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Best opening theme/video
« on: November 03, 2009, 01:58:16 pm »
A lot of series have really epic opening themes and videos. I want to know what you all think are some of the best ones.

2 of my current favorites, are actually very similar opening themes.

DragonBall Z
Batman Beyond

What are some of your favorites?

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« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2009, 02:39:40 pm »
Oh, now that's a tuffy, I would have to go with:

-The original pokemon theme: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wAn6So9tURU
-Shamen King English Opening: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8qLl145FqQg
-FMA 4th Opening: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ux7Wh8V0S48&feature=fvw
-Rumbling Hearts: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Q8J9Eaxd1w
-D.N.Angel: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1p8pi7FKQjg
-Gargoyles: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ygrEVnrg3Ic / http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d0VaJSTKywY
-A very special opening: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CMU2NwaaXEA

now you know you want to open the last one.
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Re: Best opening theme/video
« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2009, 03:34:36 pm »
Baccano!

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Re: Best opening theme/video
« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2009, 03:56:28 pm »
I'm a big fan of Azumanga Daioh' opening theme and Excel Saga's closing theme.
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« Reply #6 on: November 03, 2009, 05:31:48 pm »
God I could make a huge list of these

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a-ZIFTvQguI
Gun Sword's

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tXdTE1YiSs8&fmt=22
Overman King Gainer's. I dare you to not sing with the chorus after you watch once

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GoeVLSs_qQs
Gaiking Legend of Daiku Maryu

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PottNtLE-Ys
Basquash!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lnjf_hnvLss
Sengoku Basara

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bua78d_yGYw
MazinKaiser

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NmzcBuwda4g
GaoGaiGar

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hW_8OBlveAU
Kotetsushin Jeeg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aZG260uSndY
Shin Mazinger Imapact!! Z Chapter, First Op

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rKLbCNKEfVI
Shin Mazinger Imapact!! Z Chapter, Second OP

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Re: Best opening theme/video
« Reply #7 on: November 03, 2009, 05:59:40 pm »
trigun is one of my favorites, so is devil may cry
i just realized those are the only 2 animes i've ever finished

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« Reply #8 on: November 03, 2009, 06:41:22 pm »
Death Note 2nd op/end
Chobits 1st op/2nd end
Neon Genesis Evangelion op
Tenchi Muyo OVA 1st op
Pokemon US 1st op
Azumanga Daioh op
Cowboy Bebop op
FMA op (forget which one)

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Re: Best opening theme/video
« Reply #9 on: November 03, 2009, 07:34:36 pm »
cowboy bebop
FLCL
and the calm opening of...
elfen lied

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« Reply #10 on: November 03, 2009, 11:06:16 pm »
Revolutionary Girl Utena--Take My Revolution
Trigun & Bebop, as above
CLAMP School Detectives--Peony Pink
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Re: Best opening theme/video
« Reply #11 on: November 04, 2009, 09:43:40 am »
I love the opening for vandread, which is one of my favorite anime series.

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Re: Best opening theme/video
« Reply #12 on: November 04, 2009, 10:15:16 am »
Cha La Head Cha La FTW.

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« Reply #13 on: November 04, 2009, 10:16:54 am »
Cha La Head Cha La FTW.
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the japanese dragonball z theme is pretty great.

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Re: Best opening theme/video
« Reply #14 on: November 04, 2009, 10:27:23 am »
Samurai Pizza Cats

Sgt Frog/Keroro op1

Two of my favs, I'll post more later.
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« Reply #15 on: November 04, 2009, 10:38:22 am »
so yeah, nobody has posted street sharks or the original TMNT, which is suprising

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« Reply #16 on: November 04, 2009, 10:44:24 am »
so yeah, nobody has posted street sharks or the original TMNT, which is suprising

well, it is an anime forum for cosplayers, so most of them are going to post anime instead of old school cartoons. As for me, I did post a few, tho not many, cartoon openings, Gargoyles and one other.

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« Reply #17 on: November 04, 2009, 10:46:25 am »
so yeah, nobody has posted street sharks or the original TMNT, which is suprising

well, it is an anime forum for cosplayers, so most of them are going to post anime instead of old school cartoons. As for me, I did post a few, tho not many, cartoon openings, Gargoyles and one other.
wait, anime=not cartoons?
this is new to me.

anyway, gargoyles was epic.

Lupin the third had an amazing opening.

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Re: Best opening theme/video
« Reply #18 on: November 04, 2009, 10:52:25 am »
so yeah, nobody has posted street sharks or the original TMNT, which is suprising

well, it is an anime forum for cosplayers, so most of them are going to post anime instead of old school cartoons. As for me, I did post a few, tho not many, cartoon openings, Gargoyles and one other.
wait, anime=not cartoons?
this is new to me.

anyway, gargoyles was epic.

Lupin the third had an amazing opening.

well, when I say anime, I mean Japanese animation. When I say cartoons, it means western animation, that's how it's usually depicted. But ya, Lupin was pretty cool... Another few ones are:

-The Real Adventures of Johny Quest (because regular Johny Quest doesn't own as much: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4rOeLWcGmag
-Big O: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m4bnVFQP6fQ
-Ghost in the Shell Stand Alone Complex: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dn8XxMDW3NI
-Land of the Lost 90's Intro: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lqhof8OvyAI

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« Reply #19 on: November 04, 2009, 10:56:16 am »
has anybody mentioned cowboy bebop? i would be surprised if they haven't.

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« Reply #20 on: November 04, 2009, 11:16:02 am »
trigun is one of my favorites, so is devil may cry
i just realized those are the only 2 animes i've ever finished
DEVIL MAY CRY THEME IS AWESOME!

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« Reply #21 on: November 04, 2009, 11:18:25 am »
OH YES, how did i forget the Baki the Grappler opening?
it is sooooooooooooo manly

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« Reply #22 on: November 04, 2009, 11:24:33 am »
I really love the opening theme for Burst Angel. Loosey by The Stripes.

Resonance from Soul Eater, anything from When They cry, and The Italian Yugioh GX opening are amazing as well.

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« Reply #23 on: November 05, 2009, 04:39:46 am »
-Ghost in the Shell Stand Alone Complex: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dn8XxMDW3NI

OMG YESYESYES.
That theme was so very sexy.

I'd also like to second Cowboy Bebop, Don't know how I forgot it.

I'd like to mention Neon Genesis Evangelion because their theme actually had lyrics that had to do with the show. Something that is kind of rare for anime as far as I can tell.
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« Reply #24 on: November 05, 2009, 09:40:29 am »
i believe it was mentioned, but i do want to re-bring up elfen lied's theme.
that song is so beautiful and creepy. it gives me chills every time, and i have watched the series over 30 times.

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« Reply #25 on: November 05, 2009, 04:50:56 pm »
I can't believe I forgot ghost and the shell as well as cowboy bebop! That shiz is the mad notes!

I also should suggest The opening/closing to Samurai Champloo. Well really the whole soundtrack for that series is kicking.
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« Reply #26 on: November 05, 2009, 04:53:41 pm »
if we were talking about closing, my favorite has to be Wind - Akeboshi (the first ending to the Japanese Naruto, when I liked the series)

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« Reply #27 on: November 05, 2009, 05:28:15 pm »
if we were talking about closing, my favorite has to be Wind - Akeboshi (the first ending to the Japanese Naruto, when I liked the series)
Same here. Its not my favorite but I will always really enjoy it. The videos pretty cool for it as well.

I use to know how to play it on piano too. :<
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« Reply #28 on: November 05, 2009, 05:38:55 pm »
Now onto my Disney movie openings:

Beauty and the Beast: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7VeU8QQ8LMs
The Hunchback of Notre Dame: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qwnh-sxaBwk
Tarzan: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s0sZ8xZ_dWY

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« Reply #29 on: November 05, 2009, 05:44:59 pm »
i really like wind i was going to sing it for the talent part od the anime swim suit contest, but they couldn't get music off mp3 players. i don't know if been on here but i love sobakasu from kenshin, and ending of cowboy bebop
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« Reply #30 on: November 05, 2009, 06:48:12 pm »
Thundercats.  Hands down.  Then again, I am somewhat old-school.
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« Reply #31 on: November 05, 2009, 06:49:54 pm »
Thundercats.  Hands down.  Then again, I am somewhat old-school.

YES, that, along with Captain Planet are addicting (goes off to listen to the captain planet theme song)... But how about Transformers, that is one of the greatest theme songs of all time.
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« Reply #32 on: November 05, 2009, 07:06:02 pm »
Thundercats.  Hands down.  Then again, I am somewhat old-school.

YES, that, along with Captain Planet are addicting (goes off to listen to the captain planet theme song)... But how about Transformers, that is one of the greatest theme songs of all time.
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« Reply #33 on: November 05, 2009, 07:09:30 pm »
Tarzan: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s0sZ8xZ_dWY
That movie makes me cry. :< But I love the soundtrack so much.


My friends call me captain planet at school because I constantly sing the theme song and quote the show. Along with also constantly complaining about people not recycling. XD
Man old school stuff is the best. Oh wait! I love tons of cartoon openings from the 90's! Like Ed, Edd, and Eddy, Danny Phantom, Fairly Odd parents, Rocket Power, Rosco's modern life and so on.
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« Reply #34 on: November 05, 2009, 07:10:56 pm »
here's something for you all:

Transformers

it was supposed to be for the movie, but they never released it on the soundtrack.
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« Reply #35 on: November 05, 2009, 07:14:03 pm »
Tarzan: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s0sZ8xZ_dWY
That movie makes me cry. :< But I love the soundtrack so much.


My friends call me captain planet at school because I constantly sing the theme song and quote the show. Along with also constantly complaining about people not recycling. XD
Man old school stuff is the best. Oh wait! I love tons of cartoon openings from the 90's! Like Ed, Edd, and Eddy, Danny Phantom, Fairly Odd parents, Rocket Power, Rosco's modern life and so on.

let's see, in my group of friends, we all took a role, I was earth because I was considered the black guy of the group for some reason, my friend Jared was fire, my friend Brandon was water, my large fat friend Kyle was wind, and my psychotic friend Caleb was given heart, and just out of no where, one us would yell our element and everyone else would then yell there's, and then my friend who we nicknamed planet would say captain planets biggest line... It was really funny.

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« Reply #36 on: November 05, 2009, 11:03:17 pm »
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« Reply #37 on: November 05, 2009, 11:08:28 pm »
A few more of my favs

Gintama Opening 1


woot, it's good to find other people who like Gintama, now if only it got more recognition, but if it did, than that would mean that my cosplay is no longer rare to find, more people would be cosplaying as Gintoki.

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« Reply #38 on: November 05, 2009, 11:27:46 pm »
A few more of my favs

Gintama Opening 1


woot, it's good to find other people who like Gintama, now if only it got more recognition, but if it did, than that would mean that my cosplay is no longer rare to find, more people would be cosplaying as Gintoki.


I luv that series sooo much. Okita and Hijikata are two of my fav characters.
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« Reply #40 on: November 06, 2009, 12:30:28 am »
A few more of my favs

Gintama Opening 1


woot, it's good to find other people who like Gintama, now if only it got more recognition, but if it did, than that would mean that my cosplay is no longer rare to find, more people would be cosplaying as Gintoki.

I luv that series sooo much. Okita and Hijikata are two of my fav characters.

Than you need to cosplay as one of them next year, so that way we can get more Gintama cosplayers and possibly have a special get together, because I already have Gintoki finished, and even tho I cosplayed as him last year, I will cosplay as him for at least one day.

another good opening (am in animated movie mode right now is:

Prince of Egypt
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« Reply #41 on: November 06, 2009, 01:03:21 am »
Than you need to cosplay as one of them next year, so that way we can get more Gintama cosplayers and possibly have a special get together, because I already have Gintoki finished, and even tho I cosplayed as him last year, I will cosplay as him for at least one day.


I'll see, I only got 1 cosplay confirmed so far and was possibly gonna look into doing a Pokemon Gijinka aswell. (though I doubt that will be too time consuming.)


Moar openings

Outlaw Star Opening

Gunslinger Girl Opening

Fate Stay Night Opening One

Lunar Legend Tsukihime Opening

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« Reply #42 on: November 06, 2009, 06:57:03 am »
I don't know if it's been mentioned yet (and I'm too lazy to look) but my favorite opening thus far is Last Exile~

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

I love the opening song.

I also really like the opening to the new Battlestar Galactica~

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zu0FMaEneO0

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« Reply #43 on: November 06, 2009, 07:48:55 pm »
Than you need to cosplay as one of them next year, so that way we can get more Gintama cosplayers and possibly have a special get together, because I already have Gintoki finished, and even tho I cosplayed as him last year, I will cosplay as him for at least one day.


I'll see, I only got 1 cosplay confirmed so far and was possibly gonna look into doing a Pokemon Gijinka aswell. (though I doubt that will be too time consuming.)


Oh, well Gijinka works as well, and you have a lot more to choose from.

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« Reply #44 on: November 07, 2009, 03:56:57 am »
Baccano! all the way.Michiko To Hatchin also has a really stylized OP with AMAZING music. And Tenjho Tenge has stayed in my tops for best opening forever (too bad the show blows).
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« Reply #45 on: November 11, 2009, 10:33:29 pm »
Baccano! all the way.
THIS.
the baccano opening is extremely epic.
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« Reply #46 on: November 11, 2009, 11:12:01 pm »
Mushishi is by far my favorite!

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« Reply #47 on: November 14, 2009, 12:59:21 pm »
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-2fQGHI3TwQ&feature=related

My current favorite <3

And I second Tenjho Tenge, Gunsliner Girl and GITS- those all have sick openings.

I forgot my most favorite op of all time
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zPQVR3iCLIE <333
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« Reply #49 on: November 14, 2009, 05:27:06 pm »
Well this list is abit more western themed but whatever.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W2UFFzPsSsg
DARKWING DUCK

THIS!

Back when I was just a little kid I always thought it was supper Badass when he said "lets get Dangerous" and it looked like he was gonna break the pencil with his thumb. I don't know how many pencils I broke as a kid recreating that. XD
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