Neon Genesis Evangelion Addition
|Neon Genesis Evangelion Addition|
|Media Type||Audio CD|
Neon Genesis Evangelion Addition is the fourth music album released relating to the Neon Genesis Evangelion franchise. It features three instrumental, five vocal, and four drama tracks. Addition was released on December 21, 1996 in Japan by King Records in a limited and a regular addition, which respectively bear the catalog numbers KICA-333 and KICA-334. The limited edition album was released to include a movie ticket for the first Evangelion movie, Evangelion: Death and Rebirth which was released on March 15, 1997. The album cover features an illustration by Yoshiyuki Sadamoto, the series character designer.
Addition features the seiyu for Rei Ayanami (Megumi Hayashibara), Asuka Langley Soryu (Yuko Miyamura) and Misato Katsuragi (Kotono Mitsuishi), who between them account for seven of the twelve tracks. The classical pieces of music in the album are "Chorus: Hallelujah Chorus", "Chorus: Worthy is the Lamb...Amen " are by George Frideric Handel and "4th Mov: Presto" (Symphony No. 9 in D minor Op. 125 "Choral") ("Ode to Joy") is by Ludwig van Beethoven, played by the Brussels Philharmonic and conducted by Alexander Rahbari.
Hayashibara, Miyamura, and Mitsuishi are accompanied by the seiyu for Shinji Ikari and the supporting characters on the drama track Shuukyoku no Tsudzuki ("After the End"), a comedic parody in which the reunited cast tries to come up with ways to continue Evangelion when popular demand makes the studio order them to produce a third season even though the TV series ended after a 26 episode run. Presented as a "lost 27th episode", the comedy revolves around the characters breaking the fourth wall, and behaving as if they are really actors who portray the characters on the series while at other times acting as if they are the characters in the series. They try to increase the sex appeal of the series, change the show's format, and try to explain what the Angels actually are. However, when their efforts prove "unsuccessful", they decide to give up on it. Humorous moments of the drama include Rei finally lashing out against Asuka's abuse, the Evangelion pilots being changed to resemble Super Sentai characters, Asuka and Kaworu interacting for the only time in the series, and the cast re-enacting the first episode solely by their own vocal sound effects.
|Neon Genesis Evangelion Addition|
|1.||"Cruel Angel's Thesis"||Kotono Mitsuishi, Megumi Hayashibara and Yuuko Miyamura||4:04|
|2.||"Drama: Shuukyoku no Tsudzuki"||Evangelion vocal cast||21:24|
|3.||"Fly Me to the Moon (Misato 4 beat TV. Size Version)"||Kotono Mitsuishi||1:32|
|4.||"Fly Me to the Moon (Asuka Bossa Techno TV. Size Version)"||Yuuko Miyamura||1:27|
|5.||"Chorus: Hallelujah Chorus (Messiah)"||Handel||3:40|
|6.||"Chorus: Worthy is the Lamb...Amen (Messiah)"||Handel||6:46|
|7.||"4th Mov: Presto" (Symphony No. 9 in D minor Op. 125 "Choral") ("Ode to Joy"))||Beethoven||23:08|
|8.||"Tentoumushi no SAMBA (Ladybug Samba) (Bonus Track)"||Megumi Ogata, Yuuko Miyamura, Miki Nagasawa and Junko Iwao||1:16|
|9.||"Fly Me to the Moon (Main Version II)"||Kotono Mitsuishi, Megumi Hayashibara and Yuko Miyamura||4:30|
|10.||"Gekijouban Yokoku – Misato Katsuragi (Movie Trailer)"||Kotono Mitsuishi||0:29|
|11.||"Gekijouban Yokoku – Rei Ayanami (Movie Trailer)"||Megumi Hayashibara||0:37|
|12.||"Gekijouban Yokoku – Asuka Langley Soryu (Movie Trailer)"||Yuko Miyamura||0:30|