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.
Also please briefly explain the reason for your nomination.
Enjoy the Awards and thanks for your understanding!
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*
Last edited by Doraku; January 27, 2013 at 10:26 AM.
This song is really delicious. I hear it quite often.
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.
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
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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Last edited by Ryouka; December 17, 2012 at 03:20 PM.
Is this award about the opening as a whole or just the song ?
I nominate BLOODY STREAM by Coda; the song aside, the mixture of CGI and 2D has created something truly awesome.
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.
I nominate Battlecry by Nujabes from Samurai Champloo
I nominate Smile Bomb by Sara White from Yu Yu Hakusho
DAT sword art online first OP
Mikansei Stride (Hyouka):
Hologram (Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood)
Departure (Hunter x Hunter)
Sono Chi No Sadame - JOJO'S BIZARRE ADVENTURE OP1
Tank! (Cowboy Bebop)
Lilium (Elfen Lied)
The World (Death Note)
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!