Death Note Anime OP 1 or 2?

Which OP You like?

  • OP1.

    Votes: 91 52.0%
  • OP2.

    Votes: 60 34.3%
  • Both.

    Votes: 24 13.7%

  • Total voters
    175

SolVanderlyn

Member
Oct 28, 2017
9,186
Earth, 21st Century
OP 1 is what you'd expect, and fits the series well.

OP 2 is off the walls insane, and leaves you with an initial shock. Then you realize it's pretty appropriate for the madness than ensues in Part 2.

I love them both.
 

Muzy

Member
Oct 25, 2017
1,619
The first OP, just like the first half of the series, is so much better than the second.

God this show is so cool... and then it drops off a fucking cliff.
 

LossAversion

Member
Oct 28, 2017
4,242
I love Maximum the Hormone but The World is one of, if not my favorite anime opening. Right up there with Again and Seishun Kyousoukyoku.
 

CosmicPanda

Member
Oct 31, 2017
503
come on definitely 2 WHATS UP PEOPLE?!? I remember rocking out to that opening back in 2008 on adult swim.
 

Milk

Avenger
Oct 25, 2017
1,408
They’re both fantastic. Gonna give the slight edge to 2 though.

I love the end of 1 where Light creepily slowly raises his hand toward Misa. Similarly, I love the whole final sequence of 2 where Light’s just walking while his allies and opponents linger around him.
 

Dice

Member
Oct 25, 2017
4,998
Canada
op 2 is my kind of dumb

Definitily the second and for this reason.

First one leans waaaay too hard into the irony/symbolism. It ups the ante nicely and feels appropriately more neurotic and crazy. I feel few anime are willing to go as full metal as that one does at the end.
 

Kintaro

Member
Oct 27, 2017
939
I just first watched the series a couple of years ago and didn't like the switch to the second opening at all. The first one is perfect imo.
 

PogChamp

The Fallen
Oct 27, 2017
7,081
2 is just too batshit crazy for my tastes. I think the I could appreciate the same kind of unraveling with some frantic jazz instead.

Doesn't matter since the ED is really where its at

 

Blent

Member
Oct 26, 2017
2,245
East Midlands, England, UK
I really, really appreciated how they were prepared to go so out there with the song choice with OP2.

It's shocking, unique, memorable and fits the descent into sheer madness perfectly - especially the breakdown at the end.

Oh, and Zsetsubou Billy is an amazing Ending theme too.
 

Dark Knight

Member
Oct 25, 2017
6,792
I always preferred the second. It really serves to set the stage for how far gone Light is after the timeskip. At the time it was one of the most interesting and unique anime openings I had ever seen.
 

Aftervirtue

Member
Nov 13, 2017
990
OP1 is fine, but its as cliche and “anime” sounding as it gets.
OP2 was a giant wtf the first time those credits rolled. OP2 wins easily by how unexpected and now iconic it is. I didn’t even have to play the video for op2, because it is still etched in my memory bank unlike op1, where I had to play the video to remind myself what it sounded like.
 

VAD

Member
Oct 28, 2017
1,453
OP1 is like “ok this is a shonen anime”
OP2 is “that’s death note, motherfucker!”
 

King Alamat

Member
Nov 22, 2017
2,975
It's obviously "The World", though I will say "Zetsubo Billy" is better than "Alumina" so it balances out.
 

Arkeband

Member
Nov 8, 2017
4,697
I recently just looked into what Nightmare was up to, I used to listen to them a lot.

Apparently they went on hiatus a few years back when their lead singer was getting vocal chord surgery (which I imagine might be due to his history of smoking and screaming incorrectly - listen to “Nadirecar”, he’s just blowing out his voice).

They all split up into their own bands, but were supposed to join back up this year. They had a concert planned just a few days ago actually, but I couldn’t find any info on it, at least on English google.