: This is the theme song of Q.This song was completed with enthusiastic requests from the film production staff and a deep desire for Utada Hikaru’s “Wava”, which has been working on the theme song of the previous two theatrical versions.Unlike the theme songs of “Introduction” and “Breaking”, it is a requiem against life that is intensely beautiful and full of literary elegance.

Popular song ranking of anime “Evangelion”

1st place “Cruel Angel’s Thesis” Yoko Takahashi 

Opening Theme of the TV Series “New Century Evangelion”

2nd place “Ruflan of the Soul” Yoko Takahashi 

“New Century Evangelion Theatrical Version DEATH & REBIRTH SIT Shinsei” Theme Song

3rd place “To the garden of the gathering” Megumi Hayashihara 

“CR New Century Evangelion – The Last Shie” Image Song

4th “Beautiful World” Utada Hikaru 

Evangelion New Theater Version: Introduction theme song

5th “Back to The Heart” Yoko Takahashi 

“New Century Evangelion Theatrical Version DEATH & REBIRTH SIT Shinsei” Image Song

6th place “Kom,susser Tod” Arianne 

“THE END OF EVANGELION New Century Evangelion Theatrical Version Air / Magokoro to You” Insertion Song

7th place “Next notice (27 seconds version)”

 TV series “New Century Evangelion” soundtrack


 Ending theme of tv series “New Century Evangelion”

9th “Give me wings” Megumi Hayashihara 

Evangelion:Breaking Song

10th “Kanon D-dur(Strings Orchestra)”

 New Century Evangelion Cinematath & REBIRTH SIT Shinsei Soundtrack


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“New Century Evangelion’s Past Divine Songs” was compiled.

There are many songs related to “Eva” works such as TV anime theme songs, inserted songs, and theatrical movie theme songs, and there are many sacred songs that impress the scene of the work, and like anime works, it is likely to remain in people’s hearts for a long time.Please enjoy it with the animation by all means.

Thank you very much for watching it until the end today.

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