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Anime intros are awesome.

January 23, 2010

So I’ve recently started re-watching Ghost in the Shell: 2nd Gig as last time I tried to watch it I stopped half way through for some unknown reason, but since starting again I’ve come to one conclusion.

Them Japs know how to do an intro.

I mean, an intro is meant to get you pumped for the show that’s coming up, and with a few exceptions I’ve always sat and watched anime intros in their full for every episode because they’re awesome.

Is it the music? More often than not it’s a crucial factor, but also the montage of beautiful images that are spliced together are often times much more exciting than anything in an intro to a British show. The important thing here is that most these shows are for a more mature audience rather than for kiddy winks who need the bright colours, aimed instead at older people less willing to let go of watching pretty animation who cover up the immaturity of the medium with mature sounding plots and characters.

So here are some of my favourites in handy YouTube form.

Trying to think of some other shows with equally brilliant ‘I gotta watch that’ intros that aren’t of the eastern animated variety and the following come to mind, to be honest our intros always seem a little more laid back or rushed, but I thought these were fitting considering the demographic of show we’re dealing with. If you’ve got any favs whack ’em in a comment!

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4 comments

  1. You missed one http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bXiJYcK4-GU


    • Brilliant.


    • and omg pizza cats are awesome…. 😀 x


  2. You know, as iconic as the A-team theme is, I don’t think I’ve ever actually sat down to watch an episode 😛
    Although now I really really wanna watch cowboy bebop again…..
    xx



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