|2012-11-21, 11:00||Link #41|
A random passerby
Join Date: Jul 2012
1) Innocence (Sword Art Online OP2)
2) Aurora (Gundam AGE OP4)
3) The Everlasting Guilty Crown (Guilty Crown OP2)
I think that last one was a 2012 OP, not sure since I didn't watch the show until after it had finished airing.
1) Overfly (Sword Art Online ED2)
2) White Justice (Gundam AGE ED2)
Honestly I'm not the biggest fan of endings, normally unless I really like it I'll just skip the rest once the ending starts, so I can only name two because of that.
|2012-11-21, 12:16||Link #42|
Join Date: Jan 2010
1. To The Beginning (Fate/Zero OP 2)
2. Dreamer (Tari Tari OP)
3. Youthful (Chihayafuru OP)
if Chihayafuru doesn't count, then
Alt 3. Borderland (Jormungand OP)
Spoiler for Videos:
SAO OP1, Hyouka OP1, Arcana Familia OP, Binbougami OP
1. Wareta Ringo (Shinsekai Yori ED)
2. Shiokaze no Harmony (Tari Tari ED)
3. Glitter (Fairy Tail ED 11)
Spoiler for videos:
Honorable mentions (ED choices were much tougher):
Fairy Tail ED 13, Rock Lee Spinoff ED 3, Binbougami ED, Accel World ED 1, TANKEN DRILAND!!!! ED
|2012-11-21, 13:00||Link #43|
The Voice of Reason
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: The Netherlands
So many good ones to choose from.
In no apparent order:
Last edited by Lord of Fire; 2012-11-21 at 13:25.
|2012-11-23, 06:16||Link #44|
These are taken into the utmost precaution, with the OP's request to consider animation quality, conjunction to the series and the song itself. This list would be very different without one or more of these requisites.
1. Hayate no Gotoku! CAN'T TAKE MY EYES OFF YOU (OP) - CAN'T TAKE MY EYES OFF YOU
2. Hyouka (OP2) - Mikansei Stride
3. Kokoro Connect (OP1) - Paradigm
Spoiler for Honourable Mentions:
Spoiler for Other Likes:
As such, openings this season were not as strong as the endings for me. Hayate easily wins it overall, as the animation might actually tell a better story than the corresponding series and is what I look forward to the most from it each week. Hyouka's OP2 takes second place, mostly for the music itself but also for the creative direction of the animation. Finally, Kokoro Connect and "Paradigm" take third. The song is very memorable to me, and the "rainbows and friends" motif is very charming.
Honourable mentions include "Ichiban Ippai" from the K-ON movie, which has easily become my favourite K-ON song of all time. The opening sequence in the movie is classic K-ON, bringing about everything cuddly and adorable that I loved. For a dash of colour and fun have a look at Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun's opening, which perfectly fits the show's quirky nature. Coming in third here is Sword Art Online's first opening, which portrayed how badass the series used to be. Unfortunately, the series has degraded since those times, but I'll never forget hearing the full version live before its actual release.
Other likes start with Little Busters!. Taking the already fantastic opening from the visual novel it was based on, the animation version strikes once more with a new mix that it simply amazing. Chuunibyou, one of my surprise series this season, is here as well. The opening, while not being as memorable as its awesome ending, is charming and can make me laugh each time I see it. Robotics;Notes follows behind with "Junjou Spectra", the techno-rock sounding intro that gets you pumped for the show itself, which ironically hasn't matched the epic levels quite yet. Catching a short glimpse of the opening sequence for the recent Madoka movie, I felt it was necessary to include the song that surpassed even "Connect", "Luminous". ClariS just keeps getting better, and this song is just marvelous. I added Yuru Yuri S2's opening. Not to the show's own fault is the animation devoid of a story- it's just the nature of the series itself. The song itself is quite fun, and I stayed each time to listen to it. Finally, Ano Natsu's opening is a very nice tune that has an awesome accompanying animation. Kept watching it through each episode.
1. Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai (ED) - INSIDE IDENTITY
2. Shin Sekai Yori (ED) - Wareta Ringo
3. Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun (ED) - WHITE WISHES
Spoiler for Honourable Mentions:
Spoiler for Other Likes:
Now look at the endings! This is where the year excelled for me personally, and I can thoroughly say that I'm impressed. Chuunibyou strikes again, this time taking first place on my pick with "INSIDE IDENTITY". This sequence is not only pulse-pounding awesome, but KyoAni had good fun with the animation and I love watching it move. The mysterious Shin Sekai Yori takes second, with one of the most creative and visually pleasing endings I've ever seen. Each visual plays out to the changes in the music's tempo and dynamics, and it all works together beautifully. Finally, we have my second surprise series of Fall, Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun. Just in time for the winter holidays, this jolly tune is animated entirely on what appears to be the same material my personal sketchbook uses, and it creates a charming contrast from the clean lines in the show itself.
Boy, how I wish the honourable mentions could be included in the main 3. However, with the ending to THE iDOLM@STER Shiny Festa and its 3 OVAs, the content of the OVAs themselves were average at best, so I just couldn't. The song however is a joy to the ears, and if you play the game of the same name, it brings about a whole new colourful experience that can't be forgotten. K-ON's movie is here again, and the ending was simply stunning. In conjunction with the movie's theme of London, the subtitling groups were kind enough to add that little splash of British themed TV subtitles and the good ol' BBC logo in the corner. Aside from that, the ending itself holds a mountain of its own merits, ranging from being adorable to just plain badass. It kills me to put Kokoro Connect's first ending here, since it hit strong for me when I first experienced it. This is a song that matches its atmosphere well, and always comes in right when it needs to.
So many other likes. Hyouka's first ending took me by surprise the first time, but it has an airy nature to it that quickly grew on me. Rinne no Lagrange S2's ending even manages to top S1's "HELLO!" for me, with nothing more than its catchy rhythms and adorable visuals. Coming in again is Kokoro Connect and its third ending "Salvage". Tossing aside the less fitting and tamer second ending, the show returns to the tense nature that drew me to it in the first place. Sword Art Online is here again, with its first ending. It's a song that took me a few times to fully appreciate, and the animation is plain but matches the song quite well. Season 2 of Yuru Yuri comes back again, and when I first started up this series I had no idea I'd like the ending even more than the opening. Doing what it does best, this ending sequence is downright cheery and never fails to put a smile on my face. Little Busters once again with "Alicemagic", another reimagining of what came from the VN. The animation itself is quite bland, but the song remains evergreen. From another series I am absolutely loving at the moment, Psycho-Pass has an ending that proudly portrays everything badass about the series itself. Strong visuals and a very memorable track seal the deal on this one. Robotics;Notes once more with a song that plays out to the cheery side of the series. The animation, whilst being far from extraordinary, is simple and works quite well. From a series that I picked up just recently, Sakurasou's ending theme is a colourful mishmash of visual flair and creativity. The song itself is quite memorable, and the animation is very respectable towards the characters' artistic natures. Finally, Ano Natsu surprised me with a calming song that comes so very close to AnoHana's amazing ending sequence. The effects are still potent and awesome.
Overall, great year for an anime lover, and an even greater year for my ears, which are comfortable nestled in my studio headphones and experiencing some of my favourite songs to date.
Last edited by Hiroi Sekai; 2012-11-28 at 07:17.
|2012-11-23, 08:12||Link #45|
Keep on keeping on
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: The pale blue dot...
1. Fate/Zero OP2 - To The Beginning
2. Aquarion EVOL - Kimi no Shinwa ~ Aquarion Dai Ni Shou
3. Sakamichi no Apollon OP - Sakamichi no Melody
> Sword Art Online OP1 - Crossing Field
> Uchuu Kyoudai OP1 - Feel So Moon
> Hyouka OP2 - Mikansei Stride
> Guilty Crown OP2 - The Everlasting Guilty Crown
1. Shin Sekai Yori ED1 - Wareta Ringo
2. Sword Art Online ED2 - Overfly
3. Gundam AGE ED3 - White Justice
> Psycho-Pass ED1 - Namae no Nai Kaibutsu
> Code : Breaker ED1 - Shiroi Karasu
> Code Geass : Boukoku no Akito ED1 - More Than Words
> Fate/Zero ED2 - Sora wa Takaku Kaze wa Utau
|2012-11-24, 05:03||Link #46|
Join Date: Apr 2004
1. Eureka Seven AO OP 1 - "Escape" by Hemenway
2. Jojo's Bizarre Adventure OP1 - "JoJo ~Sono Chi no Sadame~" by Hiroaki "Tommy" Tominaga.
3. Tsuritama OP - "Tsurezure Monochrome" by FUJIFABRIC
Shin Sekai Yori OP, technically the anime doesn't have an opening but it does have a recurring track that's used as an opening in the early episodes. I would have definitely voted for it if it was used in a normal opening.
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1. Shin Sekai Yori ED - "Wareta Ringo" by Risa Taneda
2. Jojo's Bizarre Adventure ED - "Roundabout" by Yes
|2012-11-24, 10:39||Link #47|
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Various Pocket Dimensions
Pretty good year for OPs/EDs...or at least what I got around to seeing.
1) Fate/Zero OP2 - "To the Beginning" by Kalafina
2) Uchuu Kyoudai OP1 - "Feel So Moon" by Unicorn
3) Nisemonogatari OP3 - "Platinum Disco" by Yuka Iguchi
Eureka Seven Ao OP1 - Escape
Haiyore! Nyaruko-san OP - Taiyou Iwaku Moeyo Chaos
Nisemonogatari OP2 - Marshmallow Justice
Tonari no Kaibutsu - Q&A Recital!
Tari Tari - Dreamer
Dog Days' - FEARLESS HERO
Hyouka OP1 - Yasashiya no Riyuu
1) Fate/Zero ED2 - "Sora wa Takaku Kaze wa Utau" by Luna Haruna
2) Shin Sekai Yori ED - "Wareta Ringo" by Risa Taneda
3) Kyoukai Senjou no Horizon II ED1 - "Kanashimi wa Dare no Negai Demo nai" by Aira Yuuki
Hyouka ED2 - Kimi ni Matsuwaru Mystery
Accel World ED1 - Unfinished
Highschool DxD ED - STUDY x STUDY
Tasogare Otome X Amnesia - Calendrier
Kyoukai Senjou no Horizon II ED2 - Sora no Uta
Last edited by FlavoryFantasy; 2012-11-25 at 16:25. Reason: added another honorable mention(s), fixed some minor but annoying typo(s).
|2012-11-24, 12:16||Link #48|
1. To The Beginning by Kalafina (Fate/Zero OP2)
2. No Pain, No Game by Nano (Btooom! OP1)
3. Crossing Field by LiSA (Sword Art Online OP1)
1. Memoria by Aoi Eir (Fate/Zero ED1)
2. Video Muyou by Nagi Yanagi (Ano Natsu de Matteru ED1)
3. Alicemagic ~TV animation ver.~ by Rita (Little Busters! ED1)
Little Busters ~TV animation ver.~ by Rita (Little Busters! OP1)
Oath Sign by LiSA (Fate/Zero OP1)
Innocence by Aoi Eir (Sword Art Online OP2)
V.I.P. by SID (Magi OP1)
Yasashisa no Riyuu by Choucho (Hyouka OP1)
Mikansei Stride by Kodama Saori (Hyouka OP2)
The Everlasting Guilty Crown by EGOIST (Guilty Crown OP2)
Abnormalize by Ling Tosite Sigure (Psycho-Pass OP1)
Dream Riser by Choucho (Girls and Panzer OP1)
Kings by Angela (K OP1)
Chase the World by May'n (Accel World OP1)
Burst the Gravity by Altima (Accel World OP2)
Junjou Spectra by Zwei (Robotics;Notes OP)
Anamnesis by Annabel (Another ED1)
Unite by Sachika Misawa (Accel World ED2)
Days of Dash by Suzuki Konomi (Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo ED1)
Ao Sora by May'n (Btooom! ED1)
Overyfly by Haruna Luna (Sword Art Online ED2)
Salvage by Rekka Katakiri (Kokoro Connect ED3)
Namae no nai Kaibutsu by Egoist (Psycho-Pass ED1)
Umikaze no Brave by Fumika (Robotics;Notes ED1)
lots of good songs this season
I've probably missed a lot of good songs too
but this is the only ones I can remember and heard this year
|2012-11-25, 15:19||Link #49|
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: My cozy room
-Haiyore! Nyaruko-san OP - Taiyou Iwaku Moeyo Chaos
-All three Nisemonogatari OP's
-Hidamari Sketch x Honeycomb - Open Canvas
- [K] OP - KINGS
-Yuru Yuri♪♪ OP - Yes! Yuyuyu Yuru Yuri
-Haiyore! Nyaruko-san ED - Zuto Be with you
-Kyoukai Senjou no Horizon II ED - Sora no Uta
-Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo ED - DAYS of DASH
-Yuru Yuri♪♪ ED - 100% Chu~Gakusei!
Sort of a lacking year for me in terms of OP's and ED's. I was sort of busy so I missed out on a lot of winter/spring season shows, maybe that's it. I have a weird taste in music too so maybe that's overflowing into my anime music. Ah well.
|2012-11-28, 23:39||Link #54|
Pillager of Twilight
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Rivers In the Desert
I'll pick one from each season and one extra... (Winter->Spring->Summer->Fall)
Aquarion Evol - "Kimi no Shinwa ~ Aquarion Dai Ni Shou" by Akino
Tasogare Otome x Amnesia - "Choir Jail" by Suzuki Konomi
Horizon in the Middle of Nowhere II - "Zone//Alone" by Chihara Minori
Oda Nobuna no Yabou - "Link" by Aimi
Jormungand II - "Under/Shaft" by Kurosaki Maon
Shakugan no Shana Final - "One" by Altima
Eureka Seven AO - "Stand by Me" by Stereopony
Kokoro Connect - "Salvage" by Katakiri Rekka
Horizon in the Middle of Nowhere II - "Kanashimi wa Dare no Negai Demonai" by Aira Yuki
Chuunibyou - "Inside Identity" by Black Raison d'etre
Tasogare Otome x Amnesia - "Requiem" by Hiiragi Nao
Aquarion EVOL - "Pride ~Nageki no Tabi~" by Akino
With tons and TONS more special mentions really...
|2012-11-29, 15:49||Link #56|
Join Date: Nov 2012
Pretty much had to watch all of the previous season's OPs and EDs that I watched before to decide properly...
Kibou ni Tsuite - AKB0048
Chase the World - Accel World OP1
Burst the Gravity - Accel World OP2
Yume wa Nandomo Umarekawaru - AKB0048
Koi no Beginner Nan Desu - Kore wa Zombie Desu ka? of the Dead
Futuristic Player - Saki Achiga-hen Episode of Side-A
I'd also have many to call special mentions, so I won't type them.
|2012-11-30, 02:06||Link #57|
Lolli for loli :D