Classical Musicians “React” to Evangelion!

A discussion about how Evangelion’s use of classical music can be interpreted. A lot of folks seem to miss the music-based content we used to do so here we go, hopefully we can do more if YouTube Content ID allows us. Obvious spoiler warning for a show that’s almost 25 years old. Big thank you to MiGuo (@_MiGuo) for joining us and narrating/helping write this video using her musical knowledge and expertise.

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Edited & co-written by Abhi (
Narrated & co-written by Mi Guo (
Additional narration by Eric (
Cartoon Cipher visual assets by @jermacattack
End-screen/Screensaver/ Thumbnail visuals by @MrNiesGuy

List of some films that use classical music
The different eras of “Classical Music”:
Beethoven’s Ninth as a revolutionary anthem:
Ode to Joy lyrics:

Additional footage:
Your Lie in April
Piano no Mori
Nodame Cantabile
The Simpsons
Whisper of the Heart
Gravity Falls
Neo Yokio
Kanon 2006
The Girl Who Leapt Through Time
Cutie Honey (2004)
Shin Sekai Yori
Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
Fantasia 2000
Digimon The Movie
2001 A Space Odyssey
Pithoprakta graphical score:
Yo Yo Ma Bach Cello Suite:
His and Her Circumstances
Blood Blockade Battlefront
Legend of the Galactic Heroes
A Clockwork Orange
The Making of the End of Evangelion Live-Action Scenes
Daicon IV
Ace Ventura Pet Detective
A bunch of shitty ads I found on YouTube
Johnny English
Gigguk’s “Anime in 2018”
Kung Fu Hustle
Muppets Most Wanted
NGE One-Shot – Card Games for Charity

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