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Zankoku na Tenshi no Thesis

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Regular Edition Cover
Artist
Takahashi Yoko
Single
Zankoku na Tenshi no Thesis (残酷な天使のテーゼ; A Cruel Angel's Thesis)
Catalog Number
KIDA-114
Released
1995.10.25
Price
¥1,020
Tracklist
  1. Zankoku na Tenshi no Thesis (残酷な天使のテーゼ)
  2. Tsuki no Meikyuu (月の迷宮; Maze of the Moon)
  3. Zankoku na Tenshi no Thesis (Instrumental)
  4. Tsuki no Meikyuu (Instrumental) (月の迷宮)

2009 Version Cover
Artist
Takahashi Yoko
Single
Zankoku na Tenshi no Thesis 2009 VERSION (残酷な天使のテーゼ 2009 VERSION)
Catalog Number
KICM-1272
Released
2009.05.13
Price
¥1,200
Tracklist
  1. Zankoku na Tenshi no Thesis 2009 VERSION (残酷な天使のテーゼ)
  2. FLY ME TO THE MOON 2009 VERSION
  3. One Little Wish
  4. Zankoku na Tenshi no Thesis 2009 VERSION (off vocal)
  5. FLY ME TO THE MOON 2009 VERSION (off vocal)
  6. One Little Wish (off vocal)


Information

"Zankoku na Tenshi no Thesis" is the eleventh single released by Takahashi Yoko. The song was used as the opening theme to the anime series Shinseiki Evangelion. The song is often considered one of most popular anime-influenced song in both Japan and America. The single reached #27 on the Oricon charts and charted for twenty-two weeks, and is Takahashi's second best selling single. The single sold 159,750 units.

Since the single has been released many artist have covered the song.

  • Translation Note: The "teeze" in the title is not the Japanese katakana word for the English "thesis". It is actually the Japanese katakana word for the German word "these" which has similar, if not the exact same meaning.

Song Infomation

Lyrics
Oikawa Neko
Music
Sato Hidetoshi
Other Information
Arrangment: Ohmori Toshiyuki

Oricon Chart Positions (2009 Version)

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun Week Rank Sales
- 15 19 16 22 19 20 22 5,362
18 47 38 37 32 32 35 40 2,784
29 - - - - - - 63 2,133
- - - - - - - 78 1,229
- - - - - - - 90 889
- - - - - - - 110 701
- - - - - - - 125 587
- - - - - - - 92 877
- - - - - - - 92 922
- - - - - - - 98 634
- - - - - - - 142 524
- - - - - - - 148 439
- - - - - - - 193 360
- - - - - - - 177 364

Total Reported Sales: 17,805

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