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Complaints Against the New One Piece OP Song Surge to Toei Animation

by dtshyk
Nov 19, 2009 1:52 AM | 91 Comments
According to J-Cast, the official BBS of Toei Animation has been filled with hundreds of complaints against the new OP theme song of "One Piece". The audience resented that the new song was completely mismatched with the serious OP animation.

Toei Animation One Piece BBS

The new OP song "Kaze wo Sagashite" is a tie-up work with a TV quiz program "Quiz! Hexagon II" and the singers are idols and comedians. Toei Animation said it's usual to see such negative reactions when theme songs are switched. They don't plan to make any explanations to the audience and the new song is likely to be used for the next one year.

Source: J-Cast

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I haven't watched the anime yet, but c'mon, just because the opening is bad doesn't wreck the whole experience. Why not just mute it?

Dec 20, 2010 8:04 PM by malvarez1

Everyone was all worked up over it, and now One Day, i dont even know why the opening was a problem, it was pretty good. Plus, Mismatched is technicly impossible, on some levels, One Piece is Japanese, Kaze wo Sagashite is Japanese, therefor, on the most basic level, it is not mismatched!

Dec 20, 2010 7:55 PM by incuro

smokes said:
Aedrius said:
Just tired of the OP plus Gol D. Roger back history plus Recap taking up almost a third or fourth of an episode.....

as you can see they cut the endings..( nobody watches them anyways)


I miss the endings, the endings always have that good mellow song that is perfect for a closure during a huge cliff hanger.

Nov 20, 2010 4:35 PM by link9us

Well, i gotta agree the song doesnt fit at all. but random question, how about adding an ending song?

Oct 16, 2010 12:05 AM by gmgkng

Hutchy said:
Orangevision said:
lehcar_k said:
This opening makes it seem more like a kid's show.

Implying that We Are, Crazy rainbow and pretty much every single opening before this one didn't do this.

And "kid's show" always sounds pretty bad, but do remember that One Piece's target audience is 12-17 year old boys. It most definitely isn't wrong to like it in your twenties or even thirties, but don't be expecting darkish ambientish fusion jazzish opening song.


This.


Just noticed this. :o
I hope 12-17 yo aren't listening to this nowadays. o.O
If anything, it sounds like something toddlers listen too lol. Really?
Every opening before this I LOVED. This just didn't cut it for me and thank god its over. Not expecting "darkish ambientish fusion jazzish opening song" (w/e that is).

Oct 11, 2010 9:11 PM by Anybodyhome

Aedrius said:
Just tired of the OP plus Gol D. Roger back history plus Recap taking up almost a third or fourth of an episode.....

as you can see they cut the endings..( nobody watches them anyways)

May 9, 2010 2:42 PM by smokes

Just tired of the OP plus Gol D. Roger back history plus Recap taking up almost a third or fourth of an episode.....

May 9, 2010 2:05 PM by Aedrius

Ah, I really like this opening. :) Especially moment when Hannibal with some randoms are hailing and then is coming sweet "yeeeey"

May 9, 2010 12:42 PM by dvj

Orangevision said:
lehcar_k said:
This opening makes it seem more like a kid's show.

Implying that We Are, Crazy rainbow and pretty much every single opening before this one didn't do this.

And "kid's show" always sounds pretty bad, but do remember that One Piece's target audience is 12-17 year old boys. It most definitely isn't wrong to like it in your twenties or even thirties, but don't be expecting darkish ambientish fusion jazzish opening song.


This.

Apr 30, 2010 10:28 PM by Hutchy

lehcar_k said:
This opening makes it seem more like a kid's show.

Implying that We Are, Crazy rainbow and pretty much every single opening before this one didn't do this.

And "kid's show" always sounds pretty bad, but do remember that One Piece's target audience is 12-17 year old boys. It most definitely isn't wrong to like it in your twenties or even thirties, but don't be expecting darkish ambientish fusion jazzish opening song.

Apr 27, 2010 6:15 AM by Orangevision

Worst One Piece opening ever. This opening makes it seem more like a kid's show. >.>

Hate it, hate it, hate it. For a whole year? Are you shitting me!?

Apr 15, 2010 12:24 PM by Anybodyhome

LoL we all thought the same. This maybe the only OP I skip and hate and they're using it for a whole year!! My god they're trying to get 5 year olds to watch the show too. The previous OP that was a remix of "We are!" was much better than this. Even though I love "We are!" (both original and remix).

Apr 12, 2010 5:55 AM by hokeymon

Lily317 said:
Yes, but even if there was a happy ending, this arc is quite dark, and the stakes are so important... I really hope that by the time the anime catches up to the last chapters, there will be a new opening

And the lyrics, come on... "there you are, my love, waiting in front of me"... -__-

it's ace's girlfriend singing the song

Apr 8, 2010 8:05 PM by jedimagician

What? This is one of the better openings they've had so far! I think it fits fine. The actual opening video itself is odd with the animals and whatever at the start, but the song is fine. It makes One Piece seem like a more legitimate anime I think. Some of their other songs make it look like such a kids show.

Mar 11, 2010 11:15 AM by DareEvans

Yeah this opening is awesome! I listened to it like at least 100 times lol.

smokes said:
ios said:
it just a song what matters it the story itself


actually thats kind'of gay song for an arc like that X)))))


Actually since the arc is pretty long, according to the episode count and the manga im guessing there is going to be another opening half way through the arc so i wouldn't worry so much.

Mar 4, 2010 6:47 PM by link9us

Personally, I didn't like a single OP & ED. Except the very first original OP.

So having a bother bad one is no problem to me. No offence or anything.

Feb 25, 2010 10:12 AM by Xzaxs

Yes, but even if there was a happy ending, this arc is quite dark, and the stakes are so important... I really hope that by the time the anime catches up to the last chapters, there will be a new opening

And the lyrics, come on... "there you are, my love, waiting in front of me"... -__-

Feb 22, 2010 10:17 AM by Lily317

Lily317 said:
especially knowing what happens in this arc...


if only the animators would know what happened 1-2 chapters ago -_-
they would probably change it, instead they thought it would be a 'happy ending' in the arc

Feb 22, 2010 7:32 AM by smokes

This song is not bad by itself, but it's terrible for OP, especially knowing what happens in this arc...

Feb 22, 2010 7:15 AM by Lily317

i dun mind it either way =)

Feb 15, 2010 7:07 AM by greenmush

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