OU! It’s time for another installment of my favorite Anime Songs of the previous season!
This season’s OP/ED theme kinda came at me from behind. When I first listened to them, I thought they would even make this list here…but after some time, these songs came from behind, grew on me, and made up most of this list. The first five actually! ^_^
So let’s get movin’!
10 Uchuu ha Shoujo no Tomodachi sa
Sora wo Kakeru Shoujo Ending Song || TRANSLATION
I love groups songs. They’re so fun and lively. But what I like most, is that they’re always listenable. Yes, even song with a not so great singer. :)
FYI: The name “Makino Yui” helped in the choice!! ;)
This is a nice uplifting song…but after episode seven, it has also become melancholic. Why did they have to play this song during that scene? It kinda dampens the mood of the song and scene. And now whenever I hear the song I’ll remember that scene…but I guess it’s thanks to that that it made it to #9! ^_^’ (Would have been 10 if it wasn’t for it anyways.)
NOTE: The Single isn’t out until May, so no cover art or translation.
08 YASASHII USO
Chrome Shelled Regios Ending Song || TRANSLATION
When I first heard this song, I didn’t really take a liking to it. I mean yeah, it was a good song, but it would have made my list. But then the single came out…along with three other versions, with the accompaniment of Takagaki Ayahi (Nina), Nakahara Mai (Felli), and Takahashi Mikako (Leerin), this song entered my radar. If you know me, I would have gone with the Takahashi Mikako version…but actually, the version with Nakahara Mai ended being the better one. I like me some Felli, but that’s not really the reason. Nakahara Mai was just the better singer! ^_^
Sora wo Miageru Shouno no Hitomi ni Utsuru Sekai || TRANSLATION
I love me some eufonius!
Maira Holic Opening Song || TRANSLATION
This is the wildest adrenaline pumping song on the list!
But it’s a bit weird considering that the voice actress for Mariya is singing it…rather than the voice actress for Kanako…which makes me curious as to what Kanako would sound like if she sings this. /me hopes for character album with cover of this song. Regardless, wild adrenaline pumping song is wild!
05 Kumori GARASU no Mukou
Maria-sama ga Miteru 4th Season || TRANSLATION
From wild song to slow calming song.
I like how they integrated the theme of this song into a scene in Maria-sama ga Miteru. This song fits so well with the Touko/Yumi relationship. I love this song.
04 Namida no Mukou
Kidou Senshi Gundam 00 S2 Opening Song || TRANSLATION
I love me some stereopony!
03 trust you
Kidou Senshi Gundam 00 S2 || TRANSLATION
This song kinda reminds me of Lyle and Anew’s relationship…how they trust each other and how they’ll wait for each other.
02 Shin Ai
WHITE ALBUM Opening Song || TRANSLATION
This song is really great! I love Mizuki Nana! That alone would bring this song in the top 5…but the REAL reason was because this song was PERFECTLY used in a ToraDora MAD that MUST be seen by everyone, so I’LL LINK TO IT AGAIN!
This came out being about the video rather than the song… -_- But honestly…this song would be at a lower rank if it wasn’t for the video.
01 Maiochiru Yuki no Youni
WHITE ALBUM Ending Song || TRANSLATION
One thing that discourages me from making these top ten lists is that I hardly have anything new to say about why I like a song…usually, it’s “I like the feelings/voice/them/etc of the song.” It’s the same ‘ol thing. Maybe the next list will just be images…hope not. So to sound redundant:
I like this song because I like the feelings/voice/theme/etc of the song. A nice calming way to end an anime IMO. Which is why I like ED that aren’t as flaring as the OP…but that doesn’t effect the list. I really do like this song.
Both WHITE ALBUM songs made it to the top…which reminds me, gotta catch up to WHITE ALBUM… >_>
These are songs that didn’t quite make the list but are worth a recommendation!
- STRENGHT. – SOUL EATER Ending Song
- Silky Heart – ToraDora Opening Song [TRANSLATION]
- Soushunfu – Zettai Karen Children Ending Song [TRANSLATION]
- Life and Proud – Asu no Yoichi! Ending Song [TRANSLATION]
- Egao no Riyuu – Asu no Yoichi! Opening Song [TRANSLATION]