Had a friendly discussion last night about our favorite anime theme music, figured I’d share some of my favorites. J-Pop in general and anime theme music in particular have a kind of energy that you just don’t get from Western music. I think that generally I tend to favor those that openings for series that I had a chance to watch on TV (instead of via streaming/online channels), since back in those days I had to sit through the openings! (So most of these are rather old!)
Kimi Ga Suki da to Sakebitai from Slam Dunk by Baad:
Hohoemi no Bakudan from Yu Yu Hakusho by Matsuko Mawatari:
1/3 no Junjou na Kanjou from Rurouni Kenshin by Siam Shade:
(RK in particular had a lot of tracks I liked, but let’s limit it to one per series)
Chala Head Chala from Dragonball Z by Hironobu Kageyama:
We Are! from One Piece by Hiroshi Kitadani:
That’s all for now! Here’s a spotify playlist if you’re into that sort of thing.