Anime OP-ED (December 2020)

Fourth in this series – I’m nearly running out of days in the month this time 😀

(Changed my mind re: metal and anime, but perhaps that style in Jan instead)

Kyoumen no Nami” by YURiKA (Land of the Lustrous, 2017)

Very quickly now – I really like the almost stop/start structure, which still builds quickly to a catchy song. The OP almost has a delicate sound too, and not just via the vocal, which feels pretty apt considering what the poor gems go through!

“Akaneiro ga Moeru Toki” by Scoobie Do (Gungrave, 2003)

Something upbeat for the end of the year 🙂

I like the high contrast between the tone of the show and this song – it can be nice to have that at the end of an episode. (This method doesn’t always work for me, I guess – but I like it here :D).

It also feels a little rarer to have violin in a rock/pop song, which gives things another dimension I reckon.


So, more music in Jan but for now, fingers crossed 2021 starts to turn the tide against the virus.