On to day 2! Best and worst OPs from 2018 that I watched. I have runner ups so let’s start with those.
-Runner Up Worst: Junji Ito Collection- Okay so I don’t like this one mainly for 2 reasons. The song isn’t good. It doesn’t fit the tone of the show unlike the ending song. Like I’m not trying to rock out I’m trying to be creeped out. Then the other problem is that a huge thing teased in the opening is spirals which are referencing “Uzumaki”, Junji Ito’s most famous work. The one shot was not adapted during the show so it was pointless.
-Runner Up Best: Devilman Crybaby- Okay you’re probably gonna see this show the most for these 12 days. The imagery in the opening is spectacular. The symbolism is great and the song is not the best but gets you pumped for an episode. The visuals are a nice change from your basic regular animation and you can tell a lot of care went into it. Only reason this isn’t at the top is simple. Out of every song in this show, everyone remembers Devilman No Uta and not this song.
-Worst OP: Megalo Box- Okay you’re gonna see this show a lot of times too but you probably weren’t expecting this. The opening is probably the shows weakest point. There is barely any animation in it. You get images of things you see in the show and it hammers home the point that our main character Joe is well...a stray dog. But we get it in the first 10 seconds. Best part of the OP is just seeing Joe smile. Also the song is trash.
-Best OP: Happy Sugar Life-Okay the reason this gets number one is simple. It’s everything you want in an opening. A good song and great visuals. It tells you the story and has good symbolism. But the best thing is that it gives you a feel for the show. You feel uneasy while listening and watching the opening as it puts up this facade. Just like Satou, our MC. The OP changes, starting bubbly then changing in and out to a darker pallet. Then you got Satou looking at you with murder in her eyes and ughhh it’s just so good.
Thanks for reading guys. Tune in tomorrow for the best and worst EDs