Best of Anime 2016: Opening

An Opening song in anime generally sets the tone for the show. It may do a variety of things with its animation, from portraying the main themes of the show, to just showing the characters. It is important that the song choice fit the anime, provided with either an energetic starting (for a show with lots of energy) or one that is slower and more elegant (for maybe one that’s more simplistic or melodramatic). This year in anime gave us bunch of exciting OP’s which provided and set the pace for each episode. With an overall theme of bright animations and keeping things energetic they provided to fit well with the anime they represented. With that being said:

Deirii Raifu’s Pick:

All Off – Never Gave Up (Heavy Object) – ‘Cool guys don’t look at explosions’

“You always never gave up, you never gave up, Yeah! nothing’s too late “

Heavy Object’s 2nd OP takes best OP of the year for anime in 2016. With a strong rock based track, it provided a lot of energy and the right pace needed for an action based anime. The lyrics were a great match to the overall theme of the show, where we saw the characters fighting in war but never giving up int order to live. This being combined with a great set of animations, in regards to the action, comedy and characters made it an exciting start to each episode

Runners Up:

2) 3-nen E-gumi Utatan – Question (Ansatsu Kyoushitsu)
3) TrySail – High Free Spirits (HaiFuri)

Special Mentions:

  • Kakuma Ai, Okamoto Nobuhito – Daisuki dayo Daisuki dayo Umaretekite Arigatou (Momokuri)
  • Penguin Research – Button (ReLife)
  • Aqours – Aozora Jumping Heart (Love Live Sunshine!)
  • Screen Mode – Naked Dive (Musaigen no Phantom World)
  • Asian Kung fu Generation – Re Re (Boku dake ga Inai Machi)
  • Shino Shimoji – God Save The Girls (Stella no Mahou)
  • Sonar Pocket – Best Friend (Nijiiro Days)
  • iRis – ReCall (Sousei no Onmyouji)
  • Ishida Yoko – Ashita no Tsubasa (Brave Witches)
  • Everying – Shining Sky (Ooysan wa Shishunki)
  • Tomatsu Haruka, Hikasa Yoko, Amamiya Sora – Eyecatch! Too Much! (WWW.Working!!)

 

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