Neon Genesis Evangelion (1995)
OP “Thesis of a Cruel Angel” by Yoko Takahashi
Ayu: Apt opening song title for a somewhat disturbing and at times confusing anime, you don’t easily forget.
Kitsune: This anime was the reason for starting my long quest to obtain a PhD in psychoanalysis! ( j/k 😛 ) Rei’s monologue is one of my favorite parts – Megumi Hayashibara is great!
ED “Fly Me To The Moon” by Claire Littley
Ayu: When I first heard Evangelion’s outro theme, I was surprised that they used an English song and it’s not just any old song but “Fly Me To The Moon” which was made ultra famous by the late great ‘Frank Sinatra’. It’s just a really weird match for an ED but because of that, it sticks to one’s mind when one remember ‘Evangelion’.
Rei’s version of ‘Fly Me To The Moon’
Ayu: An admirable rendition but the fadeout is terribly out of tune.