Top 11 Anime Openings

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  • SMcCall64
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    I guessed the #1 song before I even started watching the video, and I've only seen like, three complete anime series. Not that it's a bad thing though, I'm usually turned off by japanese vocals and I found the vocals in that song to be quite catchy.
  • ThatFellowInTheCoat
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    Very funny and informative video. I look forward to seeing more of your work.

    "Where's my button?" lol
  • torgospizza
    I have to say that this was a good list. though I have to disagree with you on the first Death Note opening theme, which I thought was good. What I liked about it was the symbolism in how Light was inserted into various religous themed art, symbolizing his goal of becoming a god.

    Anyway, I look forward to what your next video is.

    Actually I have a suggestion for an anime OVA that you can review Nostalgia Critic style. Garzey's Wing, considered by all who have seen it to be one of the worst anime OVAs to ever be released. Just read this review and mopre importantly watch the video that accompanies it to see scenes from this thing:

    http:// www.animenewsnetwork.com/ buried-treasure/2007-09- 20

  • nsonic79  - What? No Gundam SEED?!?!?!??!
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    But besides that this was a really good list. You even kept the swears down to almost nothing, and still made it funny! That's a huge plus in my book. Makes me wish I could do my top eleven anime list like you. *sigh* I'll just have to resort to blogging. Good job and great commentary!
  • Crystanna
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    hmm, I don't know personally I think there were better openings you could have used. Then again, I don't think a lot of the "popular" series openings are very good. The video was still entertaining though.
  • The Hellish Gnome
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    When I first started watching this video I thought "oh dear, some cheap NC rip off", but I actually thought you were very funny and original indeed. Loads of great jokes in the there, but my favourite is when you started talking to "yourself" :D

    HG
  • greybob
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    Very nice! Now you should do top eleven closings, or maybe worst openings? Ha ha ah... uhm. Yeah, keep it up! I'm excited to see more stuff from you! Oh, I just thought of another, top eleven rpg cut-scenes! And it would have to have at least half of them be from final fantasy games though. However, there is also the awesome Wild Arms 4 opening, but I can't think of any others right now.
  • Lupin_IV
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    You specified these as the top 11 [b]recent[/b] anime openings; doe this mean there's going to be a top 11 for classic openings?
  • sporenfrosch
    it just wont load, will it?
    And why is there this other guy?
    I can only see a picture of him right now, yes i know amazing how far it loaded right :)
  • Michaud
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    [quote]it just wont load, will it?
    And why is there this other guy?
    I can only see a picture of him right now, yes i know amazing how far it loaded right[/quote]
    I moved the video to a different server. All should be well now. Thanks for the heads up!
  • blushapple
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    They're showing ThatGuy "rip offs" because ThatGuy likes to showcase other funny guys. And this guy is pretty funny. If you haven't watched the video yet, don't not watch it just because it isn't Nostalgia Critic. He's plenty worth it.

    And I personally find the British accent very sexy. ;)
  • fettsvett201
    where's the first opening to FMA?! That song gripped me by the balls man. Also the closing song of FLCL.
  • woozlez  - Bo
    BoBoBo Bo BoBo >:(
  • johnlocke108  - Wow
    I truly enjoyed your video and hope to see more of you in the future. You pulled it off very well!
  • Protom-lad
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    Great video, but awww no One Peice? I don't watch many amine but I've been addicted to One peice for a while, and I think the openings are pretty dang good(especially the Water 7 arc opening)! No harsheties though.

    But I do hope you do a video about One peice, it's just really fun and has great art design, and it's surprisingly emotional at parts, I swear, I cried at the end of the Enies Lobby arc!(You know what I'm talking about.)
  • ThatDudeInTheSuede  - Responses
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    @ fettsvett201: I would have put FLCL in there, I really would have! One problem though: It's an ENDING Animation, And list was for OPENING ones.

    @ blushapple: thanks! it's actually a New Zealand accent.

    @ thechaowiththeglasses999: I'm not really a ripoff, I just said that to get your attention. It worked! XP

    and everyone else: Thanks for being mainly supportive, I'll try hard not to let you down, and next week: AMVs.
  • vcoffey
    Pretty good list altogether. No big complaints. Would like to see more from you. Oh and congratulations.

    Oh, and you should do a top eleven Anime closings. I find a lot of those are better than the openings on occasion.
  • Demidronik  - Interesting
    When he got down to #1 I was expecting him to say the American opening of one piece with him saying "one" so much. Death Note and Evangelion I do share as favorite openings.
    Although the 6th opening of Bleach with the song "ALONES" is my favorite Bleach opening. And while D. Gray Man isn't quite as popular, the 3rd opening with the song "Doubt & Trust" is one of my favorite anime openings.

    Overall interesting take on that guy with the glasses top 11 review.
  • Miguelitro
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    Of fucking course Evangelion is the number 1!

    But, hey, I disagree with you in number 3 and 2 positions, should be inverted

    C.B. the 3rd
    2nd DN the 2nd.

    Nice review
  • scullkrusher  - shitty
    Aside from the fact that you insulted Nightmare which is one of my favorite bands it was fine. That song titled "the WORLD" is one of my favorites. But thats fine youre free to hate it.

    One question where the fuck was Full Metal Alchemist or D. Gray Man?! I know its impossible to cover all of them but come on!
  • King Of Some Island
    [quote]When has rap ever been good in an opening sequence?[/quote]

    Innnnn West Philidelphia born and raised... ;D

    Need I continue
  • Enkil  - I have to admit
    I was giving you a break, and I told myself, "Hey, maybe this guy is good," but I just didn't like it as much as the rest of the "That Guy" videos. First off, you tried a little too hard to knock off The Nostalgia Critic, and you made it quite clear on several occasions. It just isn't you though. Had you been a new character with your own personality and your own way of doing things, I may have liked it a little bit better. For the next video, I suggest you do your own thing because this really isn't you.

    To my fellow viewers: Please don't vote this down, I'm trying to give some constructive criticism so he may have an even better video up next time.
  • Dr Dib  - Ok
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    Not being a huge anime fan, I didn't really get the list. It was nice to see what someone else thinks about anime openings though as my list probably would just include DragonBall and Sonic X as those are the only animes I really watched.

    Speaking of Dragonball, while I'm not going to complain that it is not on the list, I am going to complain about what you said for Pokemon. You did say that it was one of the few American anime openings that didn't hurt the subject matter, but Dragonball pretty much had the Japanese opening translated to English. Well the 3rd opening is. It uses the same music and if I'm not mistaken more or less similar lyrics. I'm not talking about Dragonball Z or *sigh* Dragonball GT.
  • MG
    Yay, I thought you’d pick the [i]Neon Genesis[/i] intro as your favourite! But you don’t think it’s ‘teh graetest ahneemay evar!!!!11!!1!’?. Okay, but it is for me, especially [i]End of Evangelion[/i]. Wow, that one left me speechless!

    Oh, and thank you for what you said about the first [i]Death Note[/i] intro, I’m grateful I’m not the only one who thought the same.
  • verkenderkraftwerk
    eh...The only anime I've ever watched are films and when I was a kid Dragonball
    Z and Pokemon, so I wasn't really familiar with the shows on the list. However I still found that part about the death note show funny.
  • Zetta
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    If the English Pokemon theme (first one) was in Rock Band for the Wii, I'd buy that version just for that song.

    Srsly. Those guitar riffs are awesome.
  • blushapple
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    [quote]@ blushapple: thanks! it's actually a New Zealand accent. [/quote]

    Really? Well, shows how much I know. It's very attractive in any case. :)
  • counselor2009  - Good job
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    I just wanted to say I thought you did a pretty good job with this. I did like the list (love Trigun, Samurai Champloo, and especially Cowboy Bebop) and I thought the use of the visual editing was good, especially when you criticized yourself during the Lucky Stars sequence. While I did like your choices, I would have had a few different ones, such as The various works of Rumiko Takahashi (Ranma 1/2 1st and 2nd seasons, Mermaid Scar, etc), Excel Saga, or The First Hellsing series but this is just personal preference and you did mention recent intros. As I mentioned, This was a good first video and I look forward for to the next video.
  • DarkSkyGhost
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    I wonder if he thought about adding Ergo Proxy into the list.
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