Another double whammy today, as I didn’t get a chance to do much yesterday thanks to my procrastination with holiday shopping and festivities. It is all good though, as once again the topics are similar enough that they go well together and make it seem like it was all part of the plan. So lets hop into it shall we?
There were so many great openings this year. One Punch Man featured an adrenaline pumping metal opening, Rolling Girls hit home with a Blue Hearts opening (as well as several other songs in the soundtrack)… there are actually too many for me to list off any further. We could be here all day. The fact there there are too many great openings to even list off should be able to tell you how hard this is for me to decide, because frankly I have no idea what my absolute favorite is. So what I have decided to do is just tell you guys of one of my favorites, even though it may not be my absolute favorite if I sat here long enough to think about it.
Naruto Shippuden’s 17th opening will be my pick this year, featuring the song “Kaze” by Yamazaru. I will admit that I have a bit of a soft spot for Naruto openings, mostly for their catchy songs and sweet animation that remind me how cool Naruto can actually be when they aren’t in the middle of endless filler with crappy animation and fight choreography. That’s a discussion for another day though, as today we are here for the sweet opening.
Although there were an equal amount of amazing ending theme’s this year, my favorite is easily decided from the rest. The combination of interesting and changing visuals each episode meant that the ending never grew boring, and then when you add in the fact that the ending song was just phenomenal and it became clear pretty early on that this was probably going to be my favorite. It even introduced my to an artist who I absolutely love, and have since bought multiple albums from. The ending is that f Tokyo Ghoul √A with the song “Seasons Die One After Anther” by Amazarashi.