Great Anime Openers: Sayonara Zetsubo Sensei

Topic started by John_Martone on Aug. 31, 2009. Last post by Zeouterlimits 5 years, 5 months ago.
Post by John_Martone (2,992 posts) See mini bio Level 10

The animation is highly stylized without being snobbish. 
The still images are as attention getting as they are "dangerous/mysterious," adding sharp contrasts to the silly dancing the characters engage in. 
Perfectly sets up the visual relationships of teacher and students, while also preparing the audience for the schizophrenia of the show.
I'm not a big fan of the OP song (Hito Toshite Jiku ga Bureteiru) on its own two feet, but it works admirably well with the theme of the opening animation. 
Can't think of anything
Synopsis: Any opener which has inspired as many farces as this one has should go down in the books as a good opening animation. Combining high levels of style and symbolism (though the purpose of said symbolism is questionable,) it engages the eye and doesn't let go of the viewer. Yet, when the sequence ends, you both prepared and unready for what is to come next.
Popular farces on the opening:
Phoenix Wright
 Code Geass 
Post by hipalbatross (74 posts) See mini bio Level 10
Shaft in gemeral has been putting out the best animation in the past 3-4 years or so.  Every Zetsubou OP and ED have been great, personally even musically I think its tops, love the songs a lot.
Post by sunflower (191 posts) See mini bio Level 1
I love this OP.  My favorite version of it is the Death Note version, which sadly, no longer seems to be on Youtube or elsewhere. :(
Post by John_Martone (2,992 posts) See mini bio Level 10
Post by MoonStorm (360 posts) See mini bio Level 9
I love all the SZS OP/ED.
Post by Zeouterlimits (516 posts) See mini bio Level 7
SZS has fantastic OPs, I love them. 
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