Milan Records has announced the digital release of four music albums from the Neon Genesis Evangelion anime series and films on January 27, 2023. These albums will be available on multiple music streaming platforms for the first time ever outside of Asia, featuring music from acclaimed composer Shirou SAGISU from both the original anime series and Neon Genesis Evangelion: Death and Rebirth and The End of Evangelion.
The four musical albums of the Evangelion franchise showcases SAGISU’s defining sound throughout the anime series and films, ranging from the more classic orchestral pieces to a genre-fluid blend of musical influences and genres.
In addition to SAGISU’s iconic musical score, the albums also include fan-favorite themes from the franchise such as the opening and ending themes “The Cruel Angel’s Thesis” and “Mugen Houyou” performed by Youko Takahashi. Takahashi’s theme for Neon Genesis Evangelion: Death and Rebirth, “Soul’s Refrain,” is also featured on the album, as well as LOREN&MASH’s theme to The End of Evangelion, “THANATOS-IF I CAN’T BE YOURS-.”
The full list of the new album releases consist of:
- • NEON GENESIS EVANGELION II
- • NEON GENESIS EVANGELION III
- • EVANGELION: DEATH
- • THE END OF EVANGELION
The original 26-episode Neon Genesis Evangelion anime series aired from October 4, 1995 to March 27, 1996, with the animation production handled by Gainax and Tatsunoko Productions. A year afterwards in 1997, the Revival of Evangelion duology was released and included Neon Genesis Evangelion: Death and Rebirth and The End of Evangelion.
In 2007, series creator Hideaki Anno launched a reboot anime film series called Rebuild of Evangelion, which consisted of four total films starting in 2007. The final Evangelion film 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time was released on March 8, 2021 and screened theatrically in North America by GKIDS. Amazon Prime Video also streamed the film worldwide on its service.
Source: press release