Mayu (and Reika) FTW

Ok, it’s a bit late to the party, but the new ED for Goshusho-sama Ninomiya-kun is made of win and awesome. See for yourself.

It’s almost a shame they have to put an episode before this thing. And thanks to YouTube, we don’t!

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4 Responses to Mayu (and Reika) FTW

  1. Andrew F. says:

    ZOMGWTFBBQ they ripped off HARUHI!!!!!!111!!!one1

    Kidding aside, it’s always nice to see an ED animation that contains more than a few frames of actual animation. While the OP is usually one of the most lavishly animated parts of a show, most EDs seem to be done on the cheap–either a series of still images or a short loop. I suppose there are practical considerations, and it still beats the text on a black background I’ve become accustomed to in American TV, but sometimes it just feels like a cop-out (see the Elfen Lied ED).

  2. I think the single best ED I can remember seeing recently is the one for “Ninja Nonsense”. It was done in stop-film animation with little models, and it’s hilarious. The last DVD had a long version of it which was even better. The music was clever, and the story told by the long version is funny. It’s actually better than a lot of the real episodes of the series.

  3. Ubu Roi says:

    Ah, so Coyote Ragtime Show wasn’t the only one to use that technique lately. (I called it “claymation” at the time because that’s what it reminded me of, but it was really stop-motion.)

    There is a lot of Haruhi to the GSNK ED, from the still shots, to the dancing, to the Yuki, but I also agree with Jason that they made the Lucky Star cheerleaders look like grade-schoolers.

    American TV ED’s will rarely, if ever, do any better than blackscreen, thanks to the networks’ insistance on overriding the credits with commercials.

  4. Andrew F. says:

    Ninja Nonsense and Coyote Ragtime Show were both animated by ufotable, as were Futakoi Alternative and Manabi Straight, two other shows with stop-motion EDs. It’s practically become their trademark.

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