What is love? Is it the feeling of caring about what a certain someone thinks about you? Is the desire to be together with a special someone? I would answer yes and no because what I have just described would be commonly be associated with a romantic version of love. Love can take many shapes and forms. It can be the love of competing, it can be the love of certain foods, and it can even be the love of doing a certain action, but all of them are similar in that they serve to connect one person with some thing else. In Yuki Yuna is a Hero it's clear that the characters in the hero club love each other in a way because the members of the hero club are always connected with each other. This is why I have chosen Yuki Yuna's ending theme, "Aurora Days" for my song of February, because it illustrates how much the characters in the show love each other and not because I couldn't think of a romantic OP/ED due to the fact that I don't watch many romantic animes.
What drew me to this song was that it was so uplifting. Just the visuals and the vocals were stupendous because they show how close the characters in the hero's club are to each other. The visuals are very basic because they are just a walk cycle of the members of the hero's club walking down an endless sidewalk near the beach, but as they are walking, they are animatedly interacting with each other. They could be talking about what boys they like, they could talking about their day at school, they could be talking about anything, but the main thing is that they are constantly interacting with each other. The characters in the hero club love being around each other because being around each other makes them happy.
Oh man the vocals are just so fantastic as well because they are so positive. These lyrics are so positive it could make the scrooge simile. Also, if you felt like the song is trying to evoke a sense of nostalgia from you, then you would be correct because that is what the song is trying to do. The song just wants you to remember all the times you were together with someone you love and it wants you to know that no matter what, if you have that other person, you will can face anything.
Yuki Yuna wants you to know how strong and important love is for each human in society. So this Valentines day, go out and do something you love. If you have a special someone, go and spend the entire day with them. As for me, I've got a date with monster and I've got a switch axe with the monster's name written on it if you know what I mean ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
Title: Aurora Days | Artists: Terui Haruka, Mimori Suzuko, Kurosawa Tomoyo, Uchiyama Yumi | Series: Yuki Yuna is a Hero