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teruterubozu
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(04-08-2014, 02:25 PM)
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Originally Posted by SwiftDeath

Vikings Opening Theme on History

It just feels so emotional and strong, can't explain it

I love all the water elements

The Fever Ray song is just so perfect. Whoever decided to license the track for the opener is an absolute genius.
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(04-08-2014, 02:28 PM)
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OKAY 3, 2, 1 - LET'S JAM!

Cowboy Bebop of course

And Sonic Boom from Sonic CD.
akaoni
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(04-08-2014, 02:34 PM)

Originally Posted by KidA Seven

Lost in Translation

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hyOSuFBS7IA

I love it because it gives the audience a feeling of what it's like when first entering a big city. Turns adults into kids. Also Bill driving under the lights in amazement while Girls plays in the background is sex. Plus Scarjo.

Didn't even think of this one even though it's a personal favourite, definitely sets the entire film up. I would have a hard time disagreeing with James Franco on that one.
B3N1
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(04-08-2014, 02:39 PM)
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TV:
Strike Back
Banshee
Black Sails
The Wire S04
Ryuelli
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(04-08-2014, 02:40 PM)
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Originally Posted by Aggrotek

Watchmen wins this a thousand times over.

Watchmen's opening is incredible.
Camp Lo
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(04-08-2014, 02:40 PM)
Mega Man cartoon intro which was better than the actual show itself
Bishop89
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(04-08-2014, 02:49 PM)
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die hard with a vengeance
Sojgat
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(04-08-2014, 02:50 PM)
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The Equalizer

Music, sound effects, imagery, it all just works together perfectly.
tringworldso
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(04-08-2014, 03:12 PM)
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Originally Posted by Delta Assault

DuckTales

This. And

Chip and Dale: Rescue Rangers

Six Feet Under

Sherlock

Community

Brooklyn Nine Nine
paradox121
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(04-08-2014, 03:22 PM)
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Originally Posted by Shaanyboi

TV
Gravity Falls

Batman Beyond

Buffy The Vampire Slayer

Spectacular Spider-Man
- I love how the character "credits" would change from episode to episode. Great touch.

Came here to post these. You have good tastes sir.

I'd add:

X-Men: The Animated Series - Mainly for the nostalgia factor, but also because its so dang 90's

Fringe - Great song, and I'm always going to love a show that needs to tell you what time period/ timeline/ universe you're in from it's opening titles.

True Detective - Much like the show itself beautiful, engaging, and maybe just a bit pretentious.
Kabouter
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(04-08-2014, 03:32 PM)
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Taxi - Don't know why I like this so much (well, the show being brilliant has something to do with it), but I've always loved this intro. There's just something about it that's inviting and makes me want to watch the show.
All in the Family - Do I even need to explain this one? A classic, just like the show itself.
The Pacific - A more recent example, but this one is probably my absolute favourite intro. Both the music and visuals are absolutely brilliant. The music fits the show (and the intro itself) perfectly, and the charcoal drawings and sparing use of red colouring make the visuals fantastic as well.
John Adams - The music and visuals just ooze America. America should probably switch out their national anthem with this, it'd be a huge step up. Also, arrange the stars on your flag in a circle again, if need be, just go back to 13 of them. Flags with circles of stars are the best.
gblues
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(04-08-2014, 03:34 PM)
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Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes (written by the same dude that did the original Power Rangers theme)
sixteen-bit
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(04-08-2014, 03:43 PM)
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Turn A Gundam and Evangelion have some GOAT OPs.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tpqwY7tsZS4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3nQNSLB3Lpk

And 90s Xmen's Japan into, lol
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2rSw4Xl5qfs
Last edited by sixteen-bit; 04-08-2014 at 03:46 PM.
Loxley
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(04-08-2014, 03:50 PM)
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Originally Posted by sixteen-bit

And 90s Xmen's Japan into, lol
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2rSw4Xl5qfs

Holy shit, I would have killed for an X-men cartoon that looked like that instead of the Rob Liefeld garbage we ended up with :(
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(04-08-2014, 04:04 PM)
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Luap
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(04-08-2014, 06:09 PM)
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Oh man, how could I forget about Saving Private Ryan? Probably the most amazing opening 15 mins of a war movie ever.



The Silver
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(04-08-2014, 06:22 PM)
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sAkL2-vh2Sk

X-Men is just so unbelievably 90s, that explosion out of nowhere lmao.
MrJames079
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(04-08-2014, 07:43 PM)
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Getter Robo Armageddon has some great OP's
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S9b06JueIwo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1pYduET6PwI
Mattilaus
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(04-08-2014, 07:51 PM)
House of Cards Intro

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MoUytTuWyR8
BFIB
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(04-08-2014, 08:33 PM)
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Since GoT and Walking Dead have already been mentioned, I'll go with this.

I'm a big Bond fan, and have really been disappointed with that classic Bond intro during the Craig variations. Skyfall however, ranks up there with the best of the Bond intros for me.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bA_ag0_BdPo

Unsolved Mysteries:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OwAG-DnWhiY
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KrellRell
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(04-08-2014, 08:46 PM)
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Originally Posted by AdrianWerner

TV:
Dexter
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ej8-Rqo-VT4

Definitely my favorite.
HoopzBarkley
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(04-08-2014, 08:58 PM)
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No love for Watamote's intro? Its so good.
Alaskanbullworm
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(04-08-2014, 09:59 PM)
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Power Rangers Zeo
Gravity Falls
Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy
Night Court
Eek! Stravaganza
Pee Wee's Playhouse
Beetlejuice
The Real Ghostbusters
Pepper Ann
Taz-Mania
Muppet Babies
Daria
CatDog
All That
Fraggle Rock
Punky Brewster

The 80s and 90s were such good eras for theme songs. Say what you want about the quality of the show, but the theme song was almost always the best. Nowadays with so many shows barley having a theme or none at all just saddens me.
Blood Red Sky
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(04-08-2014, 10:04 PM)
Jayce and the Wheeled Warriors.

Wheeled Warriors explode into battle! Lightning strikes!
NerdEyeBlind
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(04-08-2014, 10:05 PM)
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MacGyver
thenexus6
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(04-08-2014, 11:18 PM)
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Bleach anime OP 1 is godlike

Twin Peaks
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maxcriden
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(04-09-2014, 02:43 AM)
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Originally Posted by thenexus6

Bleach anime OP 1 is godlike

Twin Peaks

Twin Peaks's Angelo Badalamenti music is amaaazing.
BearFlexington
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(04-09-2014, 04:11 AM)
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Great thread idea.

I'm going to date myself with some of these too.

Peter Pan & the Pirates
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PlgEH2IAKHI

Robotech
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qEe0kzyFOyU

True Detective

Death Note Intro 2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HGQAjAjsZNo

Heathcliff
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RFKrVTVercI

NOTE: RiffRaff takes off in a bathtub and even as a kid I didn't think that made any fucking sense.

And I'll sneak an outro in there:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ovB8FKzCNk4
hipbabboom
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(04-09-2014, 04:17 AM)
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Originally Posted by Pirateking

Any medium and why.
Not necessarily my favorites but it's stuff I come back to every now and then.

One Piece: Opening (English)
Rap has never been so cool on an anime. This intro is among some of my favorite. Way better than the Japanese counter part. Can't say much for the actual voice acting of the show though.

You have a right to your opinion and I'ma et you finish but Samurai Champloo had one of the best rap openings OF ALL TIME!!

I remember liking some rap openings from Bleach and Eureka 7 as well.
Loona
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(04-09-2014, 05:18 AM)
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Games:

Super Robot Wars Alpha 3
Overwhelming odds, good teamwork between the cast, I love the scene 5 minutes in where they all line up, with "grandpa" Mazinger in front, the reflection in his eye later on, and the determination that follows, given the circumstances.

Movies:

X-Men 2
Beauty through teleports in ways I never thought possible - I wish I could find it on Youtube with better quality though...
bfwings55
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(04-09-2014, 05:24 AM)
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Literally nothing will beat Cowboy Bebop.

I really like Scott Pilgrim tho

ONE TWO THREE FOUR
Devolution
the fabulous one
(04-09-2014, 05:28 AM)
Sopranos.

That song just sets the mood so well even if the intro is just him driving.
MrGerbils
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(04-09-2014, 05:28 AM)
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Originally Posted by AdrianWerner

TV:

Dexter
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ej8-Rqo-VT4


Here's a pretty great making of article on the Dexter title sequence. Including the initial pitch animatic that the director put together with himself and his girlfriend to help sell the concept.

Frame of him as the stand-in for Dexter:

EBE
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(04-09-2014, 05:35 AM)
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"Three billion human lives ended on August 29th, 1997. The survivors of the nuclear fire called the war Judgment Day. They lived only to face a new nightmare: the war against the machines."
foolia
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(04-09-2014, 05:37 AM)
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Others have said it already, but Watchmen.
WorldStar
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(04-09-2014, 05:39 AM)
Serial Experiments: Lain

fits the anime pretty damn well IMO I might biased because I fucking love this anime
Aaron-Lagann
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(04-09-2014, 05:55 AM)
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I try to post new ones every time one of these threads pop up, so these are only the ones that I haven't posted and are off the top of my head.

Hellsing.

Trigun.

Tenjo Tenge.

S-cry-Ed.

Hajime no Ippo: New Challenger.

Space Dandy.

Samurai Flamenco OP1/2. (No good YouTube versions and huge spoilers in the second one.)

Blue Exorcist.

Mushibugyo OP 2. (Sped up due to YouTube Copyright shit.)

And as I post in all of these threads, the greatest opening to anything.
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(04-09-2014, 06:05 AM)
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Haibane Renmei
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CxY0ALI7izo
DrSlek
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(04-09-2014, 06:12 AM)
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Originally Posted by Delta Assault

That guitar solo holy shit.

Iron Man TAS

My man!

Also; Justice League and Justice League Unlimited
thenexus6
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(04-09-2014, 11:45 AM)
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Originally Posted by maxcriden

Twin Peaks's Angelo Badalamenti music is amaaazing.

For you my friend,

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dTp6d7Bw79A
sleepytrees
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(04-09-2014, 11:59 AM)
Lots of -great- clips here! Love this stuff.

Will throw some more into the ring. Growing up in the 70s/80s, these might have impacted on your impressionable psyche.

the Dungeons and Dragons cartoon intro - 1983

Fables of the Green Forest- 1973

Wind in the Willows (Cosgrove Hall) - 1984

Hilarious House of Frightenstein - 1970s
Browny
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(04-09-2014, 12:18 PM)
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UK GAF will recognise this:

Knightmare

The music is truly awesome.
MR4001
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(04-09-2014, 12:28 PM)
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The opening to The Kingdom: http://youtu.be/VW71JuzHr5o

That of Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising, similiar, if a little far fetched: http://youtu.be/ZqzZjVRqgGA

The opening of Ghost Recon: Desert Siege, too. And, of course, 'The Hudson River, two years ago...'.

Oh! - the opening of the excellent The World at War. Sadly, I can't find a video. It is very sombre, sets the tone brilliantly. Sir Laurence Olivier narrates to silent footage of Oradour-sur-Glane:


Down this road, on a summer day in 1944... the soldiers came. Nobody lives here now. They stayed only a few hours. When they had gone, the community which had lived for a thousand years... was dead.

This is Oradour-sur-Glane, in France. The day the soldiers came, the people were gathered together. The men were taken to garages and barns, the women and children were led down this road... and they were driven... into this church. Here, they heard the firing as their men were shot. Then they were killed too. A few weeks later, many of those who had done the killing were themselves dead, in battle.

They never rebuilt Oradour. Its ruins are a memorial. Its martyrdom stands for thousands upon thousands of other martyrdoms in Poland, in Russia, in Burma, in China, in a World at War...

At the village of Oradour-sur-Glane, the day the soldiers came, they killed more than six hundred men, women... and children. ...REMEMBER.
Do-do-do-de-do... http://youtu.be/eqONgYHYo88
sleepytrees
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(04-09-2014, 12:44 PM)

Originally Posted by Browny

UK GAF will recognise this:

Knightmare

The music is truly awesome.

Haha, holy shit. Rules.

proto-Blizzard cutscene :P
Screaming Meat
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(04-09-2014, 12:44 PM)
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Once Upon A Time in The West is hands down my favourite opening to any film ever.

Dark Knight's opening is also a brilliant bit of cinema.
maxcriden
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(04-09-2014, 12:52 PM)
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Originally Posted by thenexus6

For you my friend,

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dTp6d7Bw79A

That is awesome, thank you!

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