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English Songs as Anime Openings?
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Posted 5/20/08 , edited 5/20/08
I actually think it's a pretty cool thing especially if the songs fit well with the anime. I mean if the opening is with English songs then obviously that's what the creator of the show wanted. Take for instance Speed Grapher: The original opening for that anime was Duran Duran's "Girls on Film" which I thought was almost kinda perfect seeing as the main character is a photographer. Not to mention it also depends on who the creator of the anime series highers as their music composer. For instance Yoko Kano (who is absolutely brilliant in my mind) uses some English singers such as Steve Canto to do some of the openings. It's not as bad as people try to make it out to be. I love some of the japanese openings but an English opening every now and then doesn't hurt.
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Ummm, It depends on how well the songs are sung and if the pronunciations are correct. You'll understand what I mean if you listen to some of the songs in Beck. The phrasing in some of those songs is god awful, but its still a good anime. The opening song for Rental Magica is good, thought. I guess it just depends on how well the people singing the songs understand English and how well they understand sentence structure.
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hell yeah.
it's nice to take a break from the typical japanese openings almost no one understand.
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I'd prefer it to be a Japanese song, but if the American song was used in the original Japanese release then I don't think it's a big deal. However, if it was not in the original release then we have a problem. Some of the foulest examples would be the American release of One Piece and Naruto. Well, at least Viz Media made a slight redemption when they at least kept the 2nd opening theme for Naruto.
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xjamer wrote:


drow321 wrote:

English songs for anime openings? NO WAY!! Japanise is better


yup you got that right i mean have you heard the opening of shman king in english or naruto it sucks man


I KNOW and their dubbing the only english dubbing that i liked is from FMA
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either way. i liked the english OP in Rental Magica as well as the japanese song.. so either way is okay.. but i don't like the remake OPs.. like uhm.. the guy stated before. that was seriously a piece of crap.. >_>
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There are few openings that are still good even after using their English counterpart. Gotta list Rental Magica opening as one of those because English version is still as good as Japanese if you ask me:

Japanese
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KwQxKCwcHBQ&feature=related

English
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UmgRukPwcZg&feature=related
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killerbillyjose wrote:

DO YOU GUYS THINK THAT THEY SHOULD USE AMERICAN MUSIC AS OPENINGS FOR ANIME.
ERGO PROXY AND MUSHI SHI HAVE ALREADY DONE IT AND THE MUSIC IS PRETTY SWEET.
I THINK ITS KOOL WHEN THEY USE AMERICAN SONGS AS OPENINGS(ATLEAST ONCE IN A WHILE)

IF THIS THING ALREADY EXIST DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT K.


ummm, english songs would be fine... i thik beck has its opening in english...
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Darker than Black had a mixture of Japanese and English if I recall. I think there have been others too. I just cant remember. rurouni Kenshins english opening song was ok
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It's alright to use english songs as anime theme songs as long as the one who sings it is a japanese.. hehe.. it's nice to hear japanese folks singing english songs..
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Posted 5/20/08

drow321 wrote:


xjamer wrote:


drow321 wrote:

English songs for anime openings? NO WAY!! Japanise is better


yup you got that right i mean have you heard the opening of shman king in english or naruto it sucks man


I KNOW and their dubbing the only english dubbing that i liked is from FMA


i think they didn't mess with the opening
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SuperMidgetMan wrote:
because its generally annoying... everyone knows it.....


No it's not.
Listen to the opening song of Black Heaven or search it on youtube if you like. Listen to it.
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Yea, they have some already. You know, I like the Japanese songs better because they're usually originally written like that and they get better singers. But they do use English in a lot of Japanese songs, and sometimes they even make the entire song English. Like for example in Bleach, the song that goes, "Tonight, love is rationed, tonight across the nation.....etc. etc. Almost Another Day... She's a shooting Star...."
I actually like that song. It's English but pretty sure the band is Japanese.
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Well this is quite interesting forum...Two Different things discussed in one topic...
I don't like having English songs as Opening Songs in Original Anime....If its Dubbed I don't care but NOT on the Original ones...
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Posted 5/20/08

xjamer wrote:


drow321 wrote:


xjamer wrote:


drow321 wrote:

English songs for anime openings? NO WAY!! Japanise is better


yup you got that right i mean have you heard the opening of shman king in english or naruto it sucks man


I KNOW and their dubbing the only english dubbing that i liked is from FMA


i think they didn't mess with the opening


no i'm talking about the whole show not just the opening
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