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Evangelion theme 'Cruel Angel's Thesis' wins Anisong General Election 2020, Demon Slayer OP 'Gurenge' placed second

Written by:

Jei Beltrano

Published on:

September 8, 2020 at 6:15 PM PHT (GMT +8)

TV Asahi's "Anisong General Election 2020" television program has announced the winners of the 2-hour annual event on Sunday, September 6, 2020. Yoko Takahata's classic song "Cruel Angel's Thesis" from the TV anime series Neon Genesis Evangelion was hailed as this year's winner followed by LiSA's "Gurenge" from the series "Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba". Continue reading for the full list of winners.

Evangelion theme 'Cruel Angel's Thesis' wins Anisong General Election 2020, Demon Slayer OP 'Gurenge' placed second

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The Anisong General Election 2020 is TV Asahi's annual event that lists down the Top 30 anime theme songs of all time. This year's event was hosted by voice actor Matsuya Onue together with guests Takaya Kamikawa, Atsuko Takahata, Rena Takeda and Yuki Yamada. The final 30 anime songs on the list were voted by fans through polls conducted in different media and platforms in Japan.

The ever classic and highly-acknowledged "Cruel Angel's Thesis (Zankoku na Tenshi no Thesis)" theme song from Hideaki Anno's classic Neon Genesis Evangelion anime dominates the list proving that classic songs do never die but remembered. Yoko Takahashi, the song’s singer, took to twitter to thank fans for their continued support.

Meanwhile, the multi-awarded anime song by LiSA, "Gurenge" from the anime series "Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba" comes second on the list outranking the other hit songs of the year and decades.

Here are the full list of winners, the Top 30 Anisong General Election Winners:
1. "Cruel Angel's Thesis" by Yoko Takahata (Neon Genesis Evangelion)
2. "Gurenge" by LiSA (Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba)
3. "Uchū Senkan Yamato" by Isao Sasaki (Space Battleship Yamato)
4. "Butter-Fly" by Kouji Wada (Digimon Adventure)
5. "Touch" by Yoshimi Iwasaki (Touch)
6. "only my railgun" by fripSide (A Certain Scientific Railgun)
7. "Guren no Yumiya" by Linked Horizon (Attack on Titan)
8. "Get Wild" by TM NETWORK (City Hunter)
9. "God knows…" by Aya Hirano (The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya)
10. "Inferno" by Mrs. Green Apple Fire Force)
11. "Sazae-san" by Yuko Uno (Sazae-san)
12. "Moonlight Densetsu" by DALI (Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon)
13. "Maji LOVE 1000%" by ST☆RISH (Uta no Prince-sama - Maji Love 1000%)
14. "Sekai ga Owaru Made wa" by WANDS (SLAM DUNK)
15. "Kimi no Shiranai Monogatari" by supercell (Bakemonogatari)
16. "Ginga Tetsudō 999" by Isao Sasaki and the Suginami Children's Choir (Galaxy Express 999)
17. "CHA-LA HEAD-CHA-LA" by Hironobu Kageyama (Dragon Ball Z)
18. "Snow halation" by μ's (Love Live!)
19. "Tetsuwan Atom" by Atoms (Astro Boy)
20. "Donten" by DOES (Gintama)
21. "Orion wo Nazoru" by UNISON SQUARE GARDEN (Tiger & Bunny)
22. "Odoru Ponpokorin" by B.B.Queens (Chibi Maruko-chan)
23. "Connect" by ClariS (Puella Magi Madoka Magica)
24. "Mizu no Hoshi e Ai wo Komete" by Hiroko Moriguchi (Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam)
25. "Lupin the 3rd Theme" by Yuji Ōno (Lupin the 3rd)
26. "Mazinger Z" by Ichiro Mizuki (Mazinger Z)
27. "RAY OF LIGHT" by Shoko Nakagawa (Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood)
28. "Catch the Moment" by LiSA (Sword Art Online the Movie: Ordinal Scale)
29. "Stories" by Snow Man (Black Clover)
30. "Hare Hare Yukai" by Aya Hirano, Minori Chihara, and Yuko Goto (The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya)

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