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    Best Opening Theme




    Welcome to the nomination phase of
    Best Opening Theme

    This thread is for nominating and discussing the Best Opening Theme, for discussion regarding other categories and general discussion about the Awards, please visit the other category threads or MH Anime Awards 2012 Discussion Thread.

    Nomination InfoPlease remember, that you may nominate only three title for this award. However during the nomination phase, you can only change one of your nominations so think twice before you make your choice. For more information about how the Awards work, please check the opening post of the thread linked above.

    "Please note that for categories that were included last year, the winner of last year's award for that specific category can't be nominated this year..
    Winner Best Opening Theme 2010: Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood - Again

    For the nomination phase to run smoothly and to avoid situations where nominations weren't counted by accident, please state your nomination clearly. It is preferable to highlight the nominated title with bolded text and color. Example: I nominate <insert title> for <insert category>


    Also please briefly explain the reason for your nomination.

    Enjoy the Awards and thanks for your understanding!

    Nominees:

    Magi - The Labyrinth of Magic - 3 Nominations
    Fractale - Harinezumi
    Elfen Lied - Illium - 2 Nominations
    Naruto Shippuden - Hero's Comeback
    Ghost in the Shell S.A.C. 1st Gig - Inner Universe
    Eureka 7 - Days
    Neon Genesis Evangelion - A Cruel Angel's Thesis - 2 Nominations
    Code Geass - Colors
    Digimon Adventure - Butterfly
    Samurai Champloo - Battlecry
    Yu Yu Hakusho - Smile Bomb - 3 Nominations
    Sword Art Online - Crossing Field
    Hyouka - Mikansei Stride
    Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood - Hologram
    Hunter X Hunter - Departure
    JoJo's Bizzare Adventure - Sono Chi no Sadame - 3 Nominations
    Dragon Ball - Cha-La Head-Cha-La - 2 Nominations
    Hokuto no Ken - Ai o torimodose - 2 Nominations
    City Hunter - Ai yo kienaide
    Honey and Clover - Dramatic
    Tsuritama - Tsurezure Monochrome - 2 Nominations
    City Hunter - Generique No. 1 (French)
    Fate/Zero - To The Beginning - 2 Nominations
    Nisemonogatari - Platinum Disco
    Bleach - Ranbu no Melody - 2 Nominations
    Durarara - Complication
    Mirai Nikki - Kuusou Mythology
    Sakamichi no Apollon - Sakamichi no Melody
    Ghost in the Shell - Making of Cyborg - 2 Nominations
    Ghost in the Shell 2 - Innocence
    D-Gray Man - Brightdown
    Bleach - After Dark
    One Piece - Brand New World
    One Piece - We Go
    One Piece - We Are
    Xamdou - Lost Memories
    Cowboy Bebop - Tank - 2 Nominations
    Black Lagoon - Red Faction
    Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagan - Sorario Days
    One Piece - One Day
    Hunter X Hunter - Ohayou - 2 Nominations
    Steins;Gate - Hacking to the Gate
    Soul Eater - Resonance
    Sket Dance - I Love You




    The Winner of Best Opening is *drumroll*

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    Last edited by Doraku; January 27, 2013 at 10:26 AM.

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    Re: Best Opening Theme

    This song is really delicious. I hear it quite often.
    The Sky is pouring
    The wind is blowing
    The sea looks red,
    a surging sea of flames
    looks like the entrance to hell
    'Perfect', the captain said.

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    Re: Best Opening Theme


    I'm so fucking hooked in this anime right now, too bad there is only 11 episodes, but this is one of the best openings I have ever seen xD

    I nominate Fractale opening theme - Harinezumi by Hitomi Azuma for Best Opening Theme



    Plus Ghost in the Shell opening - Inner Universe by Origa



    And Elfen Lied opening - LILIUM by Kumiko Noma


    Now I'm done xD
    Last edited by TheBoss; December 17, 2012 at 09:38 PM.

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    Re: Best Opening Theme

    I nominate Hero's come back for Best Opening Song
    I think this opening song deserves the atention and that it fits very well with that part from Naruto
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    Re: Best Opening Theme

    I would like to nominate "DAYS" by FLOW. No matter how many series I watch, this beautiful song will forever be my favourite anime opening. Whenever I listen to it, I associate nostalgia and freedom with it, two of the most amazing feelings in the world.


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    Ryouka: Sorry, my mistake!
    Last edited by Ryouka; December 17, 2012 at 03:20 PM.

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    Re: Best Opening Theme

    Is this award about the opening as a whole or just the song ?

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    Re: Best Opening Theme

    I nominate BLOODY STREAM by Coda; the song aside, the mixture of CGI and 2D has created something truly awesome.

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    Re: Best Opening Theme

    Quote Originally Posted by k-dom View Post
    Is this award about the opening as a whole or just the song ?
    It is supposed to be a combination of animation and the song. However, you might nominate any OP you want even if you only like the song or the animation.

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    Re: Best Opening Theme

    I nominate A Cruel Angel's Thesis from NGE for Best Opening Theme.



    I nominate Colors from Code Geass for Best Opening Theme.



    I nominate Butter-Fly from Digimon for Best Opening Theme.


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    Re: Best Opening Theme

    I nominate Battlecry by Nujabes from Samurai Champloo


    I nominate Smile Bomb by Sara White from Yu Yu Hakusho

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    Re: Best Opening Theme

    DAT sword art online first OP

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    Re: Best Opening Theme

    I nominate:

    Mikansei Stride (Hyouka):



    Hologram (Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood)



    Departure (Hunter x Hunter)


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    Re: Best Opening Theme

    Sono Chi No Sadame - JOJO'S BIZARRE ADVENTURE OP1

    "If you want to understand someone, find out what makes them angry."

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    Re: Best Opening Theme

    I nominate

    Tank! (Cowboy Bebop)
    Lilium (Elfen Lied)
    The World (Death Note)
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    Re: Best Opening Theme

    Obvious first choice if obvious:


    Hokuto no Ken - Ai o torimodose!! (by Crystal King)
    Clearly one of the best and most epic anime openings of all times, hands down. Great lyrics, awesome tune and top-notch vocal performance by Tanaka Masayuki. Even nearly 30 years after its initial release the song still understands to shake the hearts of many long time anime fans.

    Second nomination also isn't all too hard:


    City Hunter - City Hunter〜Ai yo kienaide〜 (by Kohiruimaki Kaoru)
    That voice, right in the feels... City Hunter had so many great theme songs back in the days but Kohiruimaki's piece still easily managed to rank above the rest of them. Add the typical City Hunter 80's atmosphere and you get just one of the most beautiful openings of all time.

    Last but not least:


    Honey & Clover - Dramatic (by YUKI)
    Since Doraku said the video can also contribute to this category I had to think of the first opening of Honey & Clover as it's just THE most unconventional, creative and best opening I've ever seen. Beautifully done and so out of the ordinary, still loving it to death!

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