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Old 2013-11-30, 21:16   Link #1
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Favourite anime OP and ED of 2013

Year going...
2013 busy....
Me lazy....
*copy paste*

Joking aside, yeah this thread is the fifth annual favourite anime OP and ED of Animesuki community *clap clap*. Keep up people, do this for 80 more years and we will surpass Oscar in term of longevity
I was busy last year so didn't watch as many anime as i should be. But still, have to do my annual thing right?

As usual:
there are no actual rules to follow, just basically list out your 3 favourite OP and 3 favourite ED of the year. Can be series both started or ended in 2013. There are some sincere requests through:
  1. Please list all different OP or ED (OP2, OP3 and so on) of a same anime into one if they are all in your top list
  2. Take the song, the animation, and their role within the anime into account. That's why this thread is not in the music forum
  3. Put up some youtube link if available, we all want to know what's popular among the community, right? And gotta get boring at one point with the holiday period coming up. 6 youtube links gonna be huge in space, so put them into spoilers

And here are some of past years popular choice from AS fellow members. Want to know whether you are qualified an otaku? See if you know the rhythm of 80% of all these song
Spoiler for 2009:

Spoiler for 2010:

Spoiler for 2011:

Spoiler for 2012:
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Old 2013-11-30, 22:21   Link #2
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Well, let's see....

This thread is always a tough one for me, but here goes.



OP - "Koko" from Kyousogiga.

ED - "I sang a neverending melody" from Kamisama no inai Nichiyobi.


OP - "X Encounter" from Tokyo Ravens.

ED - "Kibou no Hana" from Kotoura-san.

First: For me these two were my undisputed faves this year.

OP - "Shape my Story" from Stella C3-bu. No contest for me.

ED - "Neguse" from Tamako Market. Also no contest for me.


Honorable Mentions:

OP's: Other than "Zoetrope" from Amnesia no others really stood out as special for me this year, curiously.

ED's: Plenty of ED's stood out, though, including: "Maware" from Unbreakable Machine-doll (really well done and fitting for the series overall, even though I do not like the adaptation); "Innocent Note" from Gatchaman Crowds; "Zutto ne" from Aiura; "Daisy" from Kyoukai no Kanata; "Glass no Mikazuke" from Dansai bunri no Crime Edge; "Arigatou" from Tamayura ~futatose~ ; "Smile F" from Photo Kano; "Over Sky" - one of the many ED from GJ-bu, the one dedicated to Kirara.

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Old 2013-11-30, 23:09   Link #3
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OP - Free! "Rage On"

ED - Kamisama no Inai Nichiyoubi "I Sang A Never Ending Melody"


OP - Watashi ga Motenai no wa Dou Kangaetemo Omaera ga Warui! (Song name same as anime name)

ED - Attack On Titan "Utsukushiki Zankoku na Sekai"


OP - Kingdom 2 "Glory Days"

ED - Ginga Kikoutai Majestic Prince "Sayonara tte Iu"

It was hard to choose Honorable mentions would be Ro-Kyu-Bu! SS Opening, Ginga Kikoutai Majestic Prince Opening and Coppellion Opening.
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Old 2013-11-30, 23:38   Link #4
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Opening Themes:
1. PSYCHO PASS OP2; "Out of Control" by Nothing's Carved in Stone
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2. Monogatari Series: Second Season OP 3; "Mousou♡Express" by Kana Hanazawa
Spoiler for video:
3. Genei wo Kakeru Taiyou OP; "träumerei" by LiSA
Spoiler for video:
4. Fate/kaleid liner Prisma☆Illya OP; "Starlog" - ChouCho

5. Senki Zesshou Symphogear G OP; "Vitalization" by Nana Mizuki

Ending Themes:
1. Haiyore! Nyaruko-san W ED 4; "Sister, Friend, Lover" by RAMM ni Haiyoru Kuuko-san to Kuune-san
Spoiler for video:
2. Hyperdimension Neptunia ED 1; "Neptune☆Sagashite" by Afilia Saga
Spoiler for video:
3. Golden Time ED; "Sweet & Sweet CHERRY" by Yui Horie
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4. Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai Next ED; "Bokura no Tsubasa" by The Neighbor's Club

5. Tamako Market ED; "Neguse" by Aya Suzaki

I'll edit honorable mentions and reasons later .
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Old 2013-11-30, 23:53   Link #5
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For me, the song in either OP or ED is the key factor. In short, it must be easy on my ears. Fail in that area means the OP/ED will be insta-dropped even if the visual is on a masterpiece-level.

As such here's my list of favorites :


1. Attack on Titan
Spoiler for video:
Nuff said.

2. Arpeggio of Blue Steel: Ars Nova
Spoiler for video:
You can't go wrong with NANO's song. The visual also nicely introduces the setting and the (female) battleships (yes, they are ships) that our protagonists are going to face/fight along the way of their long mission of crossing the Pacific.

3. Saint Seiya Omega
Spoiler for video:
Not as good as Titan, but this oldschool shounen OP is always enjoyable to watch before the episode begins. That "enjoyable factor" itself makes it a very good OP in my eyes and deserve the 3rd place compared to some other OPs out there.


1. Attack on Titan
Spoiler for video:
Great song, great visual.

2. Devil Survivor 2
Spoiler for video:
Nice song. I also like the gimmick involving character's death incorporated to this ED throughtout the series.

3. Rozen Maiden - Zuruckspulen
Spoiler for video:
Moody and excellently executed.

Honorable mentions (not in order):
Spoiler for Quite a number of videos:

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Old 2013-11-30, 23:55   Link #6
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I'm going to second Fate/Kaleid's opening and then throw in a little "Alteration" (Sasami-san@Ganbaranai opening).
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Old 2013-12-01, 02:37   Link #7
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Opening Theme
1. Rage On by OLDCODEX (Free! OP)

2. Preserved Roses by T.M. Revolution & Mizuki Nana (Kakumeiki Valvrave OP1)

3. sister's noise by fripSide (To Aru Kagaku no Railgun S OP1)

Ending Theme
1. Aqua Terrarium by Yanagi Nagi (Nagi no Asukara ED1)

2. Soba ni Iru yo by ELISA (Kakumeiki Valvrave ED2)

3. Recall by Ray (Amnesia ED)

Honorable Mention (A LOT!!!)
- Splash Free by Style Five (Free! ED)
- Do Kangaetemo Watashi wa Warukunai by Izumi Kitta (WataMote ED1)
- Zetsubousei: Hero Chiryouyaku by suzumu feat. soraru (Danganronpa ED)
- God FATE by Faylan (Hakkenden Tohou Hakken Ibun OP1)
- Jiyuu no Tsubasa by Linked Horizon (Attack on Titan OP2)
- Henai no Rondo by GRANRODEO (Karneval OP)
- Canon by Mamoru Miyano (UtaPri 2000% OP)
- Kakumei Dualism by T.M. Revolution & Nana Mizuki (Kakumeiki Valvrave OP2)
- Zoetrope by Yanagi Nagi (Amnesia OP)

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Old 2013-12-01, 02:39   Link #8
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3. Kyousogiga

Comments: It's like a trip back to 70ies psychodelia both in sound and vision, but the musical arrangement is a bit more disciplined. But the influence is very audible (the way they use the piano, for example). A really good intoduction to the show: it's gentle, but it has drive.

2. Namiuchigawa Muromi San

Comments: Aww, what can I say. The song has this driving rhythm that just keeps going forward, and the video ends in a determined mermaid charge against a meteroid. An escalation like that can only end in catastrophe. Oh, and Muromi demonstrates sign language, to acknowledge her deaf fans.

1. Uchouten Kazuko

Comments: Oh, how I love this opening. That song! I swear I can hear the tanuki idot blood calling out to me... (Tanuki have two modes: "Oh, that's interesting!" and "Oh, crap!") And the animation is perfect, too, introducing all the characters, and having a tanuki fly into the sun, while discoloured Kyouto streets rush by. Undisputed favourite, this year.

Honorable mentions: Rozen Maiden ~ Zurückspulen (appropriately creepy); Aiura (the opening with the inexplicable crabs [and Steve Jobs, and Andy Warhol style])


3. Watamote

Comments: They had many interesting endings that always fit the episode. But the standard ending is probably my favourite. Walking through the cell phones, and the way she suddenly pops up towards the camera... The singing is appropriately off, but somehow still keeps the tune. Brilliant.

2. Aku no Hana

Comments: I couldn't find one directly from the show. It's always sort of different, seguing in and the credits. It's utterly weird and fits the mood. No clear tempo to the vocals, all very awkward. Then that driving rhythm all relentless, and those fluty-stringy tones... Say what you want about Aku no Hana's visuals, but the soundtrack was stellar, including openings and endings.

1. Dansai Bunri no Crime Edge - special ending of episode 6, Glass no Mikazuki

Comments: It's just so beautiful when they watch the sky, the soundtrack fades out and the ending music fades in. Then their dance, and the credits as if it were a movie, to let mood sink in. This ending, like no other, shows what's so great about the shows directions. Love it.

Honorable mention: Machinedoll (nice rhythm and fun to watch), Cuticle Tantei Inaba (I didn't like the show too much, but the Don singin his Ending was hilarious)
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Old 2013-12-01, 05:34   Link #9
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Mine would be... (Descending order, from good to great, the top 3 rankings only)


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Old 2013-12-01, 16:03   Link #10
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1. WataMote OP. 100% Pure awesomeness.

2. nano.RIPE - Nanairo Biyori (Non Non Biyori OP). I love this band, 'nuff said.

3. Shingeki no Kyojin OP 1

- Megumi Nakajima - Sonna Koto Ura no Mata Urabanashi Desho? (Kotoura-san OP)
- Namiuchigiwa no Muromi-san OP
- May'n - VIVID (Blood lad OP).
- Aiu♥rabu - Kani☆Do-Luck! (Aiura OP)
- Rozen Maiden 2013 OP
- Genei wo Kakeru Taiyou OP
- Ushiro kara Haiyori-tai G - Koi wa Chaos no Shimobenari (Haiyore! Nyaruko-san W OP)
- Uchuuten Kazouku OP
- Mondaiji-tachi ga Isekai kara Kuru Sou Desu yo? OP
- The Neighbors Club - Be My Friend (Haganai NEXT OP)
- angela - ANGEL (Coppelion OP)
- Otome Shinto - 2 Gakki Debut Daisakusen!! (Kitakubu Katsudou Kiroku OP)
- Kyousogiga OP
- Afilia Saga - S・M・L☆ (NouCome OP)
- Sasami-san@Ganbaranai OP
- Monogatari Second Season OP3
- Kishida Kyodan & The Akeboshi Rockets - Strike the Blood (Strike the Blood OP)
- neko - Destiny (Phi-Brain: Kami no Puzzle S3 OP)


1. WataMote ED1. Very sad song; brilliantly sung by Izumi Kitta.

2. Kaori Sadohara - To Be Continued? (Mondaiji-tachi ga Isekai kara Kuru Sou Desu yo? ED). Beat is very catchy. Song is very good as well.

3. Stella Jogakuin Koutou-ka C³-bu - Hajikero! C3! (Stella Jogakuin Koutou-ka C³-bu ED). Probably the best part of the whole show

- Haruka Chisuga - Kibou no Hana (Kotoura-san ED1)
- TEPPAN - Shissou Ginga (Kyousogoiga ED)
- Rozen Maiden 2013 ED
- Genei wo Kakeru Taiyou ED
- Marina Kawano - Sono Koe wo Oboeteru (Monogatari Second Season ED3)
- Hitomi Harada, Ai Kayano, and Yui Ogura - Maware! Setsugetsuka (Machine Doll wa Kizutsukanai ED)

Good season for OPs, less so for EDs.
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Old 2013-12-01, 17:58   Link #11
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It's been a very strong year for OPs, so it's hard to round it down to three favorites.

So I'll just chime in with agreement on PSYCHO PASS OP2; "Out of Control" by Nothing's Carved in Stone, and Fate/kaleid liner Prisma☆Illya OP; "Starlog" - ChouCho. Those were definitely two of the better OPs of the year, imo.

On the ED side, I find Nagi no Asukara's downright enchanting/soothing, so that would probably be my favorite ED of the year. Majestic Prince and Rozen Maiden - Zuruckspulen also had very good EDs, I think.
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Old 2013-12-01, 19:59   Link #12
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This ED from Space Battleship Yamato 2199: Chapter 4 (theatrical version)

Light of Memories by KOKIA (Akiko Yoshida)

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Old 2013-12-01, 20:30   Link #13
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1. Sister's Noise by fripSide (To Aru Kagaku no Railgun)
2. Love Shitai! by Numakura Manami, Akasaki Chinatsu, Minase Inori, Sakura Ayane & Taichi You (Love Lab)
3. Starlog by Choucho (Fate/Kaleid Liner Primsa☆Illya)

Honorable mentions:
- Vitalization by Nana Mizuki (Senki Zesshou Symphogear G)
- Mousou♡Express by Kana Hanazawa (Monogatari 2nd season OP3
- Guren no Yumiya by Linked Horizon (Shingeki no Kyojin)
- Nibun no Ichi by BACK-ON (Gundam Build Fighters)
- Watamote OP
- Bloody Stream by Coda (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure)
1. Neptune☆Sagashite by Afilia Saga (Hyperdimension Neptunia)
2. Baby Sweet Berry Love by Ogura Yui(Hentai Ouji to Warawanai Neko)
3. Your Voice by Rhodanthe (Kin-iro Mosaic)

Honorable mentions:
- Boku ja nai by Angela (Valvrave)
- Sweet & Sweet CHERRY by Yui Horie (Golden Time)
- Hello Especially by Sukima Switch (Silver Spoon)
- Sono Koe wo Oboeteru by Marina Kawano (Monogatari Second Season ED3)
- Dou Kangaete mo Watashi wa Warukunai by Izumi Kitta (Watamote ED)
- Kyuusekkin Lucky DAYS by Rina Satou, Marina Inoue, & Minori Chihara (Minami-Ke Tadima ED)
- Imagination > Reality by AiRI (Gundam Build Fighters ED)
- Non Non Biyori by Kotori Koiwai, Rie Murakawa, Ayane Sakura & Kana Asumi (Non Non Biyori)
- Roundabout by Yes (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure)

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Old 2013-12-01, 21:13   Link #14
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For the OP:
1) Guren no Yumiya - Linked Horizon (Shingeki no Kyoujin)
2) Watashi wa Sozo suru - Natsumi Kon (Majestic Prince)
3) Watashi ga Motenai - (Watashi ga Motenai)

Honorable Mentions:
Preserved Roses - TMRevolution Nana Mizuki (Valvrave)
Just One Life - Spyair (Samurai Flamenco)

For the ED:
1) Boku Janai - angela (Valvrave)
2) Utsukushiki Zankoku na Sekai - Yoko Hikasa (Shingeki no Kyoujin)
3) Exit - The Sketchbook (Kingdom)

Honorable Mentions:
Sayonara tte iu - Chiaki Ishikawa (Majestic Prince)
Daisy - Stereo Dive Foundation (Kyoukai no Kanata)
Soba ni Iru yo - Elisa (Valvrave)
21 - The Sketchbook (Kingdom)
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Old 2013-12-02, 01:34   Link #15
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1. "Mousou Express" by Kana Hanazawa (Monogatari Series: Second Season OP3)

I've listened to this song more than any other anime opening in 2013. What makes this opening so special is that it is an inversion from Sengoku Nadeko's opening from the first season, "Renai Circulation" both musically and visually. Renai Circulation was bright and cute, and Mousou Express is dark and still cute, but not as cute and not the same kind of cute as her first opening. It fits perfectly with the message the arc is trying to portray. "Do you want to call her cute now?"

2. "Uchouten Jinsei" by milktub (Uchouten Kazoku OP1)

This song is just so much fun to sing. It's just as fun to sing as the show is to watch.

3. "Watashi no Bara wo Haminasai" by ALI PROJECT (Rozen Maiden 2013 OP1)

I just really like this group for their unique style of music. It's great to hear them again.

Honorable Mentions:

"Never Say Never" by TKDzZb (Danganronpa: The Animation OP1) - I'm very impressed with the English rapping in this one.

"sirius" by Eir Aoi (Kill la Kill OP1) - The opening of Kill la Kill always gets me pumped up.

"Preserved Roses" by T.M. Revolution & Nana Mizuki (Valvrave the Liberator OP1) - Also gets me pumped up.



1. "Yokan" by Itou Masumi (RDG ~Red Data Girl~ ED1)

So peaceful and any song by Itou Masumi is an instant like for me.

2. "Aqua Terrarium" by Yanagi Nagi (Nagi no Asukara ED1)

It fits with the setting so well, and I enjoy how soothing it is after all of the drama that goes on in the show.

3. "Boku Janai" by angela (Valvrave the Liberator ED1) (sorry, there is no good video of this ending)

BOKU JANAI BOKU JANAI BOKU JANAI! The first half of the first Valvrave season always ended with awesomeness.

Honorable Mention:

"Hello Especially" by Sukima Switch (Gin no Saji ED1) - Very cheerful, but didn't make the cut.
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Old 2013-12-02, 03:07   Link #16
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1 - Guren no Yumiya [Shingeki no Kyojin]
The most memorable OP for me this year. One of the few anime OPs that took the anime fandom/Internet by storm.

2 - Preserved Roses [Kakumeiki Valvrave]
A catchy, energetic T.M. Revolution and Nana Mizuki duet.

3 - Watashi wa Souzou Suru [Ginga Kikoutai Majestic Prince]
It alternates between moments of calmness and heavy rock sections without sounding too jarring. A really good song.


1 - Utsukushii Zankoku na Sekai [Shingeki no Kyojin]
A powerful ballad with lyrics that link to the themes of the series.

2 - Aqua Terrarium [Nagi no Asukara]
A very pleasant, soothing song, and works well with the visuals.

3 - Boku Ja Nai [Kakumeiki Valvrave]
All of Valvrave's EDs are really good so far, but Boku Ja Nai stood out the most to me. The lyrics also reflect nicely on the series' events during its usage.
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Old 2013-12-02, 03:10   Link #17
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1. Traumerei - Genei wo Kakeru Taiyou
2. Vivid - Blood Lad
3. Watashi no Bara wo Haminasai - Rozen Maiden (2013)

Honorable Mentions:
The World God Only Knows ~ Megami-hen
May I Help You? -Servant x Service
Snowtime - Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru

1. Owaranai Melody - Kamisama no Inai Nichiyoubi
2. Alternative - Rozen Maiden (2013)
3. Mirage - Genei wo Kakeru Taiyou

Honorable Mentions:
Stand Still - Railgun S
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Old 2013-12-02, 06:52   Link #18
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Best OP of 2013

1. May I Help You? - Servant x Service
Straight up catchy, I have to say.

2. Genshiken - Genshiken 2

3. Uehara Rena - Todokanai Koi '13 - White Album 2
Appropriate opening as I see.

Honorable Mention
Snowtime - Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru

Best ED of 2013

1. Aku No Hana ED
I wasn't that enthusiastic for the anime itself but the song was unsettling and just perfect theme song.

2. Super Seisyun Brothers ED
Don't know why but I love the voice of the song.

3. Boku ha Tomodachi Ga Sukunai
I have no idea why I love this song but it's just goddamn cute. Almost forgot about this song and realised that I got it on my ipad.

Honorable Mention
Kill La Kill ED
Awesome song
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Old 2013-12-02, 11:05   Link #19
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1. Guren no Yumiya by Linked Horizon- Shingeki no Kyojin OP1
2. Mousou express by Kana Hanazawa - Monogatari season 2
3. Crowds by White Ash - Gatchaman Crowds
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1. Toukumade by Angela - Coppelion
2. Tsuki Hana by nano.RIPE - Hataraku Maou-sama
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3. Owaranai Melody wo Utaidashimashita by Mikako Komatsu - Kamisama inai nichiyoubi
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Old 2013-12-02, 11:41   Link #20
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1. Bloody Stream by Coda (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure)
2. Guren no Yumia gy Linked Horizon (Shingeki no Kyoujin)
3. Just One Life by SPYAIR (Samurai Flamenco)

1. Roundabout by Yes (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure)
2. Gekka ni Kawasu, Sakazuki to Chigiri by Daisuke Namikawa and Takua Sato (Gifuu Dodo: Kanetsugu to Keiji)
3. Gomen ne, Ii ko ja Irarenai by Miku Sawai (Kill la Kill)

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