The iconic singing voice of Neon Genesis Evangelion
August 28, 2022 is the birthday of singer-songwriter Yoko Takahashi. Her official SNS was updated with a congratulatory comment from a staff member along with an illustration depicting Yoko Takahashi. The staff said, “Today is Yoko-san’s birthday. Yoko-san! Thank you for everything! Happy Birthday (by staff)” and congratulated her.
Yoko Takahashi, Queen of the Anime Theme Song. Immensely popular with fans in Japan and abroad.
Yoko Takahashi made her solo debut in 1991 with the single “P.S. I miss you,” for which she won the Record Award for Best New Artist and the Cable Award for Best New Artist. Her representative songs include “Cruel Angel’s Thesis”, the theme song for the anime “Neon Genesis Evangelion” (1995), and “Soul’s Refrain”, the theme song for the movie “Neon Genesis Evangelion: Death and Rebirth” (1997).
According to the official website, these songs have sold a total of approximately 1.75 million copies, distributed 2.3 million downloads, and streamed 100 million times. Her soul-stirring, powerful voice is loved by fans in Japan and abroad, and she has established a firm position in the music industry. On June 13, 2022, “Cruel Angel’s Thesis” received the Long Hit Award at the Japan Society of Composers Music Festival. Although more than 25 years have passed since the start of the animation broadcast, there are still people who need Yoko Takahashi’s singing voice today.