New Subscriber Playlist: “The Sounds of Anime”

Subscribers can listen to a playlist of some of my favorite anime themes.
Neon Genesis Evangelion Wings of Light
Rise young boy, to the heavens like a legend…

With all four of the Evangelion films now streaming on Amazon Prime Video (read my review of the tetralogy), it seemed only fitting for this month’s playlist, titled “The Sounds of Anime,” to be a compilation of some of my favorite anime music. Most of the playlist’s songs are themes that play during the opening or closing credits, but some are incidental music that plays during pivotal or important scenes.

Accompanying the playlist is the latest episode of my “Playlist Breakdown” podcast, in which I spotlight one of the playlist’s songs and why it’s so special and meaningful. In this episode, I talk about “Inner Universe,” Yoko Kanno’s intense opening theme for Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex.

Both of these are little bonuses for subscribers who support Opus financially. If you’d like to get access to them (and more), subscribe to Opus for $5/month or $50/year. (Also, if you just want to check it out, you can subscribe for free and get weekend reading recommendations.)


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