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BayushiKachiko
07-10-2003, 06:01 PM
Okay, I haven't seen any threads about this yet, so...

What's your favorite anime/ game opening or closing sequence? Japanese music/lyrics, or the english? Do you think something is lost in the translation?

Is it just the song that you like, or the animation too? There're so many out there, which one(s) do you like the most?

Personally, my list of favorites are--

The original Soul Blade intro...used to just stand in the arcade and watch that. I totally dig the song. And watching the tower collapse behind Seigfried was bitchin'.

The intro for Lunar on the Sega CD-- Note that the Japanese lyrics were kind of soft and fluffy considering the scenes depicted, so I think the change was appropriate and enhanced the animation...plus I'm biased because that's one of my all time favorite games.

X-1999 (The series) Again, I totally dig the song. Myuji is super cool...anyone know any other songs to check out?

And for some reason (even I can't explain it) I like the intro to Fushigi Yuugi, more than I feel I should, LoL.

Also, I feel like I should give some props to the folks that animated Cowboy Bebop for selecting Tank! as the opening tunes. I was so thrilled when I saw Bebop for the first time and heard it.



Now all of you...answer! Now! ^_^

Ron26
07-12-2003, 11:47 AM
Gundam SEED
- Invoke
- Moment
- Believe

Rockman EXE (not NT Warrior)
Digimon Frontier (not UPN's Digimon)

Kaede
07-12-2003, 01:57 PM
Tank! is also my favorite opening, and also Escaflowne's Yakusoku wa Iranai. And Lain's Duvet is wonderful, and also Wolf's Rain's Stray. FLCL (Ride on Shooting Star) and Angel Sanctuary (Knife of Romance) are my favorite endings though.
On American or translated themes vs. Japanese, I really have no opinion on the matter. If the singer is good, and the lyrics are reasonably deep and understandable, then I'm cool.

Kikari
07-12-2003, 04:57 PM
Tank - Cowboy Bebop..not a big fan of X but I liked eX Dream, loved Hemisphere - Rahxephon, Gundam SEED OPs, Saiyuki OP, and the Digimon OPs [all seasons - Japanese]

Crimsonmoon
07-12-2003, 07:49 PM
A few of my favorite anime intro themes were in English to begin with or instrumental pieces. Here are my favorites:

-Obsession (.hack/SIGN)
-Tank! (Cowboy Bebop)
-Aitsu! (Super Gals)
-Ai (Chuuseishin) (Excel Saga)
-Rinbu Revolution (Utena)
-Gessekai (Nightwalker)
-Gemini (Kikaider)

Susumari
07-12-2003, 08:03 PM
I love tank too! but i think one so far really stands out is Saiyuki's opening theme.....urgh! i totally can't find the paper that i wrote the title on.

Kaede
07-12-2003, 08:35 PM
"For Real" ^_-

Psychotic Jei
07-13-2003, 04:02 AM
I;m partial to the ending of .Hack. *_* Purty. And I like the opening to King of Bandit Jing. =D Scudelia Electro rox

Kikari
07-13-2003, 05:44 PM
Originally posted by Psychotic Jei
I;m partial to the ending of .Hack. *_* Purty. And I like the opening to King of Bandit Jing. =D Scudelia Electro rox

hell yes, I sang Scudelia Electro 2 years ago at AX..let's just say I won't ever sing that song alone @_@:

Scortia
07-14-2003, 08:51 AM
Oh this is such an evil question... "Pure Snow", "Purachina", "Duvet", "Stray", "Messiah", "Obsession", "Gessekai", "Datte Daisuke", OP to Betterman, "Sailor Stars Song", "For Real", "My Will", "Rinbu Revolution", "Fuutsu no Nichiyoubi", "Ultra Relax", "Jyuukuji no News", etc etc etc... I love opening songs most of all. ^^;;

Susumari
07-15-2003, 12:29 AM
Originally posted by Kaede
"For Real" ^_-

thank you!

FirearmofMutiny
07-19-2003, 07:07 PM
Originally posted by Crimsonmoon
A few of my favorite anime intro themes were in English to begin with or instrumental pieces. Here are my favorites:

-Obsession (.hack/SIGN)
-Tank! (Cowboy Bebop)
-Aitsu! (Super Gals)
-Ai (Chuuseishin) (Excel Saga)
-Rinbu Revolution (Utena)
-Gessekai (Nightwalker)
-Gemini (Kikaider)

Sweet Jeebus the Kikaider theme rules XD Here are my other favorites:

-Rhythm Emotion (Gundam Wing, 2nd OP) Mandatory high-speed drivin' music! XD
-Invoke (Gundam Seed, 1st OP) Ditto.
-Velvet Underworld (Weiß Kreuz, first OP) ...And the remake's even better!
-Rojiura no Uchuu Shounen (Dai-Guard, OP) Great song from an under-the-radar series.
-Cruel Angel's Thesis (Eva, OP) I guess it can now be called an "old school" favorite. ^_~

I KNOW I'm forgetting some song...

lunasreincarnat
07-20-2003, 10:16 PM
most of the animes i like have great songs... but my fav songs are from witch hunter robin and tenchi!

Ookami05
07-21-2003, 03:13 AM
hmm so many choices XD but my favortie 5 are:

Hitotsu = Unmei Kyoudoutai (Ultra Maniac TV ED)
River (Gundam Seed 2nd ED)
Annani Isshodattanoni (Gundam Seed 1st ED)
Daichi no la-li-la (Scrapped Princess ED)
Tonight/Midnight (E's Otherwise ED)

Shinkokami
07-21-2003, 01:35 PM
Originally posted by BayushiKachiko
Okay, I haven't seen any threads about this yet, so...

What's your favorite anime/ game opening or closing sequence? Japanese music/lyrics, or the english? Do you think something is lost in the translation?

As far as loosing things in the translation, I don't feel like it's not understandable most of the time. Though it's not exactly the same, they usually get the same message across with most of the lines very similar to the way they were before. Normally in translation it would bug me, but you have to be understandable to the fact that when they translate a song they have to make sure the words go with the tune and tempo.

My favorite opening/closing sequences
-Kirai ni Narenai (MKR)
-Yuzurenai Negai (MKR)
-Heart of Sword (Rurouni Kenshin)

While I've seen a lot of anime, both of MKRs opening sequenses blew me away, they're amazing *_* I love them*laugh*

BondagePenguin
07-23-2003, 03:10 AM
Driver's High!!!! and Alucard's (Or Arkard...or whatever...I hate fansubs...) Theme...don't ask the name cause I can't tell ya

Chosuke
07-23-2003, 03:16 AM
My list:

Duvet - Serial Experiments Lain
For Real - Saiyuki
Rinbu Revolution - Shojo Kakumei utena
??????? - Yami no Matsuei
??????? - Excell saga

SephirothXer0
08-07-2003, 12:30 PM
Reincarnation- Tekkaman Blade II
Headmaster- Transformers
Tell Me Why- Berserk