Since this year’s at its end and everyone’s writing up their 12 “bests” of this year, I’ll go different this time and write up the “bests” of this year in 12! Lol get it? XD… And my first “Dozen” list is regarding the OPs of this year!!!
2008 had been a great year for great anime, as well as their opening sequences. Now that the year’s ending, I’ll wrap up all of my most favorite, memorable, and awesome OPs of this year in a dozen!!! All of the OPs are from animes shown January 2008 to December 2008. Anime shown last year but still managed to continue broadcast in Japan on 2008 still qualifies. So here goes the dozen!!!!!!
The Macross Frontier series had ended quite some time but it still lives up to the hearts of many. I must say that the soundtrack for the anime was really epic and astonishing, definitely one of the overall ‘best’s this year so far. Let us all relive the deculture with the 2nd original soundtrack of Macross Frontier entitled Nyan Tra!
(Zipped. Individual songs are in MP3 format.)
The 2nd OST of Macross Frontier contains the complete version of Do You Remember Love (now subtitled with ~bless the little queen) by Ranka, which gives me goosebumps because of Megumi Nakajima’s soft and cool voice; to the powerful yet flashy Northern Cross by Sheryl, voiced by May’n. The soundtrack also contains Aoi No Ether and the non-acapella version of Aimo, which are two very beautiful songs. Apart from that, we also get to hear some other songs by these songstresses and some wonderful instrumental music. Last but defnitely not the least, the Nyan Nyan Service Medley is a VERY FUN song, which mixes different soundtracks like Seikan Hikou, Lion, Diamond Crevasse and many others. It is like a huge grand showdown for Ranka and Sheryl. Please comment if you love the soundtrack and enjoy listening ^_^!
Now we’re down to the Top 10!!! This time from 10 to 6, we cover 2 scary and freaky anime OPs, a melancholic anime OP, a catchy mecha number, and everyone’s favorite shoujo anime OP. We are getting more closer to the top spot and I guarantee that the songs will get better and better!
I will be out for a while since I will be attending our retreat… It’ll be actually really fun, imagine the mountains… (actually, I have no idea if there’s anything near our retreat house); the fresh air (actually, we will be confined inside so I wonder how we would breathe…); and lastly, enjoying the free time that’ll be given to us(they will make us cry, pray then FORCE us to sleep on 10:30 pm only…)…
I am a huge fan for the Macross Frontier soundtracks because they really do pick the good songs on the series. The current OP theme is entitled Lion, sung by the two beautiful maidens of Macross Frontier: Sheryl (May’n) and Ranka (Megumi Nakajima). I love them both but personally, I’m surprised on Megumi Nakajima’s performance as Ranka here because I didn’t knew that she could pull off a powerful song along with May’n. This is truly one of the best OP songs I’ve seen and heard for a while. For a trivia, Megumi Nakajima is half-Japanese and half-Filipina.