I made a post about anime openings in their natural habitat as music videos a while back. Well, they are also done live sometimes and here is a list of some openings I love done live. I might have some on this list that I also had on the other list but that’s pretty much how my life works, doubles happen to occur now and then. And again, seven doesn’t always equal 7. Finally, the number is in no way a measure of how much I like the song or which I think is the better one, it’s just a number. Here we go…
1. Bakumatsu Rock: vistlip – Jack
Bakumatsu Rock is by far my favorite music anime (along with Kids on the Slope but that is a completely different kind of anime) and vistlip is by far the best band like ever. Just look at them, they are all totally awesome. Just saying, they are all yummy.
2. Neon Genesis Evangelion: Takahashi Yoko – Zankoku na Tenshi no Thesis (A Cruel Angel’s Thesis)
This does not need any further explanation, just look at her and listen.
3. Samurai Champloo: Nujabes feat Shing02 – Battlecry (Nujabes died in -10 and this is a tribute to him from Shing02)
I really like Samurai Champloo but I have a confession to make; I love this song more than I love the anime. There, I said it.
4. Dramatical Murder: GOATBED – SLIP ON THE PUMPS
Oh, my sweet, amazing GOATBED. Just look at them! And listen. I love, love, love everything about GOATBED. They are just fabulous.
5. Beelzebub: MBLAQ – Baby U!
You thought I wouldn’t include this awesome song? 😎 They are a bit awkward, but somehow it is charming. A little bit more tempo to their performance and it would be perfect.
6. Yuri!!! on Ice: Dean Fujioka – History Maker
Ah, Dean, sweet Dean. So rare to see a live performance of this song. It wasn’t easy to find but he who search shall find.
7. Shingeki no Kyojin: Linked Horizon – Guren no Yumiya
Well, I actually think most of the OP(/ED) to SnK are dope so I just chose one. I like Linked Horizon in general and this live performance is really great.
8. Fullmetal Alchemist: Porno Grafitti – Melissa
This video gave me the idea to search for live videos. Yup, I love the song, I love the group and I love the anime. Look at the singer, that energy is awe-inspiring.
And a bonus because they are adorable, totally awesome and we never got the whole song in the music video:
Fukigen na Mononokean: The Super Ball – Tomodachi Meter
There will be more some other time. It is awfully fun to browse YouTube for music. Also frustrating, especially when trying to find good footage of live videos. So many bad videos fans have filmed and uploaded. Shaky cameras and obstructed view. And bad sound, oh boy, don’t get me started on that. Anyway, enough about that. I’ll be back with more eventually. Until then…
Original source: girafferaven on Tumblr but their account seems to be gone and I have no further clue where to find them.