The theme song for the movie Evangelion: 3.0 + 1.0 Thrice Upon a Time, titled “One Last Kiss” and performed by Hikaru Utada, not only surpassed 3 million cumulative views through its music video on YouTube in just two days ( counting to date with 6.7 million views four days after its premiere), but also achieved the first position in twelve digital distribution services in Japan alone.
Additionally, the song has been immensely acclaimed around the world, debuting within the rankings of digital distribution services in 33 countries around the world, including its dominance in the first place in the compilation album category on iTunes in eighteen countries. In Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau, the song achieved the first position both in the ranking of compilation albums and studio albums, while in the United States it achieved the second position, and other high positions in European countries. The announcement of the international release in the form of a vinyl record has also been well received by fans around the world.
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. The single was released in physical format on March 10 in Japan, with two versions: the regular edition stars Shinji Ikari, while the special edition stars Rei Ayanami. It is worth mentioning that Utada performed each of the musical themes of the films of the Rebuild of Evangelion film project.
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.
Source: Press Release
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