Some Of The The Best 10 OPs - A Nostalgia Fest of Anime Openings
So please forgive the self indulgent nature of this thread but I was chatting to @olivaisfire1997 and we suddenly started on about our favourite OPs that we remembered from stuff we've watched over the years. Now these are things that STILL bring the feels for us and I hope that they do for you too and remind you of that excitement you felt watching your favourite shows at the time.
Please also share YOUR own favourites below or comment on the ones I've posted.
So in no particular order (although I numbered them anyways just cos)...
I also added the name of the song and the artist where I knew them
1. "Again" by Yui - Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood
The first opening for FMA Brotherhood and by far my favourite of all the FMA OPs. The first anime series I ever watched was FMA and I got hold of this thinking it would be a crock since I loved the original. I remember hearing this and instantly being hyped (I still am when I hear it) and feeling a big grin spreading across my face. The opening animation was pretty emotional too.
olivaisfire1997 argued a bit about this cos he liked the second one more so I'll also leave all of them here for you to make your own minds up (I think they get progressively less good..and spoilers):www.youtube.com/watch?v=1wWQjiwP3Yc
2. "Guns & Roses" by Paradise Lunch - Baccano!
So this was so upbeat and exciting but also engaging, introducing all the main characters with energy. More than that it just sets you up for some fun crazy times! Also, who on CL hasn't seen Baccano! huh? If you haven't then go watch it!www.youtube.com/watch?v=--tfb6Cv7eY
3. "My Soul, your Beats!" by Lia/Jun Maeda - Angel Beats
The first piano version was so evocative. You may not have totally liked this anime but but it was a nice opening tune. I actually think this conjures more up after you've seen it a bit because of dem feels.www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gqxm--Wq82Y
4. "Tank!" by The Seatbelts - Cowbow Bebop
Probably THE coolest OP for anything ever. Even Archer totally ripped it off! It oozes style into both your eyes and ears.www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aw3fN3OPk3A
5. "Kaidoku Funo" by Jinn - Code Geass
Possibly one of my fave shows. Originally I wasn't sure about this OP when I was fresh to Code Geass but it grew on me quickly and I never skipped it at all. A lot of people prefer the first one (olivaisfire1997 did) but this is my post and I loved this, especially the chorus.
Lalouche looks to camera at the end
First OP if you're interested:
6. "Bouken Desho Desho" by Hirano Aya - The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya
So pop-y and upbeat and crazy plus all that cute bouncing around. I have so much love for this anime and it all starts with this OP.www.youtube.com/watch?v=lVYV-5TeYfg
7. "Resonance" by T.M. Revolution / "Papermoon" by Tommy - Soul Eater
I can never decide which of these is my fave so I cheated and named them BOTH.
Resonance has this creepy and frenetic pace that is practically anxiety inducing due to that beat but also a bunch of what appear to be raving characters.
Papermoon is just a beautiful song with some animation to match in it's mournful and tragedy anticipating joy. I still want to do this as a CL chorus one day...
8. "The World Without Logos" by Yasushi Ishii - Hellsing
The original Hellsing had a tonne of faults but this was the ultimate jazzy, smooth, sultry "fuck you I'm Hellsing son" OP. Splash some gore on that and call it the best horror anime OP (maybe). It really promised a lot of fun without worrying about "nice" things.
9. "Flyers" by BRADIO - Death Parade
"Everyone..put your hands up..!" A charming and fun OP with a real joie de vivre, which is of course ironic. Beautifully animated and entertaining. Makes you wanna party to death huh?
Also, the original band vid here:
10. "ft" by FUNKIST - Fairy Tale
I expect you'll disagree with me but this is my favourite of all the FT OPs. It's joyous and captures everything I love about FT - the characters are like family and friends, it's upbeat and positive whatever happens, it's a real kick ass OP! Plus lots of Erza time in the animation and some nice feels.www.youtube.com/watch?v=rXn_UeOEhAY
So, what do you think? What did I miss out?