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Favorite Anime Opening/Ending Songs

Postby Thief » Sat Sep 01, 2012 3:13 am

What's your favorite Anime ending and opening songs?

I love the first opening to Hunter X Hunter (fav. anime ever!), makes me feel right at home :)

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1IAOZn2YwiQ[/youtube]

I love how they mixed it into the show on harmonica. I actually bought a harmonica just so I could learn to play this song :P

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PyBL4ak4GhQ[/youtube]


Second Opening is great too :)

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VAflk4baHWE[/youtube]


I also really like the opening and most of the music in general from SDF: Macross

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cz4c0578_So[/youtube]

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Re: Favorite Anime Opening/Ending Songs

Postby KiBa » Sat Sep 01, 2012 4:47 am

It's light on music, actually, more ambient for the narration, but I love the subtle music of the opening. The whole show is just brilliant; definitely my favorite anime of all time.

You have to wait a bit for the intro to start, but I love the dark atmosphere.


[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tvuybrF9Vts[/youtube]

Runners up for favorite anime opening and ending songs: Cowboy Bebop, Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, and Monster.
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Re: Favorite Anime Opening/Ending Songs

Postby OL » Sat Sep 01, 2012 1:01 pm

Keep in mind, very few of my posts on this subject would be based on actual quality, but rather nostalgia and dorky excitement. Not like I would put most of these on my MP3 player or anything, necessarily (with some exceptions).
J-pop ain't typically my thing unless it evokes fond memories.
That said, I'll skip the downright obvious ones for now (Cowboy Bebop and Ghost in the Shel: SAC), and mention some that might not get a nod otherwise.

Mobile Suit Gundam Wing opening:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gsoqf_5k4TQ[/youtube]
Strange that I'm nostalgic about it, considering it was always cut out of the broadcast when it used to come on Cartoon Network. I think my fondness must come from later on, when I started watching the show on DVD, and also the chiptunes version of it from the SNES game (which I used to play on an emulator waaaay back in the day).

Deathnote ending:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m09Mmvq4obk[/youtube]
Now this one I actually DO have on my MP3 player. In fact, I haven't even seen the anime version of Deathnote. I just love this band (Maximum the Hormone), so this is easily one of my favorite anime endings.
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Re: Favorite Anime Opening/Ending Songs

Postby KiBa » Sun Sep 02, 2012 4:47 am

Strangely, I really like the Mobile Suit Gundam Wing for some reason. The visuals are cool too, near the end with the mech walking through the ruins. Neat.
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Re: Favorite Anime Opening/Ending Songs

Postby Tuffty » Sun Sep 02, 2012 5:46 am

One of the best openings goes along nicely with one of the best animes I've ever seen. It's not just the opening song in Monster but the images that go along with it. One of the things I loved about the opening sequence is that as you watch more episodes, the little elements in the opening start to become recognizable as events that occurred in the story.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZA8cWhFhLvs[/youtube]

And one of the best closing songs goes to Kurau : Phantom Memory

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hdhSnFzb-JI[/youtube]
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Re: Favorite Anime Opening/Ending Songs

Postby QWERTY » Sun Sep 02, 2012 7:09 am

Not an opening or closing tune but this is my favourite piece of anime music by far.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ArsV7AFZBHY[/youtube]

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Re: Favorite Anime Opening/Ending Songs

Postby OL » Sun Sep 02, 2012 1:09 pm

Shit, confused myself before when talking about the Gundam Wing opening. The chiptunes version from the SNES game was of the second opening for the show. I like both, just wasn't thinking too hard on it at the time.

Gundam Wing opening 2:


[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KRveWhnIB30[/youtube]

And hell, while I'm on the subject, may as well throw the ending theme for Gundam Wing: Endless Waltz in there too:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xtVxyJezWMA[/youtube]

This one gets me especially. I remember getting the DVD when it first came out, and being incredibly excited over it. It was like this completely badass wrap-up to the main series, and a Christmas special all in one. Probably one of my favorite OVA's/spinoffs ever, and this tune (and its accompanying imagery) evoke that sense of excitement again every time I hear it.

Again, not like I listen to any of this while driving or anything, but in context with the show, I absolutely love it all.
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Re: Favorite Anime Opening/Ending Songs

Postby KiBa » Mon Sep 03, 2012 2:02 am

Never heard of Gundam Wing: Endless Waltz. Might have to watch it.
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Re: Favorite Anime Opening/Ending Songs

Postby Kenny » Mon Sep 03, 2012 2:27 am

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qijpOmkrGAI[/youtube]

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ruPAiJT7gA[/youtube]

Always loved the ending themes to Inuyasha. Hearing them now invokes so many warm memories from years past.
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Re: Favorite Anime Opening/Ending Songs

Postby Thief » Mon Sep 10, 2012 4:59 pm

I have a thing for 80's anime... and Kimagure Orange Road is one of my favorites.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZUzpBqHKmw0[/youtube]

I really like the animation in this one, it reminds me a lot of that one music video by a-ha. Also, the music in Kimagure Orange Road has always been fantastic.

I also have a special place in my heart for this ending from Hajime no Ippo.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rapewtS7bcE[/youtube]

If you've never seen it, highly recommended. One of my favorite animes.
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Re: Favorite Anime Opening/Ending Songs

Postby Segata Sanshiro Jr. » Mon Sep 10, 2012 6:33 pm

We kinda had one of these

viewtopic.php?f=53&t=42124&hilit=anime+music

Ah well, i always loved how obviously 90s this op was, and how upbeat it was for all the depressing shit that happens in it.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h_PKgztP0zw[/youtube]
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Re: Favorite Anime Opening/Ending Songs

Postby Thief » Mon Sep 10, 2012 6:49 pm

^ whoops :oops:

anyway...


08th MS Team is my favorite Mech Anime. :)
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Re: Favorite Anime Opening/Ending Songs

Postby OL » Mon Sep 10, 2012 7:11 pm

^^I was going to put that in my next post before you beat me to it. :)
EDIT: Segata, I mean.

Posted this once in the topic you just mentioned.
I just love how un-pop it is. It comes off as really classy in a way. Just a really nice tune.


[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=clOQmsGFCsA[/youtube]
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Re: Favorite Anime Opening/Ending Songs

Postby Segata Sanshiro Jr. » Tue Sep 18, 2012 3:56 am

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JuGhGvjDAhw[/youtube]
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