Sunday, June 7, 2015

A Few of the Best Anime OP/ED Themes From This Season

This is just a quick post because I have a much larger one incoming. I thought I'd share what I think are the best anime themes this season.

I mentioned before that I was going to keep my anime content on this blog pretty quiet. That still holds true, and you're not obligated to read this if that's not what you're here for.

Anyway, let's get to the list.

Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches is an enjoyable body swapping romantic comedy. I think this opening hits all the right notes. The best opening themes, in my opinion, are the type that make you excited to watch the show, but at the same time could potentially make you cry when the show finally ends. I feel like this theme meets that requirement. I also love the abrupt stop and how the visuals fit the music so well.

Kyoukai no Rinne, though unfortunately the dullest anime I'm watching at the moment, has a catchy opening melody that's so much fun that I actually sit through every time I watch an episode, if only as an anesthetic for the show's snail-inspiring pace.

Plastic Memories has a wistful theme that reflects its sometimes heart-wrenching episodes, even though most of the anime concerns itself with an off-putting romance between a robot girl that looks twelve years old and some twenty-something human male. Recently the show's gotten a little more interesting as it focuses more on its robot side.

My Highschool Romantic Comedy SNAFU TOO! has an opening theme that some might call typical generic anime music, and I'm slightly inclined to agree. However, this theme benefits from solid, completed melodies and interesting vocalizations, which raises it above themes like Nisekoi 2's.

Finally, who could forget the best theme on this year? It's rare when I feel like the ED is more appropriate and better constructed than the OP for a show, but Blood Blockade Battlefront's jazzy, rhythmic ED easily tops its weird, downbeat OP. It's also the best theme I heard this year.

Well, there you go. Check back soon for something Marvelous...