It is used as the opening to the series, and two instrumental versions of it are played in the finale episode, " Take care of yourself. A similar version can also be heard during the intermission between the two parts of Evangelion: Death and Rebirth. The single was released on October 25, with the part number KIDA and it also reached a peak rank 17 in the Oricon album database, appearing in the ranks 61 times. Unlike it is commonly assumed, this song was written without any involvement from the show's creators. Oikama simply skimmed through a proposal of the show possibly Neon Genesis Evangelion Proposal and watched unfinished versions of two episodes on fast-forward, only serving to broadly "fit" the anime after the fact.
It was originally sung by Takahashi Youko and used as the opening theme for the anime Neon Genesis Evangelion. The full version of the song is included in the album BanG Dream! Girls Band Party! Cover Collection Vol.
Zankoku na tenshi no you ni Shounen yo, shinwa ni nare Aoi kaze ga ima mune no doa wo tataitemo, Watashi dake wo tada mitsumete Hohoenderu Anata Sotto Fureru mono Motomeru koto ni muchuu de, Unmei sae mada shiranai itaike na hitomi Dakedo itsuka kizuku deshou Sono senaka ni wa Haruka mirai mezasu tame no Hane ga aru koto Zankoku na tenshi no teeze Madobe kara yagate tobitatsu Hotobashiru atsui patosu de Omoide wo uragiru nara Kono sora wo daite kagayaku Shounen yo, shinwa ni nare End of the TV anime opening Zutto nemutteru watashi no ai no yurikago Anata dake ga yume no shisha ni Yobareru asa ga kuru Hosoi kubisuji wo tsukiakari ga utsushiteru Sekai juu no toki wo tomete Tojikometai kedo Moshi mo futari aeta koto ni imi ga aru nara, Watashi wa, sou, jiyuu wo shiru Tame no Baiburu Zankoku na tenshi no teeze Kanashimi ga soshite hajimaru Dakishimeta inochi no katachi Sono yume ni mezameta toki Dare yori mo hikari wo hanatsu Shounen yo, shinwa ni nare Hito wa ai wo tsumugi nagara rekishi wo tsukuru Megami nante narenai mama Watashi wa ikiru Zankoku na tenshi no teeze Madobe kara yagate tobitatsu Hotobashiru atsui patosu de Omoide wo uragiru nara Kono sora wo daite kagayaku Shounen yo, shinwa ni nare.