Favorite Anime Openings

February 7, 2008 at 10:10 am (anime, cheese, faces which amuse me, Gundam, strange)

This kind of post isn’t the substantial type I had in mind when I resolved to blog more this year but I promise there will be something of note to read within the next couple of days. That being said, here are a few of my favorite anime openings. Don’t worry about my sanity; I’m already embarrassed enough to feel like a fifteen year old for posting this.

I should mention just because I few of these are favorites doesn’t mean I’ve watched the entire series. I’m thinking of Yamato and Mazinger Z when I say this seeing as how I’ve only seen a few of episodes of each.

Turn A Gundam:

Out of all the Gundam openings this is the only one that passes muster. It also might have something to do with this being my favorite Gundam to date since it’s sort of steam-punkish, has a slow moving plot, great character development, and manages to explain away the multiple Gundam universes/time-lines.

Space Battleship Yamato:

Why would I choose this as a favorite? I’m sure it has nothing to do with the manliness of Isao Sasaki…

Enough of that.

Eureka Seven:

This anime ranks up there with EVA and Full Metal Alchemist, although the ending isn’t a mind blitz like the former nor as sloppy as the latter.

Mazinger Z:

I like this opening for the nostalgia it exerts upon me although I never saw it as a kid. I guess it’s just the horrible animation quality as well as the cheesy music.

Ergo Proxy:

Paranoia Agent:

The last two openings aren’t entirely chosen for how great the music is but for how they encapsulate the anime they’re introducing. Both of them are great by the way.

And finally will end off with the calliphonic laughter of Guu:

So what are your favorite openings?

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4 Comments

  1. truth9 said,

    I don’t know if I have any favorite anime intros… no, wait.

    Excel Saga and Junguru wa Itsumo Hare Nochi Guu

    Gasaraki is also quite good.

  2. My Choices Part One « He’s Just So Stalkable!! said,

    […] Choices Part One Okay, so my very good friend M. made a post about anime openings, ending with a question of what other’s favorites are, so […]

  3. eve said,

    Guu… sigh….. i miss Guu.

  4. riphoudouso said,

    My favourite of all those is the Mazinger Z opening. I’m totally blown away and amazed and fantasticalized by the vast assortments of powers that robot thing has. What’s the point of even trying to be a villain if the hero can blast you apart with the very arm you ripped off his torso?

    The Ergo Proxy opening creates a lot of intrigue and mystery. Actually, makes me want to see it, maybe.

    I apologize, but Guu was…frightening. I will have nightmares about that one.:D

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