Music You Associate With Eva and Eva Characters

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Postby Gus Hanson » Thu Nov 28, 2019 11:06 pm

Pretty much anything by Ill Niño reminds me of Eva and Shinji in particular. Especially the songs "What Comes Around" and "Unreal".
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Postby 天使 | Nyo | 天使 » Fri Dec 06, 2019 5:56 pm

I associate the 4 Non Blondes song "What's up?" (yeah, yeah, the He-Man song.) I always think of Shinji in EoE with Third Impact. My favorite part being the part where he "feels all the torment and pain of humanity all at once" (as GoatJesus described it in his Shinji Ikari Character Analysis video.) I don't know how to exactly describe it. :shrug:


Right at the "HEY YEAH! YEAH!" part of the song, I think of Shinji screaming and all the flashing with everyone from the entire series showing up. It's sort of like how fans (from the old comments section of Evangelion Lover's upload of the song, which has since been deleted and reuploaded due to copyright, meaning the comment isn't there anymore) used to mistake "Komm Süsser Tod" as a "happy" song and how it was meant to contrast all the chaos going on around them...of course if you know the lyrics, you'd know just how dark the song ACTUALLY is. :lol:


But yeah, I sort of have that kind of idea in my mind when I hear that song...that or think of the He-Man meme (I mean who DOESN'T think of that at this point. :guffaw: )
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Postby Blockio » Fri Dec 13, 2019 3:48 am

Bit different from the rest of this thread, but for some reason, Korn - Get Up (specifically the chorus) I always associate with Unit 04, specifically the NTE version of it/that one pachinko machine clip where it's fighting the sixth
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Postby FelipeFritschF » Sat Dec 14, 2019 2:53 pm

I still associate it with their D&R string quartet pieces. Violin Partita no 3 for Asuka, Cello Suite no 1 for Shinji. Rei... hmm, I once saw her playing Chopin's Étude no 3 in a fanfic, so why not. Touji and Kaworu have an association with Pachelbel's Canon and Beethoven's Symphony no 9, but those are also used in a very "general" manner.

If we keep with the classical music motif, what could there be for Misato? Something rowdy but with highs and lows? What about Gendo or Kozo?

This is one of my favourite old pieces of analysis: thread/13017/The-Eva-Pilot-Quartet/

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Postby A Renegade Deserter » Sun Oct 04, 2020 4:36 pm

Have recently found "Pearls in Her Hair" from the band Omega. The lyrics and the mood of this song made me think on Eva. Both the english cover by the band itself and their Hungarian original is so, like finding back something I had a long time ago. Strong song.
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Postby C.T.1290 » Sat Oct 10, 2020 3:47 pm

I think that some songs by Pink Floyd and Korn matches some of Shinji’s moods to some extent.

Look at the music video The Trial by Pink Floyd.
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Postby Blockio » Sat Oct 10, 2020 4:48 pm

Funny that yu mention it, there's actually a Korn song that I associate with Eva as well, even if absolutely no connection between the two; every time I listen to Get Up, I for some reason think of NTE Unit 04, and I have no idea why
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Postby Gus Hanson » Wed Oct 14, 2020 10:23 pm

Linkin Park's new single "She Couldn't" I guess reminds me of Asuka running away from home in the middle of her psychological breakdown first crashing at Hikari's then eventually near comatose naked in the dirty abandoned bathtub.
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Postby IgRAzm » Tue Oct 27, 2020 6:57 am

There are a lot of tracks you could associate with Asuka. This one I've heard for the first time just now. It's pretty fitting for her overall mood and attitude when dealing with people, especially the lyrics.
Muse - Cave
https://youtu.be/mck2KBIAlTM?list=OLAK5uy_lWeI5Z3so8pcVqFvF_E44B1h5JO366qOc
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Leave me alone, it’s nothing serious.
I’ll do it myself, it’s got nothing to do with you.
And there’s nothing that you can do.

You can see it, and you can almost hear it too.
You can almost taste it, it’s got nothing to do with you.
And there’s still nothing that you can do.

So, come in my cave.
And I’ll burn your heart away.
Come in my cave.
And I’ll burn your heart away.

Please close your ears, and try to look away.
So you’ll never hear a single word I say.
And don’t ever come my way.

Leave me alone, it’s nothing serious.
I’ll do it myself, it’s got nothing to do with you.
And there’s still nothing that you could do.

So, come in my cave.
And I’ll burn your heart away.
Come in my cave.
And arrest me for my mistakes.

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Postby Line » Wed Nov 25, 2020 10:46 am

Ramones Poison Hearts to Shinji. There are even a amv with this music! :wink:
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Postby Kendrix » Wed Nov 25, 2020 12:37 pm

A while ago I was overcome by a spontaneous bout of feels and made a playlist for Q

Sorrynotsorry for my music taste

My Chemical Romance - 'Mama' ("She said you ain't no son of mine/ for what you've done they're gonna find/ a place for you and just you")
Within Temptation - Demon's fate ("Hearing your silence it screams our goodbye/ cannot believe it's an eye for an eye")
Evanescence - Never Go Back ("Because it's aaaal gone the only world I've ever known sleeps beneath the waves")
Three Days Grace - Scared ("I wish you never told me/ I wish I never knew")
NiN - The Wretched ("It didn't turn out the way you wanted it to / it didn't turn out the way you wanted it to, did it? ")
NiN - Copy of A ("I am just a trigger on a finger on a trigger...")
Garbage - Blood for Poppies ("I know you're tough but I've been gone for so long /
I play the memories of you inside my head /
So all those pictures of us burn and radiate")
Within Temptation - Lost ("hope plays a wicked game with the mind/ 'cause I thought that love would bind")
Psy'Aviah - into The Game (Think Mari's epic plunge)
Alas poor Kaworu, I knew him well...

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Postby AWinters » Wed Dec 02, 2020 10:02 pm

I bet you could absolutely autotune Shinji's English dialogue to make him sing Chop Suey by System of a Down.

I'd be surprised if it hasn't been done yet.

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Postby IgRAzm » Thu Dec 03, 2020 12:03 pm

View Original PostAWinters wrote:I bet you could absolutely autotune Shinji's English dialogue to make him sing Chop Suey by System of a Down.

I'd be surprised if it hasn't been done yet.


How came I've never thought about this connection?!!

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Father! Father! Father! Father!
Father! Father! Father! Father!
Father, into your hands I commend my spirit
Father, into your hands
Why have you forsaken me?
In your eyes, forsaken me?
In your thoughts, forsaken me?
In your heart, forsaken me? Oh

Trust in my self-righteous suicide
I cry when angels deserve to die
In my self-righteous suicide
I cry when angels deserve to die.


Btw, on youtube the song had reached billion views only a couple days ago. https://youtu.be/CSvFpBOe8eY

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Postby AWinters » Fri Dec 04, 2020 8:18 am

View Original PostIgRAzm wrote:How came I've never thought about this connection?!!

Related lyrics  SPOILER: Show
Father! Father! Father! Father!
Father! Father! Father! Father!
Father, into your hands I commend my spirit
Father, into your hands
Why have you forsaken me?
In your eyes, forsaken me?
In your thoughts, forsaken me?
In your heart, forsaken me? Oh

Trust in my self-righteous suicide
I cry when angels deserve to die
In my self-righteous suicide
I cry when angels deserve to die.


Btw, on youtube the song had reached billion views only a couple days ago. https://youtu.be/CSvFpBOe8eY


Almost like they wrote the song after binge watching the series, huh?
Episode 16 when Shinji is having his visions and, the way he shouts "father" as Gendo is walking away just springs that song right into my head.
Someone should autotune it. Haha!

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Postby C.T.1290 » Sat Dec 05, 2020 12:40 pm

View Original PostIgRAzm wrote:How came I've never thought about this connection?!!

Related lyrics  SPOILER: Show
Father! Father! Father! Father!
Father! Father! Father! Father!
Father, into your hands I commend my spirit
Father, into your hands
Why have you forsaken me?
In your eyes, forsaken me?
In your thoughts, forsaken me?
In your heart, forsaken me? Oh

Trust in my self-righteous suicide
I cry when angels deserve to die
In my self-righteous suicide
I cry when angels deserve to die.


Btw, on youtube the song had reached billion views only a couple days ago. https://youtu.be/CSvFpBOe8eY

That totally gave me the Evangelion vibes since it mirrors Shinji’s relationship with Gendo.
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Postby Kendrix » Thu Dec 17, 2020 6:22 pm

Since the only person who actually managed to be productive during the lockdown appears to be Taylor Swift, I feel I should point out that this track has the hugest Misato/Kaji vibes.


You're a bandit like me
Eyes full of stars
Hustling for the good life
Never thought I'd meet you here
It could be love
We could be the way forward
And I know I'll pay for it

And the skeletons in both our closets
Plotted hard to fuck this up
And the old men that I've swindled
Really did believe I was the one
And the ladies lunching have their stories about
When you passed through town
But that was all before I locked it down


Now you hang from my lips
Like the Gardens of Babylon
With your boots beneath my bed
Forever is the sweetest con
Alas poor Kaworu, I knew him well...

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Postby ErgoProxy » Thu Dec 17, 2020 7:04 pm

Well, it's not a character in a strict meaning of word, but the Nebukhadnezzar Key gives me strong Tool vibes. And it's really hard to choose which song would be the best match with for the whole Eva mood and story as it 's been told so far. Aenema maybe?

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Some say the end is near
Some say we'll see Armageddon soon
I certainly hope we will
I sure could use a vacation from this

Bullshit three-ring
Circus sideshow of
Freaks

Here in this hopeless fucking hole we call L.A.
The only way to fix it is to flush it all away
Any fucking time, any fucking day
Learn to swim, I'll see you down in Arizona bay

Fret for your figure and
Fret for your latte and
Fret for your lawsuit and
Fret for your hairpiece and
Fret for your Prozac and
Fret for your pilot and
Fret for your contract and
Fret for your car

It's a
Bullshit three-ring
Circus sideshow of
Freaks

Here in this hopeless fucking hole we call L.A.
The only way to fix it is to flush it all away
Any fucking time, any fucking day
Learn to swim, I'll see you down in Arizona bay

Some say a comet will fall from the sky
Followed by meteor showers and tidal waves
Followed by fault lines that cannot sit still
Followed by millions of dumbfounded dipshits

And some say the end is near
Some say we'll see Armageddon soon
I certainly hope we will
I sure could use a vacation from this

Stupid shit, silly shit, stupid shit

One great big festering neon distraction
I've a suggestion to keep you all occupied

Learn to swim, learn to swim, learn to swim

'Cause Mom's gonna fix it all soon
Mom's comin' 'round to put it back the way it ought to be

Learn to swim, learn to swim
Learn to swim, learn to swim
Learn to swim, learn to swim
Learn to swim, learn to swim

Fuck L. Ron Hubbard and
Fuck all his clones
Fuck all these gun-toting
Hip gangster wannabes

Learn to swim, learn to swim
Learn to swim, learn to swim
Learn to swim, learn to swim
Learn to swim, learn to swim

Fuck retro anything
Fuck your tattoos
Fuck all you junkies and
Fuck your short memories

Learn to swim, learn to swim
Learn to swim, learn to swim
Learn to swim, learn to swim
Learn to swim, learn to swim

Yeah, fuck smiley glad-hands
With hidden agendas
Fuck these dysfunctional
Insecure actresses

Learn to swim, learn to swim
Learn to swim, learn to swim
Learn to swim, learn to swim
Learn to swim, learn to swim

'Cause I'm praying for rain
I'm praying for tidal waves
I wanna see the ground give way
I wanna watch it all go down

Mom, please flush it all away
I wanna see it go right in and down
I wanna watch it go right in
Watch you flush it all away

Yeah, time to bring it down again
Yeah, don't just call me pessimist
Try and read between the lines
I can't imagine why you wouldn't
Welcome any change, my friend

I wanna see it come down
Put it down
Suck it down
Flush it down
JUSTICE & MERCY

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Postby EvaChero » Fri Mar 12, 2021 9:31 am

would like to see everyone's choices for pieces of music to express their thoughts about each characters personality,
to broaden my horizons as it were. Sorry if this has already been done to death, i was unable to find past posts by searching.

Misato - Short Skirt/Long Jacket by Cake
Ritsuko - Blinded me with science by Thomas Dolby
Shinji - All by Myself by Eric Carmen
Asuka - O Fortuna from the Carmina Burana
Kaji - What if we could? by Blue October
Gendo - (thinking of Yui) KIri by Monoral

had the most difficult time with Rei but if nothing else the dead pan delivery sells it
Rei - Never say Never by Romeo Void

I look forward to seeing your answers.....
who doesn't want to kick back with Misato and have a few beers?

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Postby JoelcrNeto » Fri Mar 12, 2021 9:39 am

I'm not sure, but I think this thread is related: "Music You Associate With Eva and Eva Characters".
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Postby EvaChero » Fri Mar 12, 2021 10:44 am

View Original PostJoelcrNeto wrote:I'm not sure, but I think this thread is related: "Music You Associate With Eva and Eva Characters".


excellent!...as in all things...it's how you search :wink:
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