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What's Hideaki Anno's Commute Playlist? Over an Hour of Anisongs

posted on by Jennifer Sherman
Acclaimed director gets ready for the day with Rose of Versailles, Aquarion, Yatterman

Khara's "Unit-02" Twitter account, which launched earlier this month, has been answering questions and offering behind-the-scenes peeks at the production of the upcoming Evangelion film. The account posted an image on Monday that shows Hideaki Anno's most recent music playlist that he apparently listened to during his commute.

The list includes:

  • Étoile de la Seine's "La Seine no Hoshi" by Mitsuko Horie and Columbia Yurikago-kai
  • Étoile de la Seine's "La Seine no Hoshi" by Arlène Tempier and Columbia Yurikago-kai
  • The Rose of Versailles' "Bara wa Utsukushiku Chiru" by Hiroko Suzuki
  • Shin Ace o Nerae!'s "Seishun ni Kakero!" by VIP
  • Dancougar's "Honto no Kiss o Okaeshi ni" by Rie Fujiwara
  • The Super Dimension Fortress Macross: Do You Remember Love?'s "Tenshi no Enogu" by Mari Iijima
  • Aquarion's "Sōsei no Aquarion Oniisama to" by AKINO
  • Mirai Kara Shōnen Super Jetter's "Super Jetter" by Takeo Yamashita
  • Yūsei Kamen's "Yūsei Kamen" by Duke Aces
  • Animentari Ketsudan's "Ketsudan" by Miki Kazuyuki and Columbia Dansei Gasshō-dan
  • Great Mazinger's "Great Mazinger" by Ichiro Mizuki, Columbia Yurikago-kai, and Koorogi '73
  • Planet Robot Danguard Ace's "Suki Dat Danguard A" by Isao Sasaki and Young Fresh
  • Tōshō Daimos' "Tate! Tōshō Daimos" by Isao Sasaki and Columbia Yurikago-kai
  • Yatterman's "Yatter-King" by Masayuki Yamamoto
  • Gyakuten Ippatsu-man's "Ā! Gyakuten Ō" by Masayuki Yamamoto
  • Toshi Gordian's "Tōshi Gordian" by Masayuki Yamamoto
  • Space Warrior Baldios' "Ashita Ni Ikiro Baldios" by Kōichi Ise
  • Space Cobra's "Space Cobra" by Yoko Maeno
  • Mobile Suit Victory Gundam's "STAND UP TO THE VICTORY" by Tomohisa Kawasoe

If the playlist is evidence, Anno appears to enjoy giant robot anime other than his own. Most of the list is comprised of songs from mecha anime from the 1970s and 1980s. It remains unclear how much progress Anno has made on the newest Shin Evangelion film, but the anime song list above is a fitting inspiration to fuel the project.

The official website for the Evangelion anime revealed an image board drawn by Shin Evangelion project art director Tatsuya Kushida in July. Khara, the studio behind director Hideaki Anno's new Evangelion films, confirmed in April that the next Shin Evangelion project is in production. Khara's official website also revealed in April that the studio was recruiting animators, modelers, technical staff, system engineers, and production managers.

The title for the final Evangelion film was announced back in 2012 as Evangelion Shin Gekijōban :||, or Evangelion: 3.0+1.0. The ":||" at the end of the Japanese title is meant to be the symbol used in music to denote repetition after reaching the end of a measure.

The first three films in the tetralogy, Evangelion 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone, Evangelion 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance, and Evangelion 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo, debuted in 2007, 2009, and 2012 respectively.

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