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#1 Post by Captain Kuchiki » Sun Jun 08, 2008 8:53 pm

Okay, as you all know those 1 and a half minute pieces of music before and after a show can sound pretty good, but I was wondering, what is your fave?

Mine:
Opening Theme: Dawnbreak's Bell (Gundam 00) or Lilium (Elfen Lied)
Ending Theme: Hare Hare Yukai (The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya)
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#2 Post by Old Git » Sun Jun 08, 2008 8:58 pm

Bebop is great for both, but the opening music most of all.

I also enjoyed the opening for GitS second series, and, oh yeah, I loved the opening to Bleach, the first one. I missed the first dozen episodes and caught up online, and at first I skipped the intro music, then loved it.

Does seem to me that many anime intros are upbeat and exciting, and the end themes are more moody. Works well.
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#3 Post by Captain Kuchiki » Sun Jun 08, 2008 9:11 pm

Old Git wrote:Bebop is great for both, but the opening music most of all.

I also enjoyed the opening for GitS second series, and, oh yeah, I loved the opening to Bleach, the first one. I missed the first dozen episodes and caught up online, and at first I skipped the intro music, then loved it.

Does seem to me that many anime intros are upbeat and exciting, and the end themes are more moody. Works well.

Yeah, I got that impression as well, also ending themes are a lot 'softer' sounding than the openings.
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#4 Post by LeeDless » Sun Jun 08, 2008 9:16 pm

Martian successor Nadesico has one of my favourite ever openings, and all four endings from FMA were majestic.

Also you can always rely on Image and Bleach to provide good ones too.
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#5 Post by Old Git » Sun Jun 08, 2008 10:09 pm

Can't believe I forgot. Loved the old DBZ opening, with the mad bit of guitar in there, and same for the Legend of the Four Kings. 8)
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#6 Post by kodama » Sun Jun 08, 2008 10:14 pm

Jinki:Extend op

http://youtube.com/watch?v=UHG--eNC-T8

Only for the unicorn table track though, the series was meh at best

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#7 Post by Ryu Soma » Sun Jun 08, 2008 10:35 pm

Air gear opening is one of my new faves at the mo its called Chain by Back-on
Opening: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YieEuQ1ezqQ
Full song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fitTegQV44c
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#8 Post by Roostophe » Mon Jun 09, 2008 2:06 am

Openings:

Megumeru (Clannad), Cruel Angel's Thesis (Evangelion), Soramimi Cake (Azumanga Daioh)

Endings:

Hare Hare Yukai (Haruhi), Lithium Flower (GitS:SAC), Raspberry Heaven (Azumanga Daioh)
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#9 Post by MJG1977 » Mon Jun 09, 2008 12:43 pm

Elfen Lied. Beautiful and Creepy at the same time.

Worst is Bleach's Happy People. I hate that so much!
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#10 Post by CastorTroy81 » Mon Jun 09, 2008 1:20 pm

I like the ending to FMA where the woman comes in with the vocals just as the episode is about to end

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#11 Post by Ryu Soma » Mon Jun 09, 2008 4:42 pm

Favourite ending would be Claymore (Riyu Kosaka - Danzai no Hana Guilty Sky)
Ending - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b9uA5NFLBrw
Full song - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6BJLj8NiHNI
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#12 Post by Ryu Soma » Fri Jun 13, 2008 12:21 pm

Another opening I like now is the Gundam 00 first opening (so far its been better than the show :wink: )
Opening: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2puQrZjlqI0
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#13 Post by LeeDless » Fri Jun 13, 2008 9:27 pm

One of my favourite openings is from Welcome to the NHK. Never fails to cheer me up. :D
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#14 Post by Major » Wed Jun 25, 2008 12:44 am

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#15 Post by kodama » Fri Oct 10, 2008 11:24 pm

*Through the use of various arcane powers including necromancy and adminancy, I hereby necrobump this thread*

Welcome to the NHK OP and ED.

The ed especially, for being spankingly insane and catchy

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=NqUZ65GQcY4

and for nostalgia reasons.

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=hEhrGLdrRuA

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