Kuroko no Basket
Okay so this is a article that I wrote awhile ago with the intention of publishing it, but I never got around to it, but now here it is! Enjoy and don't forget to comment and tell me what you thought about it, and also rate your
favorite Kuroko no Basket openings down below.
Okay so a few months ago I finished watching Kuroko no Basket and enjoyed it, and I was particularly a fan of this anime's unique music. Mainly the openings. So of course I wondered what I considered the best one.. Well today we're going to find out.
Here's my rakings of Kuroko no Basket's opening from least to most favorite! Enjoy. ;3
RainSoul's rankings of their least-to-most favorite Kuroko no Basket Openings!
NUMBER 7: Opening 4 or "Hengen Jizai no Magical Star (変幻自在のマジカルスター)" by GRANRODEO
I adore the opening bit of wonderful and beautiful animation where Kuroko is practicing his shots in the pale pre-morning dawn. Seriously the part where Kuroko exhales his steamy breath in the misty, inclement sky is gorgeous in of itself, but also the backgrounds just tie the ops beginning perfectly. I also like the bus scene and the river one where Kuroko smiles sweetly at Kagami, just seeing his smile brightens my overall gloom away, however that's all this opening offers for me. I believe what kills it is its slow song and pacing. I'm used to Kuroko's openings getting me awake, so it's strange for one to make me bored. This one is just overall rather lackluster and disappointing.
Opening 4 or "Hengen Jizai no Magical Star (変幻自在のマジカルスター)" by GRANRODEO
NUMBER 6: Opening 7 or "Memories (メモリーズ)" by GRANRODEO
Not much to say for this one just that this song does get me slightly excited to watch basketball, so it already scores higher than op 4, however it has sharp dips in its tension and just sorta stays in this semi-excited state throughout the op. The animation also boring. I got so bored that I listened to say op 3 or 1 in replacement for this one just so I was not sleepy for the new episode.
Opening 7 or "Memories (メモリーズ)" by GRANRODEO
NUMBER 5: Opening 6 or "ZERO" by Kensho Ono
Now we're getting into the ones that I truly enjoy listening to. I admit I hated this one when I first heard it. I thought it was just to overhyping this traumatic past going on thing so I would skip over it, but over time it grew on me thanks to its nice and easy to listen to soft rock and decent animation, and I figured out why people loved this one so much. Because it's ADORABLE! And I agree yes it is, and I do enjoy seeing baby versions of everyone, they're just so precious in the past, and still are.
Opening 6 or "ZERO" by Kensho Ono
NUMBER 4: Opening 5 or "Punky Funky Love" by GRANRODEO
OH man this opening is just so freaking fun to listen too! It’s super bouncy, lighthearted, blood flow inducing, and FUN. It's so fun! I love how it's excitable, but it's still not overly serious. The animation is pretty and flashy, but smooth as well. Its makes me want to dance and sing out loud with it. I will never understand the inclusion of fireworks however, but they just make the opening all the more enjoyable. This one sure does live up to its name.
Opening 5 or "Punky Funky Love" by GRANRODEO
NUMBER 3: Opening 3 or "The Other self" by GRANRODEO
Folks we've reached the ones I love all dearly and all of these ones can make me get in the spirits to watch some basketball. This one is a fan favorite, and one of mine as well but not #1. The animation in this opening is the best of Kuroko no Basket its jaw-dropping and absolutely stunning throughout. I love all the scenes in this one however my favorite part of the op is the climax where the rock builds to its soaring point and everyone goes super saiyan and delivers their best baskets or passes. My complaint with this op is that I feel like this song doesn't necessarily feel like a Kuroko no Basket song, its just seems like its own thing, but I still adore the song. I forgot to mention that I'm in love with the idea that this whole opening is us, the viewer, watching they that's amazing.
Opening 3 or "The Other self" by GRANRODEO
NUMBER 2: Opening 2 or "RIMFIRE" by GRANRODEO
I love this song! I think soft rock fits perfectly into Kuroko. This gets me so pumped I want to go play basketball myself. This is Seirin's fight song and it's beautiful. Its them 100%. The animation here is good as well. Seirin fight!
Opening 2 or "RIMFIRE" by GRANRODEO
NUMBER 1: Opening 1 or "Can Do" by GRANRODEO
This song in captures the essence of what makes this show so great I think. Fighting team spirit, blood pumping beats, the hope in yourself and the world, and just having fun! I without fail get excited when the first note of this song starts and I see that classic basketball on the court floor, I'm fighting with Kuroko, Kagami, and the rest of Seirin in this song and it's wonderful. AND OH MY I'M IN LOVE WITH THE BIT OF ANIMATION WHERE KUROKO LOOKS BACK AND FORTH WITH HIS EYES IT'S GORGEOUS! I also love where he's dribbling the ball around everyone like the shadow boss he is. The animation here is just great, like the cheeseburger rooftop scene is perfection, I'm just in love with the animation here it's so good and classical. This song is addicting as all heck and makes me happy and smile like a goofball it makes me love basketball and anime. This is just a classical opening, and that's why it's my favorite Kuroko no Basket opening.
Opening 1 or "Can Do" by GRANRODEO
One Big Idoitic Basketball Family.~ (So I finally learned how to put images in the middle of an article. It wasn't like it was obvious or anything, no..)