Remember when OP’s were actually kinda cool? Ru-Ru-Ru-Ru-Ru-Ru-Ru! Russi-Russian!
In the current time period, the music in most OPs is poppy, stupid, and always sung by some pop idol girl or some shit. Most OPs have chimes and shit. Most OPs just suck. Back in the day, OPs were great. They had something I like to call class.
What am I trying to say here with this post? Nothing more than the OPs of the past were much more awesome than most OPs that are released nowadays. I mean, sure, there’s the occasional good OP every now and then, but honestly, is there any OP currently that you would consider to be a classic forget-me-not OP? The last one I can think of is Kuragehime’s OP, but that’s just because I’m a rabid Chatmonchy fan. Most of the good stuff is from the 90s time period, and I’d say the early 2000s as well. I know Higurashi had an awesome OP, and who could forget Haruhi’s OP.
I’m mainly talking about right now. The past few years. OPs have really gone downhill. I mean, I used to love OPs, but recently I haven’t heard anything that makes me think
“Oh snap mutha fucka! This is a mutha fucking awesome mutha fuckin OP!”
(Yes, this is how sentences sound in my mind)
As I said before, Kuragehime’s OP is the only time I’ve felt any kind of serious likeness for an OP since….maybe the any OP for Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei or that one Bleach OP by Scandal. And sure, there’ve been a bunch of OPs that have been good, but nothing that rememberable. Nothing that makes me want to download the song and listen to it anyway.
Of course, I’m merely referring to the music portion only. Honestly, this post reflects everything that’s been going wrong with anime. The OPs as well as general plots and series are getting increasingly less original. They’re getting increasingly more generic, and that’s why anime simply just isn’t as good as it used to be (but still really really fucking awesome). Enough with the pop-generic shit. Give me some unique music. Give me some blasting guitar solos. Give me some Hip Hop. GIVE ME SOMETHING DIFFERENT! NO MORE POPPY AUTOTUNE SHIT!!!!! FUCKING AUTOTUNE SUCKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I mean, it just seems to me like nobody’s really trying anymore when it comes to OPs. Take a look at anything from the last few seasons and you’ll see what I mean. Sure SHAFT can usually put together something pretty decent, but bah, not enough to float my boat. Besides, the steps in Renai Circulation don’t match the beat, and that pisses me off.
What am I trying to say here?
Step your game up OPs. Step it up HARD.
I truthfully wrote this post only to show that I like the OP in Dirty Pair (which I’m enjoying), and to use the word, “Yesteryear.” That’s all I really wanted to do. But truthfully, everything was better in the 90s.