Greeting all your anime fans out there in the HeroMachine community! It has been a while since I last posted an anime talk and I intend to change that starting today, However there is a bit of a change in format. Instead of being a weekly feature Anime talk is more likely to be a monthly feature instead at best! There will be time I will post more then one a month and there may be time it will be more like 5 or 6 weeks instead of every 4 it all depend on when inspiration strikes! This weeks topic is inspired by a suggest that JR emailed me last week.
What we are going to discuss here are Anime Intros. Those opening scenes that are designed to grab our attention and draw us in and make us want to watch that particular anime! What I am going to do is after the jump share some of my favorite Anime intros, and share what I like about them and then you can either comment on the ones I have shared or share some of your own ( or both of course) .
SO Lets begin!!
Ranma 1/2 Season 1 Opening!
Ranma was one of the first anime series I got hooked on and so there is a bit of nostalgia involved in this choice, however I find the music very catchy and the animation in the intro while lacking in my opinion in and true story telling elements does makes you take notice and curious about a few things, for example what is the deal with the kung ?
Zettai Karen Children - "Over the Future" Opening
I actually discovered Zettai Karen Children because of it's opening title music. Babymetal did a cover of the song at one of their concerts ( Though Su-Metal the lead singer of Babymetal was a member of Karen's Girls, which originally sang this song.) And curious over the Anime it was from I looked it up and found a treasure! I will have to say the Babymetal version of the song is better then the version here but I still like the song along and the opening anime sure does it's job of drawing you into the show making you want to see more!
(The Babymetal version is here if you are interested: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lozHHpXdkFg)
Bubblegum Crisis OVA 1
First let me apologize for the poor quality of this video, it was the best I could find that actually showed the beginning of the Original Bubblegum Crisis OVA. What I like about this one, is it just jumps into the actually anime with the intro song being sung by one of the characters in concert while chaos rules the streets! Plus the song is just badass in my opinion.
Bubblegum Crisis Tokyo 2040
Now I am not a big fan of the music of this anime's intro which is titled Y'Know, but what I do love about it is the animation itself. This intro has beautiful animation that does a great job of making your interested in the main characters and tells enough of a story that you feel you understand what these woman are all about and that is kicking butt!
Well I could go on and on about various other anime openings but I will leave it at these four and let you guys and gals weight in on the subject. What Anime opening titles impress you the most? Why do you like\love them ? What do you think of the ones I shared above ? The floor is yours so tell us what you think!