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The Top Three Greatest Anime Theme Songs of All Time! - - THE VICE PIT

The Real Folk Blues Man and his keyboard return to gift us with his amazingly overwrought musical renditions! Your heart will soar as these thematic covers pierce your soul with all four corners of entertainment!

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  • Compare the Real Folk Blues Man's interpretations to the songs' original performances...

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    Turambaron Aug. 20, 2012 at 5:08 p.m.

    You had me shedding tears at the cover of No Need For Promise. Totally not lying.

    samweller999 staff on Aug. 20, 2012 at 5:51 p.m.

    @Turambar: Thanks! I'll spread that along to the Real Folk Blues Man. He takes pride in moving people to tears.

    sickVisionz moderator on Aug. 20, 2012 at 6:13 p.m.

    Tom, I'll assume that you've learned a valuable lesson about wearing stripped shirts on video.

    Cool vid. Funny stuff. I was wonder when the loopy music dude would come back and I really liked how he was kicking ass with that one handed keyboard mastery.

    My mind has drawn a blank on anime themes that I like but one that I'll never forget is the following one from Naruto. I had this set as my wake up alarm for a few months and it always got me in the mood to take on the day. I had memorized the name of the group and had their album for a while and used to play it as well as Ashley Simpson's first CD all the time.

    Top8caton Aug. 20, 2012 at 7:38 p.m.

    I'd like to nominate the ending theme to Rurouni Kenshin. No matter what you've thought of that show you gotta admit that that ending theme had heart......Heart of Sword that is!

    Also, A billion points for the Berserk theme nomination!

    EganTheVile1on Aug. 20, 2012 at 8:32 p.m.

    The Real Folk Blues was the best hands down, especially listening to the full version, awesome song, the worst, on the other hand is the English version of the Deadman Wonderland theme, good lord, that had like 0 writing effort put in.

    asian_prideon Aug. 20, 2012 at 9:55 p.m.

    Ha, funny stuff guys. And great choices for theme songs as well! Totally agree on No Need for Promises. I don't remember much about Escaflowne, but it's that awesome theme that I remember most from that point in my childhood. Cruel Angel's Thesis is a great song, but unfortunately, it's not one of my favorites. Real Folk Blues is definitely on my top 5.

    I don't really have a top 5 songs or anything, but I can think of a few:

    CallmeBrenton Aug. 21, 2012 at 1:07 a.m.

    Little Kuriboh delivers the ultimate theme song.

    Thank you, Evangelion! :)

    TopHaZZardon Aug. 21, 2012 at 10:06 a.m.

    Kinda wish I started watching these Vice Pit vids earlier.

    The Stegmanon Aug. 21, 2012 at 2:43 p.m.
      
      <3 ahhhhh 
    Username_Undefinedon Aug. 21, 2012 at 4:29 p.m.

    @EganTheVile1: Are you talking about One Reason? That was the Japanese opening. I was really surprised when I was watching Wonderland when it first came out. All they did for the Toonami run was cut down a 4:30 song from a 1:30 opening to a :30 one

    samweller999 staff on Aug. 21, 2012 at 6:22 p.m.

    @TopHaZZard: No reason why you can't catch up now my man! Ask a question in the thread, or provoke us on twitter. Anything you want to see more or less of?

    EganTheVile1on Aug. 21, 2012 at 11:23 p.m.

    @Username_Undefined said:

    @EganTheVile1: Are you talking about One Reason? That was the Japanese opening. I was really surprised when I was watching Wonderland when it first came out. All they did for the Toonami run was cut down a 4:30 song from a 1:30 opening to a :30 one

    I was talking about the 30 second English language Deadman theme that I can not believe some hack band got paid for, and continues to get paid for, geeez, I am glad I never judge an anime based on it's opening theme otherwise I might have turned away from DW based on that mess. But if your saying a longer, and better version exists, I may hold my judgement until I hear that version.

    unkle_matt85on Aug. 22, 2012 at 1:56 p.m.

    This an easy answer to this question, the best ones are none of those The Vice Pit said. Some of the best ones are:

    Inner Universe - Ghost in a Shell

    Christmas in the Silent Forest - Ghost in a Shell

    Crazy 4 U - Gilgamesh

    Drivin Through the Night - Ikki Tousen

    Afro Gunsou - Keroro Gunsou

    Unlimited - Samurai 7

    Song of Sora - Vision of Escaflowne

    sonicnevetson Aug. 24, 2012 at 11:49 p.m.

    I would go with either Tank from Cowboy Bepop or Just Communication from Mobile Suit: Gundam Wing.

    Also I would vote for Brilliant World but it's not an anime opening but a game opening from Luminous Arc.

    samweller999 staff on Aug. 25, 2012 at 11:55 p.m.

    @unkle_matt85: The singer of the Gilgamesh ENDING theme is pretty awesome if you look up some of her other work.

    Yuko Ando

    sickVisionz moderator on Aug. 26, 2012 at 5:35 a.m.

    @The Stegman said:

    <3 ahhhhh

    That's definitely one of my favorites. I think it better captures the series and even though I don't like metal, I think it's a significantly better song than the original opening.

    PenguinDuston Aug. 26, 2012 at 1:21 p.m.

    I've made a couple of lists covering this subject and while I know for argument sake in this thread, our opinions don't matter I feel I must mention "Motteke! Sailor Fuku" from Lucky Star. It's infectiously upbeat and irresistible.

    sotyfan16on Aug. 31, 2012 at 2:02 a.m.

    This is one of my favorite openings. Rainbow is a great series that FUNi has yet to dub and release.

    Count_Zeroon Sept. 2, 2012 at 10:13 a.m.

    I like Origa's opening for Ghost in the Shell: SAC, but the one for Second Gig, Rise, is even better.

    TheJoker1911on Oct. 8, 2012 at 2:50 a.m.
    one of the best theme song ever!!!!!!!!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IunstAdGBP4

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