Seven Tops – Anime OP Done Live

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.


16 thoughts on “Seven Tops – Anime OP Done Live

    1. I don’t know much about K-Pop but I listened some to them after I found out they had done Baby U and I liked what I heard. It’s a shame that the management fucked up. What little I saw of their live performances it looked good and sounded good.


      1. MBLAQ always been one of my favorite group.
        J.Tune camp just didn’t knew what to do with them.
        If only they would have give them schedules. I get that 2 of the members didn’t renew the contract but it’s not a reason to let the remaining 3 down…

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  1. Great to see a post from you again: and a fun one at that 😀 I love some live versions of anime music, and like you I always try to find some cool ones on YouTube as well. A lot of these in your list I haven’t heard yet! Thanks for sharing them😀😀

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    1. I went through my drafts and found this post which was almost done so I figured I could post it now when I don’t have much energy to write. I have loads of half done posts I might get to at some point so yeah, more might come in a nearer future than expected. But no promises. Also, I think we should do some shit on YouTube. Because I got a channel with 5000 subscribers and very little to upload. Wouldn’t be fun to make something? 😎🐙

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      1. Really: all I care right now, is that you feel okay: take all the time you need with posting, and don’t rush it. Just write something when you feel up to it, but in no way force yourself to do it. And well, you know I always will be here not matter how long it takes 😊
        It would really be fun to see something on your Youtube channel, definitely won’t deny that! 😊😊 Whatever it is, I know it will be awesome 😊😊

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      2. You didn’t miss the most important part of the little word we, right? I said WE should do something. Not I, but we. So, man up and come up with something awesome because we are going for a ride my sweet octoman. 🦑🐧🐙 But, let’s chat somewhere else because this should be a secret. So, shhhh my darling. 😎

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      3. 🤔🤔🤔 I thought that was meant as a metaphor…my bad lol 😅😅 (I guess Octo is getting old 😂😂).
        But…everyone is listening…so….shhhhhhh 🤫🤫🤫 No idea what you have in mind, but I’m definitely game! 😊😊 Well…you know where to find me! 😊😊

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