What is your favourite anime opening or ending? (30 Day Anime Challenge) – Day 14

30 Day Anime Challenge

What is your favourite anime opening or ending?

I love anime music. I have a playlist on my phone full of awesome opening and ending songs. Often times, I will find myself humming a tune in my head while singing the Japanese lyrics, and I don’t even speak Japanese. Anyhow, my favourite opening or ending is the Attack on Titan season one opening – Guren no Yumiya by Linked Horizon.

Why is that?

So, it starts off slow and fairly unusual. I think there is some German and Japanese, and other odd sounds. Then, the music and the action slowly increases, until it is all-out war between the Titans and the Survey Corps.

There’s this awesome slow-motion scene where Jean does a side flip. All the while the music is getting faster, the images are more intense. It’s just a full-on assault on your scenes. I love it.

Then, when the music is a max tempo, thousands of Survey Corp soldiers leap into the air with there Vertical Maneuvering Equipment as even more Titans close in around them. Seriously, by the time the show is ready to start, I am pumped and ready for whatever horrors it threw at me.

AoT Jean

Anything else you’d like to say?

Every time they changed the opening song, I would throw my hands in the air and scream. Why are they changing it? It’s perfect the way it is, damn it! Then, by the second or third episode, I’ve realised that it too is another great opening song. I guess it’s better to have more than one song to listen to!

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  1. It’s a great opening sometimes I’ve chose anime based just on the opening.

    • Yeah, a good opening can put you in the right mood before the anime even starts.

  2. The first opening song, like a lot of the first half of the first season, just perfectly sucked me into Attack on Titan. There was just something really dramatic and intense about it and I loved it. While my overall enjoyment of AoT has been fairly fluid, I still remember the first scene and I always remember how great that first song was.

    • I’ve been reading the manga for several years now and there’s definitely been ups and downs, but on the whole I love it and yeah, that first opening sequence has a lot to do with it, I’m sure.

  3. Classic. That song helped get me into AoT, which back in the day was actually one of the first subbed anime I watched. Hard to believe it’s been 5 years!

    • And apparently the manga is entering the final arc…

    • Makin me feel old haha
      I’ve been meaning to rewatch AoT before checking out S3? S4? whichever one just came out recently.

    • The first half of season three just came out. It continues in the new year. I’m waiting to binge the whole season. I’m all up to date with the manga, which is much further than the anime.

    • Thanks for letting me know! I didn’t realize it was still going – I’ll be waiting as well.

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