Anime Opening & Ending Themes

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Re: Anime Opening & Ending Themes

Post by warpspider » Thu Nov 18, 2010 1:20 pm

The Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt OP is really nothing special, the ED however...

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Re: Anime Opening & Ending Themes

Post by RJFrazer » Wed Feb 23, 2011 12:59 am

I always loved the jaunty tip of the halo at the end of PSG's credit sequence. You can tell that the show was designed consciously with merchandising opportunities in mind, though - the happy, bobbing heads are pretty much Nedondroid prototypes!

Gainax's plan worked, too - I have the OST CD on the desk beside me now!

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Post by Peregrin » Mon Mar 28, 2011 4:16 am

RJFrazer wrote:Gainax's plan worked, too - I have the OST CD on the desk beside me now!
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Post by Azrael » Sun Jul 31, 2011 4:34 am

Ranma 1/2 first opening: Jajauma ni Sasenaide

Spice & Wolf first closing: Ringo Hiyori

Cowboy Bebop opening: Tank!
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Re: Anime Opening & Ending Themes

Post by sanzo » Thu Aug 11, 2011 7:10 am

I'll try not to make my list too long :p

OPs

Aria The Animation - Undine
Tales of The Abyss - Karma
Ghost in The Shell: Stand Alone Complex - Inner Universe
Baccano! - Gun's & Roses
Azumanga Daioh - Soramimi no Cake
RahXephon - Hemisphere
Soul Eater - Resonance

EDs

Aria The Animation - Rainbow
Samurai Champloo - Shiki no Uta
Welcome to the NHK - Odoru Akachan Ningen
Ah! My Goddess - Flights of Fancy - Koibito Doushi
Black Cat - Namida Boshi
Soul Eater - Strength
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Post by FedeII » Fri Dec 30, 2011 9:01 am

As opening, i would pick either the op of Samurai Champloo ("Battle cry") or the one of Eden of the East ("Falling down" duran duran). As ending, Wolf's rain one ("Gravity") or Ken Shiro's 2°season ( i think it's called simply "Love song"). I'm taking in consideration only the musical, not aesthetic, aspect.
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Post by Harukochan » Thu Jan 05, 2012 3:18 am

Current fave is the end to Genesis Climber Mospeada- "Blue Rain". Really catchy blues song.
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Post by Tenjen » Mon Feb 06, 2012 7:47 am

Ending theme of squid girl. Lovely and melancholic.
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Post by sanzo » Wed Feb 08, 2012 6:11 am

Been really enjoying the Opening and Ending for Fate/Zero
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Post by yiraheerai » Wed Feb 08, 2012 6:49 am

Hakumei Hizoku wrote:I always thought that RahXephon and Cowboy Bebpop had perfect opening that matched the anime well and the animation used matched. You can till they took their time with picking the right music.
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Re: Anime Opening & Ending Themes

Post by sanzo » Wed Feb 08, 2012 6:57 am

It's pretty safe to say that if Yoko Kanno had anything to do with it, it's gonna be awesome
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Re: Anime Opening & Ending Themes

Post by Azrael » Wed Feb 15, 2012 1:37 pm

Probably my favorite Naruto opening:

Flow - GO!!!
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Post by Kamino Neko » Tue Feb 21, 2012 8:56 am

IMO, the best anime opening ever is ROD the TV. (Unfortunately, that's the OP to the later episodes, not the much more awesome one from the early episodes that didn't have the Read or Die characters (except Nenene and the VERY brief shot of Joker)...course I consider the part where the Read or Die based plot took over to be when the series dropped from Awesomemazing to merely good...)

Other great ones. Simoun.

Ichigo Mashimaro/Strawberry Marshmallow.

Powerpuff Girls Z second OP. (It should be noted...pretty much none of that stuff ever, ever happens in the show.)

For endings...nothing will ever top Lucky Star's 'girls doing karaoke' endings - particularly Konata's attempt at Monkey Magic.
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