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Old 2012-11-18, 23:38   Link #21
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2012 top opening

1. Sukitte Ii na yo op
It's Ritsuko Okazaki. Because of this opening, I'm even watching this anime.

2. Joshiraku op
It puts me on a happy mood.

3. Hidamari Sketch op
Any music Shaft uses the theme for the anime, I like it a lot.

Runner up
Space Brother op
Kore wa zombie desu ka op

2012 top opening
1. Kore Wa Zombie Desu ka ed
So good, I listen to it from my ipod time to time.

2. Hidamari Sketch ed
I always liked the Marbles.

3. Sankarea ed
This song felt gentle and very relaxing.

Runner up
Jojo's Bizarre Adventure ed, Space Brother ed2, Inu x boku ed2, Thermae Romae ed, Haiyore Nyaruko san ed
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Old 2012-11-19, 02:44   Link #22
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Originally Posted by Ithekro View Post
Entirely for the nostalgia factor:

Space Battleship Yamato 2199
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Probably the same for me and for ending right now

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Old 2012-11-19, 07:09   Link #23
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Fate/Zero II


Sakamichi no melody


Endings: None so far
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Old 2012-11-19, 08:15   Link #24
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I'll endorse this OP, too:

Kibou ni Tsuite - AKB0048 OP

The integration between music and visuals in this show was often top-notch. The transition between numbers during the concert in episode one matched as the scene changed from the performance to the battle. The song choices were very appropriate to the story line as well.
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Old 2012-11-19, 08:35   Link #25
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I was a bit surprised as unlike previous years when a few series took all the votes, it seems spread out all over the places this year...
gonna be a pain if i want to count later

Anyway here is mine, honestly i think it was quite close for me this year as none really stand out or all are enjoyable. And good job Youtube, comparing to 3 previous years, it's never getting this hard to find a version of OP/ED

The three favourite OP are:
1) Joshiraku OP [The Next Person is Ready... So!]
Not so fancy but it perfectly set up the anime mood everytime
2) Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai! Lite OP [Kimi e]
If your eyes hurt, you got the wrong song.... But yeah totally unfit with the series, but the song and the animation is just incredibly. They should pick this one for the main series instead
3) Nisemonogatari OP 2 [Platinum Disco]
Can't find it on youtube, but to sum it up..... Moe Imouto. Enough said
Spoiler for Youtube links:

By chances, all of my three favourite SD involve chibi dancing
1) Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai! Lite ED [Sparkling Daydream]
The level of moe in this one is simply unbelievable. Second to none for the history of anime in my book.... Watch it!!
2) Joshiraku ED [100 Famous Views on Japan's Smiles]
Can't find the youtube link for this, but instantly cheer me up everytime
3) Baby, Please Kill Me! ED [Futari no Kimochi no Honto no Himitsu]
The Ed almost got a wave of meme, and hilarious to watch
Spoiler for Youtube link:

PS: special mention to Shinsekai Yori ed , a really good song and should have took 3rd place spot when i think about it. And there's also Black Rock Shooter OP, Binbougami ga! ED, Hyouka OP.
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Old 2012-11-19, 08:50   Link #26
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Smh @ the lack of mentions for JoJos ED, the way it was segwayed in Episode 6 was just godlike.

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Old 2012-11-19, 09:11   Link #27
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Originally Posted by Westlo View Post
Smh @ the lack of mentions for JoJos ED, the way it was segwayed in Episode 6 was just godlike.

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The problem is that Warner takes out every vids they can find. Only totoum mentioned it and I was so hasty in my posting that I forgot to mention it.

And yeah, I agree about that part. What JoJo lacks in budget, it makes it up with good direction which gives us those smooth transitions to the ED. And those leaves the fans hanging and wanting more. You hear the first chords of the ED, and you know it IS over, and it is a crime because you want MORE.
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Old 2012-11-19, 14:58   Link #28
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No Gundam AGE OP4, really?

-Gundam AGE OP4
-Fate Zero 2(mostly mentioned already)
-Hagure Yuusha no Estetica OP

-Hagure Yuusha no Estetica ED
-Campione! ED

Current Season(Fall 2012):

-Medaka Box Abnormal(S2) OP
-Initial D 5th Stage OP
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Old 2012-11-19, 17:19   Link #29
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I do not usually pay much attention to op/ed, but this year, to me, Guilty Crown musically speaking really has been something else, and so EGOIST.

Despite how GC went the OP and the EDs are all consistent with many references to the plot, well mixed together with the cast, and with the music!
The ED sure is less artistic visually speaking, same goes for Psycho Pass, but both songs are also amazing in their own ways.
For Tari Tari, well, the song expresses so well the cheerful parts of the show. Or maybe its jsut me, because it reminds me of Sawa and Konatsu fun and cuteness

1) Guilty Crown, Opening Theme 2, The Everlasting (EGOIST)
Spoiler for video:
2) Guilty Crown, Opening Theme 1, My Dearest (Supercell)
Spoiler for video:

3) Tari Tari, opening Theme 1, Dreamer (Airi)
Spoiler for video:

Couldn't find the Tv version.
1) Guilty Crown, Ending Theme 1, The Everlasting (EGOIST)
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2) Pshycho Pass, Ending Theme 1, Namae no nai Kaibutsu (EGOIST)
Spoiler for video:

And yes, I'm starting to be a bit addicted to Namae no nai Kaibutsu

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Old 2012-11-19, 18:54   Link #30
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I'd say:

Uta No Prince Sama ED: Maji 1000%
Guilty Crown OP 1: My Dearest (Supercell)
Kamisama Kiss ED : Kamisama Onegai
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Old 2012-11-19, 20:36   Link #31
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The only two op that has really stuck out to me so far this year was :

Kuroko no basuke : Can Do
Another : kyomu Densen

Honestly there really hasn't been a ED that has stuck out to me this season, not sure why.
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Old 2012-11-19, 20:50   Link #32
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There were a lot of songs that I liked for 2012. Especially opening songs. Choosing which songs to add to a personal Top 3 was difficult.
I might edit this post later if I remember more songs or add something since 2012 isn't quite over yet.

  1. fate/zero 2: [to the beginning]
  2. Dog Days': [FEARLESS HERO]
  3. Accel World: [Burst the Gravity]
OP Honorable mentions (lol, there were so many OP songs that I liked )
  • Little Busters!: [Little Busters! ~TV animation ver.~]
  • Shakugan no Shana III Final: [Serment]
  • Nisemonogatari: [Platinum Disco]
  • Nisemonogatari: [marshmallow justice]
  • Nisemonogatari: [Futakotome]
  • Papa no Iu Koto o Kikinasai!: [Happy Girl]
  • Saki: Achiga-hen - Episode of Side-A: [MIRACLE RUSH]
  • Kono Naka ni Hitori, Imouto ga Iru!: [Choose me Darling]
  • Koi to Senkyo to Chocolate: [Signal Graph]
  • Natsuiro Kiseki: [Non stop road]
  • Ano Natsu de Matteru: [sign]

  1. Ano Natsu de Matteru: [Vidro Moyou]
  2. Nisemonogatari: [Naisho no Hanashi]
  3. Little Busters!: [Alicemagic ~TV animation ver.~]
ED Honorable mentions
  • Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo: [DAYS of DASH]
  • Sankarea: [Above your hand]
  • Tasogare Otome x Amnesia [Calendrier]
  • Shakugan no Shana III Final: [I'll believe]

  • Shakugan no Shana III Final: [Koubou]
  • Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica Movie 1: Hajimari no Monogatari: [Luminous]

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Old 2012-11-19, 21:22   Link #33
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So many good ones, hard to pick:

I really like the Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun Opening. It's so lighthearted and fun.

Happy Happy Girl is similarly uplifting. Opening for Papa no Iukoto o Kikinasai!

The Opening for Mysterious Girlfriend X was also pretty good. Rarely do you see such a "chastely sensual" style anymore, perfectly fit the mood of the anime. I'll never see lemons the same way again.

The Opening for JoJo's Bizarre Adventure also perfectly fits the anime. It's old school. You never hear anything so manly any more. (Almost as manly as the nostalgic throwback down at the bottom).

Both the opening and ending for Kamisama Hajimemashita are hauntingly beautiful. I think I tend to prefer the opening because of the lyrics, but the ending is also good.

If I were to pick on artistry I'd pick Mysterious Girlfriend X, or maybe Jojo. For pure beauty of the song I'd have to go with either the opening or ending of Kamisama Hajimemashita.

But the best opening and ending of the year has to be the Opening from Kill Me Baby. If only the show had been half as awesome as the opening. You know an opening is good when you realize around episode 6 that you don't really enjoy the show and you're just watching it for the opening. The ending was only half as cool as the opening, but still funnier than the show.

Spoiler for Oh the nostalgia:

Cross Game - A Story of Love, Life, Death - and Baseball. What more could you want?
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Old 2012-11-19, 22:05   Link #34
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Been thinking about this subject for a while now....

When I evaluate OP or ED I look at not only whether I enjoy the song, but also how much I look forward to it as part of the episode (and series as a whole) and also how well it harmonizes with the video portion proper.

With all that in mind, curiously there were much fewer OPs I enjoyed this year than EDs. And yet, the piece of music I thought was the most effective and enjoyable for me in all ways, shapes and forms was the background music for the Koi to Senkyo to Chocolate Preview!

Here it is: "Jewelry Time" by Ceui.


1. Without doubt it would have to be Hyouka OP 1: Yasashiya no Riyuu.

2. Yep - as others have mentioned Sukitte Ii nayo's Friendship.

3. Finally, Sakamichi no Apollon's moving and beautiful Sakamichi no Melody.


Honorable Mentions:

Amagami SS Plus' Check My Soul.

Shirokuma Cafe's Boku no Invitation.

Rinne no Lagrange's Try Unite.

Finally, Chuunibyou Demo Koi ga Shitai Lite's Kimi e. Lovely.



1. Natsume Yuuchinjou Shi's Takaromono.

2. Jinrui wa Suitai Shimashita's absolutely brilliant Yume no naka no Watashi no Yume.

3. Natsuyuki Rendezvous' Anata ni Deawa Nakereba ~Natsuyuki Fuyuhana~.


Honorable Mentions:

Papa no Iu Koto o Kikinasai's

Mouretsu Space Pirates Lost Child.

Accel World's Unfinished.

Furusato Saisei Nippon no Mukashi Banashi's "Arukou". (Very difficult to find a link on this one.)

Joshiraku's Nippon Egao Hyakkei.

Koi to Senkyo to Chocolate's Kaze no Naka no Primrose.

Tasogare Otome x Amnesia's Karandorie.

Dog Days Dash Natsu no Yakusoku.
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Old 2012-11-19, 22:14   Link #35
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1.) To Love Ru Darkness - Rakuen PROJECT

2.) Phi Brain - Now or Never

^^I liked the songs. Speaking of which, Campione's Brave Blade OP would've been my absolute favorite if the opening portion of the song was the chorus used as well. But sadly, it's not.

As for ED's, only one that really comes to mind at the moment:

Naruto SD Rock Lee no Seishun Full-Power Ninden - Daijoubu Bokura

This one was funny, cute, upbeat, and even a little epic with a nice song to go with it.
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Old 2012-11-20, 04:52   Link #36
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1. Furusato Saisei Nihon no Mukashi Banashi - OP

Unfortunately, I can't find the opening itself. A clourful paperplane flies through the seasons. It's beautiful. The song is both spritely and calming. A picture book opening for an animated picturebook.

2. Mouretsu Pirates - OP

Fast paced with lots of changes in the mood reflected both in the song and animation. The perfect set up for a light space opera adventure.

3. Nisemonogatari - Platinum Disco

Probably the best thing about the show, and a perfect reflection of the projected image of the character in question.



1. Joshiraku - ED

Perfect reflection of the show, with the scenery and rakugo meshups. Ending deliberately with everyone laughing and happy is a nice touch.

2. Tasogare Otome X Amnesia - ED

I love the way they go over the top with the colours, here, and also that they have the main character sing the song. It reflects the way the show sometimes feels like a stage play. The song's haunting and longing mood fits the show perfectly.

3. Kill Me Baby - ED

Like the show: silly, played straight. That dance is an instant classic (there's people actually "dancing" it on youtube...).
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Old 2012-11-20, 08:25   Link #37
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Yea, I'm agree with what Coldlight said, this year has many good (Anime) songs, especially the openings.

Below is my top 3 picks for both Anime OP/ED of 2012:

Spoiler for OP & ED:

Honorable Mentions:

Spoiler for OP, ED & some others:

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Old 2012-11-20, 23:33   Link #38
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OP: New Wuthering Heights, from Lupin III: Mine Fujiko to iu onna

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ED: Duty Friend, from Lupin III: Mine Fujiko to iu onna

Because there should be more community involvement like this, I'm not linking the actual ED, but rather a cover of it.

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My criteria are a combination of visuals, music, and relation to the show in question.
It feels like years since they've been updated, btw.
Also, cake.
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Old 2012-11-21, 00:39   Link #39
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Had a long hard think over this.

1) Jormungand Perfect Order: UNDER/SHAFT
2) Sakamichi no Apollon : Sakamichi no Melody
3) Zetsuen no Tempest: Spirit Inspiration

Honorable Mentions:
Natsuyuki Rendezvous, Hakuouki Reimeiroku, Kamisama Hajimemashita, Fate/Zero

1) Kamisama Hajimemashita: Kamisama Onegai
2) Psycho Pass: Namae no nai Kaibutsu
3) Code Breaker : Shiroi Karasu

Honorable mentions:
Jormungand PO, Natsuyuki Rendezvous, Natsume Yuujinchou Shi, Hakuouki Reimeiroku
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Old 2012-11-21, 02:03   Link #40
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Overall this was kind of a weak year in terms of openings/endings for me. I had a hard time finding three for each (and failed where the openings are concerned, haha).

1. Hyouka - "Yasashiya no Riyuu" by Chouchou
2. Jinrui wa Suitai Shimashita - "Real World" by nano.Ripe

1. Shin Sekai Yori - "Wareta Ringo" by Risa Taneda
2. Fate/Zero - "Sora wa Takaku Kaze wa Utau" by Luna Haruna
3. Psycho-Pass - "Namae no nai Kaibutsu" by Egoist
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