So the duel between the US and Japanese robots that I previous mentioned here is still on, a little behind schedule. But there’s already a new challenger waiting, the Chinese robot Monkey King.
Well, at this point I think the only thing I have to add is this:
A group from TFWiki have started a new project, the GoBots wiki. It will cover GoBots, Rock Lords (This particular page is worth reading even if you have no interest in Rock Lords themselves.), Robo Machines, and Machine Robo.
Let’s get Crane Robo’s reaction to the news.
Hey, Crane Robo, can we keep this site PG-13?
(Yes, that is an actual screen capture from Machine Robo: Revenge of Cronos.)
Here’s a good place to start. The fact the page is about 80% my doing has nothing to do with that judgment…
So far, anyway.
10. Cross Ange: Rondo of Angels and Dragons, “Kindan no Resistance” by Nana Mizuki
Having the same director as Gundam SEED extended into having a very similar style of opening.
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Or “the rise of the series that change OPs really often and artists fond of caps lock”.
10. Gurren Lagann, “Sorairo Days” by Nakagawa Shouko
I love the way the third opening actually uses the later part of the song.
Incidentally, it just edged out the opening for New Getter Robo. Even on this list Gurren Lagann overshadows what it homages.
Continue reading My 10 Favorite Anime OPs of the 2000s
These are the ones most of my nostalgia is for.
10. King of Braves GaoGaiGar, “Yuusha Oh Tanjou!” by Masaaki Endoh
To be on the safe side, people with epilepsy might want to look away for the part from 0:36 to 0:45.
Continue reading My 10 Favorite Anime OPs of the 1990s
Martial arts and robots dominate this decade pretty heavily, so it’s no surprise what genres most of the best OPs are from.
10. Dragon Ball, “Makafushigi Adventure” by Hiroki Takahashi
Continue reading My 10 Favorite Anime OPs of the 1980s
Instead of doing the traditional single list of favorite OPs, I’ve decided to sort it by decade. Technically you can consider this my favorites of the 70’s and earlier, but the actual top 10 are all from that decade. (The older one that came closest to making the cut was the opening to Tiger Mask.)
10. Science Ninja Team Gatchaman, “Gatchaman’s Song” by Masato Shimon and Columbia Yurikago-Kai
This is actually the second opening…and the same song as the first ending. For some reason, the first season of Gatchaman used the slower “Defeat Galactor” as the OP and “Gatchaman’s Theme” as the ED; later seasons switched them and the songs definitely fit better that way.
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