Daily Archives: January 2, 2013

Music of the Week 66: Top 5 Openings/Endings of 2012

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First off, Happy (belated) New Years Everybody!

It was a painful and strenuous year (at least in real life) and I didn’t get much crap done in the last 1/3 of the year. Schools has around one and a half years left for me and off to whatever institution to be stuck again for 4 years or more.

But let’s stop the depressing real life talk, but it’s not like I can brag about this site anyway.

Okay, for real, I’ll stop the depressing talk.

While my pictures are in a ZIP file somewhere deep in my computer’s data, I might as well just make a completely new non-review post while leaving around 10 of those drafts on hold while I finish this and 2 more series reviews. So as the title should suggest, let’s hear my top 5 series openings or endings from the past year.

Nichibros #5

The opening is quite literally the most upbeat song for a series of guys/bro’s doing what guys/bro’s do when they’re in/out of school (ahem, f*ck these slashes, I can’t make a decision or the correct words at the moment). Anyways, the ending is out of the ordinary too. It’s a strange and catchy song with none other than our large cast act out an even stranger play.

Binbougami Ga #4

Deciding between the opening and ending was pretty simple for this one. The opening is upbeat and features the myriad of characters we get to see in the show. The ending focusing on the 2 “parallels” of the show, Momiji and Ichiko. The opening is even more notable when you realize: It’s sung by a GUY

Sword Art Online #3

Hated the series, loved the music. The ending sounds like a Christmas song (at least for me) and everything in the 2nd season is just adding on to the year’s big disappointment. I can’t really deny the soundtrack though, but there are a lot of series with respectable music that are bad. Refer a bit below.

Guilty Crown #3

Take lessons SAO. GC was able to provide good music while…no wait…a lot of people hated both SAO and GC. Well since we’re at my site, I’ll just say I hated both of the series, but I got what I wanted out of GC. GC gave me Shu’s 10 minutes of badass and everything fell to dust while SAO kept good music and fell face first onto the ground while just having good music.

Well I don’t want two series I hated to take the number 2 spot. What else did I like this year?

Fate Zero #2

Who else could take a female King Arthur seriously (well, other than for good eyecandy with her 4 identical and differently colored clones). To be short I didn’t and while Saber and Rider was the only reason I watched Fate/Stay Night and then go on to read up everything on how the anime was bad and the VN Was good, (inhale) Fate Zero was thankfully mature enough to entertain the hell out of me. It’s the honest to god Holy Grail War, not with kids but actual adults (okay there was one kid but he was partnered with the most badass hero of them all). It had very little to non-existant amounts of fan-service, which is perfect in telling me to take this seriously. The last song however along with its quite fabulous piece takes the cake though

ojo’s Bizarre Adventure Part II: Battle Tendency #1

Real hard decision. First opening gets you pumped up to do some working out and/or read one of the longest running manga series to date. The ending for both Parts are the same and are good but DAMN….when I heard the beginning seconds of Part 2′s opening, I had to go change my pants….twice. The kicking bass, the horns, smooth animations, and the fabulous colors just blew me away like jet engines. It just blew GC and SAO’s soundtracks out my window and then proceeded to burn them with a flurry of colors and character development (and the most badass group of teens the certain parts of the series provides)

Alright, time to stop looking at Korean Memes and BACK TO WORK.