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My Favorite 2008 OPs (and Yours?)

Let’s do something we haven’t done here before on Anime Diet: end-of-the-year lists! Our first list is favorite OPs of the year, drawn from the various anime shown throughout 2008. My personal top five OPs are:

1.) Kaiba OP, “Never.” A deeply heartfelt, mostly-correct English paean to longing and love, for one of the year’s best shows (if not THE best).

2.) Macross Frontier OP, “Triangler”. It’s Yoko Kanno and Maaya Sakamoto! ‘Nuff said.

3.) Mouryou no Hako OP, “Lost in Blue.” I like this better than the same band’s Death Note OP; melodic and driving.

4.) Kannagi OP, “motto☆Hade ni ne! (motto☆派手にね!)”. Instantly catchy. I can’t stop listening to it. (This is the full song, and it comes with a…strange video.)

5.) Itazura na Kiss OP, “Kimi, Meguru, Boku.” I haven’t watched much of this show, but I really dig the song–a jaunty, cheerful pop tune. Not too unlike what Negishi of DMC would write…

What’s some of your favorites? Feel free to link to their corresponding Youtube vids, so I can check them out too. Thanks!

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