Come join us in the Ani-TAY Café: your stop for discussing all things anime, manga, visual novels, and anything Japan. This week the Café is discussing openings. Just openings. Come by and talk about everything with us.

Header is from G-Senjou no Maou's opening movie.

Preparations are underway for the next Ani-TAY podcast. Always entertaining.

Around the Café:

Today's Special:

One of the trademarks of Japan is their fixation on big, awesome music for their television shows and video games. This is especially prevalent in their openings of course. Unlike America, the Japanese use openings to basically promote a single for a particular band, which leads to some, frankly, great stuff showing up in the openings.

I've got my spread of favorites just as all of you do. On the anime side I'm always partial to the Fafner in the Azure opening because Angela (who you may know from this season's Knights of Sidonia) nails it and the animation for it is quite excellent.

On the visual novel side I'm partial to G-Senjou no Maou's and that one visual novel that I try not to talk about in these Cafés anymore.

Today's topic: Opening themes. Have fun.

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