Significance of OPs and EDs
In a bid to push a little bit for the tourney(which ended already xP) (and have a little fun myself), I chose the most fun posts out of my “to post” list. A post about one of the little thigs that people overlook. To a certain extent the openings and to a HUGE extent the ending themes.
Is there something about these that make them get skipped each time you watch an episode. If you’re marathoning a whole season I will understand, but even for weekly episodes people still skip them. Have we really became so impatient that we really fail to notice the wide variety of enjoyment found in the OP and ED? Ok, sometimes I admit I do skip the EDs mostly from laziness, but I nowadays I make the point to actually listen to them to the end, you might find the EDs really nice to listen to.
For me, (and me alone, cause I have weird opinions) the OP is like your first contact with the anime. Most of the Preview Videos for an anime has the OP used as a background music and already then I will be judging the show and thinking if it is worth watching. Nowadays when most anime companies choose to hold back the playing of the OP, I end up looking forward to the next episode even more. (which is saying a lot) How about you, dear random person checking out the blog?
Then the EDs, if someone skips the OP, he/she/me will end up ending before the ending starts playing. (see what I did there?) The only thing most people hear is the intro of the ED and “BAM!” close window or press the “next episode” hyperlink. I’m sure there are a feel bad EDs out there, but give it a go, listening it somewhat gives me a feel like then anime is saying goodbye, only to return with a hello from the OP.
Most people who skip the OPs do not really miss anything out, but those who close after the ED end up missing maybe a short scene, or you know, the epilogue of the entire season if somehow they were smart enough to do that for the last episode. How much that poor dude will miss out. >.>
So what was the point of me typing out that whole crap?
To troll you of course the point is that I want you, fellow anime lover to give the OPs and EDs a go for this season and see if that changes your experience of the whole thing.
To prove my point I do what every court case needs. Evidence.
The final ED of Angel Beats. The scene with all the characters slowly fading away definitely brought tears to many (including me) people’s eyes.
God.. this made me relive that sad, touching moment. (moment of silence please)
The way Bakemonogatari’s ED ended up being connected to one of the episodes. (About the whole thing of going to see stars.) Finding out just makes you want to squirm with excitement.
No subs though… I wanted to show you more of the animations anyway.
Finding out that the little girl’s lower body you see (no innuendos implied) in CLANNAD: After Story was actually Ushio. I sort of screammed when I did find out ^^;
Haiyore Nyauruko-san!’s OP which flooded Tweeter with people going (」・ω・)」うー！(／・ω・)／にゃー！
I had to add that one in… Heheheh…
See? OPs and EDs can make anime watching so freaking awesome that you can spot the little bits and pieces the anime companies put in for you to find. So if for some reason you find that a good idea or that I (bored/offended/wasted your time/actually led you to think about what I said) in this post tell me how to improve or your thoughts. For some entertainment, you can attempt to guess the screenshots of the OPs and EDs that I took. Person who guess all of them gets… the satisfaction that they managed to. ^^ As usual, I will leave you with the doctor’s prescription of moe.
Woops, I think that was as overdose.
Posted on May 3, 2012, in Anime, Otaku-ism and tagged Bakemonogatari, Clannad After Story, Ending Themes, Haiyoru! Nyaruko-san!, Kimi no Shiranai no Monogatari, moe, Openings, Torch. Bookmark the permalink. 10 Comments.