P-Tuesday Pollday: Best OP/ED

Community — By on January 21, 2014 12:07 am

This post was written by Dark_Sage. He is Dark_Sage.

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No write-in votes.

If only the song wasn't terrible Engrish...

If only the Mahou Sensou ED wasn’t so fucking Engrish…

OPs/EDs in the spoilers. Let me know if the links die and I’ll try and find a new link for ya.

 

Best OP

Spoiler:

Mikakunin de Shinkoukei – Engaged to the Unknown

 

Nobunagun

 

Sakura Trick

 

Toaru Hikuushi e no Koiuta – The Pilot’s Love Song

 

Z/X Ignition

 

 

Winter 2014 - Best OP

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Best ED

Spoiler:

Houzuki no Reitetsu

You might get stuck with advertising on this one, but if you have adblock it doesn’t load on the dailymotion site itself: http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x19sr5n_hoozuki-no-reitetsu-ed-ep2_music

 

Kuroko’s Basketball S2 (ED 59, presumably)

 

Mikakunin de Shinkoukei – Engaged to the Unknown

 

Noragami

 

Super Sonico the Animation (ED 2)

 

 

Winter 2014 - Best ED

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Here’s the methodology behind the poll options, for those bored enough to care:

Spoiler:

I watched the OP/ED for every regular show airing this season (short shows excluded because a 30-second OP is much different from one that goes on 3x as long). Figured this post wouldn’t be worth much if I didn’t give everything a shot.

After each watch, I rated them based on how much I liked the Video and Audio, then gave them a rough composite score, weighted toward the upper end. Here’s how it looked:

 -Stuff I’m reviewing-

Buddy Complex
OP: [Bad/Okay] Okay
ED: [Okay/Okay] Okay

Buddyfight
OP: [Bad/Okay] Okay
ED: [Bad/Okay] Okay

Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai! Ren
OP: [Okay/Bad] Okay
ED: [Okay/Bad] Okay

D-Frag!
OP: [Okay/Okay] Okay
ED: [Okay/Okay] Okay

Hamatora
OP: [Good/Okay] Good
ED: [Okay/Good] Good

HappinessCharge PreCure!
OP: Not yet aired
ED: Not yet aired

Houzuki no Reitetsu
OP: [Okay/Bad] Okay
ED: [Okay/Good] Good

ImoCho – Recently, My Sister is Unusual
OP: [Okay/Good] Good
ED: [Good/Good] Good

Inari, Konkon, Koi Iroha
OP: [Okay/Okay] Okay
ED: [Okay/Okay] Okay

Mahou Sensou – Magical Warfare
OP: [Okay/Bad] Okay
ED: [Great/Bad] Good

Mikakunin de Shinkoukei
OP: [Great/Great] Great
ED: [Great/Great] Great

Nisekoi
OP: [Good/Okay] Good
ED: [Okay/Okay] Okay

No-Rin
OP: [Okay/Good] Good
ED: [Bad/Okay] Okay

Nobunaga the Fool
OP: [Good/Good] Good
ED: [Okay/Great] Good

Nobunagun
OP: [Okay/Good] Good
ED: [Bad/Okay] Okay

Noragami
OP: [Good/Okay] Good
ED: [Okay/Great] Good

Sakura Trick
OP: [Okay/Great] Good
ED: [Okay/Okay] Okay

Sekai Seifuku – Bouryaku no Zvezda
OP: [Okay/Okay] Okay
ED: [Okay/Bad] Okay

Space Dandy
OP: [Okay/Bad] Okay
ED: [Bad/Okay] Okay

Super Sonico the Animation
OP: [Okay/Okay] Okay
ED: [Okay/Good] Good
ED 2: [Good/Good] Good

Toaru Hikuushi e no Koiuta – The Pilot’s Love Song
OP: [Good/Okay] Good
ED: [Okay/Good] Good

Wake Up, Girls!
OP: [Okay/Good] Good
ED: [Okay/Okay] Okay

Witch Craft Works
OP: [Okay/Okay] Okay
ED: [Great/Okay] Good

Wizard Barristers – Benmashi Cecil
OP: [Okay/Okay] Okay
ED: [Bad/Okay] Okay

Youkai Watch
OP: [Bad/Bad] Bad
ED: [Bad/Bad] Bad

Z/X Ignition
OP: [Good/Okay] Good
ED: [Okay/Good] Good

-Stuff I’m not reviewing-

Ace of Diamond
OP: [Okay/Okay] Okay
ED: [Okay/Okay] Okay

Gin no Saji S2
OP: [Bad/Okay] Okay
ED: [Good/Good] Good

Golden Time
OP: [Okay/Good] Good
ED: [Okay/Good] Good

Gundam Build Fighters
OP: [Good/Okay] Good
ED: [Okay/Okay] Okay

Hajime no Ippo Rising
OP: [Okay/Okay] Okay
ED: [Good/Good] Good

Hunter X Hunter
OP: [Okay/Okay] Okay
ED: [Okay/Good] Good

Kill la Kill
OP: [Okay/Okay] Okay
ED: [Okay/Okay] Okay

Kuroko’s Basketball S2
OP: [Okay/Okay] Okay
ED: [Good/Good] Good

Log Horizon
OP: [Okay/Okay] Okay
ED: [Okay/Good] Good

Magi S2
OP: [Okay/Okay] Okay
ED: [Okay/Okay] Okay

Maken-Ki S2
OP: [Bad/Okay] Okay
ED: [Bad/Okay] Okay

Nagi no Asukara
OP: [Bad/Bad] Bad
ED: [Bad/Bad] Bad

Naruto Shippuden
OP: [Okay/Good] Good
ED: [Good/Okay] Good

One Piece
OP: [Okay/Good] Good
ED: N/A

Phi Brain S3
OP: [Okay/Okay] Okay
ED: [Bad/Bad] Bad

Pokemon XY
OP: [Bad/Bad] Bad
ED: [Bad/Good] Okay

Saki Zenokoku-hen
OP: [Okay/Bad] Okay
ED: [Bad/Bad] Bad

Samurai Flamenco
OP: [Okay/Okay] Okay
ED: [Okay/Okay] Okay

Seitokai Yakuindemo
OP: [Good/Good] Good
ED: [Okay/Good] Good

Strike the Blood
OP: [Bad/Okay] Okay
ED: [Bad/Okay] Okay

Tokyo Ravens
OP: Unknown
ED: Unknown

Yowamushi Pedal
OP: [Okay/Okay] Okay
ED: [Okay/Okay] Okay

From those, I took all the ones rated Good or higher and gave them a second watch-through, this time looking at the segment as a whole.

 -Stuff I’m reviewing-

Hamatora
OP: Okay
ED: Okay

Houzuki no Reitetsu
ED: Good

ImoCho – Recently, My Sister is Unusual
OP: Okay
ED: Okay

Mahou Sensou – Magical Warfare
ED: Good

Mikakunin de Shinkoukei
OP: Great
ED: Great

Nisekoi
OP: Okay

No-Rin
OP: Okay

Nobunaga the Fool
OP: Okay
ED: Okay

Nobunagun
OP: Good

Noragami
OP: Okay
ED: Good

Sakura Trick
OP: Good

Super Sonico the Animation
ED: Okay
ED 2: Good

Toaru Hikuushi e no Koiuta – The Pilot’s Love Song
OP: Good
ED: Good

Wake Up, Girls!
OP: Okay

Witch Craft Works
ED: Good

Z/X Ignition
OP: Good
ED: Okay

-Stuff I’m not reviewing-

Gin no Saji S2
ED: Good

Golden Time
OP: Okay
ED: Okay

Gundam Build Fighters
OP: Okay

Hajime no Ippo Rising
ED: Good

Hunter X Hunter
ED: Okay

Kuroko’s Basketball S2
ED: Good

Log Horizon
ED: Okay

Naruto Shippuden
OP: Okay
ED: Okay

One Piece
OP: Okay

Seitokai Yakuindemo
OP: Okay
ED: Okay

Again, I cut out anything less than “Good”. Then I ranked them.

OP:
1. Mikakunin de Shinkoukei
2. Sakura Trick
3. Toaru Hikuushi e no Koiuta – The Pilot’s Love Song
4. Nobunagun
5. Z/X Ignition

ED:
1. Mikakunin de Shinkoukei
2. Houzuki no Reitetsu
3. Noragami
4. Kuroko’s Basketball S2 (ED 59, presumably)
5. Super Sonico the Animation (ED 2)
6. Gin no Saji S2
7. Toaru Hikuushi e no Koiuta – The Pilot’s Love Song
8. Hajime no Ippo Rising
9. Witch Craft Works
10. Mahou Sensou – Magical Warfare

From those ranks, I took my top 5 for the OP (I know, surprising) and top 5 for the ED and put them in the polls. Any more than 5 and the risk of people only voting for what they’ve already seen (and skipping over OPs/EDs they haven’t) drastically increases. Y’all are busy and I only get you for a limited time. Gotta be efficient about it, ya know.

tl;dr: The reason I didn’t include your favorite OP/ED in the poll is because it sucks.

 



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41 Comments

Dark_Sage says:

Mikakunin for both ofc. I mean, we gotta be real here.

AnimeNOW says:

You and your hot opinions

Nyangoro says:

Mikakunin’s ED is kinda alright.

But its OP is godlike.

Dark_Sage says:

1. Hopping on one foot
2. Sleeves longer than arms
3. Effort eyes
4. Sporks held aloft

It has every fetish I care about.

Nyangoro says:

Also, how can you not put

JIGOKU JIGOKU
SUTEKI NA JIGOKU

on this list?

Dark_Sage says:

Because it’s a perfect representation of the show’s quality.

Nyangoro says:

So you didn’t want to put it on the list to give everyone else a chance?

I didn’t know your heart was so big ;-;

Dark_Sage says:

Wait, you actually like Reitetsu?

Catnip: not even once.

Nyangoro says:

You’re just mad cuz you aren’t wap enough to enjoy a show that Satan ran away from.*

*A thing that actually happened.

Solaristics says:

No Hamatora OP? D_S, please.

Dark_Sage says:

The song sunk it for me. Didn’t really feel the visuals meshed well with it.

Dark_Sage says:

You give me a rainbow, you better let me ride it properly. What we got was a go-kart without wheels.

I’m as disappointed as you are.

Solaristics says:

Ah, so you took the visuals in the OP/ED into consideration as well? If so, then yes, I’d say that there’s a lot of better ones out.

NakkiNyan says:

Nobunagun because of the shadow visuals are crazy and “respect for the dead man” is appropriate for the show. Mostly the song.

Noragami because I like Supercell…

Sonico ED2 is not really a representation since it seems it will change every or nearly every episode. Ya, i watch it when I am bored. Spoiler: it is a show about tits.

Dark_Sage says:

I’m all about the changing EDs. It’s like a mediocre K-On. (Before anyone starts, fuck you, K-On was great.)

segfault says:

Dark_Sage’s taste never fails.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZuP-LL3Xe3A
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q4IkgjXboAI

(Couldn’t find the second one in HD and couldn’t find the movie ending like I wanted to)

Pacific_Eos says:

x2 for Nobunagun & Noragami

The latter is alright, but you can never have too much metal in anime. Last summer’s Watamote has a great metal OP, but I think Mnemosyne’s 2008 OP by Galneryus has yet to be topped. Though I’d love to hear any contenders.
Youtube – Mnemosyne Creditless OP
Youtube – Mnemosyne Full OP w/lyrics

Anon says:

I’m partial to the first Mirai Nikki OP.

Trying to think of other metal anime songs and aside from the Maximum the Horomone songs from Death Note nothing’s coming to mind. I’ve got lots of Japanese metal, but not much from anime.

Pacific_Eos says:

Thanks Anon! I wasn’t a big fan of the vocals and remembered the fusion more than the metal from my original watching, but now that I’ve got decent headphones, the Mirai Nikki OP is growing on me. I found a sub of the full music video version which is headbangingly good.
Mirai Nikki Music Video

Guy says:

Yeah, the Mirai Nikki OP is pretty good, thanks for reminding me of it.

Don’t forget <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XbuS8jd0QAs&quot;)Ichirin no Hana, the third Bleach OP.

Guy says:

Let’s try again, dag nabbit.

This site could use a notification on format and preview. Just saying.

SchRita says:

When it comes to Nagi no Asukara, you mean the 2nd OP/ED?

Dark_Sage says:

I didn’t get too specific in everything that I wrote down essentially as notes. Whatever the latest episode is is what I watched.

Xavier says:

Weak season for OPs. Nothing really stands out. In winter 2013 we had Nekomonogatari Kuro, Mondaiji, Tamako Market, and even more that don’t immediately come to mind that were all fantastic. This year there’s basically nothing for OPs and as for EDs the best thing is the first half of the Space Dandy ED, then it goes to shit too.

Here’s to Spring being better in both OPs and the shows themselves.

FalseDawn says:

Lies. Tonari no Seki-kun best OP all year.

Miih~ says:

Aww yeah. I was thinking why nobody mentioned this ED, I like it too damn much for some reason.

Darais says:

I probably would’ve voted Z/X Ignition for the OP if Sage had found a video that hadn’t been butchered to foil the Youtube copyright bots. Seriously, I think I need to go get a power drill to get that shit out of my ears.

Noragami because Noragami. I need no further reason.

Dark_Sage says:

The only other choice I had was cutting the OPs/EDs myself and finding a video player plugin for the site.

Obviously, that was too much effort, so I had to put up the only thing I could find.

But yeah, loved the OP. Just wish they kept up the cool bits throughout instead of cheaping out halfway with episode visuals.

kayserlein says:

Second Golden Time ED’s easily the best (though Mikakunin follows shortly after).

Dark_Sage says:

The walking on compass-clock bits were cute, but nothing else really stood out to me.

kani says:

I picked the most popular option for both. Never felt so pleb.

jimmy says:

The best ED is Tonari no Seki’s, and although I’d rate Mikakunin and my vote Nobunagun’s OPs above Tonari no Seki’s OP overall, it’s still the only OP I’ve ever laughed out loud at.

Pacific_Eos says:

Drummer Akira Jimbo performs the ED on a school desk like the the MC does! Cool beans.
Set Them Free – Tonari no Seki ED Music Video

Takanya says:

>Seitokai Yakuindomo ED “okay”
Your taste is shit, DS.

kokujin-kun says:

The only thing I voted for was Nobunagun’s OP because it wasn’t a fooking anisong, and even *that* I didn’t particularly like.

blah says:

d-frag is shit but the opening is better than engaged to a shitty voice actor

blah says:

wow such shit taste, no space dandy either. hope you die soon IRL

Dark_Sage says:

Space Dandy English OP > Space Dandy Japanese OP

Come at me.

Dark_Sage says:

That is a falsity and a lie, sir. I must ask that you rescind your statement.

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