Zankoku na Tenshi no Teze 「残酷な天使のテーゼ」 (lit. A Cruel Angel’s Thesis)
Neon Genesis Evangelion OP Single
Performed by: Yoko Takahashi
Composition: Hidetoshi Satou
Arrangement: Toshiyuki Omori
Lyrics: Neko Oikawa (full lyrics)
Since this anime made its debut on 1995, it became the most popular yet influential anime around the globe. This is also act as a basis of the J-pop culture formed during that era, mostly are otaku subculture. Actually this one aimed for the younger viewers, but due to the scenes from Ep 16 onwards which have some dark psychological elements, which are not suitable for these generation, this became a controversial subject.
This anime was pretty nice & truly epic because of its futuristic yet apocalyptic setting, action-packed scenes with blockbuster actions but I was a bit unsatisfied with the TV series ending. Then after I watched the movie “The End of Evangelion” which showed the alternate ending to the series, my mind was stuck for a moment. Well, to be honest I can’t imagine that situation could be happening, and the ending was…. I can’t express about it, wordless…. Hideaki Anno suffered the problems too much while producing this film. Just watch the movie for yourself.
It’s one of the best anime franchise of all times & now I’m really waiting for the 3rd movie reboot series!