NEON GENESIS EVANGELION News: A WISE TEAM BEHIND AN OLYMPIC GAMES DOCUMENTARY TAKEN ADVANTAGE OF THE OPENING THEME OF NEON GENESIS EVANGELION
There are fans of Neon Genesis Evangelion all over the world, and sometimes their tributes and tributes appear in the most unlikely places. That was what came to light recently, and all because of a hockey documentary of the Olympics.
What happens is that to accompany it the opening theme of Hideaki Anno’s work was included. That adds a new dimension to this reference material, and it really does catch your eye.
REMEMBERING THE CZECH REPUBLIC HOCKEY TEAM
The documentary was released in 2018, and is called The Nagano Tapes: Rewound, Replayed & Reviewed. It was written and directed by Ondřej Hudeček, although Jon Weinbach also shares credit for the script.
What is curious is that since it came out almost nobody had paid attention to it. It was a Twitter user, @ArdillaVolty, who drew attention to this material, and it became viral, getting more than 5,000 RTs and almost 12,000 likes.
@ArdillaVolty commented ‘I can’t stress enough how much you need to stop what you’re doing and watch the opening of this documentary. I promise you, you are not ready for what is coming. ‘
It is then that the images of the past appear, and the song A Cruel Angel’s Thesis is heard, which is interpreted by Yoko Takahashi. Any Neon Genesis Evangelion fan would be surprised to hear it in this documentary.
ripped it so you don't have to watch it on the Olympic channel because lmaooooooo
— Fred Durst’s Society For The Arts (@caylenb) May 27, 2021
NEON GENESIS EVANGELION EMERGED DURING THE 90’s
Hudeček took advantage of his Twitter account of his to show how happy he is that someone discovered his work. He had been waiting since 2018.
But why did he link it to this anime? What happens is that the documentary focuses on the team from the Czech Republic, which won the gold medal at the Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan, in 1998. That is very close to the start of this series, which it was three years before.
Specifically, in 1995. So what happened to the athletes was in the same hectic decade of the 90’s. You can imagine that the team behind The Nagano Tapes: Rewound, Replayed & Reviewed acquired the rights to use the song. by Neon Genesis Evangelion.
Otherwise I would be in trouble. Especially since it became more relevant. But it was certainly great to use it for a material of this type.