Went geocaching on Sunday, and was tired as heck on Mon… and it entirely slipped my mind that this post was due! Jeez, what’s the point in having content ready to go and then forgetting about it?
So, let’s hit the jump and chat about this week’s OP’s!
N1 A Place Further than the Universe / Sora Yori Mo Tōi Basho (Yorimoi)
The Girls Are Alright! • Saya
Watching the OP right before writing this… I never realized that it opens with Kimari being turned upside down – just as her world is over the course of the show. Neat!
I’ve always liked the part that starts at 00:42, with the girls stumbling along (in character if you look closely) – then BAM, a jump and they’re in Antarctica. It’s also something of a troll as so little of the show actually takes place in Antarctica…
Correctly identified by too many to count…
B2 Sound! Euphonium / Hibike! Euphonium
Dream Solister • True
One of my favorite openings ever, from one of my favorite anime ever…
Also correctly identified by too many to count…
As a bonus, here’s Dream Solister performed by a wind orchestra (just like Kitauji’s concert band) performing in the theater featured in the final episode!
“Renegade” • STEREO DIVE FOUNDATION
This is one of those cases where I wish the show had been half as good as the OP… It started strong, then kinda petered out as they tried to expand the scope of the story. It would have been so much stronger had they just concentrated on Nicolas and Worick.
I3 Silver Spoon
Kiss You • Miwa
A happy bouncy tune… Also, if you haven’t watched Silver Spoon, you really should! Both seasons are pretty darned good.
O3 A Certain Scientific Railgun / Toaru Kagaku no Railgun
Only My Railgun • fripSide
Maybe it’s just me… but it seems the music in the version has been toned down…
So here’s a seriously rocking live version.
And we have out first winner – Marth makes a clean sweep of N column! But the game isn’t over. Has Wing correctly identified I5? We’ll find out next week!
(I did not plan a to-the-wire finish. I used a Bingo ball simulator to randomly “draw” balls from the available pool to determine which squares would be revealed each week.)