Every season brings us a massive amount of new anime theme songs. Here are ten of the best from fall 2015.
Anime: Aria the Scarlet Ammo AA Song: "Bull's Eye" Artist: Nano Why I Love It: Honestly, I don't think I've heard a Nano song I didn't love. After all, her anime themes all seem to share two things: a rocking melody and her powerful alto voice — and this one is no exception.
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Anime: Comet Lucifer Song: "Comet Lucifer ~The Seed and the Sower~" Artist: Fhana Why I Love It: This is a theme that matches the show itself perfectly. It's happy and optimistic — and it just screams out a call to a fun adventure. I also love the chorus — the male backup harmony adds to the lead singer's voice splendidly.
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Anime: Fafner Exodus (2nd Season) Song: "DEAD OR ALIVE" Artist: Angela Why I Love It: I have never seen a single episode of Fafner — but Angela's powerful alto backed by an angelic chorus sure makes me wish I had time to watch the whole franchise.
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Anime: Heavy Object Song: "One More Chance!!" Artist: ALL OFF Why I Love It: If your anime lives or dies on the action, your opening better get me pumped up — and that's exactly what this one does. Visually, it also tells what the entire show is about: two poor SOBs taking out giant death machines (with their own to back them up).
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Anime: Lupin III Song: "Theme From Lupin III 2015" Artist: You & Explosion Band Why I Love It: There's a reason that this theme song has been remixed countless times over the past few decades: It's as catchy as it is iconic. It's got that smooth jazz feel and a great saxophone line. And as for the opening animation, well, we've already talked quite a bit about that.
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Anime: Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans Song: "Orphan no Namida" Artist: MISIA Why I Love It: I love me a good ballad now and then — and this ending theme certainly delivers. This is the kind of song you'd expect to hear sung by an elegant lounge singer in a 40s club. It's pretty fantastic.
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Anime: Monster Strike Song: "We Will Rock You" Artist: GLORIA Why I Love It: Well, this song is not quite a Japanese original but I can't help but put it in this list. It combines two things I love: strong female vocals and remixes of Queen's "We Will Rock You."
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Anime: Noragami Aragoto Song: "Kyoran Hey Kids!!" Artist: THE ORAL CIGARETTES Why I Love It: This is easily my favourite theme of the season. It's a fast-paced song from the get-go that builds to an awesome chorus. Not to mention I love male singers that can use their falsettos to give a song that extra bit of style.
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Anime: Owarimonogatari Song: "Sayonara no Yukue" Artist: Takigawa Alisa Why I Love It: This is an excellent little j-pop ballad with a chorus bound to get stuck in your head.
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Anime: Utawarerumono The False Faces Song: "Fuantei na Kamisama" Artist: Suara Why I Love It: This song reminds me of the fantasy anime theme songs I grew up with in the 90s. So, yeah. This one just plays on my nostalgia — and plays on it hard.