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30 Days of Anime Challenge: Day 13 – Favorite Single Episode of Anime

Published August 6, 2017 by GravediggerNALK

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My single favorite episode of anime is episode 19 of Cowboy Bebop, “Wild Horses”

It combines everything I love inside of one of my favorite anime.  Amazing showcase of late ’90s Sunrise animation? Yes.  Great anime desert shots (that Sunrise did spectacularly between this and Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory)? Yes.  Great music placement? It’s Cowboy Bebop, what did you expect.  Everything about this episode is so clean.  It doesn’t overburden us with too much information.  It perfectly portrays the crew of the Bebop as a family, albeit somewhat dysfunctional.

I love it so much, that I recently bought it on VHS (which also includes episode 20, the fan favorite “Pierrot le Fou”).

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30 Days of Anime Challenge: Day 06 – Favorite Anime Ending Theme

Published July 30, 2017 by GravediggerNALK

There’s a strong 3-way tie for my favorite anime ending theme.  Two of those are from Yoko Kanno.

Psycho-Pass (Egoist – “Namae no nai Kaibutsu”)

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The first ending theme for Psycho-Pass is just as amazing as the first opening theme.  Everything about the first season, especially the first half of it, is so well constructed and that includes the opening and ending themes and their respective videos.

Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex (Yoko Kanno – “Lithium Flower”)

Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex is one of the most well constructed shows in existence, making Psycho-Pass look like child’s play.  From the first moment of an episode to the last, you experience the emotion the director wanted fully and the music is no exception.  There is a reason that it, along with a few select other anime, are “American classics.”

Cowboy Bebop (Yoko Kanno & The Seatbelts – “The Real Folk Blues”)

Speaking of anime that are, for lack of a better term, “American classics,” it’s probably the best of any of them.  Cowboy Bebop is without a shadow of a doubt one of the best anime ever produced, and its ending theme (and opening, for that matter) is indicative of that.  If a show so deeply entrenched in music and musical references didn’t have a great ending theme, it wouldn’t make sense would it?