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INTEREST: Fans Pick the 5 Best Winter 2016 Anime Theme Songs


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wolf10



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2016 3:19 pm Reply with quote
Haruchika, Gundam, and Ajin are all a definite yes. Don't let your destined mediocrity among music anime stop you from getting a #1 for music somewhere, Haruchika, even if it means picking on series outside your genre.

"Niji wo Ametara" is the OP, though, not the ED, according to both my ears and the linked source.
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shuusei



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2016 3:40 pm Reply with quote
Hm, I'd say my top would be either Erased's OP, or Grimgar's OP.

That being said, it's a bit uninformed/biased since I'm only watching 2-3 from this season. So I wouldn't know what half of them sound like.

Also, I'd bid for God Eater's OP as well, if you consider that part of winter since the last few episodes start this month.
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vonPeterhof



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2016 3:44 pm Reply with quote
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"Orphans no Namida" by MISIA (Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans ED)
At first I thought "Hey, you can't do that, that's from last year!", but then I recalled the end of the previous episode... Sad *sniff*

Speaking of which, Iron-Blooded Orphans doesn't seem to be in the poll, and I'm quite fond of the current ED. Or are series continuing from last year excluded on purpose?
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Takamachi Ryoko



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2016 3:54 pm Reply with quote
I only watch 3 on the list. Haruchika and Ajin are good, but I feel Konosuba sounds generic. I'm a bit biased with white force from Schwarzesmarken, fripside did a good job this season, though the full version sounds better than TV.

Other OP themes like DagaKashi, ERASED, GATE are pretty good as well. BNK is meh but it sure has a nice ending theme.
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KutovoiAnton



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2016 4:08 pm Reply with quote
My favorite theme song from this season is easily Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu OP by Megumi Hayashibara.
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CrowLia



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2016 4:30 pm Reply with quote
I'm sad to see Haikyuu's 2nd OP FLY HIGH wasn't an option, it's my pick for favorite of the season by a landslide. It's so intense and passionate and the vocals have so much emotion in them it always tugs at my heartstrings.

For the poll I chose , Haruchika OP (dropped the show, but I love the song) Showa Genroku OP and BokuMachi ED, both of which give me chills every time I listen to them
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omiya



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2016 4:34 pm Reply with quote
Official clip: fhána「虹を編めたら」MUSIC VIDEO https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9PT_m92yFf8

I also recommend the Pandora of the Crimson Heart OP "hopeness" by ZAQ - official TV-size clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BDF25ONbdD4



I listen to anime music more than I watch anime, so to get an idea of the music for the survey, I'll try to put together a song list:

Active Raid
OP - Golden Life - Akino with Bless4
ep 3 INS: Minakuru ☆ Lucky - Ari Ozawa
ED - 透明な夜空 - Yūka Aisaka

Ajin: Demi-Human
OP - Yoru wa Nemureru kai? - Flumpool
ED - HOW CLOSE YOU ARE - Mamoru Miyano

Aokana: Four Rhythm Across the Blue
OP - Contrail (Kiseki) - Mami Kawada
ED - A-gain - Ray

Assassination Classroom (second season)
OP - Question - 3-E Utatan
ED - Kaketa Tsuki -Shion Miyawaki

BBK/BRNK
OP - Beat your Heart - Konomi Suzuki
ED - Anger/Anger - Myth&Roid

Dagashi Kashi
OP - Checkmate!? - MICHI
ED - Hey! Calorie Queen - Ayana Taketatsu

Dimension W
OP - Genesis - Stereo Dive Foundation
OP - Contrast - Fo'xTails

Divine Gate
OP - One Me Two Hearts - Hitorie
ED Contrast - vistlip

Durarara !! x 2 (3rd cour)
OP - Steppin' out - FLOW
ED - Joker ni yoroshi - PENGUIN RESEARCH

Boku Dake ga Inai Machi (ERASED)
OP - Re:Re: - Asian Kung-Fu Generation
ED - Sore wa Chiisa na Hikari no Yō na - Sayuri

Fairy Tail Zero
OP - Ashita o Narase - Kavka Shishido
ED - Landscape - Solidemo

Garo: Crimson Moon
OP2 - Gekka - JAM Project
ED2 - Karen - Inaribayashi (Ayaka Ōhashi, Sayaka Sasaki, Mayu Udono, Eriko Satō)

Gate (second cour)
OP - GATE II 〜世界を超えて〜 - Kishida cult & The Akeboshi Rockets
ED - Itsu datte Communication - Hisako Kanemoto & Nao Higashiyama & Lisa Taneda

Girls Beyond the Wasteland
OP - Wastelanders - Sayaka Sasaki
ED - Sekai wa Kyō mo Atarashii - Haruka Chisuga, Kana Hanazawa, Satomi Satō, and Satomi Akesaka

Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash
OP - Knew day - (K)NoW_NAME
ED - Harvest - (K)NoW_NAME

Haikyu!! Second Season
OP2 - Ah Yeah - Sukima Switch
ED2 - LEO - Tacica

Haruchika
OP - Niji o Ametara - Fhána
ED - Kūsō Triangle - ChouCho

Heavy Object
OP2 - Never Gave Up - ALL OFF
ED2 - Unchanged Strength - Yuka Iguchi

KonoSuba: God's Blessing on This Wonderful World!
OP - Fantastic Dreamer - Machico
ED - Chīsana Bōken-sha - Sora Amamiya, Rie Takahashi, and Ai Kayano

Luck & Logic
OP - STORY - Kenshō Ono
ED - 盟約の彼方 - Emi Nitta

Maho Girls PreCure!
OP - Dokkin♢Mahōtsukai PreCure! - Rie Kitagawa
ED - Cure Up↑ Ra♡Pa☆Pa!~ Hohoemi ni Naru Mahō ~ - Rie Takahashi and Yui Horie

Mahou Shoujo Nante Mouiidesukara
OP - Yumeiro toridori Parade ♫ - Earth Star Dream

Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans
OP2 - Survivor - Blue Encount
ED2 - STEEL -Tekketsu no Kizuna- - TRUE
ED3 (episode 19) - Senka no Tomoshibi - Yuko Suzuhana

Mr. Osomatsu
OP2 - Zenryoku Batankyū - AouP
ED2 -Six Shame Faces ~~Kon'ya mo Saikō!!!!!!~ - Totoko (Aya Endō) and the Matsuno Brothers

Myriad Colors Phantom World
OP - Naked Dive - Screen Mode
ED - Junshin Always - Azusa Tadokoro

Norn9
OP - Kazakiri - Nagi Yanagi
ED - Zerotokei - Kaori Oda

Nurse Witch Komugi R
OP - Shuーtinsuta ☆ - Haruko Momoi
ED - Oyasumi - Haruko Momoi

Ojisan to Marshmallow
Episode 1, 3, 6 - Message - Eri Kitamura
Episode 2, 4 - Labyrinth - Eri Kitamura
Episode 5 - Yell - Kaori Taguchi, Reina Kinoshita
Episode 7 - At that time saw the birds now - Kana Hanazawa
Episode 8 - Genki Tado, Inc. Song
Episode 9 - I am idle ... Degas - Kana Hanazawa

Ooya-san wa Shishunki!
Shining Sky - every♥ing!

Pandora in the Crimson Shell: Ghost Urn
OP - hopeness - ZAQ
ED - LoSe±CoNtRoL - Sanae Fuku and Manami Numakura

Phantasy Star Online 2
OP - Zessei Stargate - Shouta Aoi
ED - レアドロ☆KOI☆こい!ワンモア!- Ayaka Suwa and M.A.O.

Please Tell Me! Galko-chan
OP - YPMA ☆ GIRLS - Azumi Waki, Miyu Tomita, Minami Takahashi

Prince of Stride
OP - Strider's High - OxT
ED - Be My Steady - Galaxy Standard (Mamoru Miyano, Daisuke Hirakawa, Takuya Eguchi, Tatsuhisa Suzuki, Yuuki Ono, and Toshiyuki Toyonaga)

Nijiiro Days / Rainbow Days
OP - Best Friend - Sonar Pocket
ED - Rainbow Days! - Yoshitsugu Matsuoka, Takuya Eguchi, Nobunaga Shimazaki, and Kouki Uchiyama

Reikenzan: Hoshikuzu-tachi no Utage
OP - Fast End - Soraru and Mafumafu
ED - Kizuna - Kakichoco

Sekkō Boys
Hoshizora rendezvous - Tomokazu Sugita, Shinnosuke Tachibana, Jun Fukuyama, Daisuke Ono

Shōwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjū
OP - Usurahi Shinju - Megumi Hayashibara
ED - Kana Taredoki - Kana Shibue

Snow White with the Red Hair (second season)
OP - Sono Koe ga Chizu ni Naru - Saori Hayami
ED - Page ~Kimi to Tsuzuru Monogatari~ - Eyelis.

Schwarzesmarken
OP - White Force - fripside
ED - Kanashimi ga Jidai o Kakeru - Zähre

Teekyu
Tsuppari-kun vs sekitori man - Yui Watanabe, Suzuko Mitsumori, Kyoko Narumi, Kana Hanazawa

The File of Young Kindaichi Returns / Kindaichi Case Files R Season 2
OP - TRAGEDY - KAT-TUN
ED - Ketsui no tsubasa - Rin Akatsukitsuki

This Boy is a Professional Wizard (Kono Danshi, Mahō ga Oshigoto Desu)
Kimi no Kotoba - Shouta Aoi

Undefeated Bahamut Chronicle
OP - Hiryō no kishi - TRUE
ED - Lime Tree - Nano Ripe

World Trigger
OP - Dream Trigger - Pile


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killjoy_the



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2016 4:44 pm Reply with quote
Having to choose only 3 makes me sad. I wanted to include BokuMachi's OP and Shouwa's OP as well, with 5 votes.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2016 4:49 pm Reply with quote
I forgot continuing series. I'll add them now.
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jaykayjk10



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2016 7:00 pm Reply with quote
wow none of my top 5 are in this ranking. in no particular order mine includes Grimgar, Gate, Dimension W, Erased, and AssClass. Erased is probably my favorite overall.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2016 8:02 pm Reply with quote
I would have said that KonoSuba's ED was a stronger choice than its OP.
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Gulpin



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2016 8:31 pm Reply with quote
The Ajin OP is so good, definitely deserves a spot in the top 5 >_>
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2016 8:42 pm Reply with quote
I voted the Mobile Suit Gundam, Haikyuu!! Second Season and Grimgar of Fantasy of Ash openings (although I wanted to put the Grimgar ending and the ERASED opening as well)

jaykayjk10 wrote:
wow none of my top 5 are in this ranking. in no particular order mine includes Grimgar, Gate, Dimension W, Erased, and AssClass. Erased is probably my favorite overall.


Yeah the list has been updated so all of those are on it now and its letting you change your options if you want.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2016 8:45 pm Reply with quote
Even though I don't really like its OP as a whole, I really, really love HaruChika's OP anisong. Fhàna threw it out of the park and I can't stop listening to it. But I don't really have a favorite OP for this season. Phantom World and Konosuba's OP are funny and that's all, but nothing has impressed me more than Niji o Ametara.
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FilthyCasual



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2016 10:13 pm Reply with quote
My top OP of the season is Divine Gate's One Step Two Hearts. The show itself is a flaming pile of crap, but the OP is really catchy and has this wonderful conspiratorial and melancholy tone.

When taking visuals into account, Boku Dake's OP comes second because of how wonderfully it all comes together.

AssClass's OP is a strong third because A) it sounds great B) the lyrics reflect the themes and events of the show perfectly and C) the visuals are beautiful - especially the field of grass at the end, which manga readers will appreciate the significance of.
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