If Japanese fans caught the Evangelion 3.0 movie at its premiere, before the news exploded, they might have been surprised to discover that its end theme was from Utada Hikaru. “Sakura Nagashi” is the singer's first dip back into the music biz since “Goodbye Happiness.”
A persuasive offer from the movie's producers and her love for Eva convinced Hikaru to make a one-shot return.
While “Sakura Nagashi” is already available for download, it will also be released as a DVD single on December 26th. Evangelion manga author Yoshiyuki Sadamoto illustrated the cover art.
Until November 19th, a music video from motherhood director Kawase Naomi will be viewable online.