Spring 2008 Anime OP/ED Reviews – Part 2

Presenting… Kokuun’s one and only… Anime OP/ED Reviews

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Continuing where we left off, the next popular series to get reviewed would be… one with a pop star rivaling a green-haired loli for the love of an effeminate guy…

Macross Frontier

OP Title: Triangular
Artist: Maaya Sakamoto composed by Yoko Kanno

With Yoko Kanno composing any work, it’s bound to be good… and it was. I remember her from Escaflowne, Rahxephon, Age of Aquarion, and many other works. Anyways, the only problem I had with the song was the high pitches and how it started to grind on my ears after listening to it continuously. Not a big problem and I probably shouldn’t be listening to one song for half an hour straight… so the enjoyable factor drops only the slightest bit. Animation-wise, unlike Code Geass R2, there’s no characters for me to hate upon though Alto-hime is nearing that level. Also, the transitioning between each theme is very smooth and well executed, each character getting some screen time in the OP.

Rating: 8/10

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ED title: Diamond Crevasse
Artist: May Nakabayashi composed by Yoko Kanno

Although it was also composed by Yoko Kanno, this one didn’t leave as strong of an impression upon me as the OP. The vocals themselves are more pleasing to the ears, not nearly as piercing. However, the animation that went along with it was very bland and boring, still frames like Code Geass R2 but fewer images to show. I suppose the studio already dealt most of their budget into the fight scenes and Sheryl moments. Being the poor minority Ranka-fan, I can only weep my tears as she gets pushed aside… singing that adorable carrot song.

Rating: 7/10

And so, the two biggest series for this season are done, The following will be on lesser known shows so it should be more entertaining to do. Now the fun starts… what would be next?

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