Special feature time, part two!
Assuming you all have read the first installment on my top 5 OPs (and to those who have not, you can read it later), I bring you the second section. Compiling these lists are kind of difficult since I’m such a rabid anime whore fan.
And now, without further ado:
I won’t lie to you – I didn’t like this song the first time I heard it. Chitose Hajime’s voice, I thought, sounded really weird and it just didn’t sit well with me. But after a few more episodes, it had completely grown on me and now I’m able to appreciate the beauty of the artwork and the uniqueness of Hajime’s voice.
#4: Death Note
Visual kei isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when you think about Death Note. But somehow it works. It’s just dark and spooky enough to fit the mood of the series. (Not to mention the artwork which is trippy with a capital T)
#3: Nabari no Ou
What can I say? Pretty acoustic song with tender scenes between the two main characters of this series, Yoite and Miharu. Touching, simple, and beautiful.
#2: Vampire Knight
Still, you do not answer.
Even though the series is a total hot mess, I ADORE this ending. The art has a distinctly gothic feel to it, emphasizing the dark elements of the anime. Adding to the creep factor is the song, sung by Kanon Wakeshima who provides both vocals and cello playing. (The credit for production of the song goes to Mana, who did an excellent job creeping it up for us)
#1: Rurouni Kenshin
“Heart of Sword ~夜明け前~”
Rurouni Kenshin is my favorite series of all time. I first watched it during the Toonami block on Cartoon Network in the second grade, and the rest, as they say, is history. That said, this ending resounds in my sentimental little heart as a reminder of the days when anime didn’t have to be complicated by fandom or resemblance to the manga or anything. I simply loved the show. It’s very special to me and even after these years it hasn’t lost its meaning.
And so, the conclusion of part two. Hope you all enjoyed it. Like I stated before in my Top 5 OPs post, if you have any opinions on your own favorite OPs or EDs, don’t hesitate to leave a comment.