The music video for the song “One Last Kiss,” performed by Hikaru Utada and used as the main theme song for the movie Evangelion: 3.0 + 1.0 Thrice Upon a Time, racked up one million views on YouTube within twelve hours of its release. publication. The song also achieved the first position in the "Accumulated Plays Ranking" of different digital distribution platforms. It should be noted that the video has already exceeded two million views as of the writing date of this article.
The music video was directed by Hideaki Anno, creator of the Neon Genesis Evangelion franchise, and was also viewed by more than 69,000 viewers during its YouTube premiere. After accepting Utada's offer to produce the music video, Anno noted that he emailed Utada material to be used in the music video, which was later put together to make way for the final product. After receiving the instructions, Utada and some members of his production recorded the fragments in the suburbs of London taking due precautions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, while Anno and his production team edited the entire video through their smartphones and other devices from Japan. Fans describe the music video as "a semi-depressing journey, full of sadness and other emotions."
The single will be released in physical format on March 10 in Japan, with two versions: the regular edition will star Shinji Ikari, while the special edition will star Rei Ayanami. It is worth mentioning that Utada performed each of the musical themes of the films of the Rebuild of Evangelion film project.
On the other hand, the film was released in theaters in Japan on March 8, after being delayed from its previous dates due to production issues and, more recently, due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on planning. of the premiere.
Neon Genesis Evangelion Synopsis
In 2015, the world is on the brink of destruction. The last hope of humanity resides in the hands of NERV, a special agency under the command of the United Nations, and its Evangelions, giant robots capable of defeating the Angels who announce the ruin of the Earth. Gendou Ikari, head of the organization, is looking for compatible pilots who can sync up with the Evangelions and unleash their true potential. Aiding in this defensive effort are talented strategist Misato Katsuragi, Head of Tactical Operations, and Ritsuko Akagi, Chief Scientist. Face to face with his father for the first time in years, the life of the 14-year-old boy, Shinji Ikari, has to change irreversibly when he is brought to the NERV facilities and discovers his heartbreaking destiny: he must become the pilot of the Evangelion Unit. -01 with the fate of humanity in his hands.
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