And now… the big reveal! Who guessed the final squares? Who wins the prize? Whose cuisine will reign supreme!?!
Hit the jump and let’s find out!
G1 Sailor Moon Crystal
Moon Pride • Momoiro Clover Z
Sailor Moon‘s OP has come a long way from the original Moonlight Densetsu (Moonlight Legend), a wistful tune of longing and romance… Crystal’s OP is a flat out Girl Power anthem. Sad that series sucked so badly.
Ah, girls have their own pride that they can’t give up:
The determination to fight on their own instead of thrusting their fate onto a prince
Shiny Make-Up, we’ll shine, gathering the starry sky
We’re not so weak that we can’t do anything but need protection
Correctly identified by Wingking and Aira in non-entry guesses. (This was one of the ones I thought would be hardest!)
B3 Sword Art Online II OP 2
Courage • Haruka Tomatsu
When I rank the opening music to Sword Art Online, Courage is second only to Crossing Field (SAO OP 1). However, thematically speaking, it’s far and away at the top of the list. I’ve always loved the two girls growing and playing… And then the jump-and-spin, and only Yuuki is left. The arc is almost over when you learn what that means – but oh man, the feels when you do.
G4 Aldnoah Zero
Heavenly Blue • Kalafina
About the only useful thing about Aldnoah Zero is the awesome OP tune sung by the inimitable Kalafina.
I5 Yuki Yuna is a Hero / Yūki Yūna wa Yūsha de Aru
Hoshi to Hana • Sanshū Chūgaku Yūsha-bu (VA unit)
A beautiful song, and I love the harmony. As the series progresses, the imagery of blooming flowers grows ever more poignant.
Correctly guessed by WingKing – and he becomes the second to cross the finish line with a Bingo!
However, in a comment to week 2’s post Wingking offered an intriguing alternative:
You know, it occurred to me afterward that if I did win I could have asked about the feasability of passing the prize along to one of my anime club kids instead as a reward for winning one of our games or contests, because I know some of them don’t have streaming subscriptions.
After contacting both winners… I’ve chosen to go with this alternative. Awarding the prize to Wingking with the understanding that he’ll pass it on to a deserving winner!