Oh boy, Day 31 is here, to finish off this month of August with a great question: What is your favorite Anime OP? Now, there are so many amazing OPs out there that I just adore, so once again, this challenge is taking my brain to the limits to make a decision from a bunch of amazing options. Luckily, this time, my “try not to make double mentions” rule is coming in handy, taking away several of the fiercest competitors and allowing me to make a firm decision. The OP is have chosen is “My Dearest”, by Egoist (consisting of the songwriter, Ryo, from Supercell, and Chelly, the vocalist), the first OP to Guilty Crown.
I absolutely ADORE Guilty Crown. The show is amazing, and has some real emotional meaning to me, as it was my one real connection to another human being during one of the hardest times in my life. I only had one friend, and we would hang out once a week, and always catch the latest episode of Guilty Crown. This show does such a fantastic job at showing the cruelty and bitterness that can hide within a person, especially in youth. The OP, however, is on another level entirely. That first vocal line… whenever I hear it, i get chills, and that final line always makes me tear up a bit. Chelly has an incredible voice, and the animation combined with this incredible song make it one of my very favorites of all time.
If you want to listen to the OP for yourself, i’ve left a link to Funimation’s official video release of the song, so check it out! And if you haven’t seen Guilty Crown, give it a watch. I personally love the show to bits, and if you like my taste in Anime, you may enjoy the show as well. Please, let me know what some of your favorite anime OPs are down in the comments, and I hope to see everyone tomorrow!