Second in line for the Year-Ender post is Anime EDs~
Woo~ These posts are sure time-consuming… Actually, the research behind them is. Though, as I told Ness, being the Overlord is not easy and I’m happy to dish out extra stuff for the site. To make this a daily update, do vote on the polls that would be updated regularly. However, till the cutoff date for the fan favourite post, you can always revisit the relevant posts and keep up with the status of who’s winning and who’s not.
As promised I bring you Anime EDs this time around and man, was it difficult! I had to scrap some of the singles just to make the list concise because 2010 sure has been good! Also note, this is not in any particular order because I like ALL of them. The decision is actually in your hands and dependent on your votes.
So far, I have completed 2010 Year-Ender – Anime OPs (I will keep on updating this list as I post on). So, here we go again:
1. Arakawa Under the Bridge /x Bridge – “Sakasama Bridge” by Suneohair
“Akai Coat” by Suneohair
Can I say something more about my love for this franchise? I simply love all the OP/EDs of Arakawa Under the Bridge, they are simply soothing to the ear. Always the right amount of peppiness and awesome drums. Suneohair dai suki~ and same goes for SHAFT who finally found time to animate the ending sequence rather than some more live action. =P
2. Amagami SS – “Koi wa Mizu-iro” by Yukana
This one was not expected at all, I can bet. I was chatting with BlackLagoon on our chatbox and we discussed how Ayatsuji is WIN and I’m a mixture of Kaoru, her and Shiki… I know weird combination but coming to Nanasaki, she had been my favourite while checking out the manga and at least the ED single didn’t let me down. Her end was very random though.
3. Angel Beats! – “Brave Song” by Aoi Tada
I was one of those people who went meh after seeing the first two episodes of Angel Beats! However, some people actually coaxed me to continue with it and I’m glad I did. Discovering the music of Girls DeMo has been a delight as well and this ED is just one of the many examples of how good every single release is.
4. Youjohan Shinwa Taikei – “Kami-sama no Iu Toori” by Etsuko Yakushimaru
If you have seen this (I recommend, if you haven’t already!), this song is the epitome of whenever clock moves back and Watashi is sent back to some other event. The storyline somehow always ends up within the 4.5 Tatami mats of his room and around people important to him. Thus, ED is awesomely done by Madhouse and Etsuko’s (remember her from Arakawa OPs?) voice compliments the lyrics with its sweetness.
5. Shiki – “Gekka Reijin” by Buck-Tick
I ended up liking both the OP/ED of Shiki performed by Buck-Tick but you can easily guess why. The tune is upbeat and portrays the horror part of the show brilliantly. Yeah, nod your head and shake your shoulders, not to mention naked Natsuno/ Tohru ftw~ :3
6. Kuragehime – “Kimi no Kirei ni Kizuite Okure” by Sambomaster
Count on Brains base to make another winner. You can see me fangirl with Hoshi over this and not only the story but heartwarming music. That is what Sambomaster does and I’ve posted up the full version that the TV size, which you can listen to any time at your leisure. So, yeah, you are beautiful and better believe in yourself! ^^
7. K-On!! – “NO, Thank You!” by HTT
If you remember the time I appeared on the DDD’s fourteenth podcast, I played “Girls in Wonderland”, a song that I love. Not to mention, the fact that it keeps me on my feet. “No, Thank you” is just the same, building up to its crescendo and filled with K-On!! goodness. Yeah, fanboys, scream now.
I still liked don’t say lazy more.
8. Durarara!! – “Trust Me” by Yuya Matsushita
“Butterfly” by ON/OFF
Being a fangirl of the series, I liked BOTH of its OP/ED sequences. See it however you will but there is something fascinating with everyone lined up one after the other.
9. Soredemo Machi wa Matteiru – “Maids Sanjou!” by Maids
This show is not as great as Arakawa if you compare the humour but it has its moments. The wacky Maids with their individuality is what makes this show tick and same happens in case of the ED. Maids Sanjou!
10. Shinrei Tantei Yakumo – “Missing You” by Lisa Komine
This is not that song that would move you but the one you listen, when you are feeling thoughtful or would just like a calming listen. I love how the song ends with Yakumo and Haruka grasping the same source of light.
11. Seikimatsu Occult Gakuin – “Kimi ga Iru Basho” by Ayahi Takagaki
This is one of those songs that I like even with live-action (I’m kind of against it while watching my animu), though this is an exception because of being connected strongly with the storyline and the feel-good emotion that it gives.
12. Saraiya Goyou – “All I need…” by Rake
Another one of my favourite titles of 2010, a story that really rakes you in. You just have to get used to the unique character design. I like the ED because it’s so upbeat, showcasing the positivity of this title.
13. Naruto Shippuden – “Utakata Hanabi” by Supercell (nagi)
I can bet, you are not seeing a trend here, as I listen to both rock/upbeat and calming/slow numbers. This is from one of my favourite singers, not her best song but the single contains two more gems (Worldwide Love, Hoshi ga Mabataku). So enjoy this ditty~
14. Yosuga no sora – “Pinky Jones” by Momoiro Clover
Twincest is wincest, but I’ve already talked about that. This sure is an amusing ED, unlike the characters of this anime, who are either secretive or overly friendly. Momoiro Colvers sure liven the scene so get ready to do some twists.