10 Worst Anime ED’s of Summer 2018

My 10 Worst Anime ED’s (Ending Songs) of the Summer 2018 season!

With the good, comes the bad and while there was plenty of good there was also a fair share of mediocre ED’s (Ending Songs) this season. Here are the 10 Worst Anime ED’s of Summer 2018!

~Number 10~
“Starlight” by Erii Yamazaki from Seven Senses of the Re’Union

This song isn’t actually bad, it’s just kind of generic–which can sometimes be more of a problem, especially in the overcrowded land of anime ED’s.

~Number 9~
“Hōkago Distraction” (Afterschool Distraction) by Etsuko Yakushimaru from Hi Score Girl

This sounds like the band that pretentious friend of yours is really into and you just sit their with a bemused look on your face as he plays his favourite track from the album for the fifth time as if wearing you down by sheer brute force is going to make you like the thing. (Spoiler alert, I’m not gonna like the thing). I don’t dislike this song FYI it’s just not for me.

~Number 8~
“Home Sweet Home!” by Yutaro Miura from Dropkick On My Devil!

Here’s another song that’s high-energy that I should probably like but you know what, I can’t stand the vocalist here, he sounds like an unenthused child entertainer phoning it and singing through a fake smile. Which is a shame because almost everything else about the song is pretty nice!

~Number 7~
“World Line” by Asami Imai from Steins;Gate 0

There’s a lot of bias in this choice–I mean the first ED for Steins;Gate 0 was just ~so~ good that invariably anything else except an absolute banger would be a disappointment and this is indeed a disappointment. It’s high energy but it feels misplaced, it’s also kinda lame and uninteresting.

~Number 6~
“Fly Me to the Star” by Starlight Kuku-gumi from Revue Starlight

I like cover songs, I like songs that are influenced by other more popular music, what I don’t like songs that do neither and both simultaneously and meander about without a purpose. Is this a cover of ‘Fly Me To The Moon’, is this inspired by lounge music, or is it just boring?

~Number 5~
“Happen ~Kogarashi ni Fukarete~” by Eri Suzuki, Miyuri Shimabukuro, & Rie Takahashi from Yuuna and the Haunted Hot Springs

I almost feel bad about how much I dunk on the music from this series considering how much I love the series itself, but this isn’t about the show its attached to (or how sexy the ending visuals are). This song is just dull, sorry girls!

~Number 4~
“Long Hope Philia <TV Limited.>” by Masaki Suda from My Hero Academia 3rd Season

Wake me up when a good song starts…

~Number 3~
“Silent Solitude” by OxT from Overlord III

I don’t know… I probably should like this song, right? But there’s something about it that just annoys me it just doesn’t do anything for me as a song. (Also, I was going to make a joke about it musically sounding like Linkin Park and that being a negative but I guess we can’t since, well, you know…)

~Number 2~
“Akaku, Zetsubō no Hana” by JUNNA from Lord of Vermilion: Crimson King

*wildly discordant noises and out of tune vocals ensue*

~Number 1~
GOLD EVOLUTION” by STYLE FIVE – Nobunaga Shimazaki, Tatsuhisa Suzuki, Mamoru Miyano, Tsubasa Yonaga, Daisuke Hirakawa from Free! Dive To The Future

I’m sure for fans of this show this is just the most precious and joyous thing… but for me there is nothing remotely enjoyable about this song. I kind of wish the worst pick of this list was more egregious (or at the least more interesting) but it’s just absolutely not for me.

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And there we have it! With that we’ve covered every (except the songs I managed to miss through sheer incompetence) anime song of the Summer 2018 season! If you agree, disagree or just want to scream into the void leave a comment below! Thanks for reading!


Previous Seasonal OP & ED Lists:

10 Best OP’s Winter 2018
10 Worst OP’s Winter 2018
10 Best ED’s Winter 2018
5 Worst ED’s Winter 2018
10 Best OP’s Spring 2018
10 Worst OP’s Spring 2018
10 Best ED’s Spring 2018
5 Worst ED’s Spring 2018
15 Best OP’s Summer 2018
5 Worst OP’s Summer 2018
10 Best ED’s Summer 2018


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5 Worst Anime OP’s of Summer 2018

My 5 Worst Anime OP’s (Openings) of the Summer 2018 season!

The ‘worst’ list is always the hardest, not because I have a hard time being judgmental—that shit comes easy, the hard part is actually finding songs that even qualify as ‘worst’ because so much anime music (specifically OP’s and ED’s) are just so good, that’s part of the reason why this list is just 5 songs, because I didn’t feel right listing the other 5 that would have made out the 10 “worst”. Even so half the songs on this list aren’t actually bad, they’re just not as good as the one’s that came before! But that said, if they’re on this list then they’ve done something ‘not quite good enough’. For the list of the best OP’s of Summer 2018 (and a full list of my regular list-making requirements) click here. Otherwise enjoy my countdown of the 5 Worst Anime OP’s of Summer 2018!

~Number 5~
“Momoiro Typhoon” (Peach-Colored Typhoon) by Luna Haruna from Yuuna and the Haunted Hot Springs

Divorcing all opinions of a show from an OP is hard, especially here given how much I like the show and the opening visuals, but to be honest this song is just way too low key and kinda bland, admittedly it picks up toward the mid-way point but by then it’s already too little, too late.

~Number 4~
“Red Swan” by Yoshiki feat. HYDE from Attack on Titan Season 3

Another one that’s hard to separate from the visuals, but here it’s because they work so well together—it’s a deliberately contemplative effort pairing the nostalgic visuals with a soft song like this and in my opinion it works for the show! Where it doesn’t work is listening to this as a song by itself because it… is… dull. Also the lead vocalist is kinda bad?

~Number 3~
“Make my story” by Lenny Code Fiction from My Hero Academia 3rd Season

Oof. What’s with all these great, high-profile shows with mediocre OP’s this season (and last season). The chorus kind of destroys any potential for this being enjoyable, sounding like a boy-band sucking helium. It’s just such a ‘meh’ of a song; I can’t help but be left disappointed.

~Number 2~
“Tenshi yo Furusato o Kike” by May’n from Lord of Vermilion: Crimson King

There’s nothing wrong with May’n, it’s just this song kind of exists and nothing else, while many other songs on this list are far more low-key and uninteresting this is just utterly generic from beginning to end.

~Number 1~
“Sassoku to Hashiru Tonegawa-kun” by Gesu no Kiwami Otome from Mr. Tonegawa

Ugly sounding music, ugly vocals—just an unpleasant musical experience, not much else to say to be honest!

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True to the quality of the music this anime season the OP list wasn’t all that bad, save for an utterly muddy-sounding Number 1. And trust me when I say it’s absolutely a good thing when there’s only 5 viable picks for a worst of list! Coming up next is the Best and Worst ED (Ending Songs) of Summer 2018!


Previous Seasonal OP & ED Lists:

10 Best OP’s Winter 2018
10 Worst OP’s Winter 2018
10 Best ED’s Winter 2018
5 Worst ED’s Winter 2018
10 Best OP’s Spring 2018
10 Worst OP’s Spring 2018
10 Best ED’s Spring 2018
5 Worst ED’s Spring 2018
15 Best OP’s Summer 2018


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