Best Opening for 2012
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Posted 10/26/12
Well it's that time of the year!
What was your favorite opening for 2012?

Personally I felt this year was a VERY lackluster year for openings. I mean, there were good ones but nothing that stood out. Y'know, go out, hunt down the mp3 for the full version and watch it over and over again on Youtube. Then again, maybe I've just grown really picky. But there some good ones that stood out for me

1) Sword Art Online Opening 1
2) Robotics;Notes
3) Jormungand
4) Phi Brain: Kami No Puzzle 2
5) Btooom!
6) Sakamichi no Apollon
7) Tasogare Otome x Amnesia (Granted I have no idea what on earth a "Choir Jail" is)
8) Sword Art Online Opening 2
9) Mirai Nikki Opening 2
10) Zetsuen no Tempest


What are yours?
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Posted 10/26/12 , edited 10/26/12
"Can Do" by Granrodeo (Kuroko no Basuke) for me ;333

the second I heard the electric guitar in the opening I knew it was a awesome song.
I head bang to this song every night <3

edit: lol only listed one because I'm such a lazy ass c: and the title did say "opening" only XD
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I forget everything that aired this year, but from what I remember, I came up with this:
1) Nisemonogatari
2) Psycho-Pass
3) Jormungand
4) Sword Art Online
5) Humanity has Declined
6) Kokoro Connect
7) Bodacious Space Pirates
8) Total Eclipse

I don't focus on openings too much though, ending themes are a much more enjoyable part of a show for me. It's sort of my time to relax and reflect on what just happened. To which I would say Shin Sekai Yori and Kokoro Connect's first ending were two of the best I've heard. This year had a lot of great ending themes though.
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Posted 10/26/12
muv luv is pretty good
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Posted 10/26/12 , edited 10/26/12
I personally think 2012 had a handful of good openings. Now, when someone refers to the opening of an anime I judge it by the actual animation in the opening sequence as well as the opening song. Now there are other factors I also look into when judging an opening but I won't get into that. I usually have my own list that I compose at the end of the year of my 10 favorite openings (endings also) from each year. I try to watch all the openings but sometimes I just can't watch them all. So for now this is my preliminary list, in no particular order at the moment -

Psycho-Pass : "Abnormalize" by Ling Tosite Sigure
Fate/Zero S2 : "To the Beginning" by Kalafina
Another : "Kyomu Densen" by ALI PROJECT
Hyouka : "Yasashisa no Riyu" by Choucho
Sword Art Online : "crossing field" by LiSA
Kids on the Slope : "Sakamichi no Melody" by YUKI
Phi Brain: Puzzle of God S2 : "Now or Never" by Nano
Hiiro no Kakera S1 : "Nee" by Maiko Fujita
Mirai Nikki : "DEAD END" by Faylan
Persona 4 - The Animation : "key plus words" by Hirata ft. Yumi Kawamura

Also in the running: Dusk Maiden of Amensia : "Choir Jail" by Konomi Suzuki, K : "Kings" by angela, BTOOOM! : "No pain, no game" by Nano, Ano Natsu de Matteru : "Sign" by Ray, Inu x Boku SS : "Nirvana" by Mucc
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Chu2 for most frenetic and seizure inducing.
Psycho Path for being awesome.

Any OP where Hanazawa Kana sings. :3
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1. Btooom
2. Zetsuen no tempest
3. K
4. psycho-pass
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Posted 10/26/12 , edited 10/26/12
In no particular order:

-Finished series
Nisemonogatari (all three OPs)
Haiyore! Nyarko-san
Kuroko no Basket
Tari Tari
The Ambition of Oda Nobuna (YES!)
Campione!
Kids on the Slope
Nakaimo

-Fall 2012 series
Magi
Sword Art Online (both OPs)
Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo
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Posted 10/26/12

kitsuneshoujo wrote:

Chu2 for most frenetic and seizure inducing.
Psycho Path for being awesome.

Any OP where Hanazawa Kana sings. :3


My biggest beef with the OP for Psycho-Pass was that, well I kinda prefer to hear the person singing instead of being completely drowned out
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The OP's that I have enjoyed this year have been:
1. Bodacious Space Pirates "Bodacious Space Symphony's Movement VII 「Infinite Love」" Momoiro Clover Z
2. Nyarko-san: Another Crawling Chaos ""Taiyō Iwaku Moeyo Chaos" Ushiro kara Haiyori-tai G
3. Space Brothers (1st OP) "Feel So Moon" Unicorn
4. Kids on The Slope "Sakamichi no Melody" YUKI
5. Dusk Maiden of Amnesia "Choir Jail" Konomi Suzuki
6. The Knight in the Area "Higher Ground" S.R.S
7. NakaImo "Choose me Darling" StylipS
8. Tari Tari "Dreamer" Airi
9. Ano Natsu de Matteru "Sign" Ray
10. Humanity Has Declined "Real World" nano.ripe
11. Fate/Zero 2 "To The Beginning" Kalafina
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My favorite OP songs of the year (in no order):

1) Dusk Maiden of Amnesia "Choir Jail" Konomi Suzuki
2) Fate/Zero 2 "To The Beginning" Kalafina
3) Rinne no Lagrange "TRY Unite!"
4) Arcana Famiglia "Magenta Another Sky"
5) Sword Art Online "crossing field" by LiSA

Probably more than that but just from the top of my head right now.
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Posted 10/26/12
I've liked quite a few of this year's openings so far. :D

1. Tsuritama
2. Humanity Has Declined
3. Pokemon Best Wishes (2nd op)
4. Tari Tari
5. Natsuyuki Rendezvous
6. La storia della Arcana Famiglia
7. Sword Art Online (1st op)
8. Psycho-Pass
9. Zetsuen no Tempest
10. Magi
11. Kamisama Hajimemashita
12. My Little Monster
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One Pieces We Go brings back great memories of the past, and is my favorite theme of the year. I wonder what the next Theme will be... with the upcomming arc change to Punk Hazard, should come a new theme
The Magi OP is pretty awesome too...
Posted 10/26/12 , edited 10/26/12
1. ~ Naruto Shippuuden
2. ~ Sword art online opening 1
3. ~ Btooom!
4. ~ Fairy Tail
5. ~ Sword art online opening 2
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Posted 10/27/12
Fate/Zero S2 opening - "To the beginning" by Kalafina
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