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My Favorite Themes of Summer 2017


It's been a bit since I made a music post and we have some down time before Fall 2017 starts. In addition to the standard split of the openings and endings, I want to give credit to two soundtracks in particular, Made in Abyss and Princess Principal. I'm still only just starting to listen to these soundtracks outside of the series and they honestly impress my more than any of the individual songs on this list. But with that said, let's move on.

Openings

Princess Principal - "The Other Side of the Wall" by Void_Chords feat.MARU

This song probably gets the award of "least skipped" in this season. I don't think I passed over it once. It's full of energy and has an good pace. It almost felt like it ended too soon.

Re:Creators - "sh0ut" by SawanoHiroyuki[nZk]:Tielle & Gemie

I was skeptical about this song when I heard it before seeing the visuals behind it. I was busy comparing the music to the first opening in the series, but it actually sounded better when paired with the actual animation.

Kakegurui - "Deal with the devil" by Tia

This song sounded like cacophany when I first heard it, but it definitely grew on me. It certainly fits the quirky nature of the show and has a cool jazzy feel to it.

Other notable mentions - Made in Abyss, Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e, and Shoukoku no Altair

Endings

Koi to Uso - "Can't you say" by Roys

My opinions of this show aside, I quite liked this song. I think the vocals started to sound weird when the background singers started singing in unison with the lead, but I didn't have any issues other than that. It's just a solid

Sakura Quest - "Baby's Breath" by (K)NoW_NAME

I don't know why, but I seem to like the ending songs for Sakura Quest a lot more than the opening songs, despite the fact that they're done by the same group.

Other notable mentions - Princess Principal (again) and Boku no Hero Academia S2



  • Nightsworn

    Oct. 2, 2017, 4:03 p.m.

    I quite liked Fate/Apocrypha's OP but I know you weren't so struck on that one :P But yeah, Princess Principal and Kakegurui's OP kicked ass.

    ED wise, I can't think... I feel like there was one I liked but I don't remember what... meh.

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    marthaurion

    Oct. 2, 2017, 4:58 p.m.

    yeah, i didnt really like that one

    D:

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  • Marina

    Oct. 2, 2017, 4:38 p.m.

    This really was a wonderful season for music. I can't stop playing the OST for Made in Abyss on repeat while I write!

    Some of my favorites also include that OP from Kakegurui, as well as the first ED of Bahamut: Virgin Soul with the video game graphics. Princess Principal's ED was also endearing and nostalgic and reminded me a lot of the ED from Spice & Wolf.

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    marthaurion

    Oct. 2, 2017, 5 p.m.

    yeah, i had the made in abyss soundtrack on pretty much all weekend. i didnt watch bahamut, so i cant comment on that ED. i agree on the princess principal one, though. that's why it's there as a notable mention

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