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Best Opening of 2011
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Posted 10/22/11 , edited 10/25/11
Since last season of the year for new anime (and new openings for anime already airing) is coming to a close. I feel I say it's finally appropriate to start judging what was the best opening(s) for 2011

Feel free to judge on
- Animation
- The Song
- The appeal i.e. do watch it and wind up saying to yourself "Hmm, I think I'll check it out"
- Personal preferances
- Or anything else I forgot to mention


Have at it folks!

For me:
1. Un-Go
2, Mirai Nikki (the only reason it is not there is because I just didn't like it when I first saw it. It just seemed cacaphonic)
3. Puella Magi Madoka Magica (most misleading opening EVER)
4. Ikoku Meiro no Croisee (did a great job of establishing the overall tone and feel of this series, could have relied just a wee bit less on Yune's adorable factor)
5. Kami-sama no Memo-chou


Runners Up;
-Digimon Xros Wars Opening 2 (I really like this opening but I'm kindly only applying this to the first version also fun fact, first Digimon opening to have a female singing it).
-Persona 4: The Animation (The only reason this is not in my top 5 is because due to my love for the game, my opinion are probably very biased)
- Ben-To
-Tiger & Bunny Opening 1
-Fate/Zero
I was surprised to find that a Naruto, Bleach, or Yu-gi-oh Opening did not show up anywhere on my list. (or at least top 10-15).
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Posted 10/22/11
Hidan no Aria
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I actually really love the Un-Go opening: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3gG9gUaXeGY. The song is great (and I love that Crunchyroll included the English subtitles) and the animation is cool, attractive, and really grabs your attention. The anime itself is a little...odd...but I'm going to stick with it for now.
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Posted 10/22/11
I actually make opening ranking videos for each season, including yearly lists. I haven't uploaded my final 2011 rankings yet, but my top 5 (based on music only) are:

Nurarihyon no Mago S2 OP2
Gintama' OP1
Ao no Exorcist OP2
Steins;Gate
Mirai Nikki
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Posted 10/22/11 , edited 10/22/11
top five for new anime
1. future diary/mirai nikki
2. blue exorcist opening 2
3. nura mago sennen makyo op 1
4. steins gate
5. shana three opening

on going
1. one piece 13
2. beelzebub opening three
3. fairy tail opening 9
4. fairy tail opening 6
5. one piece opening 14
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Posted 10/22/11
Deadman Wonderland opening
Future Diary opening
blue exorcist opening 2
madoka opening
guilty crown opening
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Posted 10/22/11

llamaben wrote:

I actually make opening ranking videos for each season, including yearly lists. I haven't uploaded my final 2011 rankings yet, but my top 5 (based on music only) are:

Nurarihyon no Mago S2 OP2
Gintama' OP1
Ao no Exorcist OP2
Steins;Gate
Mirai Nikki


I've actually seen some of your videos. Don't ask how I knew.
Anyway, Gintama always @ 1st lol. Loves it.


Ontopic: One Piece opening #14
I'll never get over how beautiful and meaningful it is.
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Posted 10/22/11

chelime wrote:

I actually really love the Un-Go opening: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3gG9gUaXeGY. The song is great (and I love that Crunchyroll included the English subtitles) and the animation is cool, attractive, and really grabs your attention. The anime itself is a little...odd...but I'm going to stick with it for now.


The opening for Un-Go was a pleasant surprise in a bland pool of opening themes this season imo. I have a dual monitor setup and had to double-take to make sure I was actually watching an anime opening rather than a promo with the quality of animation and music.
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Posted 10/22/11
Ao No Exorcist OP 2
DeadMan Wonderland OP
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Posted 10/23/11
Hidan No Aria.
Nabari no Ou.
All of D. Gray mans openings. c:
I have more, but I can't seem to remember. -o-
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Mawaru OP 1
Steins;Gate
AnoHana
Usagi Drop
Deadman Wonderland
No. 6
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Posted 10/23/11
-Madoka
-Steins;Gate
-Hanasaku Iroha OP 1
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Posted 10/23/11
Fate/Zero definitely.. 1 hour episode 1..
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19 / F / On a Ferris Wheel...
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Nichijou OP1 & OP2

Don't forget the whole OP is sung by Hyadain!
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Posted 10/25/11
1. Gosick
2. Guilty Crown
3. Nurarihyon no Mago Sennon Makyou op2
4. Shakugan no Shann III
5. Tora Majutsu no Index II op2
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