Sort of continuing from a previous post, I thought for a bit and figured to ask for your opinions about another set of anime OP/ED. This time, they’re both in English.
Black Lagoon’s OP
Higurashi no Naku Koro ni’s ED
For Black Lagoon, I was initially a fan of it. It has a pumping, action-packed feel to it, apt for a series about modern day pirates. However, that enthusiasm soon died down since the song, after inserted into my playlist, had no similar music to go along with it. Furthermore, all hopes died when I decided to look up the lyrics… and found out that they didn’t match so well. I do have to reiterate; Red Fraction has a very impressive “first glance” to it and would do well for people who could care less for lyrics. However, picky listeners like me may edge away.
Higurashi’s Why or Why Not also provides that appropriate atmosphere, as if someone was longing for happiness while suffering at a sad lonesome place. However, the clashing of languages is more apparent here, which is why I would judge this ED poorly. Even though I recognize the natural differences between English and Japanese, it’s not excusable in professional work.