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Hilariously Inappropriate EDs

Posted in Baccano!, Clannad, Escaflowne, Love Hina, Random Shit, Red Garden with tags , , , , , on 02/16/2010 by Shinmaru

Anime EDs have it rough. In general, they don’t really get the fanfare received by OPs, even though they have a tougher job — OPs are able to set the tone for a series and can pretty much be whatever they want given those bounds. EDs, however, have the burden of playing after a viewer has been swept up in the emotion of an episode. Often times they have to let you down gently after a roller coaster ride, which doesn’t give them nearly as much room to be memorable as OPs. (Not that many EDs don’t manage to be memorable despite this.)

If an ED sounds even a little bit off, then things can get awkward in a hurry. As an anime fan, if you watch enough series, you are bound to come across a few shows with EDs that sound completely wrong. Mood Whiplash is a common occurrence with these songs, I find. Maybe a certain episode will have a particularly dramatic end, you’re completely caught up in all the emotions . . . and the ED smacks you upside the head and is completely disorienting. Perhaps these songs are not bad on their own; however, when connected with the wrong series, even a good song can quickly turn to crap.

So let’s pay tribute to some EDs that make for awkward listening (and viewing!) experiences!

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Twelve Moments in Anime No. 1: Father and Child

Posted in 12 Moments, Clannad with tags , on 12/25/2009 by Shinmaru

Merry Christmas, everyone! I hope the day treats everyone well!

So this is really the big anime moment of the year for me. I feel like I should write some big, epic post about this, but I’ll keep my ego in check and stick to the spirit of things by keeping things relatively simple. (Major, major spoilers for Clannad within. Read with caution.)

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