If you can’t remember, it means you probably aren’t old enough yet and therefore aren’t a 90’s kid.#6: The Song’s Versatility The genius of ‘A Cruel Angel’s Thesis’ is in the versatility of the composition.
It’s presence has become a staple of otaku culture that isn’t going to fade from our minds anytime soon.
#9: The Depth of the Lyrics I don’t quite understand the lyrics, but I put them into Google Translate and it is some serious psychological stuff. If you still can’t understand, it’s just more testament to how deeply intelligent this song must be.
Twitter user @avxstudios brought to our attention this stunning, glorious anime music video (AMV) that recreates Neon Genesis Evangelion’s opening credits sequence with footage from the GOAT, King of the Hill. You know you’re in for a ride when an outline of Texas floats across the screen to the opening notes of Eva’s absolute banger of a theme song, “A Cruel Angel’s Thesis.” And then the title card hits. But only the realest of the weebs—excuse us, cinephiles—would be able to recreate Hideaki Anno’s visual stylings with such precision. The whole thing could get a smile out of even Gendo Ikari, whom you can almost hear saying, “That boy ain’t right, I tell you what.” Watch the whole video below, then keep scrolling to find the original Neon Genesis Evangelion credits next to Propane Genesis Evangelion’s.
Of course Hank Hill, the disillusioned propane salesman, is the dejected and depressed Shinji. —and casting Peggy as Misato, the only character capable of keeping Eva’s existential angst in check, only makes sense. Even the text is perfect, faithfully placing King of the Hill’s production staff into the video while cracking an exceptional “C3H8 Productions” joke.
“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 You Tube channel on Thursday, so you can check out the fascinating blend of musical styles for yourself.
Look, I’m not saying I would just start going at it like Shinji did, I’m just saying I can kind of understand why he might react that way, you know?
A Cruel Angel's Thesis is the opening theme song for the series Neon Genesis Evangelion, composed by Hidetoshi Sato and sung by Yoko Takahashi.
The only other thing I can think of that hits as hard while making religious references is my uncle after he’s had too much to drink at Thanksgiving.
#2: My Friend Won’t Stop Talking About it My friend, Zach, really knows his stuff and assures me that anything that comes out of is some of the greatest works you could ever experience.