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New Poll - Anime OP/ED

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Post #587530
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11:52 pm, Feb 15 2013
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This week's poll is going out a tiny bit earlier than usual since I won't be available much this weekend to put one up at the regular time. But anyways, the idea comes from the brain of our member StephKuran. This one should be a no-brainer in terms of how you'd answer, but maybe you can include some of your favorite songs? One of mine would be "You Raise Me Up" by Lena Park, which was the OP for Romeo x Juliet. As for an ED, there's "Anna ni Issho Datta no ni" by See-Saw for Gundam SEED.

You can submit poll ideas here (and try to keep them manga/anime-related)

Previous Poll Results:
Question: Favorite mythical creature in fantasy series
Angel - votes: 819 (5.7%)
Beast - votes: 253 (1.8%)
Demon / Oni / Youkai - votes: 3091 (21.7%)
Elf - votes: 1078 (7.6%)
Fairy - votes: 286 (2%)
Incubus / Succubus - votes: 877 (6.2%)
Mermaid - votes: 294 (2.1%)
Pegasus - votes: 57 (0.4%)
Unicorn - votes: 106 (0.7%)
Phoenix - votes: 568 (4%)
Tengu - votes: 252 (1.8%)
Vampire - votes: 1567 (11%)
Werewolf - votes: 523 (3.7%)
Dragon - votes: 2205 (15.5%)
Kappa (turtle) - votes: 102 (0.7%)
Kitsune (Fox) - votes: 1613 (11.3%)
Garuda (Bird) - votes: 67 (0.5%)
Don't like/read fantasy - votes: 496 (3.5%)
There were 14254 total votes.
The poll ended: February 15th 2013

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Post #587536
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1:33 am, Feb 16 2013
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I know OPs tend to make more impact, but it just so happens that the songs I really like are the EDs:

Kimi no Shiranai Monogatarifrom Bakemonogatari by supercell
Brave Song from Angel Beats! by Tada Aoi
Secret Base from AnoHana by ZONE

Maybe consider the insert song option?
一番の宝物 〜Yui final ver.〜 from Angel Beats!

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Post #587538
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1:36 am, Feb 16 2013
Posts: 439

What if I tend to like Insert Song?

oh well, my fav OP ever is We Are from One Piece
as for ED my fav is Anata Dake Mitsumeteru from Slam Dunk
and I love all Code Geass's Insert Song

Post #587541
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1:53 am, Feb 16 2013
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There should be an option for both. I like OPs and EDs for different reasons; the former because it has more impact, the latter because of the feels.

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Post #587547

2:40 am, Feb 16 2013
Posts: 27

Should be both, though I slightly prefer OPs for being more energetic.

Post #587550
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3:19 am, Feb 16 2013
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Openings, although admittedly I skip 99% of openings when I watch anime. Sometimes I find a rare one that I really like (usually because of the song) so I don't mind watching it. But most of the time I skip them.
I don't even bother with the endings.

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Post #587552

3:30 am, Feb 16 2013
Posts: 85


Got that out of my system biggrin

Would have liked a both, since my likes depend on the song itself, not just because it starts or ends.

Post #587555 - Reply to (#587552) by quark1020

3:55 am, Feb 16 2013
Posts: 75

Agreed, absolutely inane, simply a question for the sake of a question.
It's the sort of thing one would come up with, if one were suddenly forced to come up with a poll question and only given 10 seconds to do so.

If the OP's a better song, people will prefer it; conversely if the ED's more enjoyable, people will like it better.

Next weeks poll: Apples or Oranges? Which is best?

Post #587557
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4:40 am, Feb 16 2013
Posts: 171

Is this poll referring to the terrible music in anime? People enjoy that? Wow.
Where's the "I don't listen to cheesy, generic music made for anime" option? confused laugh

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Post #587558
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5:01 am, Feb 16 2013
Posts: 65

The pole makes no sense... "Which do you tend to like more" ... Uh whichever has the better song? .. really terrible poll -_- I look forward to these, and I am fully disappointed this time...

Post #587560
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5:27 am, Feb 16 2013
Posts: 151

Hmm... Both?

Among those I remember (and I guess are faves. Either that or I've watched them too many times) are
"Get Over" and "I'll be the one" OP from Hikaru no Go
"Ohayo" OP from Hunter x Hunter (original).
"I'm Alive" ED from Kuroshitsuji. I liked this one more than the anime (which I never finished). I even made a ringtone from it.

Post #587569 - Reply to (#587558) by MinM66

6:37 am, Feb 16 2013
Posts: 208

I too, am surprised that the suggestion for this poll made it through! It is a rather 'apples or oranges' type of question, like someone else here said! Of course it depends on the musical theme itself- not on whether it is an 'opening' or 'ending'. I'm glad that there are no more religious or denominational questions in the polls, but please choose better poll suggestions next time! sad

Post #587571
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6:44 am, Feb 16 2013
Posts: 382

Oh, we're insulting the poll for the sake of insulting the poll now-a-days? Great! Let me try!

Hey, lamby! I don't understand the difference between an opening that's generally designed to get my attention and draw me into what I'm watching. -verses- An ending that's normally hastily made cause people tend to tune out after their show is over, yet because of this, an ED sometimes produces inadvertently catchy tunes and/or an animation that becomes a meme, and some people like that kinda thing. I also don't understand that these things might be subjective in terms of an individual's taste regarding quarkyness versus usual attention grabbing.


Aw, nerts. I failed. (And yeah, sometimes I gripe about the polls too, but at least I have a DAMN good reason for doing so...)

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Openings, although admittedly I skip 99% of openings when I watch anime. Sometimes I find a rare one that I really like (usually because of the song) so I don't mind watching it. But most of the time I skip them.
I don't even bother with the endings.

This, I guess. I'll watch it once, then skip it for the rest of the run, but there's always that ONE anime per season that has a legitimately catchy song I just can't bring myself to skip. Last season? Oh God, Tonari no Kaibutsu.

I feel the same way about endings too, but I usually give exception to things made by SHAFT. They make neat things. Bakemonogatari, anyone? As a side note, Bakemonogatari is one of the few anime I'll watch beginning to end without skipping an ED or OP.

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I don't listen to cheesy, generic music made for anime

Maybe even a little of this too, but I'd reword it in a way that wouldn't make me look like SUCH a blind, holier-than-thou asshole. Balance, sir, balance. Something like:

I don't listen to cheesy, generic music in anime if it presents itself as obviously cheesy, generic anime music. Like those ED's that have the voice actors screeching terrible karaoke as super deformed characters dance around my screen? Ickky; instant skip. Random/generic techno or pop track with par-for-the-course vocals? Noooooo~! Gunslinger Girl's season one opening "The Light Before We Land"? Yes, please!

There we go!

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Post #587572 - Reply to (#587571) by Badkarma
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6:52 am, Feb 16 2013
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I'm just saying, they could have at least given the option for both... -_-

Post #587574
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7:01 am, Feb 16 2013
Posts: 376

I skip the songs. So "none."

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