It’s the second anniversary of my anime music playlist post… So it seems the proper time to give a modest update with the songs added from shows that aired in 2019. Probably the closest I’ll come to a “year in anime” post. (I’m not even trying any “of the decade” posts.)
So, let’s hit the jump and look at the winners!
O Maidens in Your Savage Season
Araburu Kisetsu no Otome-domo yo – CHiCO with HoneyWorks
(Lyrics in subtitles)
Just… a simple, lovely, song.
Rakuen Toshi – Masayoshi Ōishi
I wanted to include the OP here, because it’s one of my favorites this year.
The full version has a pretty darned impressive official video. (Lyrics in subtitles)
I think this is also the first anime OP tune I’ve ever heard with jazzy/60’s vibe to it… When I posted it to my personal FB, one of my cousins thought it sounded kinda “Barry Manilow(ish)” and I think he may be on to something there.
Girly Air Force
Break the Blue!! – Run, Girls, Run!
Dropped the anime, kept the tune… Go figure. I went with the official OP video rather than full video because the dancing is so much more dynamic and energetic. (And this song is all about energy!)
Touch Off – UVERworld
As with Cop Craft, I wanted to include the OP because it’s simply so fantastic.
The full version, for the sake of completeness.
When I sat down to write this… I was certain there had to be more, but looks like these four are all there is. No sweat, when it comes to my music playlists I’m into quality (things I enjoy), not quantity.
Speaking of playlists, a few months back someone on Twitter was asking how many Sword Art Online tunes folks had in their playlist. When I looked at mine, I realized it was less of a Sword Art collection and more of a subset of a Yuuki Kajiura/Kalafina collection. (Just seemed like the place to toss that out.)
Anyhow, what were your favorite OP or OST tunes in 2019? As always, drop a comment and let’s chat!