Tooning Up

Replacing the Music Video of the Week deal with something different, for now. As an anime fan and a music fan, I can't help noticing when a series has particularly attractive opening and ending themes. Obviously this doesn't apply to something like your typical 13-26 episode series, which will cycle through, at max, two opening and endings; rather, I mean series that run a minimum of 52 episodes, and continuously maintain a superb music quality during the sequences that bring us in and take us out of the episodes.

I'll be doing one of these a week, but with multiple songs. Note: they have to have consecutive successes, not merely succeed because the series is ~300 episodes long and simply accrued nine or ten decent OP/ED themes out of, say, thirty. That won't work. (However, a series of successes and one failure is acceptable as well.)

Anyways, for the first one of these, I'll be going with Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, the secondary adaptation of Hiromu Arakawa's brilliant manga centered around the iconic Elric brothers. Hope you like them.

OP1: Yui - Again



ED1: SID - Uso



OP2: NICO Touches the Walls - Hologram (Best)



ED2: Miho Fukuhara - Let It Out



OP3: Sukima Switch - Golden Time Lover



OP4: Chemistry - Period



ED4: SCANDAL - Shunkan Sentimental



That's as far as I've gotten in this series, regrettably, but they've got a pretty good track record, thus far. The only reason I didn't add the third ending was because the raspy voice rapping messed with the somber tone of the song.

See you next week for another one of these.

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