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Good "Full English" OP or ED song?
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Ask DNA
http://youtu.be/AWvyRGIgdbg
Gotta Knock A Little Harder
http://youtu.be/gGi8LvE9Afk

Used as the Opening and End themes to Cowboy Bebop: The Movie
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These are all anime openings in english:

Spirit Inspiriation and Out of Control by Nothing's Carved in Stone (Zetsuen no tempest's openings)
Shut Up and Explode by BOOM BOOM SATELITES (Xam'd's opening)
The Sore Feet Song by Ally Ker (Mushishi's opening)
Hit in the USA by Beat Crusaders (BECK's opening)
TONIGHT,TONIGHT,TONIGHT by Beat Crusaders (Bleach's opening)
Crowds by White Ash (Gatchaman crowd's opening) is like alien english...
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Of course the end theme of Ergo Proxy is amazing...it's Radiohead after all.
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Posted 1/21/14

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"Spirit Inspiration" OP 1 from Blast of Tempest


Seconded!
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Posted 1/21/14 , edited 1/21/14
Deadman Wonderland Opening
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2pZ-UpjtlXY

RWBY Opening (Not sure if you could consider this an anime, but it's on crunchyroll haha)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eHvA8nld8kk

Dragon Ball Z Rock The Dragon OP
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2c8FzDm4Gbo

I find it to be an added bonus to anime when the OP add's some value by pumping you up before the show actually starts and for me these OPs did just that!
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Posted 1/21/14 , edited 1/21/14

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No Pain No Gain english version http://youtu.be/vQkj9bZBBjA

it may be an english translation and not by the original artist, but it's pretty damn awesome. the singer sounds a lot like Nano, too.
It actually makes me wonder if Nano ever did a full English version of the song. People who aren't familiar with her tend not to know that she is actually a Japanese American and speaks both languages naturally. Hell, most of her earlier amateur stuff online was English covers of Japanese songs.

That cover isn't too bad btw and I'm normally pretty critical of online covers. Her voice is nice.The translated lyrics don't seem to flow too well, but that's not her fault. Lost in translation can apply to musical composition as well as actual meaning, like how many Operas have a language that they are meant for and don't sound right without it. I think she missed a chance to translate the actual English parts into Japanese for a full reversal although I don't know if she actually speaks Japanese for this to work. Just for some reason it kind of jarring to me to hear parts of the song unchanged.

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As to the topic.

"Duvet" by Bôa(a British rock band) from Serial Experiments Lain is one of my favorite anime opening songs ever.

Deadman Wonderland's opening "One Reason" by Fade(I believe it was also collaborated with with DMW studio artists) is quite solid. Their lead singer is American, though, so his English is perfect, and almost everyone else in the band was either born in America or spend an extensive amount of time here.

All 3 openings to TWGOK were done by Oratorio in English, and while their English is a bit hard to understand at times the songs themselves make up for it with being more epic overtures to the series than individual songs(the longest one is like 13 minutes or so). The season 1 song is still the best one by far.

Most of Nano's professional stuff has featured lyrics that use equal measures English and Japanese but being a Japanese American is fluent singer in both English and Japanese and it flows together really naturally unlike some Japanese songs that kind of throw in English into their Japanese without making perfect contextual sense. She's done the songs "Now or Never" for Phi Brain, "No Pain, No Game" for Btooom!! and "Savior of Song" for Arpeggio of Blue Steel.

Rie fu's "Life is like a Boat" is another bilingual song which was the first ending of Bleach. Many of her songs have had single language versions of them in both Japanese and English.

Yuki Kajiura has composed a large amount of music for different anime. I know shes been involved with the creation many great full English songs including "Key of the Twilight" , "Fake WIngs", and "Open Your Heart" from .hack//Sign(all sung by Emily Bindiger), and "Lullaby" from Noir sung by Tulivu-Donna Cumberbatch. (hmm think I'll see if I can dig up Fiction from my collection, its always been one of my favorite CD's to fall asleep to.)

If I remember correctly, as its been many years since I've watched Evangelion, the ending song was a cover of the American classic "Fly me to the Moon".

There's probably quite a few others but those are the ones I remember.
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All 3 openings to TWGOK were done by Oratorio in English, and while their English is a bit hard to understand at times the songs themselves make up for it with being more epic overtures to the series than individual songs(the longest one is like 13 minutes or so). The season 1 song is still the best one by far.

Rie fu's "Life is like a Boat" is another bilingual song which was the first ending of Bleach. Many of her songs have had single language versions of them in both Japanese and English.

If I remember correctly, as its been many years since I've watched Evangelion, the ending song was a cover of the American classic "Fly me to the Moon".

There's probably quite a few others but those are the ones I remember.


Loved the first theme the best too
Rie Fu also made "I Wanna Go to a Place..." the... I think 3rd.. end theme for Gundam SEED Destiny, that has the alternating English/Japanese verses.
And yes, I remember hearing it the first time by Sinatra and wondering how he managed a cover of an Eva song before mentally slapping myself and realizing that it probably didn't go that way
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Posted 1/21/14 , edited 1/21/14

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And yes, I remember hearing it the first time by Sinatra and wondering how he managed a cover of an Eva song before mentally slapping myself and realizing that it probably didn't go that way
I grew up listening to all kinds of different stuff so it was no news to me. Then again I was aware of the concept of covers from a very young age, and I pretty much never automatically assume that the first person I heard sing something was the first person who did it, even if the song is incredibly famous by the artist covering it. In fact one of my pet peeves is people who aren't aware that professional bands do professional covers, and that just because they are studio quality does not mean that the covering artist wrote it, especially ones who go into denial when told otherwise.
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Well, it's probably 50-50 (or maybe not even) English to Japanese, but the song itself is so good that it merits mention. It does have English in it, though!

"Savior of Song" by nano feat. My First Story from Arpeggio of Blue Steel
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D2uqpqrYmMY
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Alsatia by Galneryus - Mnemosyne

Lithium Flower by Scott Matthew - Ghost in The Shell: SAC

One Reason by Deadman Wonder Band feat FADE - Deadman Wonderland

Respect For the Deadman by Pay Money To My Pain - Nobunagun

The Light Before We Land by The Delgados - Gunslinger Girl

Ringo Biyori by Rocky Chack - Spice and Wolf

Fallen Angel by Mitsunori Ikeda feat Aimee B - Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt
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Ringo Biyori by Rocky Chack - Spice and Wolf
How could I forget to put this song down.
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I think nearly all Manglobe series have English openings and/or endings they really love them. All the ones i would have said have already been said. Ergo Proxy that opening is awesome i normally skip openings after seeing them a couple of times but that's one where i watched the opening for every single episode just because it's so beautiful. Same for Serial Experiments Lain it fits the mood of the series perfectly.

"Fallen Angel" from Panty & Stocking is beautiful too inside the lyrics it feels like a commentary of their journey to get back into heaven after being thrown out and missing it like they would a lost lover.
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Posted 1/21/14 , edited 1/21/14
I can't believe no one has posted the Gatchaman Crowds op by WHITE ASH. I actually like the engrish of it all.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lfk8sqQ-qEI
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AsahinaInu wrote:


Itachi4Life794 wrote:

Ringo Biyori by Rocky Chack - Spice and Wolf
How could I forget to put this song down.


Indeed you should be ashamed lool
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Of course the end theme of Ergo Proxy is amazing...it's Radiohead after all. :)


i hate how only the japanese version got the Radiohead treatment. tssss....

still, amazing how this anime got to license a song from a legendary band.

~mindblown.
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