The Long-awaited ‘One Last Kiss’ was released as a theme song for the film ‘Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice upon a Time.’ on the 10th of March 2021.
Fans who heard the music during advanced streaming shared excited comments like “THIS IS THE FIRST BEAUTIFUL THING WE HAVE GOT SO FAR FROM 2021. TOTALLY WORTH WAITING” and “Like Eva, Hikaru has come a long way and into the hearts and lives of many. Thank you for the wonderful music and I pray for more good years ahead :).”
The music video of ‘One Last Kiss’ was directed by Hideaki Anno, the author, screenwriter, and director of the film ‘Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice upon a Time.’ The collaboration has finally come to fruition with the conclusion of the “Evangelion: New Theatrical Edition” series. It has received rave reviews from fans of both Hikaru Utada and Evangelion. The MV has already garnered 500,000 views in just 2 days since its premiere.
After accepting Hikaru Utada’s offer to make a music video, Mr. Anno proposed Hikaruto send the material shot by her without any on-site direction. He then cut it up and joined it together to create the final video. After receiving minimal orders from Mr. Anno via e-mail, Hikaru Utada took meticulous measures to prevent Corona infection and shot the film in London’s suburbs with a few staff members. The film was edited in Japan by Mr. Anno and his team, who received the video material shot with various equipment, including smartphones. The result is a work that evokes bittersweet emotion as if tracing an important memory from the private past. Please watch and enjoy the music video along with the film.
※「One Last Kiss」MV YouTube https://youtu.be/0Uhh62MUEic
The release of ‘One Last Kiss’ International edition vinyl and the Album cover is also revealed!
With the huge number of requests, the release of the International edition vinyl of ‘One Last Kiss’ was announced. The album cover is different from the Japanese edition and the cover features Asuka. This vinyl is planned to be released in the summer of 2021.
To celebrate the movie’s release, create an Evangelion Playlist on a music subscription service and win a PRIZE!
In commemoration of the release of “EVANGELION:3.0+1.0 THRICE UPON A TIME.”, the release of the theme song “One Last Kiss”, and the worldwide digital release of “Evangelion: New Theatrical Edition” related songs, create a playlist with Eva related songs that are available on subscription services!
To participate, create a playlist of 26 Evangelion-related songs, follow the official Eva account @evangelion_co on Twitter, use the hashtag #evaplaylist, post the title and the URL of the playlist on Twitter.
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‘One Last Kiss’
CD/ 12″ vinyl：Release date 10th of March
Release date of download and streaming: 9th of March
Physical CD Normal Edition
ESCL-5488/￥2,000＋tax (Approximately 1300 INR + Tax)
1: One Last Kiss（The theme song of the film ‘Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice upon a Time.’）
2: Beautiful World (Da Capo Version) （The theme song of the film ‘Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice upon a Time.’）
3: Beautiful World -2021 Remastered- (The theme song of “EVANGELION: 1.0 YOU ARE (NOT) ALONE.”)
4: Beautiful World (PLANiTb Acoustica Mix) -2021 Remastered- (The theme song of “EVANGELION: 2.0 YOU CAN (NOT) ADVANCE.”)
5: Sakuranagashi -2021 Remastered- (The theme song of “EVANGELION: 3.0 YOU CAN (NOT) REDO.”)
6: Fly Me To The Moon (In Other Words) (2007 MIX) -2021 Remastered-(Trailer introduces insert song of “EVANGELION: 1.0 YOU ARE (NOT) ALONE.”)
7: One Last Kiss (Instrumental)
8: Beautiful World (Da Capo Version) (Instrumental)
First-run Limited Edition: Album cover in paper
Normal Edition: Album cover in Jewel case
※Once the stocks of the limited edition album cover run out, only the normal edition will be available.
Limited Press 12″ Vinyl
ESJL-3119/￥3,000＋tax (Approximately 2000 INR + Tax)
International Edition Vinyl
– scheduled to be released in the summer of 2021.
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Hikaru Utada official page www.utadahikaru.jp
About “Evangelion: New Theatrical Edition”
TV anime series “Neon Genesis EVANGELION” was the first broadcast in 1995, taking the world by storm.
The “Evangelion: New Theatrical Edition” film series started in 2007 with “EVANGELION: 1.0 YOU ARE (NOT) ALONE.” followed by “EVANGELION: 2.0 YOU CAN (NOT) ADVANCE.” and “EVANGELION: 3.0 YOU CAN (NOT) REDO. “all becoming record hits at the box office.
The TV anime and each of the feature films have since continued to garner new fans and are very lucky to be popular among various generations along the way. The newest and feature film finale is now in theaters in Japan from March 8, 2021.
A limited number of digital coupons are available for use at EVANGELION STORE stores!
・Official site of the Evangelion Movie series：https://www.evangelion.co.jp/
・Official Twitter of the series of Evangelion：@evangelion_co
・Official Instagram of series of Evangelion：@evangelion.official