30 Day Anime Challenge: Day 14 (Side B)

What is your favorite anime opening or ending?

Believe it or not, this post was originally a Side B post. There was no way I was going to not talk about

Though I gave you my favorite opening and endings of the present, I felt like I would be walking around with hole in my chest if I did not give a short out to at least one more series! Just one more. I will end up covering all of my favorites eventually but I can’t go move forward without talking about these series and music they introduced me to with their opening and ending themes. Fine…

Guilty Crown Opening 1 – My Dearest by Supercell

Everything about this opening resonates with me. This series to me moved me in ways that I never would have thought and I think I can contribute a bit portion of the reason why to the themes, especially this one.

The way it opens is so iconic to me! Inori singing the beginning lines has three different layers that it hints at in the series that I won’t spoil here but once you realize the significance of that alone, the opening takes on different meaning. The fact that they pan out to reveal Shu watching her from screen with that expression only to shift back to Inori on a bigger screen with her eyes now open finishing the lyrics tell you so much! It was genius! Especially when you know the lyrics of the song!

 
dareka ga kimi no koto wo usotsuki to yonde 
kokoro nai kotoba de kizutsuke you toshite mo 
sekai ga kimi no koto wo shinjiyou tomo sezu ni 
ibara no kanmuri wo kabuse you toshite mo 
watashi wa kimi dake no mikata ni nareru yo 
sono kodoku  itami wo watashi wa shitteiru 
so, everything that makes me whole 
ima kimi ni sasageyou 
I'm Yours
_________________________________________________

Even if someone were to call you a liar 
And try to hurt you with heartless words 
Or if the whole world doesn't even try to believe in you 
And try to put a crown of thorns on your head 
I can still become a friend only to you 
I know of that loneliness and that pain 
so, everything that makes me whole 
I will dedicate them all to you now 
I'm Yours

I love how the use the low point in the song to showcase the characters and use the build-up to the chorus with the choir in the background. It makes the song so moving and powerful.

As for the ending…

Big O – And Forever

This song speaks to my heart in ways that makes me crumble inside and it was able to do that when I was 13 years old. This was the song that I vowed way back when that I would sing to the person that I thought was the one. I haven’t sung it yet but it is still an amazing song.

No ending animation. No fancy stuff. I don’t think it was needed. The song was enough. Though it wasn’t necessarily confirmed anyway, I used to think that the two singing was Roger and Dorothy and it warmed my heart so much. Their relationship was so weird and interesting which made this song even better to heart the end of each episode. With Dorothy being a robot who is capable of performing and playing the piano and Roger hinting towards having some musical ability, I imagined them on stage together with her causing him a louse after the performance.

But that is just me.


Thanks for stopping by and reading. I really appreciate it!

And until the next post…

5 Comments Add yours

  1. moyatori says:

    I love the Guilty Crown OP too. Especially how the first lines are synched!

    1. Yes! The entire song is amazing!

  2. THIS IS MY FAVORITE OPENING TOO

  3. Guilty Crown’s opening is the best ever!!!

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