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OP & ED Appreciation

Post by chaosprophet » Fri May 01, 2009 1:57 pm

Here is a topic for everyone discuss and or share their favorite Opening and Endings from animes. A little question to you: Do you watch the OP and ED of an Anime everytimes you watch an Episode? Only the ones you like?

Usually I only watch the OP and ED in one episode and don't watch it again in the others EPs of the series. That's because I usually eager to start the episode to see what will happen plus I want to minimize the time I spent in each episode (not as much free time as I want). Even so I watch the OPs and EDs that I really like but not while I'm watching the episode.

There are a lot of OPs and EDs I like. Both OP and ED from Maria+Holic were very good IMO (Mainly the OP). Unfortunately I was unabe to found them on youtube to post here (only found the full version and fandubs, none which have the animation from the OP and ED...).

I loved all the two OPs from toradora and the first ED (liked the second too but not as much).

Toradora OP1

Toradora OP2

Toradora ED1
Another one I can think of right now is Hayate no Gotoku 2 ED. Not much for Hina but more because of the trio. The times they appear in the ED makes me laught a lot.
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Re: OP & ED Appreciation

Post by CrowKenobi » Fri May 01, 2009 7:09 pm

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Re: OP & ED Appreciation

Post by Fate » Fri May 01, 2009 8:39 pm

For the good ones, I usually watch them and/or let them play in the background while I do other stuff until it ends. I make myself watch the OP & ED of any title at least once to evaluate if it's decent or not.

Some all-time favorite OPs:

[spoiler='Sore Ga, Ai Deshou' by Mikuni Shimokawa from Full Metal Panic? Fumoffu][/spoiler]
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Re: OP & ED Appreciation

Post by Xellos » Sat May 02, 2009 5:52 am

Going to post the OP stuck in my head atm



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Re: OP & ED Appreciation

Post by Val » Sat May 02, 2009 1:32 pm

chaosprophet wrote:Here is a topic for everyone discuss and or share their favorite Opening and Endings from animes. A little question to you: Do you watch the OP and ED of an Anime everytimes you watch an Episode? Only the ones you like?
I always watch both at least once, then I skip most of the times except if I really love it.
Like, I never skipped a single opening when watching the 3 series of Nanoha, my fav being Eternal Blaze.
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Also, Macross Frontier had 2 excellent openings. kinda logical for a series partly based on music ^^
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And for the recent series... I'm definitely a fan of K-On's ending, but not the OP. I like Valkyia Chronicles and Shangri-La's OP too.
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Re: OP & ED Appreciation

Post by Signum » Sat May 02, 2009 3:17 pm

Hajime No Ippo:
2nd OPShow
New Challenger OP:Show
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Are my current favourites. :) There are a lot more of course, like the already mentioned Nanoha OPs.
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Re: OP & ED Appreciation

Post by xandox » Sat May 02, 2009 4:43 pm

I always thought Cowboy Bebop has the most Epic of OP's

Others I also liked included Azumanga Daioh, Air, The second Code Geass R2 OP, Neon Genesis Evangelion, Bokusatsu Tenshi Dokuro-chan and Maria+Holic.

I really can't bothered putting all the YouTube clips. You should probably see all these shows.
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Re: OP & ED Appreciation

Post by Chocola » Sat May 02, 2009 6:30 pm

I was about to post something like this, seriously. :D But let me remind you that we do have a maximum of 3 youtube videos per post. However, marinara is the one actually enforcing that, so if you don't want her to kill your posts, you better edit them. :D

This is one of my favorite OPs:



And the Gunslinger Girl OPs are wonderful:





I also like Ga-Rei Zero, HIgurashi Kai, and K-ON!'s OPs, but they are already posted above. And I will have another post later to get around the limit.
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Re: OP & ED Appreciation

Post by Fate » Sat May 02, 2009 9:00 pm

I guess I'll separate my OP from ED songs. And I also think MSLN, Shakugan no Shana, and Full Metal Panic! had some of the best OSTs. (remembering off the top of my head)

Some all-time favorite EDs:
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Re: OP & ED Appreciation

Post by imbehindyou » Sat May 02, 2009 11:58 pm

Of those listed so far, my favorite is Sore Ga, Ai Deshou (FMP Fumoffu).

Favorite song this season:

Pandora Hearts OP 'Parallel Hearts'




Some other good songs (not from this season), not particularly my favorites but..
Digimon OP 1 'Butter-fly'Show
Whatever you say about Digimon I don't care, but this song is just awesome.
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I think Engrish makes it better because I can't understand what she's saying..
I love this song.
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Re: OP & ED Appreciation

Post by Cecaniah » Sun May 03, 2009 5:43 am

I like so many openings and endings! I'll list them for now.
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.Hack//SIGN OP "Obsession"
.Hack//SIGN ED
Air OP "Tori no Uta"
Blood+ OP 4
Blood+ OP 3 "Colors of the Heart" (Only song)
Blood+ OP 1 "Aozora no Namida"
Blood+ ED 1
Blood+ ED 2 "Cry No More"
Card Captor Sakura OP 1 "Catch You, Catch Me"
Card Captor Sakura OP 2
Card Captor Sakura OP 3
Card Captor Sakura Movie 2 ED
Chobits ED 2 "Ningyo Hime"
Code Geass OP 1 "Colors"
Code Geass OP 2 "Kaidoku Funo"
Code Geass OP 3 "Hitomi no Tsubasa"
Code Geass ED 1 "Yuukyo Seishunka"
Code Geass ED 2 "Mosaic Kakeru"
Code Geass R2 OP 1 "O2"
Code Geass R2 OP 2 "World's End"
Code Geass R2 ED 2 "Waga Routashi Aku no Hana"
Death Note OP 1 "The World"
Death Note ED 1 "Alunmina"
Di gi Charat OP
Elfin Lied OP "Lilium"
Fate/Stay Night OP 1
Fate/Stay Night OP 2
Fate/Stay Night ED 3
FullMetal Alchemist OP 2
FullMetal Alchemist OP 3
FullMetal Alchemist OP 4 "Rewrite"
FullMetal Alchemist ED 1
FullMetal Alchemist ED 2 "Tobira no Mukou he"
FullMetal Alchemist ED 3
FullMetal Alchemist ED 4
FullMetal Alchemist : The Conqueror of Shambala OP "Link"
FullMetal Alchemist : The Conqueror of Shambala OP "Lost Heaven"
Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni OP
Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni ED
Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni Kai OP "Naraku no Hana"
Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni Kai ED
Too tired right now, Going to post the rest tomorrow. Here's one for your pleasure

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Re: OP & ED Appreciation

Post by chaosprophet » Sun May 03, 2009 4:32 pm

Another OP that I loved is Rozen Maiden OP:

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Re: OP & ED Appreciation

Post by Eater-of-All » Wed May 06, 2009 3:41 am

For me, I try to give each OP and ED at least 2 watches before I decide if I like them or not. If the song catches me during this trial run, then I'll let it play for all subsequent episodes while I look at forums, blogs, etc. And if the visuals prove to be impressive as well, then this OP/ED has gained my full audience.
I also have a habit of watching everything (OP and ED) regardless during the final episode. That is, unless it really sucks....

My favorites (that aren't already mentioned previously :lol: ):
Natsume Yuujin chou ED - Natsu YuuzoraShow
Higashi no Eden OP - Falling DownShow
Toradora ED2 - OrangeShow
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Re: OP & ED Appreciation

Post by Basaka » Thu May 07, 2009 9:52 am

I'm not gonna bother searching YT cuz my internets.

I usually just minimise the screen and do something else while leaving teh OP running after I've seen it once or twice. Unless I love it to death.

Favs:
Paradise lost (as with a lot)
ARIA OP and EDs O god they are so good.
Ai Yori Aoshi/Pantsu Witches OP
Shana songs
Zoku natsume OP
etc... way too much... OH ORINGINAL GUNDAM OP LOLOLOLOL
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Re: OP & ED Appreciation

Post by -synchronizer- » Thu May 07, 2009 7:36 pm

Basaka wrote:OH ORIGINAL GUNDAM OP LOLOLOLOL
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As for myself, I'll usually watch the OP, unless I dislike it or am impatient to watch the actual episode. I skip the ED far more often, and if I do watch it, it usually means that I really like it. Maybe I'll post some later.
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Re: OP & ED Appreciation

Post by Basaka » Fri May 08, 2009 9:19 am

Oh, while I'm at it.

ANIME JANAI ANIME JANAI
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Re: OP & ED Appreciation

Post by Val » Fri May 08, 2009 1:07 pm

HONTOU NO KOTO SA !!

Most Gundam Openings are great actually. At least, you remember them for a long time after hearing them :D
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Re: OP & ED Appreciation

Post by Basaka » Sat May 09, 2009 4:27 am

Nothing will make me forget Anime Janai and Tobe! Gundam

To a certain extent, the G Gundam one XD
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Re: OP & ED Appreciation

Post by Corni » Sat May 16, 2009 2:26 am

He he someone make this thread...

Anyway 3 my fav this season...


Netsuretsu Kangei Wonderland by Kana Ueda, Ami Koshimizu, Rie Kugimiya, Ryōko Shiraishi, and Shizuka Itō (Saki ED)


Party Play by Nogawa Sakura (Slap up Party : Arad Senki OP)


The Fine Every Day by Kicco (Tayutama ~Kiss on My Deity OP)

Damn cant find anime OP for my most fav song this season lol...
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Re: OP & ED Appreciation

Post by Fate » Sat May 16, 2009 2:47 pm

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