Here we go again! Another list of my favourite anime songs of the year, but this time it’s the ending themes. As before, there will be links to all the songs provided, so that you can still judge me and my taste in music if you’re not already familiar with them. 😛
This theme is likely the most memorable thing about Witch Craft Works, a series which started off well but lost me towards the end. At least the song and accompanying animation are amusing. Torture never looked so moe!
There were plenty of memorable things in Space Dandy… some good, some not so good, but this theme falls into the first category. Probably isn’t enough to make me want to watch the second series, though.
I’m starting to wonder whether these EDs only sounded so good because they signalled the end of the episodes of their respective series! Meh, at least Donten ni Warau has a few episodes left to try and win me over.
Slowly getting better… the anime series they represent, that is. The themes are obviously getting better the closer we get to #1 😛 Also, obligatory Kalafina~ Of their two themes to make my lists this year, the Aldnoah Zero OP is slightly the better of the two, IMO.
As with the OP list, I struggled to decide whether to go with the theme from ‘Infected’ or ‘Spread’. The former may well have only won because I spent over a season waiting for the full version to come out, and played it a lot when if finally did!
The first series of Free! set a high standard for fun ending themes, but the sequel didn’t disappoint either. 😀 I think SPLASH FREE is probably my favourite of the two songs, but this one had the more fun animation.
Psycho-Pass 2 places 6th for both OPs and EDs, and once again is the highest ranking out of this Autumn theme songs. This has been a great season for anime, but not so great for anime music IMO (with these few exceptions).
The accompanying animation might have been nicer without the weird boob jiggling… but this is Blade & Soul. 😛 And the song isn’t even a guilty pleasure, it’s actually really good! 😮
Surprised they didn’t keep this song back for the Egypt Arc! Unless they plan to re-use it, which I wouldn’t mind at all. It’s rare that a song I know and like outside of anime goes on to become an anime theme… probably because I don’t listen to much outside of existing anime themes. 😛
By far the most haunting ED theme of the year, at least out of those series I ended up keeping on. And if this list was based on ED animation alone, it would probably rank 1st.
After a lot of hair-pulling and head-desking, I made the decision to rank a Yousei Teikoku song in second place instead of first. A much harder decision than any of the OP rankings!
And finally, the narrow victor! If the second series of Aldnoah.Zero’s music is anywhere near as good as the first’s, then 2015 will be off to a very good start indeed. 😀
That’s all for anime themes this year, though the usual weekly rankings will resume tomorrow~