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I've actually been thinking about this one for a while. There are sometimes anime that are perfectly fine. Maybe some problems persist, but there aren't enough to really drag down the experience. But sometimes, the experience can be a bit shaky before the program even starts. The Opening, which is supposed to show credits of the people working on it, is usually a crazy and artistic spectacle to help you get sunk into the show. However, sometimes it feels as if the animators on the opening just got a couple cliff notes, and the opening tends to not really match the tone of the show.

One example I can think of is the Dimension W opening. Now, personally, I always saw the opening as alright, and Mabucchi's sweet dance moves don't change that much. But I never really noticed the offset of the show compared to the opening until I watched the Funimation dub of it. They entirely cut out the opening and replace it with a title animation and two piano notes. But I hardly even noticed, and it actually got me into the right mood more than the original opening. When I first saw Dimension W's Japanese opening without seeing the show, I thought it was going to be a simple actiony sci-fi show with explosions and stuff. Going into the actual anime, it's a bit more subdued and more in-depth in its own meta. I think only once or twice an actual car chase happens, despite the OP having about 15 seconds of it taken up by one. The action that does happen is rarely overblown and is often just Mabucchi displaying some sweet acrobatics.

Part of the problem of a mismatched opening is giving the viewer the wrong impression, for better or worse. On the one hand, the actiony opening of Dimension W got a lot of people to watch it. On the other, anime like Sweetness and Lightning have a cinnamon roll, fluffy opening while the actual show has hidden excerpts of realism and heartbreak.

But enough of my thoughts, Have you guys ever watched an anime that had an opening that just did not match the actual tone?
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Naruto Opening 1, and Haikyuu Openings 2 and 4, in my opinion.
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Narutaru is by far the worst offender.
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Orenchi no Furo Jijo takes the cake
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School Live. Enough said.
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jaykirbydudee wrote:

School Live. Enough said.


Oh god, yes to this.
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Madoka Magica and as someone previously mentioned, School Live, although I'm pretty sure those were intentional.

As for an opening that just doesn't fit, I'll have to go with OP 10 for Bleach, OP 8 for Fairy Tail, OP 11 for Naruto Shippuden, and most of the openings for Code Geass. The only opening for Code Geass that I actually enjoyed was the very last one: World End. I never knew what to think about the show after hearing all the openings for Code Geass so I never liked any of them, World End was the only one that really showed me all the emotion and intensity of the anime.

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Death Parade.


^ This. Most definitely.
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Death Parade.
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Naruto Shippuuden Opening 11, Bleach Opening 10 and 15, Naruto Opening 3. Oh..and Free! Opening 1
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staphen wrote:

Narutaru is by far the worst offender.

Seconded.
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TheAncientOne wrote:


staphen wrote:

Narutaru is by far the worst offender.

Seconded.


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Posted 7/20/16 , edited 7/20/16

qualeshia3 wrote:


jaykirbydudee wrote:

School Live. Enough said.


Oh god, yes to this.


Totally agreed, but let's face it that was on purpose XD

Also this may be more about musical taste, but I was never a fan of the K-ON openings (or endings for that matter)

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Soul Taker, but this is a case where a show has the most awesome OP ever (because Jam Project), and then the show itself turns out to be a weirdly-drawn mind@#$%.
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Gokukoku no Brynhildr 2nd Opening. Its death metal with just screen panning of the characters lol The music is dope, but the anime doesn't deserve it tbh xD

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ELKFDg6QYxw
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