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Jan 13, 2012 5:38 PM
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Opening:
1. Rewrite - Asian Kung Fu Generation (FMA)
2. Super Driver - Aya Hirano (Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuutsu 2009)
3. Puzzle - Round Table feat. Nino (Welcome to the NHK)
4. Tomorrow - Mikuni Shimokawa (Full Metal Panic)
5. Soramimi Cake - Oranges and Lemons (Azumanga Daioh)
Ending:
1. Ride on Shooting Star - The Pillows (Fooly Cooly)
2. Toki no Kizama Uta - Lia (Clannad After Story)
3. Brave Song - Lia (Angel Beats)
4. Don't Say Lazy - Aki Toyosaki, Yoko Hisaka, Satomi Satou and Minako Kotobuki (K-On!)
5. Hare Hare Yukai - Aya Hirano, Minori Chihara, Yuko Goto (Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuutsu)
 
Jun 27, 2013 8:08 AM

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Opening:
- 2nd opening to Blue/Ao no Exorcist (In My World by Rookiez is Punk'D)
- 1st opening to Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood (again by YUI)
Ending:
- 2nd ending to Blue/Ao no Exorcist (Wired Life by Meisa Kuroki)
- 1st ending to Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood (Uso by SID)
- 1st ending to Spice and Wolf (Ringo Biyori by Rocky Chack) ^-^ always gets me in a good mood.
- 1st ending to Clannad (Dango Daikazoku by Chata) amazing how it changes your emotions of the anime through this song
- Angle Beats (Brave song by Tada Aoi)
- Angle Beats (Ichiban no Takaramono by Karuta)

There's probably another one that I'm forgetting.
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Jan 17, 2014 10:15 AM

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For me, a GOOD opening should not only have a great music, but it should also match the atmoshere of the series - in terms of animation AND music. I don't have one favourite opening, so here's my list:

"Tenjou Tenge" (song: m.c.A.T. - "Bomb A Head! V")
"Higurashi no Naku Koro ni" (song: Shimamiya Eiko - "Higurashi no Naku Koro ni")
"Soul Eater" 1st opening (song: T.M. Revolution - "Resonance")
"Spice and Wolf" (song: Kiyoura Natsumi - "Tabi no Tochuu")
"Durarara!!" 1st opening (song: Theatre Brook - "Uragiri no Yuuyake")
"Mirai Nikki" 1st opening (song: Yousei Teikoku - "Kuusou Mesorogiwi")
"Bleach" 2nd opening (song: UVERworld - "D-tecnolife")
"Attack on Titan" 1st opening (song: Linked Horizon - "Guren no Yumiya")


Also, list of other openings that I like, judging by the music alone, includes:

"xxxHolic" (song: Suga Shikao - "19 sai")
"Deadman Wonderland" (song: Fade - "One Reason")
"Darker Than Black" (song: Abingdon Boys School - "Howling")
"Ayakashi - Japanese Classic Horror" (song: Rhymester feat. Fire Ball - "Heat Island")
"Shiki" (song: Buck-Tick - "Kuchizuke")
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Mar 24, 2014 6:56 PM
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1) first opening of death note
2) 4th opening of FMAB
3) first ending of welcome to NHK
4) first opening fairy tail
5) first opening of shiki
 
Apr 14, 2014 11:50 AM

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OP:

All Rozen Maiden ones
"Tori No Uta" - Air
"Naraku No Hana" - Higurashi no Naku Koro Ni Kai
"My Dearest" - Guilty Crown
"Towa No Kizuna" - Fairy Tail
"Toki Wo Kizamu Uta" - Clannad After Story(ofc)
"My Soul, Your Beats" - Angel Beats
"Katayoku no Tori" - Umineko No Naku Koro Ni

ED:

"Why or Why Not" - Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni
"Lacrimosa" - Kuroshitsuji
"Dango Daikazoku" - Clannad
 
Dec 11, 2018 1:48 AM
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(First reply in 4 years)
I'll only mention some no so know ones, it has no point to mention things as Cowboy Bebop or Serial Experiments Lain.
-Gungrave opening and ending
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t5N_wn7D4bk
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1soyz7DeEDU
The cool and aesthetic opening combines well with the melancholic ending.
-Blue Gender ending
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qk2afySLQ3o
One of the cutest anime songs I've heard. I also recommend the pretty underrated anime, although its second half is not so good and the ending is simply bad -in my opinion-.
-Shingetsutan Tsukihime opening and ending
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o-gpFD5NfXY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bHKsGkRtu4I
This doesn't exist to many people, but I liked the anime even with all its nonsense. I really liked the music, it really matches the aesthetic and general tone of the series.
-Boogiepop Phantom opening
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h6Op4g9T-M0
Version with the lyrics (they're really nice): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hW1KLw0peYU
And a cool live version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKAz1-CuWbs
I can not say if it fits with the anime, but I cant imagine what other type of song could have worked. It's a really comfy love song.

 
Dec 15, 2018 8:49 PM

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You like a lot of cool music. No surprise I'd like the Tsukihime tracks, downloading the whole soundtrack now (since it's all by OP composer Toshiyuki O'mori and arranged by ED composer Yoko Ueno). :)

Had some tangential thoughts re:Boogiepop, replied here: https://myanimelist.net/forum/?topicid=1742469&show=0#msg56483939
 
Dec 16, 2018 8:35 PM
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I still have not listened the soundtracks in depth, but the music of both the anime and the visual novel are really worth it.
Regarding re:Boogiepop, altough the industry is in a serious stagnation I do not think that bringing old works is necessarily unoriginal, it may be a safe bet but it can bring a breath of fresh air and end up being a really good work. In this case I think it might be an interesting anime, but by the moment it looks like a typical product, unlike how unique the old anime was (in narrative, aesthetic, direction, and music) the old anime was. They will not make something so commercially risky again, but I hope it does not end up being a product of the bunch. By the way, eventually I'll speak in depht about the soundtrack of the original series (after watching the anime again and listening to the discs properly).
 
Dec 21, 2018 7:09 PM

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Do you mean using an old style of music, or actually the same song? I'd agree that either could be the best choice. I love that the Yamato 2199 remake (2012) has the same OP as the 1974 original, only re-recorded (with the same vocalist, apparently). I haven't seen Sailor Moon Crystal yet, and I did love the new OP in Sailor Stars, but I think it's sad that Crystal never used Moonlight Densetsu as an OP. I mean, maybe use it for the first cour and then replace it? Or use it once in a special place.

"But we need a NEW song to sell more overpriced CDs." :P
 
Dec 23, 2018 12:12 AM
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I was speaking about remakes in general, not music. In any case, using nostalgic songs is an interesting way of adding emotional impact in a remake or any work (an interesting example is one more time, one more chance in 5 centimeters per second, a popular song unrelated to the film that must have been nostalgic to the japanese people who heard it years before the film).
 
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