Evangelion's 'Cruel Angel's Thesis' Gets New Taiko Drum Arrangement in July
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Neon Genesis Evangelion is on Netflix now, so it would be understandable if you have the Heisei Anisong Grand Prize-winning opening theme song stuck in your head. So what better time for the song to get a new arrangement?
"Cruel Angel's Thesis" will get a Japanese festival-themed arrangement with taiko drums titled "Cruel Angel's Thesis: MATSURI SPIRIT," which will go on sale in Japan on July 24, just in time for the Japanese summer festival season. A sample was posted on King Amusement Creative's YouTube channel on Thursday, so you can check out the fascinating blend of musical styles for yourself.
On the subject of Evangelion music, Netflix viewers outside Japan will be out of luck if they want to hear Claire Littley's version of "Fly Me to the Moon," which was the original ending theme song of the TV anime series. The iconic theme is instead replaced by a piano track from the TV anime's soundtrack. On the other hand, the international dub tracks aren't available in Japan, so you can't have everything!
The Neon Genesis Evangelion TV series and Neon Genesis Evangelion: Death & Rebirth and Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion films launched on Netflix on Friday. The classic 1995 robot anime series has been out of print in North America since ADV Films shut down in 2009.