Sword Art Online: Alicization has a new opening

Last Saturday’s Sword Art Online: Alicization episode was the final one that had ADAMAS and Iris as its opening and ending sequences. ADAMAS truly did its job well, and I’m sad to see it go. But Sword Art Online has never failed to provide us with great openings and endings, and I’m far from disapointed with the new sequences we have. The new opening song, called Resister, is performed by ASCA, whose previous works include the Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo ending 2. With that said, it’s time for me to break down the visuals of the new opening sequence. The sequence We start off with our two main characters in a synchronization similar to the one from the first opening. The synchronization from the first opening had those glowing swords and for that reason I prefer it to the new version. We then focus on Kirito and his eye, Continue reading…

Irozuku Sekai no Ashita kara – Breakdown of the Opening and Ending

Irozuku Sekai no Ashita kara has been somehow overlooked so far this anime season, and I’m not sure why. With its superb visuals, promising story and the main character that is facing the uncommon problem of monochromacy, I believe this anime deserves more attention. Oh and the opening and ending sequences are quite good as well. Let’s take a closer look at them. The opening The song, titled “17 Sai”, is performed by Haruka to Miyuki, a Japanese folk-rock duo. It’s the first time their song was used in anime. Not a bad debut at all. The song feels so fresh, and I don’t mean  the “uncommon genre or sound” kind of fresh. Think of an early autumn morning with the sun shining through your window. You can also see dew on the leaves or the grass. That is the kind of freshness I’m feeling when listening to this song. Continue reading…

Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai – Breakdown of the Opening and Ending

Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai is one of the most talked about anime of Fall 2018. It has an unusual premise, likable characters and perhaps a misleading title and key visual. More than enough things to grab the attention of the fanbase. But what about the Opening and Ending sequences? I’m here to break them down. The opening The Opening song has been made by the all-female Japanese band The Peggies, who previously made the first Ending song for Boruto: Naruto Next Generations. The song is called “Kimi no Sei”. It has a lighthearted feel with a sense of urgency. I’m not sure if that makes any sense. But I feel the song fits the anime. The sequence starts with our main character, Azusagawa Sakuta, running and almost tripping. After which we see this still shot of him in the wind. The title of the series comes up, Continue reading…

The epic first Opening of SAO Alicization

The one thing about Sword Art Online that even the haters would agree on is that the Openings and Endings are always great in the show. In Season 3, things are no different. LiSA and Eir Aoi have provided us with memorable songs once again, and ones that are well worth adding to your playlist. While the music is awesome, the visual parts are far from lacking either. They feel as polished and clean as ever, with certain epic scenes that I’m sure will be replicated a lot by cosplayers. Breakdown of the opening The start of the sequence follows the young Kirito, Eugeo and Alice running on a field at dawn, with Alice tripping. This is a cute way to present the events of Episode 1, when Alice crosses a certain line by accident. What follows is a bit of worldbuilding and a closer look at the three main Continue reading…