Hikaru Utada to Sing Theme of Evangelion: 2.0 Film
posted on by Egan Loo
The free EVA-EXTRA02 paper magazine has confirmed on Saturday that the Japanese-American pop artist Hikaru Utada will sing the theme song of Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance film. This film is the second of Hideaki Anno and Khara's four theatrical remakes of Gainax's Neon Genesis Evangelion science-fiction television anime series. The title of the theme song has yet to be made public. Utada provided a 2007 remix of her 2000 cover of Frank Sinatra's "Fly Me to the Moon (In Other Words)" for the trailer to the first remake film (Evangelion:1.0 You are (Not) Alone). She also contributed her "Beautiful World" song for first film's ending credits. The second film will open in Japan on June 27.
Funimation announced on New Year's Eve that it will release the first film in the remake, Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone, in North America this year. Utada's newest English-language album, This is the One, shipped to CD stores in the United States on Tuesday after being sold digitally earlier this year.
In related news, a pair of official "EVA-supernova01: Unit 01 Model" sneakers will be offered for sale in Japan on August 12. Prototypes of the "Footstep Instrumentality Project" shoes are pictured at left. ABC-Mart, King Records, and Achilles worked together to develop the project.
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