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Anime Debate | ~Music Battle: Intros & OST's~


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If you love anime, I'm sure you love some of your favorite Intros and OST's!

Please follow the rules below:
Each opponent will send FIVE anime Intros/OST's each round. (Making it 25 songs overall) Please make sure to send LINKS to the music.
You must mix and match anime intros and the OST's each round. It's fine if one outweighs the other, but make sure they are mixed instead of it only being Intros or only being OST's.
Each round doesn't have to pertain to one specific anime, it can be different anime in one round. Totally up to you, it's optional. Pro (me) and Con (my opponent) can listen to each other's songs, to make it more fun! We might recognize some that we like.

Definition of each:
Intros - Anime intro songs. The songs that play in the beginning of the show.
OST's - Background music/instrumentals that plays during the show.

The voters will choose which music they liked better overall and that's who the winner will be.

Have fun! And the best of luck to my opponent.

Round 1
I appreciate the very innovative choice for this debate. I've heard a lot of great music in anime, and it will be a difficult choice to say the least, even with so many rounds. I'll try to keep my selections diverse, ranging from some high intensity selections to some that bring out strong feelings in me the moment they come on. For this round, here are my five:

I'll include more intros next round. As a brief aside, the Pokemon theme was my jam back in the day. Still a fan of that Bleach OST, too. Got a couple of those that will be coming your way (and a good deal more Yuki Kajiura - that woman is seriously amazing).
Round 2
Damn it I was gonna do Sadness and Sorrow! :') A classic. Every time I hear it it gives me chills, makes me think of so many scenes. Most of all, it makes me miss Naruto even more since it ended. 

Ah, FLCL. One of the weirdest shows I've ever seen, it's hilarious though! I love that song. 

2. Bleach OST 2 #11 Here To Stay - OST (Words can't explain how much I love this OST)
3. One Piece Soundtrack - Uunan and the Stone Storage room - OST (One of my top favorite One piece OST's)
4. Naruto Opening 5 - Intro (Classic)
5. Marvelous Battle OST's: Luffy's Fierce Attack! - OST (An epic one. Love this so much)
Ah, L's Theme. I've got some Death Note coming, but that's definitely one of my favorites from the show. Glad you put some One Piece in this, not sure just yet if I'll be adding some of my own for that anime, though I'm considering. Another round of tough choices, though with 25, I'm getting through most of my favorites.

I'm keeping the range pretty wide, throwing some more classics into the mix and something from this year that really stuck with me. Best Bleach OP in my opinion, and just had to go with the hype song from My Hero Academia. I'll start throwing in some character themes shortly, got a few of those.
Round 3
Ironically I was planning to use my most favorite Bleach opening. I really have two favorites but opening 2 is my all time favorite.

1. Bleach Opening 2  (Don't get me wrong, I love opening 1 but I really really love this one, so much) - Intro
4. One Piece Opening 8 - Jungle P. [HD] (Words can't explain....I can listen to this over and over again lol) - Intro
5. Fairytail opening 1 - Intro

The second Bleach OP is still pretty awesome, no doubt. Akame Ga Kill also has some awesome music, good choice.
Seriously, Toshio Masuda, Yoko Kanno and Yuki Kajiura are going to be common presences on this list. They are all amazing. Whether you love Naruto or not, you owe it to yourself to listen to the amazing soundtrack of Masuda. Kanno is just so damn innovative with every song, and Kajiura makes some incredibly epic, ethereal stuff that evokes some incredible emotion. Tank! is seriously one of the best OPs around. Sorairo Days is seriously hype, and Genos's Theme (The cyborg fights) is the most incredible battle theme. Pretty much anything from Madoka Magica is awesome, though this is probably their best. In terms of villain themes, nothing quite matches Orochimaru's for me.

Round 4
Ah, Orochimaru theme. Legendary, I love it. 

1. Naruto Shippuden OST 1 - Track 23 - Taiji ( Confronting ) - OST (One of my top favorites, I used to have this on repeat a while back. Gonna start listening to it again. It cheers me up)

Yeah Naruto music gives me life, they really should play anime OST's or Intros on the radio.
Man, I forgot just how much I loved Uryu's Theme. Turned it on and immediately fell in love again. Despite not having seen the series, big fan of the Hisoka theme as well.

Both of these OPs are among my absolute favorites, and Flow may be my favorite intro song. It's an incredible work. The Megalo Box theme is really evocative of Cowboy Bebop in all the right ways, and has a great beat to it. This and L's theme are my favorite Death Note works, and I finally landed on my favorite song from One Piece. Always gets me hyped.

Last round coming up, plan to use some more obscure and classic titles with a solid favorite to round it all out.

Round 5
I love Overtaken! I think we're in eachother's minds lmao. Loved #4 too, Light theme is awesome. #1 was excellent too, I'm sure that may be one of my favorite Intros from FMAB it sounded so good, I can't wait until I get farther. 

3. Naruto Opening 9 | Yura Yura (HD) (Lost for words. Really love this) - Intro

Please watch HxH! I know I recommended you it already but whenever you get a chance, dive on it. It will change your life! One of the best. This was really fun, thanks for the anime music battle. May the best person win!
Oh man, we are reading each other's minds. Was incredibly close to picking Pain's theme over Orochimaru's two rounds ago, and my picks this round just barely edged out Flyers from Death Parade. That's a great OP. And yes, HxH is high on my list, though it's long enough that I have to set more time aside than I currently have. We should talk recommendations because some of the sources of these songs are really worth your time.

I went further back with many of these focusing largely on pieces that made me begin to take notice of music in anime. Finally decided to get some DBZ in the mix - had to pick what was probably my favorite musical moment in the whole series, incredibly hype. Another Yuki Kajiura piece, this being from the first series I ever heard her work in, and no less incredible than the other two, particularly with that fast violin work. The Gundam Wing piece really brings me back and still holds up beautifully. The Darker than Black piece is a great action scene accompaniment (the anime was not great, but the music and fight scenes were strong). Finally, had to give a shout out to the first OP for Attack on Titan. Does a beautiful job of getting you revved up for the anime.

Regardless of who takes this, it was a lot of fun figuring out which songs would make this list. No easy choices, but with 25, I think I got to all my favorites. Look forward to the voting!