Even More Awesome EDs, ~2011 Edition

More EDs! These ones missed the first list for one or more of these reasons: I forgot about them; I didn’t want to include two from the same show; I counted it as not awesome enough because I was being a lazy dick; I haven’t actually seen the anime it comes from but know the ED by reputation.

TO MAKE THIS LIST, if I can actually think of how the song or video goes, it’s got a good bet.

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Hanasaku Iroha Is Like the Evangelion of “4-Girls” Shows

Screenshots all of my favorite scenes from HanaIro, all from ep 3.

Starting with what part of Evangelion I see reflected—Eva is what comes to mind when I think of taking an established type of anime to the next level in every way. Without getting into too much of “what Evangelion is,” since not all of it serves my purposes in this comparison, what matters is that Evangelion:

1. Is an amazing-looking show.

2. Is extremely well-written and directed.

3. Presents common genre tropes better than other shows that feature them.

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Finish or Fail 1989 – Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water

Time for yet another ridiculous plot to power through my infamous on-hold list! According to MAL, I currently have 195 shows on-hold, which I’m proud to say is a lot fewer than last year at this time—but not enough. I don’t want to have *any* shows on-hold, so I must keep plowing forward! This new plan revolves around airdates~

I picked one anime that I had on-hold from each of the past 25 years and wrote them down on lots to be drawn one after another until all are completed. (Sadly, I didn’t have an on-hold show for every year, so there will only be 21 total). The first lot that I pulled from an old shoe was Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water. I started this show in 2008 at a time when I was buying a lot of random used DVDs wherever I could find them. I’d only seen the first four episodes and I remembered only basic things about them, so I started back from the beginning.

Parts in [bold pink brackets] are spoilers.

1989—1990 – Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water

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