Sunday, 26 May 2013

bIuecrimson's Favourite Anime Songs

The best openings and endings manage to maintain the tone of the series instead of an obvious change. There should be a serious song for a serious series and a happy song for a happy series. YouTube usually removes the songs so I won't be linking any, but you have enough information if you want to listen to any of them.

My only criteria for music is the ability to listen to it over a long period of time. Many of the songs I start listening to quickly lose their initial charm and I'll probably never listen to them again. For this list, I am only looking at the song itself because I have less interest in the actual scenes. I prefer fast paced songs and a tune I personally enjoy listening to.

The instrumentals should not be louder than the vocals. They are there to compliment the singing, not overpower it. I see it most often with percussion and very rarely other instruments. I dislike when the singer is trying too hard to make the song sound good. It might be their style, but I believe it's fine as long as they genuinely sing well with good backing music. I really hate stereo which goes silent on one side. It is really off putting when one side suddenly stops giving out music.

Openings

  1. Lovers - Naruto: Shippuuden OP 9
  2. Golden Time Lover - Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood OP 3
  3. Fiesta - Fairy Tail OP 6
  4. Magenta Another Sky - Arcana Famiglia
  5. High Powered - Shinryaku!? Ika Musume
  6. Now or Never - Phi Brain: Kami no Puzzle 2nd Season
  7. Sugar Sweet Nightmare - Bakemonogatari OP 5
  8. Forever - Elemental Gelade
  9. Kizunairo - Fortune Arterial
  10. Youthful - Chihayafuru

Endings

  1. Pieces - Kyoukai senjou no Horizon ED 1
  2. Setsubou no Freesia - Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal ED 2
  3. Inside Identity - Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai!
  4. Koi no Hoono - Kanokon
  5. Coloring - Papa no Iukoto wo Kikinasai!
  6. Kimi ga Iru Basho - Seikimatsu Occult Gakuin
  7. Happy Sunshine - Asobi ni Iku yo! ED3
  8. Inori no Uta - Simoun
  9. Alicemagic - Little Busters!
  10. Unite - Accel World ED 2

Friday, 3 May 2013

Hentai Ouji to Warawanai Neko First Impressions

Unlike in Kokoro Connect, Youto doesn't even seem to be trying to hide his new found power. Azuki fell too easily to his persuasiveness even if she's forced to lie. It's not like she could say no after what seemed like such a powerful confession. I'm sure he doesn't want to be known as the perverted prince, but it's not like he's suffering from his inability to control himself. This series will work really well as a comedy.



Similar to Kokoro Connect, it seems like their desires are short term and they are unable to control themselves once activatted. Because their wishes turn out to be too perfect, they need to reverse it. It's only natural to want to be want to change when you can't express yourself how you want to, but you only realise you've taken something for granted when it disappears. Youto was unable to bring back his ability to lie because Azuki required it, but once she accepted herself, she was able to give it up.



Tsukiko wished to not be able to express her emotions, but I can't imagine who would need the ability to show what they feel. I'd expect even the most emotionless people would be able to smile because they are forcing themselves to show little emotion. So instead, someone could have wished for a smile.

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