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First Evangelion in Ages is a Hikaru Utada Music Video

While we’re all still waiting (not with bated breath, or we’d all be dead by now) for any word on Evangelion 4.0 (or is it 3.0 +1.0?), a bit of new(ish) Evangelion content is out this week in the form of what is essentially a official anime music video.

It’s a video for Hikaru Utada’s “Beautiful World,” the ending theme song of Evangelion 1.0: You Are (Not) Alone, for which Utada came out of hiatus back in 2009.

“Beautiful World” is directed by Tsurumaki Kazuya, who is co-directing the new films under Hideaki Anno.

The video is largely composed of footage from the three new Evangelion films, though the press release by Studio Khara mentions a few new shots have been included.

The video has been timed to promote the release of a new album of Hikaru Utada covers, which, confusingly enough, does not include “Beautiful World.” But whatever! New(ish) Evangelion!

Source: Studio Khara via Crunchtheroll

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Matt Schley

Matt Schley (rhymes with "guy") lives in Tokyo, and has been OUSA's "man in Japan" since 2012. He's also written about anime and Japanese film for the Japan Times, Screen Daily and more.