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The Beginnings are the End

After watching all these animes, I thought I would finish off the series with a few words concerning the openings, or the OPs. I won’t embed all of the videos in the post, since that would take up too much space. Linking will be good enough. Now let’s get started:

Sugar: A Little Snow Fairy – It was this video that started a chain reaction that got me into this whole anime thing in the first place! It’s cute, it’s fluffy, it’s adorable, it melts in your mouth, and it will give you diabetes if you aren’t careful.

Clannad and After Story – I like After Story’s just a bit better, but both have great music, and incredible animation. I’ve come to hold a great deal of respect for the guys at KyoAni.

Death Note (Seasons One and Two) – I didn’t like the Death Note OPs, to be honest. I did like the animation style on the second one, but the music just doesn’t quite work for me.

Lucky Star – A fun dance, with a happy song to go along with it.

Code Geass (Season One OP1 (V2), OP2 (V2), OP3 and Season Two OP1 and OP2) – SO MANY VERSIONS! But my favorite is OP2 of season 1. I love that guitar.

Strawberry Marshmallow – HEAVILY addicting. At least, for me it was. It’s so light and fluffy… Fuwa fuwa…

Kanon – A nice slow song, fitting with the series.

K-On! OP1 and OP2 – I like! Girls n’ Guitars. (And drums. And keyboards.)

Haruhi Suzumiya (Seasons One and Two) – My reaction to Season 1: “That’s pretty good…” My reaction to Season 2: “WOOT!!! AWESOMENESS!!!” *plays air guitar*

Azumanga Daioh – I love this OP. A lot. A VERY lot. It’s fun, it’s catchy, it’s silly, it’s just the way I like it.

Planetes – It’s got rockets. I’ll give it that. I just didn’t care for the song much…

Neon Genesis Evangelion – It’s cool, I guess. It didn’t strike me as being particularly great, though.

Cowboy Bebop – Cool music, and cool animation. This gets a thumbs up from me.

And that brings us to the end of this season’s anime column. I’m still Xbolt, and I’ll see you next summer! Sayonara!

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