What is up my pandas? Welcome to the first post of December. We have finally made it to the last month of the year. Yup, it is officially the dreaded holiday season. As most of you know Halloween is my favorite holiday and I dread Christmas every year. I think I have reiterated this a dozen times now. *please don’t kill me*
I don’t mind doing Christmas activities and such…just not the biggest fan of the meaning behind Christmas. This is probably due to me not being religious what-so-ever XD With all of that being said for the month of December we will be going over some of my favorites from 2018! I would like to call this “A Year in Review.” This week we are going to cover my favorite anime opening songs from the year. Next week we will move onto my favorite ending songs. Pretty straight and narrow! I’m hoping to do a round up of my favorite blog post I’ve written throughout the year the week after next leading up to my favorite anime series for the year on Christmas. I think it sounds like a pretty good plan 😀
Sorry I have been inactive the last week or so. If you are following me on Twitter then you should have seen that I (along with a panel of judges) are working on getting the first ever WordPress Anime Awards together. We are finalizing the nominations and will be working on getting the polls together very soon so all of you guys can vote for your anime favorites! This is a very BIG and EXCITING project for all of us and I can’t wait for all of you to see the fruits of our labor.
So without further ado lets get into these opening anime songs! (P.S. these are in no particular order. I am just listing the ones I enjoyed/loved throughout the year. Also the honorable mentions this time around will be pretty large due to the fact that we are covering all of 2018).
1. “Flashback” from Kokkoku
^Probably my favorite song for the whole year.
2. “Kiss of Death” from Darling in the FranXX
^Kiss of Death is a very very close second.
3. “Sincerely” from Violet Evergarden
^An incredible song if you want to feel all the feels ❤
4. “Naru” from Tsurune
^This song is so damn catchy!
5. “Tomoshibi no Manimani” from Kakuriyo no Yadomeshi
^Love the blend of modern and old school music in this opening. It’s perfection.
6. “Bite” from Megalo Box
^Y’all already know I am a sucker for Japanese rock.
7. “Howling” The Seven Deadly Sins Season 2
^Oh look! Another Japanese rock song I like 😛
8. “Kimi ni Furete” from Bloom into You
^This song is two words: simply stunning.
9. “Found & Lost” and “Freedom” from Banana Fish
^Yeeeaaahhh…both of these opening songs are too good to pass up.
10. “Winding Road” from Golden Kamuy Season 1
^Because MAN WITH A MISSION is EVERYTHING.
“Eclipse” from Devil’s Line
“Union” from SSSS.Gridman
“Vital” from Angels of Death
“Eien no Hitotsu” from Island
“Gekko” from Karakuri Circus
“Rightfully” from Goblin Slayer
“Futari No Hane” from Hanebado!
“Oh My” from Dagashi Kashi Season 2
“Sirius” from Tenrou: Sirius the Jaeger
“Changing Point” from Magical Girl Site
“Fiction” from Love is Hard for an Otaku
“17 Sai” from Irozuku: The World in Colors
“Unlock” from Lostorage Conflated WIXOSS
“Catch up, latency” from Run With the Wind
“One Room Sugar Life” From Happy Sugar Life
“Pink Lemonade” from As Miss Beelzebub Likes
“Clear” from CardCaptor Sakura: Clear Card-hen
“Get Into My Heart” from Tsukumogami Kashimasu
“Sakurairo Cliche” from Rokuhoudou Yotsuiro Biyori
“Kimi no Sei” from Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny-girl Senpai
Welp…that’s a lot of honorable mentions this time around lolololz…the shape even looks like a pyramid. I low-key kinda like it though! 2018 had some kick ass opening songs this year. The same could be said of ending songs but we will get to those next week. What were your favorite opening songs from the year? Did some of them make my list? It was hella hard narrowing down the choices to a top 10, but I definitely resonate with all the ones I picked. That is going to do it for me this Tuesday! I’ve got a few other things in the works for this month so keep an eye out for those my pandas. I’ll see you all in my next post! Much love from Oregon. XOXO
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