As we ride through the back end of this anime season, now's the perfect time to jam out to some of the best opening and ending theme songs it has to offer.
Anime: Flying Witch Song: "Shanranran" Artist: miwa feat. 96Neko Why I Love It: This song reflects perfectly the happy, lighthearted nature of the anime. And the characters singing and clapping along with the music makes me smile.
Anime: Chibi Maruko-chan Song: "Odoru Ponpokorin" Artist: Golden Bomber Why I Love It: This one is a classic. This is the long running show's first ending song from back in 1990 updated for today, and it's no less catchy now than it was back then.
Anime: Kiznaiver Song: "Lay Your Hands on Me" Artist: BOOM BOOM SATELLITES Why I Love It: The ethereal nature of the song always puts me into a relaxed mood.
Anime: Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn RE:0096 Song: "Into the Sky" Artist: SawanoHiroyuki[nZk]:Tielle Why I Love It: At this point, I don't think there's a single song from composer Sawano Hiroyuki (Aldnoah, Xenoblade Chronicle X, Attack on Titan, Kill la Kill) that I don't like. The fact that this one is piano heavy is just a bonus at this point.
Anime: The Lost Village (Mayoiga) Song: "Gensou Drive" Artist: Wajima Ami Why I Love It: The chorus for this one won't leave my head — and I am not bothered by that.
Anime: JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Diamond Is Unbreakable Song: "I Want You" Artist: Savage Garden Why I Love It: I grew up in the '90s.
Anime: Kyoukai no Rinne Song: "Hanashi wo Shiyou" Artist: GLIM SPANKY Why I Love It: I love the gravely voice of the female singer and the country sound of the song.
Anime: Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World- Song: "STYX HELIX" Artist: MYTH & ROID Why I Love It: This is a haunting little song that fits well with the surprisingly dark story of Re:Zero.
Anime: Macross Delta Song: "Ikenai Borderline" Artist: Walküre Why I Love It: While including this one is a bit of a cheat (as it's an insert song that bleeds into being the ending song in a single episode only), its powerful vocals and brass band backup make for an amazing song — even by Macross standards.