I’ve listed some of my favorite OPs and EDs from 2014 in a series of posts under my ongoing project, Favorite OP & ED (by season):
- Winter 2014 OP
- Winter 2014 ED (coming soon)
- Spring 2014 OP
- Spring 2014 ED
- Summer 2014 OP
- Summer 2014 ED
- Fall 2014 OP
- Fall 2014 ED
Among those wonderful songs, here are my top 10 favorites, in no particular order:
- Anime : Blade & Soul, ED| Song : RAINBOW | Artist : lego big morl
- Anime : Gin no Saji 2, ED | Song : Oto no Naru Hou e | Artist : Goose house
- Anime : Ping Pong The Animation | Song : Tada Hitori | Artist : Bakudan Johnny
- Anime : Ping Pong The Animation | Song : ‘Ano Hero to’ Bokura ni Tsuite | Artist : Merengue
- Anime : Mushishi Zoku Shou | Song : Shiver | Artist : Lucy Rose
- Anime : Baby Steps | Song : Believe in yourself | Artist : Abe Mao
- Anime : Barakamon | Song : Rashisa | Artist : SUPER BEAVER
- Anime : Aldnoah.Zero | Song : aLIEz | Artist: SawanoHiroyuki[nZk]:mizuki
- 5. Anime : Tokyo Ghoul | Song : Seijatachi (Saints) | Artist : People In The Box
- Anime : Glasslip | Song : Toumei na Sekai (Transparent World) | Artist : nano.RIPE
Of course, anime music is not complete without OST. Here are my personal favorites, which I think you should check out if you missed them. If there are other OST I didn’t mention, it’s most likely because I haven’t actually listened to them. Feel free to comment which you think I also missed!
- NagiAsu OST by various artists (2 discs) – Reaaaaaaaally good and consistently atmospheric, despite the fact that various artists worked on this. It was used effectively in the series as well. My favorite tracks are umi no namida and Marine snow. Because of this OST, I got to know DEPAPEPE.
- Terror in Resonance OST by Kanno Yoko (2 discs) – Kanno Yoko goodness. Incredibly nostalgic and melancholic. Favorite tracks are von, nc17, and hanna.
- Haikyuu!! OST by Yuki Hayashi, Asami Tachibana (2 discs) – The OST is probably one of the reasons HQ!! feels more like slice of life than just a sports shounen anime. Favorite tracks are team mate, interesting team, and birth of duo.