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Top 30 Anime Songs #16


"Hacking to the Gate" by Kanako Ito (Steins;Gate OP)

Why I Like This Song?
For me, this is one of those anime openings that I cannot separate from the anime itself.  I hear it and all of the complex beauty that is Steins;Gate just comes back with a vengeance.  Some anime have great OP and ED songs that are great apart from their anime.  Some anime have great OP and ED songs because of  how they bookend the anime they’re a part of, and that’s the case for me with “Hacking to the Gate.”  Not only is the same song used for every episode (only changing for a couple episodes to the second verse), but the lyrics can so perfectly intertwine with the show’s character, narrative, and theme.  This is something I deeply appreciate about really great and thoughtful anime openings.
Of course, this song is a great song on its own as well.  It has drive, and that pulls you through the song, making it an incredibly fun song to listen to regardless of the anime connection.

Top 30 Anime Songs #16

"Hacking to the Gate" by Kanako Ito (Steins;Gate OP)

Why I Like This Song?

For me, this is one of those anime openings that I cannot separate from the anime itself.  I hear it and all of the complex beauty that is Steins;Gate just comes back with a vengeance.  Some anime have great OP and ED songs that are great apart from their anime.  Some anime have great OP and ED songs because of  how they bookend the anime they’re a part of, and that’s the case for me with “Hacking to the Gate.”  Not only is the same song used for every episode (only changing for a couple episodes to the second verse), but the lyrics can so perfectly intertwine with the show’s character, narrative, and theme.  This is something I deeply appreciate about really great and thoughtful anime openings.

Of course, this song is a great song on its own as well.  It has drive, and that pulls you through the song, making it an incredibly fun song to listen to regardless of the anime connection.

Posted on Thursday, April 10th 2014

Nagi no Asukara (Final Review)

It’s a familiar idiom that’s often phrased as a question—what future could a bird and a fish have?  Nagi no Asukara, from it’s first episode, seeks to answer this question both literally and figuratively as four students who live under the sea transfer to a school on land.  Along the way, these four sea-folk and one land-ling will end up battling politics, prejudice, and even their own hearts.

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Preliminary Review

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Posted on Sunday, April 6th 2014