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Title: Anime Music: Openings and Endings Soundtracks
Post by: Raffaele the Amigan on January 26, 2007, 05:02:08 am
Here I want to talk with you of Music of Animes, wtih a special eye for Openings and Endings.

What is the best Opening/Ending music sountrack in your opinion?

Do you like the conversion of soundtracks made in some countries?

Are they better/lesser than original japanese one?

What is the best national conversion of an Anime Soundtrack for your taste?
Title: Anime Music: Openings and Endings Soundtracks
Post by: Myrdin on January 26, 2007, 05:19:14 am
Funny you should mention this now. My media player just started into the Last Exile OST.

The Gunslinger Girl soundtrack is quite good. I love symphonic pieces. However, my favorite opening song would have to be Sakura Saku. I don't know why. I haven't even seen a single episode of the anime it goes to and it's very different from my normal taste in music. Soriamimi Cake is well composed and I liked it enough to acquire it, but it's still not as good as Sakura Saku.

So far there are not any ending songs I'm particularly fond of.
Title: Anime Music: Openings and Endings Soundtracks
Post by: Raffaele the Amigan on January 26, 2007, 06:07:43 am
Quote from: "Myrdin"Funny you should mention this now. My media player just started into the Last Exile OST.


WOW! Last Exile it is also one of my preferred anime too...
;010

And the soundtrack of Cowboy Bebop it is my preferred original one in absolute along with Lupin III first serial.

"Lupin is a nice man" it is my preferred interlude of whole tv serial of '77.


Regarding my local country adaptations with new songs I like very much:


1) Conan ("Mirai Shonen Conan")

2) Lupin III first '77 serial italian opening "Planet O" and "Lupin III fisarmonica" (accordion) opening from second serial.

3) Goldrake (Ufo Robot Grendizer) first italian opening and its very first ending named  "Shooting Star"

4) Gaiking - opening named "It takes me higher"

5) Daitarn III

6) Lamù ("Lum", "Urusei Yatsura") first italian opening named "Come è difficile stare al mondo" (transl: "it is very difficult to stay upon the world").

7) Mademoiselle Anne ("Haikarasan ga toru")

8] Galaxy Express 999

9) Jeeg Robot + Great Mazinger [Ex-aequo, both draw at 8th place]

10) Gundam

Mention of honour: "Candy Candy", "Dr. Slump & Arale", "Pollon", Gordian and "Jet Robot" (Jetter Robot) openings
Title: Anime Music: Openings and Endings Soundtracks
Post by: Exa on January 26, 2007, 06:22:56 am
Here is my list of favorite OPs/EDs:

Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya OP+ED
Cowboy Bebop OP
Neon Genesis Evangelion OP
Slayers (+Next+Try) OP
Gundam Wing OP
Trigun OP
Kiddy Grade OP
Rozen Maiden (+Traumend+Overture) OP
Elfen Lied OP
Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha (+A') OP
Read or Die TV 2nd ED
Sky Girls (OVA) OP
...
maybe there are others, but these are the ones come to my mind.
Title: Anime Music: Openings and Endings Soundtracks
Post by: Xyanide on January 26, 2007, 10:20:58 am
fave opening/ending themes:

Kawada Mami - hishoku no sora, Shakugan no Shana OP (havn't seen it yet)
Hound Dog - Rocks, Naruto 1st OP
Kotoko - Shooting Star, Onegai Sensei OP
Two Mix - Just Communication, Gundam Wing OP
Noma Kumiko - Lilium, Elfen Lied OP
Shimokawa Mikuni - Tomorrow, Full Metal Panic 1st season OP
Yoko Kanno - Inner Universe, Ghost In The Shell - Stand Alone Complex OP
The Pillows - Ride On Shooting Star, FLCL ED
L'Arc~en~Ciel - Driver's High, Great Teacher Onizuka 1st OP
Under17 - Love Slave, DearS OP (gotta love that song lol)


for all you anime music needs go to:
http://www.animenfo.com/radio
Title: Anime Music: Openings and Endings Soundtracks
Post by: SleepyD on January 26, 2007, 05:25:47 pm
hay guyz

I have a thread on OSTs over here: http://ostan-collections.net/viewtopic.php?t=237
I particularly wanted to talk about composers there and the actual background music, but eh.
(Myrdin, you did mention the Gunslinger OST, and I love that dude's music)


As for the OP/ED, I loved the Fate/stay ED, Anata ga Ita Mori by Jyukai.

Openings by I've Sound is great, including, but not limited to:
Shakugan no Shana OP1 and OP2, Hishoku no Sora by Kawada Mami and being by KOTOKO
Higurashi no Naku Koro ni OP - Higurashi no Naku Koro ni by EIKO


And I am quite the Yuki Kajiura fan, and as far as OP/ED goes these are my favorites:
Bakumatsu Kikansetsu Irohanihoheto OP (long title, huh?) - Koya Ruten by FictionJunction YUUKA
.hack//Liminality ED - Tasogare no Umi by See-Saw
Gundam SEED ED1 - Anna ni Issho Datta no ni by See-Saw
MADLAX OP - Hitomi no Kakera by FictionJunction YUUKA


But I really must include her insert songs. Not OP/ED but I love them:
.hack//SIGN - Key of the Twilight by Emily Bindiger
Gundam SEED - Akatsuki no Kuruma by FictionJunction YUUKA
Noir - Canta per me by Kaida Yuriko
MADLAX - nowhere by FictionJunction YUUKA

I really could go on and on.  Woke from Dreaming is a Gunslinger insert song I liked too ^^



I really don't like it when the soundtracks are replaced.  Although, at the moment the only company that I know is currently doing that is the evil group known as 4Kids.
Title: Anime Music: Openings and Endings Soundtracks
Post by: Raffaele the Amigan on January 27, 2007, 01:08:44 pm
Forgive me, but I forgot to give you the links on how to find italian openings themes.

Here it is:

http://regnodelleanime.gamesurf.it/images/principale.htm

(movies are reduced in dimensions and signed to let surfers to understand they are collected only for historical purposes)

And obviously htere is also Youtube to search for (but only for some recent anime series):

http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=anime+italia+openings&search=Search
Title: Anime Music: Openings and Endings Soundtracks
Post by: Spysweeper on January 27, 2007, 09:17:48 pm
Mines are

Samurai Champloo
Bleach opening 3
Fate Stay night
Gantz opening and ending
Naruto second opening
Tokyo Tribe
Trinity blood
Soul Taker ending
Witchblade opening
Hakuto no ken opening
Wolfs rain opening and ending
Outlaw star endings
Trigun ending
Ghost in the shell 1s and 2nd gig openings
Grappler Baki season and two openings
Title: Anime Music: Openings and Endings Soundtracks
Post by: Raffaele the Amigan on January 28, 2007, 04:13:10 am
AHA! Spysweeper, you recall me of Wolf's Rain. A beautiful music theme!

(Even despite the fact I found the plot a beautiful idea for a story, beautiful design, but it lacks of something to catch my attention. - Don't mind you all. It is just a personal opinion -).



What do you all think of Mononoke Hime movie Soundtrack Symphonic Suite and Legend of Ashitaka Sekki?



Also forgive me, because I am becoming old and mindless. I forgot to mention I like also Openings of:

"Maison Ikkoku" (all 10 Openings and endings)

"Her and his situations" (Karekano)

"Vision of Escaflowne"

"The Count of Montecristo" (Gankutsuou) anime by Gonzo

"Abenobashi Maho Shotengai" opening is pretty and the ending it is very beautiful with a recall of memories and sad atmospheres.

"Please Save my Earth" opening by Yoko Kanno

"Dragonball" first TV serial ending named "Romantic ageruyo"


And a mention of honour to Ranma 1/2 "Enchanté" opening, Lum (Urusei Yatsura) Pijamas theme and Tenchi Muyo Ondo ending that make me always smile.

And in the end I must signal "Excel Saga" opening and ending "Menchi no Aishuu no Bolero" (the "Bolero of the pain of Menchi") that make me always laughing and rolling on the floor...  ;012  ;010
Title: Anime Music: Openings and Endings Soundtracks
Post by: CaptBrenden on January 29, 2007, 04:22:04 am
I just remembered a really good closing. The closing theam to the Xeno Saga animation.  Very nice peice... tho.. oddly enough its in english.. even in the japanese version... well actually thats the only version because it was never licenced.. which i dont know why..Its quite awsome.. exept for the one ep where they did sort of a.. video game tribute and called out their video game moves like they were sailor moon.. but other then that it took an RPG and put it into a well thought out and told story with good animation. Shame its not going to come out over here.

On that note.. same with macross zero.. awsome show that many years after its original release still isnt licenced..

Anyhow.. there are alot of good opening and closings.. to many to list.. but I have to note i agree with spysweeper on one of those.. the bleach 3rd opening (at least if its the one im thinking of) was awsome.. one of my all time favorites, animation and song wise.  that season I never zipped throught the opening.
Title: Anime Music: Openings and Endings Soundtracks
Post by: SleepyD on January 30, 2007, 02:32:36 am
ah yes, Xenosaga. The RPG with really long cinematics. XD  Almost like watching an anime at times.  Could annoy people who really want to play. (I'm talking about the first one... can't say much about the other 2, I'll get to those when I play)

I'm a bit of a Xenosaga fan.  And to go a tiny bit off topic, I find 'communication breakdown' in the Xenosaga II soundtrack a great battle-type piece. (Composed by Yuki Kajiura, no less. hahahaha *is bricked*)
Title: Anime Music: Openings and Endings Soundtracks
Post by: Raffaele the Amigan on January 30, 2007, 11:25:38 am
I want to tanks you all for you evidenced very good music I was not aware of.

;010

I am listening all soundtracks you mentioned thru internet radio stations.
Title: Anime Music: Openings and Endings Soundtracks
Post by: CaptBrenden on January 30, 2007, 03:09:44 pm
Did you find that Xeno saga one?  Its very good.  And its sung by a no shit english speaker so its compleatly understandable XD  Moving peice.. I loved at the end of the series when they played it in the background of the final ep while they were making their escape while someone stayed behind to save the world.
Title: Anime Music: Openings and Endings Soundtracks
Post by: Xyanide on January 30, 2007, 05:54:58 pm
massive spoil is fine too??

Rafaelle i really liked the DB ending too i watched the entire series not too long ago actually heh
Title: Anime Music: Openings and Endings Soundtracks
Post by: CaptBrenden on January 30, 2007, 06:46:53 pm
oh jebus.. the game is out of print and the anime is several years old.. on top of that, i mentioned no names and just that things were poloding and such.  No spicific details were given.  Its like I told you that the titanic sunk at the end of titanic, or that there are zombies in resident evil
Title: Anime Music: Openings and Endings Soundtracks
Post by: SleepyD on January 30, 2007, 09:34:54 pm
Quote from: "CaptBrenden"Did you find that Xeno saga one?  Its very good.  And its sung by a no shit english speaker so its compleatly understandable XD  Moving peice.. I loved at the end of the series when they played it in the background of the final ep while they were making their escape while someone stayed behind to save the world.


Ah, "In this serenity"
Composed by: Kousuke Yamashita
Lyrics by: Roland Lennox  <== there's the primary reason for your good english
Sung by: Mayumi Gojo <== Japanese people don't always have a strong accent tho

Speaking of English songs, I believe it was Bleach's 1st ED where a Japanese-American named Rie Fu sung.  If I recall correctly, she was born in Maryland.
Title: Anime Music: Openings and Endings Soundtracks
Post by: CaptBrenden on January 30, 2007, 10:05:12 pm
i need to get an MP3 of that.  hopefully like other openings and clcosings the MP3 is longer and has a few verses
Title: Anime Music: Openings and Endings Soundtracks
Post by: Exa on January 31, 2007, 07:49:59 am
I need to add Code Geass ED to my favorite list, even though I don't start the series at this time. By the way, am I right that Ali Project (or whatever it called) created Rozen Maiden musics, too? Just because this sounds a bit similar in style, I think...
Title: Anime Music: Openings and Endings Soundtracks
Post by: CaptBrenden on January 31, 2007, 03:28:02 pm
Speaking of rozen maiden music.. i need to find that one that plays only once in the series as Suigintou serveys the frozen version of her world while having shinku flashbacks
Title: Anime Music: Openings and Endings Soundtracks
Post by: NewYinzer on February 01, 2007, 10:04:57 pm
Openings and Endings? Let's see:
- Hare Hare Yukai (The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya EP)
- Mahoro de Mambo (Mahoromatic EP)
- Sakura Saku (Love Hina OP)
- Happy Material (Negima! OP)

I have some weird tastes, man...
Title: Anime Music: Openings and Endings Soundtracks
Post by: Nidas on February 02, 2007, 01:27:06 pm
hmm lesse... the ones I have are:

Angel Sanctuary (OST)
Animal Yokocho (single)
Azumanga Daioh (OST)
Black Lagoon (single)
Bleach (single)
Cardcaptor Sakura (single)
Chobits (single)
Cowboy Bebop (OST)
DearS (single)
Disgaea (single)
Dokuro-chan (single)
Elfen Lied (OST)
Ergo Proxy (OST)
Eureka 7 (single)
FF7: Advent Children (OST)
Gunslinger Girl (OST)
Haibane Renmei (single)
Higurashi (single)
Innocent Venus (single)
Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha (single)
Evangelion (OST)
Pita Ten (single)
Rozen Maiden (OST)
Samurai Champloo (OST)

of those my fav is easily Haibane Renmei. That reminds me, I really need to torrent the complete OST at some point. Gunslinger Girl, Cowboy Bebop and Samurai Champloo all stand out too.

Quote from: "Raffaele the Amigan"Do you like the conversion of soundtracks made in some countries?


After hearing Cardcaptor's intro, definitely not, no :x
Title: Anime Music: Openings and Endings Soundtracks
Post by: CaptBrenden on February 02, 2007, 02:09:42 pm
Gunslinger was a work of art on so many levels, the music is just one of them.  I do sincerly hope they decide to do another season
Title: Anime Music: Openings and Endings Soundtracks
Post by: SleepyD on February 02, 2007, 04:58:41 pm
yesh, I demand to see Petrushka and Pinocchio! XD;

I'm sure they can get enough material for another 13...


On topic:
The orchestral style in gsg's ost is great.  My personal favorite track is TEMA IV. ^^
Title: Anime Music: Openings and Endings Soundtracks
Post by: gundam00 on February 20, 2007, 02:14:39 am
Gundam Seed Destiny (Ignited)
Mai Otome (Crystal Energy)

I think these are the only ones.
Title: Anime Music: Openings and Endings Soundtracks
Post by: hakase on March 17, 2007, 05:45:23 pm
out of my head... of the recent ones, i like jigoku shoujo's first and second season sung by SNoW
Title: Anime Music: Openings and Endings Soundtracks
Post by: desu on March 24, 2007, 10:22:32 am
Soundtrack eh? I like anything that have "Kajiura Yuki" as their composer.

As for OP/ED...
Last Regrets and Kaze no Tadoritsuku Basho from Kanon.

@Exa : Yes, Ali Project sung Code Geass first ED and Rozen's ED. If you like their music, I recommend .Hack//GU (nice :D), Noir, Avenger (Together with Kajiura Yuki), and Maria-sama ga Miteru ^^
Title: Anime Music: Openings and Endings Soundtracks
Post by: NejinOniwa on March 24, 2007, 05:45:56 pm
Soundtrack...?
Well, I pretty much download most things i hear on shows, and download stuff i haven't heard from shows but are from good artists i know of, then download the shows they were on, and so on. So my list is quite long...^-^;

OST:
full DNAngel soundtrack, by Takahito Eguchi & Tomoki Hasegawa
Lots of One Piece soundtrack stuff, by Tanaka Kouhei
Erementar Gerad and Tsubasa Chronicle ost:s, by the aforementioned Yuki Kajiura - great composer!
most of the Naruto soundtrack, and also the Excel Saga soundtrack, by Toshiro Masuda
full Gundam Seed +Destiny soundtrack, by Sahashi Toshihiko - hell much!
Bleach OST, by Sagisu Shiro
Rozen soundtracks by Mitsumune Shinkichi
FMA sountrack by Michiru Oshima
Black Lagoon soundtrack, by some composer (i presume group) called EDISON.

All the OP and ED singles i have...guh, i'm too lazy to bring them all up here, but i just classify it as, "way too much". Somewhere between two and three hundred, if i have to guess.
Title: Anime Music: Openings and Endings Soundtracks
Post by: Exa on March 24, 2007, 06:34:32 pm
Quote from: "desu"
@Exa : Yes, Ali Project sung Code Geass first ED and Rozen's ED. If you like their music, I recommend .Hack//GU (nice :D), Noir, Avenger (Together with Kajiura Yuki), and Maria-sama ga Miteru ^^


I just started Maria-sama ga Miteru today, and I really like the music! Coincidence?... ^^
Title: Anime Music: Openings and Endings Soundtracks
Post by: NejinOniwa on March 24, 2007, 08:12:59 pm
Quote from: "desu"@Exa : Yes, Ali Project sung Code Geass first ED and Rozen's ED.

I'm pretty sure it was the OP to rozen, not the ED, that they did. *hem*
Title: Anime Music: Openings and Endings Soundtracks
Post by: Nidas on March 24, 2007, 08:34:15 pm
iirc, Ali Project do Rozen Maiden's OPs, kukai do the EDs. Both are good though imo :D
Title: Anime Music: Openings and Endings Soundtracks
Post by: desu on March 25, 2007, 05:18:54 am
Whoops, my mistake ^^; Yes, they sung the OP theme.

Recently I got OST for Code Geass, and "Masquerade" is a nice one :D
Title: Anime Music: Openings and Endings Soundtracks
Post by: SleepyD on March 25, 2007, 05:53:53 pm
YES, more Kajiura fans! hurhur XD

I also recommend OSTs by Yoko Kanno, the music in GitS:SAC and Wolf's Rain was amazing. Kanno works with Maaya Sakamoto a lot too. A lot of her songs were composed by Kanno.

Speaking of which, Kajiura's doing the OST to El Cazador de la Bruja. The successor to Noir and Madlax. ^^ (And speaking of that, Ali Project did the OP to Noir)

And even though Kajiura didn't do the OST for the Anime, she did do music for Xenosaga II and III. Good stuff. *nodnod*
Title: Anime Music: Openings and Endings Soundtracks
Post by: Gummster on March 27, 2007, 05:49:16 pm
My favourites compose of:

DNAngel Singles and the OST, the Vocal Collection was pretty good too
Blood+ (Haji's cello single)
Death Note (1st OP&ED single and the OST love the orchestral pieces)
Elfen Lied (OP&ED)
FLCL (OST and ED great rock music there, and I hardly ever listen to rock =O)
Full Metal Alchemist Singles only the OST wasn't that great)
Gunslinger girl (OP single and OST. I love 'em!)
Hellsing (OP only, although the OVA m)usic seems OK)
Jungle Wa Itsumo Hale Nochi Guu (Like both the singles and the OST)
Melancloy of Haruhi Suzumiya (OP & ED are great)
Neon Genesis Evangelion (OP and 3d OST)
School Rumble (OP and ED's were OK)
Trinity Blood (Both the OST and Ed single were fine)
And last but certainly not least the Hayo Miyazaki film OST's are near perfection, I just love the pieces that Joe Hisahishi does!
Title: Anime Music: Openings and Endings Soundtracks
Post by: NickSnyder on April 17, 2007, 03:00:06 am
Full Metal Alchemist_ Rewrite
Crayon Shin-Chan_ Party Party? (English version) I'm not sure what the name of the song is called...
Bleach_ 3rd Ending
Haruhi_ Ending
Title: Anime Music: Openings and Endings Soundtracks
Post by: AzN JoHn on April 21, 2007, 04:25:27 am
have to say i really enjoyed the music from Noir and Black Cat.  OP and ED wise id say Bleach 1st Op/ED,  umm....i know theres more but its 3:30am and im tired so ill edit this post when im more awake
Title: Anime Music: Openings and Endings Soundtracks
Post by: Thurosis on April 22, 2007, 06:54:33 pm
Quote from: "Exa"Here is my list of favorite OPs/EDs:

Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya OP+ED
Cowboy Bebop OP
Neon Genesis Evangelion OP
Slayers (+Next+Try) OP
Gundam Wing OP
Trigun OP
Kiddy Grade OP
Rozen Maiden (+Traumend+Overture) OP
Elfen Lied OP
Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha (+A') OP
Read or Die TV 2nd ED
Sky Girls (OVA) OP
...
maybe there are others, but these are the ones come to my mind.


Hey Exa i we hear almost the same songs ^^

my are:

Utawarerumono OP
Code Geass ED
Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya OP+ED
Neon Genesis Evangelion OP
Slayers (+Next+Try) OP
Gundam Wing OP
Kiddy Grade OP
Rozen Maiden (+Traumend+Overture) OP+ED
Elfen Lied OP
Romance of the Three Kingdoms OP

by the way these are the japanese versions that i count up!
The germans here in germany messed up a lot with the OP's and ED's ^^"
Title: Anime Music: Openings and Endings Soundtracks
Post by: Exa on April 23, 2007, 12:41:31 am
Okay, I heard a lot of excellent musics since my 1st list, I needed to extend my list, so I added:

Air OP
Code Geass ED
Higurashi no Naku Koro ni OP
Lucky Star OP
Maria-sama ga Miteru OP+ED
Ranma 1/2 1st OP+ 2nd OP
Utawarerumono OP+ED
Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha StrikerS OP+ED
Murder Princess OP+ED
Black Lagoon 1st OP (NOTE: I didn't even watch one ep from this yet, but I heard the OP, and I was like 'I need to get it!'
Title: Anime Music: Openings and Endings Soundtracks
Post by: Acher13 on April 29, 2007, 02:25:47 am
Rozen maiden ost +(kinjirareta asobi,toumei sheruta)
rozen maiden traumend ost + (seishoujo ryouki,hikari  no rasenritsu)
rozen maiden ouverture (baragoku otome)
Suzumiya haruhi no yuutsu (hare hare yukai,bouken desho desho)
Mai otome (crystal energy)
Mai Hime
gundam seed
Nanoha OP+ED
Doraemon
Gatekeepers
Zero no tsukaima
Law of ueki OP+ED (1,2,3,4)
etc.... ^^ cant recall those not with me