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Postby user-02 » Sun Feb 16, 2014 10:16 pm

View Original PostJayfive wrote:And still, after all these years, only the 1st opening to Attack on Titan comes close in terms of awesome.


Attack on Titan's opening theme has some of the best Engrish ever shown on subtitle.

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Postby Gorbatschow » Mon Feb 17, 2014 12:56 am

View Original Postuser-02 wrote:Attack on Titan's opening theme has some of the best Engrish ever shown on subtitle.


Don't forget Sword Ar... I mean "Log Horizon". :lol:

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Changing the OP would have been a really good idea, especially in the second half, considering that the show changes it's atmosphere completely. (and don't forget the fact, that we see Asuka about 0,5 seconds in the original Opening)
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Postby Bagheera » Mon Feb 17, 2014 1:11 am

View Original PostCJD wrote:Never got tired of it but never rated it as high as other people seem to either.


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Postby CJD » Mon Feb 17, 2014 1:59 am

View Original PostGorbatschow wrote:Don't forget Sword Ar... I mean "Log Horizon". :lol:


Don't you dare try and compare Log Horizon to SAO. :asuka_geh:
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Postby Stratomeister » Mon Feb 17, 2014 2:13 am

View Original PostJayfive wrote:Restore your love for Cruel Angels Thesis with this version which is now a complete SOB to find as its apparently been copyrighted from YT, dailymotion and pretty much everywhere else.


Christ, was that awesome.

And regarding the show's ED, I quite liked the use of "Fly me to the Moon". Although for some reason it took me a second viewing, and a lot of rooting around on this wiki before I realized how it was all tied together. Not sure why that was, it's pretty obvious looking back on it now.
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Postby Nuclear Lunchbox » Mon Feb 17, 2014 2:36 am

NGE's opening is pretty great. I like it, but it does get a little more hype than it deserves. I never really got tired of it, but I only view it once every three episodes or so when I rewatch the series. It can cut down time by a significant amount if you're binge-watching something.

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Postby Gorbatschow » Mon Feb 17, 2014 7:37 am

View Original PostCJD wrote:Don't you dare try and compare Log Horizon to SAO. :asuka_geh:


Sorry, but they even hired a guy to explain how Log Horizon isn't SAO :lol:
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Postby Bagheera » Mon Feb 17, 2014 9:38 am

View Original PostJayfive wrote:Restore your love for Cruel Angels Thesis with this version which is now a complete SOB to find as its apparently been copyrighted from YT, dailymotion and pretty much everywhere else:
http://rutube.ru/video/edd49b572be88d7cf8eee5e2bfc2eea9/

Awesome because
1) "ts ts ts ts 'Zan..*drowned out by crowd roar*
2) Its the full version with that middle eight before the main riff comes roaring back in
3) Both singers really belt it out
4) Synchonised glowstick waving
5) That pointless guitarist

And still, after all these years, only the 1st opening to Attack on Titan comes close in terms of awesome.


Note that, while it might not be available many places for free, you can buy it outright. Amazon has the Blu-Rays used for $50 and up, which isn't bad given the huge number of songs in Animelo 2009's set.
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Postby Princess Asuka » Mon Feb 17, 2014 2:23 pm

View Original PostGorbatschow wrote:
@Princess Asuka

Changing the OP would have been a really good idea, especially in the second half, considering that the show changes it's atmosphere completely. (and don't forget the fact, that we see Asuka about 0,5 seconds in the original Opening)

Yes, I love how in Sailor Moon we got opening changes. But, sometimes they were huge spoilers like revealing which the senshi was the Princess a few episodes before it was revealed. I know the 3rd season had 3 different openings, just to feature the senshi, 4th season 2 openings to feature uniform upgrades, 5th season, 2 openings, 2nd one adding in the starlights. Then there was a test opening first few episodes, and all 4 openings shown at once for episode 89.

I just wonder if Eva did a second opening if it would be spoiler free.

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Postby Gus Hanson » Mon Feb 17, 2014 6:47 pm

The live performance was great IMO. Not quite sure if it's enough to restore that spark but it's getting there. On the other hand, I never get tired of Fly Me to the Moon no matter what version I listen to and obviously the series tried out tons of them.

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Postby Unit.Zed » Mon Feb 17, 2014 10:11 pm

View Original PostMr. Tines wrote:.... I found NGE's original music at best appropriately cheesy, and otherwise quite forgettable.

Exact opposite for me.
I think it's one of the best OST for any series ever. Dynamic, interesting, cheesy where it needs to be, spine-tingling and fitting.
It's not quite a Howard Shore score, but it's pretty damn good.
As for the Thesis, it's an integral part of NGE for me. So essential viewing. Gets me right in the mood.
I also think it's an awesome piece of music and very much a product of it's time.
All that is exclusive of the visuals - as a complete package it's utterly brilliant.

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Postby Quadhonk » Tue Feb 18, 2014 10:37 am

View Original Postuser-02 wrote:Attack on Titan's opening theme has some of the best Engrish ever shown on subtitle.


Think that's bad. Black Lagoon op:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T9GfkiZPnm8

I didn't even know it was sung in english until my brother pointed it out to me.

Also, I never got tired of C.A.T . I'm not playing it on repeat or anything, but when I here it come on it just brings back memories of watching Nge for the first time on vhs when I was a kid. It was like my favorite song when I was a child (even though I didn't understanding the lyrics).
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Postby robin007bond » Tue Feb 18, 2014 1:43 pm

It gets annoying when watching a lot of episodes without pauses. It's a great opening when you watch one episode a day.

A great opening in my opinion.

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Postby Kazuki_Fuse » Tue Feb 18, 2014 2:11 pm

View Original PostLegionWrex wrote:I never skip anime openings or endings unless I truly hate them.


This. My OCD won't allow it.

CAT is still one of my favorite OP's ever. The fantastically cheesy song combined with the erratic and haphazard visuals never gets old to me.

Plus, nude Misato...
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Postby Nuclear Lunchbox » Tue Feb 18, 2014 3:13 pm

Were I to have been watching one episode a week, I highly doubt that I would have gotten tired of it. (Note: even when binging, I didn't.) I think it's that way for most TV shows today, when one happens to be watching them live broadcast.

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Postby Tier_15 » Wed Feb 19, 2014 5:37 am

15 years of hearing that OP song and still to this day I get Goosebumps. The version I saw of Eva had that "StarChild" chime right before the OP and every time I heard that I knew it was time to have my mind blown. The song itself is pop-ish but rather haunting too with that slow opening. It fits the show so well.
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Postby Stratomeister » Mon Mar 10, 2014 10:58 pm

Well, I've searched high and low, but I couldn't find this jazzified version* anywhere. So, here it is!

This group's also done a dozen or so other covers of songs from NGE and EoE (see below), I'd recommend you check 'em out, it's some pretty funky stuff.

Air on the G string
The Beast II
Cruel Angel's Thesis*
Fly me to the Moon
Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring
Jikai Yokoku
Jikai Yokoku ver. 2
Kanon in D
Kokoro yo Genshi ni Modore
Komm, Süßer Tod
Shuuketsu no Sono he
Soul's Refrain
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Postby Dataprime » Tue Apr 01, 2014 9:13 pm

I have a new favorite:

This version is sung by:
Megumi Hayashibara (Rei)
Yuko Miyamura (Asuka)
Kotono Mitsuishi (Misato)

http://youtu.be/mjoAx9djpNQ

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Postby ChaddyManPrime » Tue Apr 01, 2014 9:18 pm

I like this version

[url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Bm-nhnd0Nk[/url]

and this version

[url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l1DZHCbfWAQ[/url]

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Postby heavytread » Mon Apr 21, 2014 9:23 pm

[url]http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=AA66TBB6tKM[/url] 2009 version

[url]http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=JI-Tvf9jmGS[/url] Megumi Hayashibara (Rei)

[url]http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=CBRwtqNqE8Y[/url] a nice piano version


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