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The Set List
Top 10 EDs of 2014

by Jacob Chapman,

Two weeks ago, The Set List premiered with my personal countdown of the 10 best OPs of 2014. Thanks to the overwhelming response to our user poll, we have a viewer-selected Top 10 OPs list for this column, so thank you to everyone who voted!

But first, it's time to pay tribute to the oft-neglected little sibling of the opening theme: the ending credits song. While they're often not as flashy or attention-getting as their lead-in counterparts, anime sports as many great ED themes as it does OPs, so let's explore these awesome outtros with a new video countdown and a new user poll! (Please note that we're still working out html5 functionality for our video player, so for the time being, please bear with our Flash player.)

As always, the musical possibilities for Set List subject matter are endless, so let us know in the forums what kind of music-themed countdowns you would like to see in the future! Also note that for this and any other "Top Ten of (Year)" countdown, I'm only counting shows that debuted in that year. I count returning seasons or cours, but not continuous long-running shows that had OP #23 or so air in that year. Don't worry! Shows like Naruto, One Piece, etc., will get their very own columns just for this purpose. So with no further ado, let the music play!

Last Week's Poll Results

What were your Top 10 OPs of 2014?

  1. Tokyo Ghoul 32.4%
  2. Monthly Girls' Nozaki-kun 28.5%
  3. Your Lie in April 27.7%
  4. Noragami 26.0%
  5. No Game, No Life 23.7%
  6. Parasyte 21.9%
  7. Space Dandy 21.1%
  8. Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works 20.1%
  9. Aldnoah.Zero 19.5%
  10. Terror in Resonance 19.5%

This Week's Set List Poll

Didn't see your favorite song on the list? Cast your own vote in the poll below! There's a whopping 50 options listed, but also a write-in box for anything I neglected to include.

Pick as many or as few faves as you like, and in two weeks we'll have the results and a new poll ready to go. See you next time, with the column's first non-OP/ED themed countdown!

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