Following on from this…Katsuragi Misato has an embarrasingly large collection of city pop, half of which she was too young to really remember hearing on the radio, but she still loves the lot of it, because it reminds her both that she’s here, now, and she likes to associate it with her less painful childhood memories, even if some tracks were released way before they occurred.
She’s a very complex lady, after all.
She also slowly gets Shinji into it. Nobody can tell me those two didn’t bond over music at some point. Misato zeroed in on the fact that a way to connect with Shin-chan for sure is music like a lion taking down a limping gazelle.