2018 Anime – Top 12 ED Themes

December 15, 2018

Ending theme list time! As ever, Youtube links (to the TV version of the song with animation where available) are in the titles~ [EDIT] Including #2 now, my bad!

I usually end up preferring EDs to OPs for whatever reason, could be the different tone that they usually bring (often less energetic and introductory, more sombre and concluding… if that even makes any sense)? This year is an exception, I’d say the openings just about win, but as this list will hopefully show, there were some good ending themes too!

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2018 Anime – Top 12 OP Themes

December 3, 2018

It’s December, so time to recycle the usual end of year posts~ 😛 Starting with the best opening themes, as is tradition! I may have only watched about half as many anime series than usual, but my list seems no weaker in spite of this – 2018 was a good year for OPs. 😀

As ever, Youtube links (to the TV version of the song with animation where available) are in the titles, so you can judge my taste in music for yourself…

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2017 Anime – Top 12 ED Themes

December 29, 2017

Ending themes tonight! Which brings an intense three days of blog post drafting to an end. I’ll take a breather tomorrow, before delivering my Top 12 series of 2017 on late Saturday/early Sunday, all being well.

As before, Youtube/Dailymotion and even Vimeo links this time (to the TV version of the song with animation where available) are in the titles. 🙂

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My Show By Rock!! cosplay back in March feels like a long time ago now… (image by 蒼幽子)

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2017 Anime – Top 12 OP Themes

December 27, 2017

A break from the usual weekly rankings – but not from anime, or lists. 😛 Here are my top opening themes of 2017, a list which made me realize how few I actually remember or listen to compared with the ending themes. A trend I see every year. Maybe I’m just too impatient waiting for the actual episode to begin to fully appreciate OPs? Regardless, these ones managed to impress me.

As ever, Youtube/Dailymotion links (to the TV version of the song with animation where available) are in the titles, so you can judge my taste in music for yourself.

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Christmas owls… because. (image by dA)

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2016 Anime – Top 12 ED Themes

December 24, 2016

Merry Christmas Eve~ I left this far too late this year, but at least now I’ll only have to worry about Autumn’s Week 12 post and my Top 12 Anime of 2016 list before the new year…

Anyway, here’s my favorite EDs of the year. As usual, Youtube linksare in the titles.

Maybe this would have been more appropriate for the OP one, which actually featured SB69... ah well. (art by yamyom)

Maybe this would have been more appropriate for the OP one, which actually featured SB69… ah well. (art by yamyom)

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2016 Anime – Top 12 OP Themes

December 15, 2016

Enough procrastinating, time for more lists! This time, my favourite OP themes of the year. I thought my music collection hadn’t grown much this year, and after going through all the series that aired in 2016 to remind myself of their opening themes, I can see why… a lot of forgettable ones. I think the ED post will be a lot better. But anyway, here’s the best of the bunch, in my opinion~

As ever, Youtube links (to the TV version of the song with animation where available) are in the titles, so you can hear for yourselves just how bizarre my taste in music is.

A year without Symphogear is a sad year for anime... S4 when!?

A year without Symphogear is a sad year for anime… S4 when!? (art by Senomoto Hisashi)

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2015 Anime – Top 12 ED Themes

December 11, 2015

Might as well jump straight into the ending themes, while I have the free time. 😀 Finding decent versions of each song on Youtube was harder this time around, so apologies in advance for any permanent ear damage the links may cause~

UtaPri is yet another music-themed series that failed to make my lists this time. :o

UtaPri is yet another music-themed series that failed to make my lists this time. 😮

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