Hikaru Utada’s “One Last Kiss” is Evangelion’s theme song!

The final movie in the Rebuild of Evangelion series, Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time released in Japanese theatres, and it is already on its way to break Japanese box office records! This movie was a reboot of the 1995 anime Neon Genesis Evangelion, produced by Studio Khara. The story follows Shinji Ikari as he defends humanity from a looming threat by piloting a giant robot. J-Pop legend Hikaru Utada’s “One Last Kiss”, was the movie’s unforgettable theme song. Recently she released the official music video on her Youtube Channel.

Hikaru Utada’s “One Last Kiss

Evangelion: 3.0+1.0’s theme song “One Last Kiss” performed by J-Pop legend Hikaru Utada

The song “One Last Kiss” was long-awaited by the fans. Finally, it released as a theme song for the film Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice upon a Time on the 10th of March. Fans who were a part of the advanced streaming of this song shared excited comments on Youtube like “THIS IS  THE FIRST BEAUTIFUL THING WE HAVE GOT SO FAR FROM 2021. TOTALLY WORTH WAITING” and “Like Eva, Hikki 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 :)”

Hideaki Anno, the author, screenwriter, and director of the film Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time.’ directed Hikaru Utada’s “One Last Kiss”

The collaboration has finally come to fruition with the conclusion of the “Evangelion: New Theatrical Edition”. The music video has received rave reviews from fans of both Hikaru Utada and Evangelion and has already garnered over 5,129,951 views in just two days since its premiere.

One Last Kiss MV - Director's Insights
Hideaki Anno accepted Hikaru Utada’s offer to direct the music video. He suggested Hikaru to send the material that was shot by herself without any on-site direction.

Mr. Anno then cut it up and joined it together during post-production to make the video. After receiving minimal orders from Mr. Anno via e-mail, Hikaru Utada took meticulous measures to prevent COVID-19 infection and shot the film in the suburbs of London with a few staff members.

Mr. Anno and his team edited the final video in Japan. They received the video material shot with a variety of equipment, including smartphones. The result is a brilliant work that evokes haunting and bittersweet emotions.

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, you can create a playlist with Evangelion related songs that are available on subscription services.

You can make your Evangelion music playlist on Apple Music, Amazon Music, Spotify, YouTube Music, and other services. A pplicants stand a chance to win Luxury prizes by lottery!

Steps to enter:

  • 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 your playlist on Twitter. (Each tweet must contain one URL)
Click here for more info!

Please write your messages and thoughts about the movie currently in theaters, as well as your memories associated with these favorite songs. The messages you send will be posted on the official EVA-EXTRA app. Download the app to check it out. Also, a limited number of special digital coupons are available for use at EVANGELION STORE stores!

International Edition Vinyl of ‘One Last Kiss’ announced

With the huge amount of requests from overseas, 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.

Hikaru Utada – NEW E.P ‘One Last Kiss’ – Product Details

CD/ 12″ vinyl
Release date on 10th of March
Release date of both download and streaming: Tuesday 9th of March
Physical CD Normal Edition
ESCL-5488/¥2,000+tax (800 INR Approx + Taxes)

  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


  8. Beautiful World (Da Capo Version)


First-run limited edition: Album cover in Paper  |  Normal edition: Album cover in Jewel case

  • Limited Press 12″ Vinyl
    ESJL-3119/¥3,000+tax (1200 INR + Taxes)
  • International Edition Vinyl(Scheduled to be released in the summer of 2021)

(Once the stocks of the limited edition album cover in paper runs out, it is going to be available only in the Normal edition album cover in the Jewel case.)

Download and Stream here!   |    Hikaru Utada official page   |   Twitter  |   Instagram   |   Official Website

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