Post Reply What is it with Anime Openings and making me feel like this?
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Posted 12/3/17 , edited 12/4/17
So I kinda grew up with a lot of anime around me, my brothers and sister all watched anime as a kid, so I've heard a LOT of different openings, and seen many different shows. As well as one of my childhood friends entire family watching anime, so I had heard a lot of them there over years of time as well.
So, whenever I watch a new anime I haven't seen before (or an old one that I have) every opening gives me a warm feeling, like I'm familiar with it, and such a huge feeling of Nostalgia, even though I never really heard the song itself before. Animes like ReLife (just started watching, Monster Musume (finished) and Any Naruto opening. Is it just. A general theme with all anime openings? Or are they all designed this way?

Sorry for long post, felt this for a Long time and felt someone could Really explain it
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Posted 12/4/17 , edited 12/5/17
Yes, they are made to put you in an emotional mood, to get you enthusiatic for the anime and attached to the series. They might also seem familiar because they usually follow a quite strict pattern of music and animation, including the way the two of them are paired. Not to mention the similarity in musical and animation styles between many anime openings. I love openings and endings, they are such a feast and joy for me, music, lyrics, animation... I could spend half an hour only watching anime openings.
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Posted 12/4/17 , edited 12/5/17
I really like anime openings as well. When a new show comes out, I'm just as excited to see it's opening as I am to see the actual show. Though, if I'm being honest, there is probably more that I don't like than ones that I do. There are a whole lot of generic sounding openings, and I can't understand Japanese so I only really listen to the music, so if it's too generic I'm not going to like it.
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Posted 12/4/17 , edited 12/5/17

Or are they all designed this way?


Anime OPs (and somewhat EDs) are a recognizable subgenre of music. They are indeed intended to get you excited, and able to imagine action, adventure, emotion, etc. tailored for effect. Typically they're very upbeat and the lyrics are positive -- almost none will be about a bad relationship ending or how terrible life is.

You can look for them with keywords like "ani-son" or anisong (anime song). Many become popular karaoke.

Songs (music overall) become very tied with your impression of a series. If you really like a show and the OP, 90% of the time you will prefer the original OP over subsequent ones, primarily because when the show's new and you're most excited about waiting for them to come out, you may also be more likely to watch openings for clues and such rather than skip it entirely.
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Posted 12/4/17 , edited 12/5/17
Thanks for All the replies, guys! definitely answered my question! Super well written too! Thanks guys, Yeah I guess they are made to put you in an emotional mood, It definitely works haha. I also agree, I get psyched to see Openings, and endings! <3
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