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Enjoyable Anime Music

Discussion in 'Books and Anime Discussion' started by NuitTombee, Feb 14, 2017.

  1. NuitTombee

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    Oh the nostalgia in this thread.
    Here is one of the few openings I remember liking in the recent past: Haikyuu!! OP1
     
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    I mostly like it for the sheer novelty of having a Supernatural anime in the first place along with a blatant reference like that song as the ED. I do think the ED is better when watched after the episode as opposed to watching it on youtube. The flow is better and the mood has already been set.
     
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    I almost forgot. These are definitely not opening or closing themes, but Pain's Theme and Itachi's Theme from Naruto are masterpieces of atmospheric music.
     
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    It's a little sad how many of these shows I either am not that fond of or simply haven't watched.

    Asobi ni Iku yo!
    Sphere - Now Loading... Sky!!

    Attack on Titan
    Linked Horizon - Guren no Yumiya

    The Big O
    Robbie Danzie and Naoki Takao - And Forever...
    Just to be spiteful, I'll list the original Big O theme song, which was a deliciously cheesy, blatant ri- homage to Queen's Flash Gordon theme song.

    It was included in the first run of the DVDs but, curiously, the second run lacked the obviously Queen-inspired Big O theme, exchanging it for a new and... less than inspired theme.

    Big O getting a second U.S. release so very quickly after the first was odd to begin with, because it was something of a niche show, and reportedly part of the reason Cartoon Network didn't fund a 3rd season was low DVD sales. The show flopped in Japan and the second season was only made because CN commissioned it, which makes me wonder why Rui Nagai felt the need to compose a new theme song for the show in 2007, eight years after it first aired. Coincidentally (or not), that same year, that of Big O's second DVD release, Sci-Fi channel started their new Flash Gordon TV series.

    It occurs to me that maybe someone involved with Flash Gordon or Queen took notice, since they were finally doing something with the property, and put the litigious kibosh on the Big O theme, forcing any subsequent DVDs to be produced without it.
    Bleach
    {Say what you will about Bleach, it has given rise to a lot of cool music.}
    Orange Range - Asterisk
    Rie Fu - Life is Like a Boat
    UVERworld - D-tecnoLife
    High and Mighty Color - Ichirin no Hana
    Younha - Hōkiboshi
    Beat Crusaders - Tonight, Tonight, Tonight
    Yui - Rolling Star
    Yui - Life
    Aqua Timez - Alones
    Ikimono-gakari - Hanabi
    Kelun - Chu-Bura
    Aqua Timez - Velonica
    June - Baby It's You
    Stereopony - Hitohira no Hanabira
    ROOKiEZ is PUNK'D - Song For...
    Fumika - Aoi Tori
    UNLIMITS - Haruka Kanata
    Aimer - Re[noparse]:p[/noparse]ray
    Aqua Timez - MASK

    Blood+
    Hitomi Takahashi - Aozora no Namida
    UVERworld - Colors of the Heart

    C

    School Food Punishment - RPG
    NICO Touches the Walls - Matoryoshika

    Code Geass
    Flow - Colors
    Flow - World End

    Cowboy Bebop
    Yoko Kanno & Seatbelts - Tank!

    Dance In The Vampire Bund
    Aiko Nakano - Friends

    Deadman Wonderland
    NIRGILIS - Shiny Shiny {...can't stand this fuckin' show.}

    Durarara
    Theatre Brook - Uragiri no Yuuyake {full}
    Yuuya Matsushita - Trust Me {The ED that launched a thousand parodies.}
    ROOKiEZ is PUNK'D - Complication

    Eden of The East
    School Food Punishment - futuristic imagination

    Eureka Seven
    Flow - Days
    Home Made Kazoku - Shōnen Heart
    Izawa Asami - Fly Away
    Halcali - Tip Taps Tip
    NIRGILIS - Sakura

    Fight Ippatsu! Juuden-chan!!
    Kaori Fukuhara - Onegai Sweetheart

    FLCL
    The Pillows - Pretty much the whole soundtrack, but here's one of the OPs and the ED.
    Little Busters
    Ride on Shooting Star

    Girls und Panzer
    ChouCho - DreamRiser
    Ikumi Nakagami - Enter Enter Mission

    Guilty Crown
    Supercell/Koeda - My Dearest

    High School DxD
    StylipS - StudyxStudy

    Inuyasha
    BoA - Every Heart: Minna no Kimochi
    dream - My Will
    Do As Infinity - Fukai Mori

    K-ON!

    Yoko Hikasa - Don't Say Lazy

    Kill La Kill
    Aoi Eir - Sirius
    GARNiDELiA - Ambiguous
    Sawai Miku - Gomen ne, Iiko ja Irarenai
    Sayonara Ponytail - Shinsekai Kokyougaku

    Mahou Sensei Negima!
    Luci Christian, Brina Palencia, Leah Clark, Jamie Marchi - 1000% Sparking (English version){Of course, if you're really ambitious...}

    Maria Holic
    Yuu Kobayashi - Kimi ni Mune Kyun

    Mitsudomoe
    Ayahi Takagaki - Mittsu Kazoete Daishuugou!
    Ayahi Takagaki - Waga na wa Shougakusei
    Nomiko - Randoseling

    Monogatari series
    Supercell - Kimi no Shiranai Monogatari (The Story You Don't Know) {Magnificent; and while for me, as someone who doesn't speak Japanese, the lyrics to these songs are usually a distant third to the music and overall sound/feel of a piece, the lyrics tell a poignant story of unrequited love.}

    Neon Genesis Evangelion
    Yoko Takahashi - Zankoku na Tenshi no These (Cruel Angel Thesis)
    Fly Me to The Moon {You only have about 50 versions to choose from, though Utada Hikaru's is quite nice...}
    Utada Hikaru - Beautiful World {Rebuild of Evangelion 1}

    Papa no Iu Koto wo Kikinasai

    Yui Horie - Coloring

    Paranoia Agent
    Hirasawa Susumu - Yume no Shima Shinen Kouen (Dream Island Obsessional Park)

    Record of Lodoss War
    Maaya Sakamoto - Kiseki No Umi (Sea of Miracles)

    Samurai 7
    Nanase Aikawa - Unlimited

    Scryed
    Ide Yasuaki - Reckless Fire

    Seitokai no Ichizon
    Hekiyou Gakuen Seitokai - Treasure

    Soul Eater

    T.M.Revolution - Resonance

    Spice and Wolf
    Rocky Chack - Ringo Biyori (The Wolf Whistling Song)

    Suisei no Gargantia

    Minori Chihara - Kono Sekai wa Bokura wo Matteita

    Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann
    Shouko Nakagawa - Sorairo Days

    Tiger & Bunny

    Aobouzu - Hoshi no Sumika
    Tamaki - Mind Game
    Unison Square Garden - Orion wo Nazoru {Sigh... this is truncated, but everything else on YouTube is either a fandub, a weird remix, is muted due to a copyright violation, is weirdly playing at some high pitch, or sounds like it was performed at the bottom of a well and recorded at the top... in a bucket... you goonie. I guess you're supposed to buy it after, I dunno, hearing it on local radio, right? I hear this on the radio all the time in Ohio; and if you believe that one...
    Want to be sure you're hearing the proper OP theme? Watch the show.}

    Toradora!
    Rie Kugimiya - Orange
    Yui Horie - Vanilla Salt

    Trinity Blood
    Tomoko Tane - Broken Wings

    Un-Go
    School Food Punishment - How To Go

    Wolf's Rain
    Maaya Sakamoto - Gravity

    Working!!
    Kana Asumi - Someone Else

    Zero no Tsukaima
    Ichiko - Futatsuki no Kishi (I Say Yes)

    Neither OP, nor ED...
    The Big O
    Toshihiko Sahashi...
    Brick Ballades: Houston St
    Respect: Lower East Side
    Respect: Upper West Side
    Stand a Chance

    Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex

    Yoko Kanno (Jillmax) - GET9
    Yoko Kanno (HIDE Hideyuki Takahashi) - Run Rabbit Junk
    Yoko Kanno (Ilaria Graziano) - Velveteen
    Yoko Kanno - Home Stay {Thanks for nothing, CopyrightTube...}
    Yoko Kanno - Yakitori {Ditto.}

    Kingdom Hearts

    Utada Hikaru - Hikari (Simple & Clean) {I can't find a copy of the English version that isn't the slowed down one, so...}

    Mahou Sensei Negima!
    Yuri shiratori - Happy☆Material {There are more versions of this song than there are characters in the show. Just... just find one you like, I guess.}

    Utada Hikaru - Passion {Is this even in an anime? Who the fuck cares, it's awesome?}
    Hopefully nothing more in this post is broken because it took me forever. :facepalm

    If I see the word "nightcore" one more time, when I'm looking for the original version of a song I like, I'm going to start scouting likely clock towers.
     
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    I should have just put music in the title I suppose. I just rarely listen to any of the music other than them.

    Hey CheddarTrek, would you mind changing the title to Enjoyable Anime Music?
     
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    Edit: Before Rep reports me... lol...

    I tend to like the high intensity 'fighting' sorts of anime music on occasion as well as the ominous 'it's about to go down' sorts.

    Very, very strongest
    Raising Fighting Spirit

    But when it comes to a mix of music AND something to look at, I prefer shows I've seen. FMA had some good stuff.

    Edit2: Also for some reason, I always thought that Kakashi's Theme was just... like going "Derp" in music form. I can't say it's particularly amusing or good, but it reminds me nostalgically of games like Bubsy for the Sega Genesis when I was a kid. I mean, you can hear the similarity.
     
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    Since CheddarTrek brought up Raising Fighting Spirit, I was reminded that Naruto actually has tons of good fast-paced music.

    The best example of which has to be Reverse Situation.

    I used it myself as the soundtrack to a fight between an acrobat and a hand-to-hand specialist in my quest, once. That was fun.

    Edit: I just recalled this piece of music, Mother Sea, when going through some videos from One Piece. Sads were had, let me tell you. I'm not ashamed to admit I teared up during Merry's Farewell.

    Also, To The Grand Line.
     
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    I'm not an anime snob, it's fine by me though I prefer I Burn.
     
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    If we're allowed to post general soundtracks, Bleach has some really good ones, both salsa-ish like Get Smart and Scoundrels, but also shitloads of other genres like the rock/funk of Dominio del Chad, the techno(?) of Quincy's Craft, the jazzy Can't Back Down and whatever genre that On the Precipice of Defeat is.

    Naruto's soundtrack is excellent too, but it's got less diversity in genres, IMO: you've got menacing tracks like Girei (Pain's Theme), fighting tracks like Need to Be Strong, calmer, fun tracks like Naruto's Daily Life or jokey tracks like this one.

    Obviously there's also Redline. Its entire soundtrack is excellent.
     
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    I overlooked the opening and ending to Watamote before.

    I'm also watching Erased at the moment, and I like the intro and outro there too.
     
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    So my finger slipped and I accidentally clicked and watch the One Piece film Z. The movie itself was nothing particularly special, but it did have a moment; one particular moment when Aokiji sings a song, Ocean guide as a tribute to fallen marine comrades. I really liked that song. Even the lyrics felt very fitting, for a tribute.
     
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