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Title Neon Genesis Evangelion Addition
Addition Cover
Album
Genre Anime soundtrack
Produced by Japan: King Records
Release Date Dec 21, 1996
Running Time 69:29
Preceded by
Neon Genesis Evangelion III
Followed by
Evangelion: Death (soundtrack)

Neon Genesis Evangelion Addition is the fourth music album released relating to the Neon Genesis Evangelion franchise. It features three instrumental, five vocal, and four drama tracks. Addition was released on December 21, 1996 in Japan by King Records in a limited and a regular addition, which respectively bear the catalog numbers KICA-333 and KICA-334. The limited edition album was released to include a movie ticket for the first Evangelion movie, Evangelion: Death and Rebirth, which was released on March 15, 1997.[1][2] The album cover features an illustration by Yoshiyuki Sadamoto, the series character designer.

Addition features the seiyu for Rei Ayanami (Megumi Hayashibara), Asuka Langley Sohryu (Yuko Miyamura) and Misato Katsuragi (Kotono Mitsuishi), who between them account for seven of the twelve tracks. The classical pieces of music in the album are "Chorus: Hallelujah Chorus", "Chorus: Worthy is the Lamb...Amen " are by George Frideric Handel and "4th Mov: Presto" (Symphony No. 9 in D minor Op. 125 "Choral") ("Ode to Joy") is by Ludwig van Beethoven and conducted by Alexander Rahbari.

Drama TrackEdit

Hayashibara, Miyamura, and Mitsuishi are accompanied by the seiyu for Shinji Ikari and the supporting characters on the drama track Shuukyoku no Tsudzuki ("After the End"), a comedic parody in which the reunited cast tries to come up with ways to continue Evangelion when popular demand makes the studio order them to produce a third season even though the TV series ended after a 26 episode run.[3] Presented as a "lost 27th episode", the comedy revolves around the characters breaking the fourth wall, and behaving as if they are really actors who portray the characters on the series while at other times acting as if they are the characters in the series. They try to increase the sex appeal of the series, change the show's format, and try to explain what the Angels actually are. However, when their efforts prove "unsuccessful", they decide to give up on it. Humorous moments of the drama include Rei finally lashing out against Asuka's abuse, the Evangelion pilots being changed to resemble Super Sentai characters, Asuka and Kaworu interacting for the only time in the series, and the cast re-enacting the first episode solely by their own vocal sound effects.

A translated picsub of the track can be seen here:

Track listingEdit

Total Neon Genesis Evangelion Addition Various artists 69:29

Notes and referencesEdit

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