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Which DN opening and closing do you prefer?



Which DN opening and closing do you prefer?
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marklungo
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 14, 2008 7:05 am    Post subject: Which DN opening and closing do you prefer? Reply with quote
First, to me, they're all good. The two Nightmare songs have very appropriate lyrics for the themes and atmosphere of Death Note, and the graphics are also very appropriate.

However, IMHO, while the first opening and closing are very good, their replacements (first used with episode 20, "Makeshift") are absolutely stunning. While there are those who hate the second OP, let me quote what I posted elsewhere:

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The most astonishing anime opening since Paranoia Agent. Already widely parodied. An instant classic!


The Maximum the Hormone songs will just own your mind, and the visuals for the opening are like a bad acid trip, reflecting the characters' increasing desperation. Also, I think the second closing quotes the Paranoia Agent opening when it shows Light standing still in a roadway while cars speed past him.

Comments, anyone?
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 14, 2008 7:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
The first OP and ED are by far superior. The second ones are both actively painful to listen to.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 14, 2008 7:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
The second Op is awesome, captures the the whole feel of the series at the time. First opening is too J-rock generic for me [Not to say i don't like Nightmare]. As for the closing, no feelings either way.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 14, 2008 9:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
2nd for sure. It takes a little getting used to but once you've heard it a few times, you'll love it.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 14, 2008 3:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
to hard to decide for me i love both to much. the first ending is my fav.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 14, 2008 3:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
The 2nd opening is trippy, definitely my fave.
oh and the 2nd closing, genius.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 14, 2008 4:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Loved both, but by a small margin, i'm going with the 2nd Op and Ending. Its a little catchier and captures the desperation of Light well i thought
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 14, 2008 5:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
I've only heard the second openng/ending once or twice and it was ages ago. The second opening is fast paced and awesome, though. Still like the first OP/ED, but...
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 02, 2008 10:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
2nd opening. Maximum Hormone's "What's up people?" is a song of madness, as is the opening animation. Nightmare's OP is good for sure. Just not the same level of sexy ;D
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 02, 2008 9:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
I prefer the first OP, I can't really stand the screamo type music but I don't mind the 2nd Closing.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 02, 2008 9:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
I heard the second OP the other day.

Easily my favourite.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 03, 2008 6:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
I definitely prefer the first OP and ED, but I feel that both are suitable for the context of the show at the time. The first OP and ED fit the first half of the series' atmosphere and plot, whereas the second OP and ED are more suited than the previous to the change in the atmosphere.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 04, 2008 8:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
I like the 1st OP and the 2nd ED. The ED by Maximum The Hormone is great. Smile

The PV for it is awesome too.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 04, 2008 10:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
If you like Maximum the Hormone listen to this song. Chu chu Lovely Muni Muni Mura Mura Purin Purin Boron Nururu Rero Rero, long song title I know but it's an alright song. Or try ROLLING1000tOON and one more Rei Rei Rei Rei Rei Rei Rei Rei Ma Ma Ma Ma Ma Ma Ma Ma Ma, another long long title. Worth a listen if you liked the Death Note songs. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 04, 2008 10:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
I love Ryuk's victory dance after he catches the apple in the second OP Very Happy Also, what's with Misa having black hair in the first OP?
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 05, 2008 7:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Renton7 wrote:
If you like Maximum the Hormone listen to this song. Chu chu Lovely Muni Muni Mura Mura Purin Purin Boron Nururu Rero Rero, long song title I know but it's an alright song. Or try ROLLING1000tOON and one more Rei Rei Rei Rei Rei Rei Rei Rei Ma Ma Ma Ma Ma Ma Ma Ma Ma, another long long title. Worth a listen if you liked the Death Note songs. Very Happy


Cool, thanks. I will definitely check it out. Smile
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ichigo ten thousand
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 05, 2008 8:31 pm    Post subject: Death Note Reply with quote
Um.. I Have Not Heard The Second One??
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 05, 2008 11:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Do the lyrics "Hey! Hey! Ningen sucker! A, a, ningen f***er!" sound familiar? Razz
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 25, 2008 9:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
First OP and ED, by far. Miss them already.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 26, 2008 12:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
I just saw the new opening/closing titles last night when ABC2 finally caught up to them. I love the new opening titles - they are mindblowing! Now I finally know why the Good Game/Death Note ads were so nuts all week. It's not everyday you hear some Japanese death metal on the ol' ABC!

I am glad that they waited until this point to change the titles - I think they might have scared the 'kids' off with the music. Me... I'm not scared

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 15, 2008 9:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
first by far, i've never been a fan of the screamathons that tis the second OP, although i do like the second ending, go figure....
the first one seems t set the mood of death note much better, as a more of a thinking, mind-games anime, rather than a insanely-paced action series that the second protrayes it to be.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 29, 2008 12:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
I love the second openings more then the first openings more coz im more into death metal and loved how they were and all.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 13, 2008 1:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
2nd opening and closing are the best.
Zetsubō Billy is a great song.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 13, 2008 6:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 15, 2008 8:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
second for sure.
What's up people?! and Zetsubo Billy are awsm songs
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 27, 2008 9:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Well, I myself don't really one of the OPs over the other, however I do really like the 2nd ED.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 29, 2008 5:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
I like the second opening, myself.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 05, 2009 3:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
I like the second opening best.
when i first saw it i was like ...... Shocked ...awesome Cool
but i like that style of music so i guess it really depends if you like the music or not.
I have the songs on my MP3 player Razz
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 05, 2009 5:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
I like the 2nd OP the best, What's Up People!!!
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 28, 2009 7:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
Renton7 wrote:
If you like Maximum the Hormone listen to this song. Chu chu Lovely Muni Muni Mura Mura Purin Purin Boron Nururu Rero Rero, long song title I know but it's an alright song. Or try ROLLING1000tOON and one more Rei Rei Rei Rei Rei Rei Rei Rei Ma Ma Ma Ma Ma Ma Ma Ma Ma, another long long title. Worth a listen if you liked the Death Note songs. Very Happy


Haha, Chuu Chuu is great >_<
I personally am in love with Zetsubou Billy, But I also love Alumina by Nightmare.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 01, 2009 3:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
I liked the second opening. And liked both of the endings but give the edge to the second
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 02, 2009 10:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
They are both good but I like the second one the best.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 15, 2009 10:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
1st OP and ED :D
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2009 2:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Maximum the Hormone are part of the recently announced lineup for Soundwave next year.
http://www.soundwavefestival.com/lineup

I was checking them out on the Soundwave website as i haven't heard of most of the other bands that were announced and i thought, 'hey cool, a band from japan'. So i listened to the three tracks they had up on the site and i was pleasantly surprised when the third track ending up being from Death Note Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2009 3:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
REALLY hope they play a side show in Melbourne
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2009 4:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Live clips of Maximum the Hormone performing What's Up People (OP) and Zetsubou Billy (ED). The crowd looks awesome!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=92igYDD1QKY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AwlK0L9OPEU
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 26, 2009 11:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
i don't like the 2nd intro ( i prefer the song at its full length )
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 08, 2009 11:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Is it too late to get my opinion in? I instantly enjoyed the first OP and also came to like the first ED, the second ones were awful. Needless to say I don't see the point in screamo.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 09, 2009 7:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
I like both but I would have to go with first op and second Ed. I like all of the songs in Death Note but these are probably my Favourite of the two.
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PostPosted: Wed May 05, 2010 5:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
I'd have to say the first OP and the first ED.

I liked the first OP better because I adored the rhythm and the imagery (such as it was preserved by the fansub) of the song over the screamo second OP. But I preferred both OPs to the EDs.

I found I preferred the sound of the first ED, even though I couldn't take it seriously after I read a badly-mangled fansub. The second ED just didn't do anything for me.
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PostPosted: Thu May 06, 2010 7:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
The second opening had way better imagery but there should have been more shots of Mello and Near.
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