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Posted 11 May 2008 - 09:15 PM

Ok, so i want to get your opinion on some of the best anime theme songs.

Lets EXCLUDE death note, neon gen, ghost in the shell and bleach.

Discuss

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Posted 11 May 2008 - 09:21 PM

I bet there will be some votes for Hare Hare Yukai, but my vote is for The Vision of Escaflowne's opening theme, Yakusoku wa Iranai (?). I love it!

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Posted 11 May 2008 - 09:22 PM

YYH opening theme! i got the remix!
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Posted 12 May 2008 - 08:31 AM

Lain's opening theme, FLCL closer, both of Ouran's, Gurren Lagaan, GITS, etc, etc. Most opening and ending themes are usually pretty good, and if one sucks the others usually half way decent.

My favorites are the ones with random English. I love the X/1999 TV opening theme for the English. Makes me laugh every time.
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Posted 12 May 2008 - 09:02 AM

Lain, Witch Hunter Robin and Sailor Moon.
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Posted 12 May 2008 - 09:05 AM

Boa - Duvet opening to Lain = ultimate win
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Posted 12 May 2008 - 09:08 AM

Thanks, people. Now I can't stop singing the Lain song. lol

I really like the opening for Kino no Tabi. (and the series rocks my world, too..hehe)
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Posted 12 May 2008 - 10:47 AM

here's my list:

Rise, ghost in the shell
FLCL Opening
My-Pace Daiou, Genshiken
Scarlet, Karin
Kuusou Rumba, Zoku Sayonara Zetsub˘ Sensei
Paranoia Agent Opening

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Posted 12 May 2008 - 12:13 PM

My 1-5 list of OP
#5 Kiri - Monorail - Ergo Proxy
#4 Voices - Arai Akino - Macross Plus
#3 Allegro Cantabile - SUEMITSU & THE SUEMITH - Nodame Cantabile
#2 World Without Logos - Raid - Hellsing
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Posted 12 May 2008 - 12:20 PM

Kiri from Ergo Proxy and Duvet from Lain are definitely made of win.

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Post icon  Posted 12 May 2008 - 01:14 PM

theres the ending song to Blood+ called Cry No More i absolutely love that song
and Every Heart one of the ending songs from Inuyasha as well as Scarlet from Karin i have more just cant remember them right from the cold air hittin me while sittin here at the train station waiting for my bus :D
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Posted 12 May 2008 - 02:10 PM

View PostSakuraGaijin, on May 12 2008, 01:14 PM, said:

theres the ending song to Blood+ called Cry No More i absolutely love that song
and Every Heart one of the ending songs from Inuyasha as well as Scarlet from Karin i have more just cant remember them right from the cold air hittin me while sittin here at the train station waiting for my bus :D



Cry No More is done by Mika Nakashima, whom also plays Nana in the Nana live action movies.

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Posted 12 May 2008 - 02:35 PM

Both of the Gatekeeper 21's openings kind of win my heart over leik whoa.

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Post icon  Posted 12 May 2008 - 02:51 PM

View Postkyomagi, on May 12 2008, 03:10 PM, said:

Cry No More is done by Mika Nakashima, whom also plays Nana in the Nana live action movies.

Is nana any good ive not seen it yet but ive thought of checking it out. well she has a lovely voice
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Posted 12 May 2008 - 02:58 PM

View PostSakuraGaijin, on May 12 2008, 04:51 PM, said:

Is nana any good ive not seen it yet but ive thought of checking it out. well she has a lovely voice


Its very dramay. So if you like that type of thing you will probably enjoy it.
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Post icon  Posted 12 May 2008 - 03:21 PM

View PostFlyingElf, on May 12 2008, 03:58 PM, said:

Its very dramay. So if you like that type of thing you will probably enjoy it.


i kinda like the action/comedy type stuff things that go and maybe some cutesy stuff as well i mite check it out just out of curiousity as ive done with all the anime ive watched thanx :D
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Posted 12 May 2008 - 07:16 PM

INNOCENT SORROW-abingdon boys school- DGray Man
Colors of the Heart-Uverwolrd- Blood+
Kokoro no Chizu- BOYSTYLE- One Piece


The Excel Saga opening wins my top vote though! The opening song is a riot!!



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Posted 12 May 2008 - 08:16 PM

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Posted 13 May 2008 - 11:58 AM

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Posted 13 May 2008 - 03:26 PM

Too many to list all of them off the top of my head, but:

"We Were Lovers" - Gankutsuou
"Yellow Moon" - Naruto
"Ashita Moshi Kimi ga Kowaretemo" - Yu-Gi-Oh
"Love Tropicana" - Hare+Guu
"Yume no Shima Shinen Kouen" - Paranoia Agent
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Posted 13 May 2008 - 03:56 PM

View PostLittleJezzie, on May 12 2008, 10:08 AM, said:

Thanks, people. Now I can't stop singing the Lain song. lol

I really like the opening for Kino no Tabi. (and the series rocks my world, too..hehe)

The opening and the ending song are awesome. :3
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Posted 13 May 2008 - 10:38 PM

OPs:
-Shout it loud (King of Bandit Jing)
-Blue Bird (Naruto: Shippuuden)
-Remember (Naruto)
-Be My Angel (Angelic Layer)
-Nami Kaze Satellite (Naruto)

EDs:
-Sha la la (King of Bandit Jing)
-Parade (Naruto)
-Nagareboshi ~Shooting Star~ (Naruto: Shippuuden)
-Kesenai Tsumi (FullMetal Alchemist)
-In This Serenity (Xenosaga: The Animation)

And if I include movie themes, I like Lie-Lie-Lie from the Naruto: Shippuuden movie, Ding! Dong! Dang! from the second Naruto movie, and Lost Heaven from the FMA movie.
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Posted 13 May 2008 - 11:18 PM

I could list my favorites (Which would be pretty much be from 80% of what I've ever seen), but I feel that the following ops/ens fit the best with the anime... and are awesome... both audio and video

Limited to shows I've seen. :)

Chobits opening - Let Me Be with You
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Ouran High School Host Club opening - Sakura Kiss
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Beck opening - Hit in the USA
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Nerima Daikon Brothers opening - Ma Ji Ya Ba
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Magipoka Ending - Shichaimashou (Any version :P)
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Major Season 1 opening - "心絵 -- ココロエ -- Kokoro e" by Road of Major
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And since Naruto isn't off limits... :rolleyes:
Naruto opening 3 - Kanashimi o Yasashisa ni
http://www.youtube.c...h?v=J8ParhyxM1o



All around awesome:
Cromartie High School opening - Jun
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Yakitate Japan ending 2- To All Tha Dreamers
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Posted 14 May 2008 - 12:29 AM

My list is:

OP:
Air Gear - Chain
Dragon Ball Z - CHA-LA HEAD CHA-LA
FullMetal Alchemist - READY, STEADY, GO!
GTO: Great Teacher Onizuka - Poison (sorry - not an anime, but it's based from the manga!)
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Hunter X Hunter - Believe in Tomorrow
Jungle wa Itsumo Hare nochi Guu - Love Tropicana
Naruto - Re:member
Naruto Shippuuden - Distance
Tengen Toppa Gurren-Lagann - Sora Iro Days
Tokyo Tribe 2 - TOP OF TOKYO
Yu-Gi-Oh! - Kawaita Sakebi

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Crayon Shin-Chan - Party Join Us
Naruto - Wind
Naruto - Ryuusei
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Posted 14 May 2008 - 04:24 AM

I'll give 7 of each.

OPs (not in order by preference):

1. "Shell" by Bana (Witch Hunter Robin)
2. Like everyone's saying, "Duvet" by BoA (Serial Experiments Lain). I like the Cyberia and acoustic mixes as well...
3. "D-technolife" by UVERworld (Bleach). one of the very few songs I like on Bleach
4. "Tank!!" from Cowboy Bebop. I can't exactly recall the artist at the moment
5. "Jolly Jolly" by Jill-Decoy Association (Red Garden)
6. "Aozora no Namida" by Hitomi Takahashi (Blood+)
7. "Evening Shower" by Shigeo Suga (Boogiepop Phantom)

EDs:

1. "half pain" by Bana (Witch Hunter Robin)
2. "Houki Boshi" by Younha (Bleach)
3. "Danzai no Hana ~Guilty Sky~" by Riyu Kosaka (Claymore)
4. "Kataritsugu Koto" by Hajime Chitose (Blood+)
5. "Dakishimetai" by Jungle Smile (GALS!)
6. "Fukai Mori" by Do As Infinity (Inuyasha)
7. "Tobira no Mukou e" by Yellow Generation (Fullmetal Alchemist)

There's others I think deserve to be on this list, but they're banned for some reason...

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Posted 14 May 2008 - 07:28 AM

So I stole this list and bolded the ones that I like too ^_^

View PostKusanagiRobin, on May 14 2008, 05:24 AM, said:

I'll give 7 of each.

OPs (not in order by preference):

1. "Shell" by Bana (Witch Hunter Robin)
2. Like everyone's saying, "Duvet" by BoA (Serial Experiments Lain). I like the Cyberia and acoustic mixes as well...
3. "D-technolife" by UVERworld (Bleach). one of the very few songs I like on Bleach
4. "Tank!!" from Cowboy Bebop. I can't exactly recall the artist at the moment
5. "Jolly Jolly" by Jill-Decoy Association (Red Garden)
6. "Aozora no Namida" by Hitomi Takahashi (Blood+)
7. "Evening Shower" by Shigeo Suga (Boogiepop Phantom)

EDs:

1. "half pain" by Bana (Witch Hunter Robin)
2. "Houki Boshi" by Younha (Bleach)
3. "Danzai no Hana ~Guilty Sky~" by Riyu Kosaka (Claymore)
4. "Kataritsugu Koto" by Hajime Chitose (Blood+)
5. "Dakishimetai" by Jungle Smile (GALS!)
6. "Fukai Mori" by Do As Infinity (Inuyasha)
7. "Tobira no Mukou e" by Yellow Generation (Fullmetal Alchemist)

There's others I think deserve to be on this list, but they're banned for some reason...

There are others from Bleach and Inuyahsa but I was dumb enough to not recall the titles... T_T
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Posted 14 May 2008 - 10:32 AM

oops

forgot tank from bebop and sha la la from jing [and a bunch more actually... :huh:]
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Posted 15 May 2008 - 12:07 PM

View Postjackspicer, on May 14 2008, 11:32 AM, said:

oops

forgot tank from bebop and sha la la from jing [and a bunch more actually... :huh:]

XD Yay, another person that likes KOBJ. Seriously, practically no one I talk to or meet ever heard of the show or manga, and it's like oi. >.<
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Posted 15 May 2008 - 02:19 PM

Ouran High School Host Club - Sakura's Kiss
Allegro Cantabile - Nodame Cantabile
Colors of the Heart - Blood +
Still Doll- Vampire Kight.

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Posted 15 May 2008 - 03:45 PM

View PostFantasy Becomes Reality, on May 15 2008, 03:19 PM, said:

Allegro Cantabile - Nodame Cantabile


I'm partial to Konna ni Chikaku de... the first ending. The opening sounds like the guy is singing into a kazoo... But I still like it. :)
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