Best Anime Openings/Endings – “Guren no Yumiya,” Linked Horizon

For the rest of summer vacation, I’ll be doing a series of weekly posts discussing my favorite opening and ending themes from anime and articulating their greatness in a paragraph or two. I’m going to kick it off with the first opening theme from Attack on Titan, “Guren no Yumiya”.

A fast-paced, epic orchestrated theme with lyrics befitting of the characters and themes of the show, this opening sets up great things that will come from the show without giving too much away. The opening is exciting to watch, full of action and beautifully rendered shots including tidbits from the manga, which I particularly appreciated. The full song is an excellent suite that is as good as the one minute version. I loved this song as soon as I heard it, and it continues to be a song that I listen to outside of watching the show, whether it’s during a workout or writing, it’s great background music.

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