Unit 05 - Wet Hot Asuka Langley Summer


March 3rd, 2021

1 hr 12 mins 48 secs

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About this Episode

With Asuka firmly in the pilot’s seat, Neon Genesis Evangelion enters peak action series mode. Ian and Joseph discuss how these episodes constitute a sort-of-soft reboot of the show, recalibrating its dramatic throughlines. They also take a deeper dive into Asuka, and the insecurities that make her such a divisive but beloved character. Later, your hosts - both music journalists - finally take the plunge into Eva’s eclectic and electrifying soundtrack, from its indelible opening theme, “Cruel Angel’s Thesis,” to its interpretation of the Frank Sinatra classic Fly Me to the Moon” - and why Netflix viewers won’t get to hear it.

Analysis: 11:03
Music Talk: 38:10