2011 winter anime by song

January 22, 2011 § Leave a comment

Anime 2011 Winter Season is just beginning and contrary to what I was expecting, there is quite a bit of anime I’m interested in and a lot of new theme songs that I actually enjoy for once!

Soufuu
Kimi ni Todoke Second Season

I really like this song just as much as the first season’s opening. It is very cute and light hearted reflecting the nature of the anime. Since I love the manga, and watched the first season, I am most definitely going to watch the second season as well. Can I just say Miyano Mamoru really shines as the character Kento. It’s like the character is him!

STRAIGHT JET
Infinite Stratos

The anime is another harem genre series with two tsunderes and two childhood friends (wtf?) Althought I’m not watching this series, I definitely like the opening! It’s Kuribayashi Menami afterall! The song reminds me a lot of the Mai-Hime opening theme Shining Days, which I thought was a really good upbeat pop song for an anime because it gave you a sense of adventure. Adventure that’s probably going to be misplaced in the anime.

Daydream Syndrome
Yumekui Merry

The opening has a Touhou feeling to it and I really like how it’s high paced and rather rhythmic. Really gets my blood running! Unfortunately, the opening sequence that goes along with it is average. The anime is kind of average too. /yawns

Destine Histoire
GOSICK

This is a pretty good song by itself. Although it’s kind of a generic pop song, it’s the kind I like. I especially like the chorus when the harmonization starts kicking in. Comments on the anime itself, it’s decent. The genre is mystery, which already makes it quite different then most of the other animes this season. Also, Victorique is the best anime character so far this season. SHE IS HILARIOUS AND ADORABLE! She’s the main reason I’m waiting for the third episode.

Connect
Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica

This song has good contrast between the lyrical sections and the upbeat chorus. The animation sequence that goes along with it is also pretty good as well on an animation level, and storyboard level. The anime is really trippy and quite dark despite it being a Mahou Shoujo and in comparison to Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanaho. I’m definitely going to keep up with this anime!

magica
Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica

Completely different from the opening theme, magica displays the rather trippy and dark overshadowing of this show. I am not joking about this anime being trippy. Just watch this fight scene for yourself. Of course, I would love this song immediately since it’s sung by Kalafina. It is a mix of the sound from Kara no Kyoukai and some of .Hack//SIGN’s vocal tracks.

Genjitsu to Iu Na no Kaibutsu to Tatakau Mono Tachi
Bakuman

This is the new ending to Bakuman. It just screams shounen from the animation to the actual song itself! It is the main reason why I like Bakuman. It’s essentially an anime adaptation of a manga about manga! Of course, since it’s running in shounen jump, it has to be a shounen manga, which just makes it that much more awesome! It’s fresh, it’s interesting, and fun to read/watch! I actually prefer the anime more because the manga is quite wordy for me. Easier for me to listen to the dialogue rather then read it.

Down by the Sally
Fractale

Really nice folk like tune for the ending of Fractale. I really like this anime because it is very much like the anime series back in 2000, where the stories and settings were unique and fresh. I have very high hopes for this series and, like Madoka, will definitely be following this series as well.

Memories Last
To Aru Majutsu no Index II

This ending theme is rather upbeat and pretty generic, but catchy enough for me to take note of it. I also thought the animation was quite nice in the ending sequence. I don’t watch this anime, so I kind of mistakened it for an opening!

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