Evangelion: The Birthday of Rei Ayanami

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The Birthday of Rei Ayanami
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  • Japan King Records
Release Date
  • Japan March 30, 2001
Media Type Audio CD
Author Kouji Asano, Takashi Tokuhara

Evangelion: The Birthday of Rei Ayanami (エヴァンゲリオン The Birthday of Rei Ayanami, lit. Evangelion: The Birthday of Rei Ayanami) is the twelfth music album released in the Neon Genesis Evangelion franchise. As the title indicates, its focus is Rei Ayanami, one of the three primary protagonists of Neon Genesis Evangelion. The album features background music and instrumental tracks related to Rei's appearances in the Neon Genesis Evangelion TV series and movies. It also contains vocal tracks by her seiyū, Megumi Hayashibara, for the "Rei Ayanami versions" of certain songs related to Neon Genesis Evangelion. The Birthday of Rei Ayanami was released on March 30, 2001 in Japan by King Records, Hayashibara's 34th birthday. Rei Ayanami's fictional birth date however, is unclear. The Birthday of Rei Ayanami has only been released in Japan. It peaked at number 45 in the Oricon albums chart and made just 3 appearances. The album cover features an illustration by Yoshiyuki Sadamoto, the character designer for the series. The CD itself depicts the front part of Rei's plug suit bearing the inscription 00, which refers to her designated Evangelion, Unit 00. The album was produced by Kouji Asano and Takashi Tokuhara.

Track Listing

The Birthday of Rei Ayanami
No. TitleMusic Length
1. "Zankoku na Tenshi no These (A.D. 2001 mix)"  Megumi Hayashibara 4:45
2. "Rei I (A-1)"    2:59
3. "Hedgehog's Dilemma (B-1)"    2:51
4. "Rei II (B-20)"    2:57
5. "Fly Me to the Moon (Ayanami Version)"  Megumi Hayashibara 4:33
6. "Do you love me? (A-4)"    2:20
8. "Good, or Don't Be (OP-2D Type)"    1:26
9. "Tamashii No Refrain (Aqua Groove Mix)"  Megumi Hayashibara 5:29
10. "Hajimari e no Touhi (M-4)"    4:58
11. "Heisoku no Kakudai (M-9)"    6:52
12. "Yume no Sukima (M-4) (piano version)"    1:33
13. "Thanatos — If I Can't Be Yours (instrumental)"    7:15
14. "Fly Me to the Moon (instrumental)"    4:33
Total length:
Audio Releases
Arranged Albums: Evangelion Symphony | Evangelion Vox
Compilation Albums: Evangelion: Decade | Evangelion: The Birthday of Rei Ayanami | Refrain of Evangelion | The Day of Second Impact
Soundtrack Albums: Neon Genesis Evangelion OST I | Neon Genesis Evangelion OST II | Neon Genesis Evangelion OST III | Evangelion Death | End of Evangelion (Soundtrack) | Music from Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone | Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone Original Soundtrack | Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance Original Soundtrack | S² Works
Studio Albums: Neon Genesis Evangelion Addition | Neon Genesis Evangelion Classical Volume | Refrain, The Songs Were Inspired by Evangelion
Theme Songs: A Cruel Angel's Thesis | Fly Me to the Moon | Soul's Refrain | Thanatos: If I can't be yours | Komm, süsser Tod | Beautiful World | Sakura Nagashi