5 Worst Anime ED’s of Fall 2018

My 5 Worst Anime ED’s (Ending Songs) of the Fall 2018 season!

First we ranked the OP’s now comes the time for ED’s (Endings). And as usual, yes I listened to every eligible ED for the 2018 Fall season! These are my opinions and not empirical, a song you love I might hate and vice versa. Secondly only the song itself is being judged, not the accompanying visuals or the series itself–even a terrible anime can have awesome OP’s and ED’s! You may notice there’s only five worst selected, well that’s because there was just ~too~ many quality ED’s for me to feel comfortable listing ten. So here’s my 5 Worst Anime ED’s of Fall 2018!

~Number 5~
“Endless Harmony” by Beverly from ‘Fairy Tail Final Season’

I’m sure this is very melancholic and beautiful for fans of the show, but I’m judging the song alone… I didn’t even watch the visuals because I didn’t want my opinion tainted. And as a song, it’s incredibly bland. Also I feel like the singer is hitting those notes way too hard for the kind of song this is but maybe that’s me.

~Number 4~
“Kakumei Zenya” by Yuka Iguchi from ‘A Certain Magical Index III’

It’s not bad, it’s just boring… and generic… and annoying. Okay it’s pretty bad.

~Number 3~
“Kowarekake no Radio” by Ami Wajima from ‘The Girl In Twilight’

Musically this about as bland as the music you’d find accompanying someone’s travel Vlog’s on Youtube or even a travel commercial for some east-Asian country. It just fails to make an impact without visuals, in-fact, this is so bland I listened to this three times in a row and couldn’t even remember how the song went afterwards.

~Number 2~
“Kono Sora wo Subete Kimi ni” by Hiroya Ozaki from ‘Fist of the Blue Sky: Regenesis 2nd Season’

Oof~ well at least you tried. I mean slow paced songs are fine, minimalist compositions are fine–but when you have a singer who can barely reach the notes he’s trying to sing–and makes it a chore to listen to I think that means you need a new singer for your ED.

~Dishonourable Mention(s)~
“BEAUTIFUL BEAST” by DEVIL NO ID from ‘Baki’

I don’t hate this… even though every part of my being is telling me I should I can’t bring myself to dislike it. It’s just so weird and not in an obviously good way, but neither in a bad way… oh god I’m confused. Hence why it’s here and not on the good or bad list it just needed a mention!

~Number 1~
“Cocotama Sagaso! Mi~tsukketa♪” by Kaoru Masaki from ‘Kirakira Happy★Hirake! Cocotama’

Usually I’d feel at least a little bad for picking a song from a young kids anime as the worst anime ED of any given season… I mean, I’m not the target audience what right do I have to judge it?! Except ~plenty~ of young kids anime have had decent, even good OP’s and ED’s in the past so why should I judge this differently? This is absolutely wretched, there’s nothing good about this song, it’s absolute garbage of the highest order and the fact I listened to the song 3 times for the sake of this list makes me want to throw it and myself into the garbage!

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And there’s my list of the Worst Fall 2018 ED’s! Agree? Disagree? Please leave your thoughts in the comments section below and thank you all for reading! Also, that’s ~technically~ the last Seasonal music list for 2018 however stay tuned for my Top 10 OP’s and ED’s for the whole year!


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
10 Worst ED’s Summer 2018
10 Best OP’s Fall 2018
10 Worst OP’s Fall 2018
10 Best ED’s Fall 2018


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10 Best Anime ED’s of Fall 2018

My 10 BestAnime ED’s (Ending Songs) of the Fall 2018 season!

First we ranked the OP’s now comes the time for ED’s (Endings). And as usual, yes I listened to every eligible ED for the 2018 Fall season! These are my opinions and not empirical, a song you love I might hate and vice versa. Secondly only the song itself is being judged, not the accompanying visuals or the series itself–even a terrible anime can have awesome OP’s and ED’s! Now with that said and done let’s count down my 10 Best Anime ED’s of Fall 2018!

~Number 10~
“Rakuen no Kimi” by osterreich from ‘Tokyo Ghoul:re 2nd Season’

I love the sound and mood of this ending it reminds me a bit of early ‘Minus The Bear’ albums–albeit less math-rock. Now there’s a pretentious music reference for you!

~Number 9~
“Ao no Kanata” by Konomi Suzuki from ‘Between The Sky And The Sea’

It’s got an infectious beat, it’s high-spirited and energetic, it’s just a lot of fun to listen to!

~Number 8~
“Be Affected” by Takanori Nishikawa x Fear, and Loathing in Las Vegas from ‘Gakuen Basara’

I’m not a fan of auto-tune, so thankfully it’s only the opening few lines that get this treatment as it quickly explodes into full blown metal growls accompanying a power lead singer and backing beat.

~Number 7~
“Junsei Erotic” by Mia REGINA from ‘Senran Kagura: Shinovi Master’

So, erm, you know that thing about not picking songs based on the opening visuals–well I must have watched this ED (with visuals) so many times that I can’t help but get the image of 20+ naked anime girls out of my head when I hear this song. So, I’m a little biased, so what?! The song’s still pretty good! Ahem…

~Number 6~
“Tokei-dai no Kane” by eastern youth from ‘Golden Kamuy 2nd Season’

The vocals are a bit rough around the edges but they work really well with the raw rock sound this song delivers.

~Number 5~
“Freek’n You” by Jodeci from ‘JoJo’s Bizarre Adventures Part 5: Golden Wind’

Oh, JoJo, you scamp of an anime you! It seems like with each JoJo ending things get more… self-aware? I don’t know, I don’t even watch the show I’d never heard of this slow and sexy RnB song before I did this list but all I know is this song will forever be linked to this silly anime in my mind.

~Number 4~
“RED” by Survive Said The Prophet from ‘BANANA FISH’

‘Survive Said The Prophet’ delivered my favourite OP of the previous (Summer) season and while this song isn’t quite as impactful as that particular banger, it’s still an emotionally charged and dramatic track that makes me want to download and listen to all of their songs–it’s that good!

~Number 3~
“Hiizuru Basho” by Omedetai Atama de Naniyori from ‘Hinomaru Sumo’

It starts off sounding like a song by ‘Rammstein’ and then morphs into its own unique beast, and one to be reckoned with. Pure, undiluted energy and it just plain rocks!

~Number 2~
“Tokimeki☆Climax” by Misha Takanashi (Haruka Shiraishi) & Tsubame Kamoi (Manami Numakura) from ‘UzaMaid!’

It starts off at such a high level of energy and somehow just keeps building and building and building before exploding in a joyous celebration of all things fun! If I exercised (like even at all) this would be my Number 1 work out song… speaking of Number 1 it just narrowly missed out on being my Number 1 ED song. But before we get to that, some honourable mentions…

~Honourable Mention(s)~
“Book-end, Happy-end” by TECHNOBOYS PULCRAFT GREEN-FUND feat. Hiroshi Takano from ‘Skull Face Bookseller Honda-San’

Both of the honourable mentions are here because they failed to meet one of the strict criteria I have for these lists, that being only 1 minute 30 second OP’s and ED’s are eligible. I love this adorable ED, it’s so quirky and sweet sounding but being just a minute long means it doesn’t qualify, but it deserves at least a mention! Also…

“Fukashigi no Carte” by Mai Sakurajima (Asami Seto) from ‘Rascal Does Not Dream Of Bunny Girl Senpai’

If I was sad about not including the previous song, I’m absolutely devastated that this beautiful work of art is ineligible for the same reasons. That said, the one minute ED version–while lovely, is nothing on the full-length version which includes vocals from all of the female cast not just the titular Bunny Girl senpai, here just listen for yourself:

~Number 1~
“Buntline Special” by VickeBlanka from ‘Double Decker! Doug & Kirill’

So here’s the thing, I’ve always been fond of ‘punk’ music, while never ~actually~ listening to any of it beyond what became “popular” ‘The Clash’, ‘Green Day’, etc. So hearing something vaguely punk (or pop-punk, if you will) in this assortment of anime ED’s was an unexpected delight! Maybe it won’t hold up to repeated listens, maybe there’s better ending songs out there, but right now, this is the shit!

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And there’s my list of the Best Fall 2018 ED’s! Agree? Disagree? Please leave your thoughts in the comments section below and thank you all 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
10 Worst ED’s Summer 2018
10 Best OP’s Fall 2018
10 Worst OP’s Fall 2018


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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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10 Best Anime ED’s of Summer 2018

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

As with previous seasons the choices for ED (Ending) songs are always an embarrassment of riches, there’s just so much good anime music out there! Here is a list counting down the 10 Best Anime ED’s of Summer 2018 season!

~Number 10~
“Eternal Star” by Asaka from Island

Musically this song is pretty cliche, it could be any anime song from almost any other show but the vocals are just gorgeous and darn if I’m not a sucker for that random bit of ‘engrish’ thrown in throughout. “I’ll promise you eternity” indeed…

~Number 9~
“Sasameyuki” (Light Snowfall) by Wagakki Band from Holmes of Kyoto

Normally I don’t go in for that traditional Japanese sounding style of music but when it’s kicked up a notch with some rock stylings (much like Kakuriyo OP) I can’t help but love the contrast!

~Number 8~
“Prayer X” by King Gnu from Banana Fish

This song is just cool sounding and unique but also strangely reminiscent of a place and time I’ve never quite been in… Musically, this would not normally be my thing (make of that what you will), otherwise it’d probably place higher but there’s no denying it’s an extremely interesting track and one that probably benefits from listening to the full length version.

~Number 7~
“Sekaijū ga Koi wo Suru Yoru” by petit milady from The Master of Ragnarok & Blesser of Einherjar

It’s freakin’ cute. Just too freakin’ cute! What else do you want me to say?!

~Number 6~
“Pray” by Haruka Chisuga from Angels of Death

The hardest thing about dropping Angels of Death this anime was season was missing out on this gorgeous song at the end of every episode. It’s simply beautiful while also retaining a mysterious mood about it that’s very hard to replicate.

~Number 5~
“Hoshie” (Star Drawing) by Sajou no Hana from Sirius the Jaeger

I always feel weird when I give an anime song this particular compliment, but… it sounds like an actual song I’d hear on the radio. And compared to some of the trash that passes for modern pop-music it’d be refreshing to hear something as good and interesting as this on the airwaves.

~Number 4~
“Sonna no Boku Ja Nai” by Shino Shimoji from Miss Caretaker of Sunohara Sou

It’s intimate and sensual but comforting and warm all the same. Plus the opening 30 seconds to this song are just so damn cool and pulsating and interesting I can’t help but love this song!

~Number 3~
“CheerS” by ClariS from Cells At Work!

I mean holy heck it’s ClariS, of course this song is amazing! And that’s not some kind of artist related bias, they just consistently perform top-notch music, and this is definitely no exception!

~Number 2~
“Saiaku no Hi demo Anata ga Suki.” by Serizawa from How Not To Summon A Demon Lord

Confession time. I don’t normally look up the lyrics for an anime song… sometimes we’re lucky and the person subtitling an anime bothers to translate the lyrics–which is always a bonus! But most of the time I’m judging these songs solely on the ~sound~ and what Japanese phrases I recognise (as well as the random ‘engrish’), not this one though. It’s a totally great song in of itself, but I just adore the lyrics for this song–so much so that were it not for them this song would have probably been number 7 or 8 on the list. Maybe they mean nothing to you but to me these lyrics are pretty special.

~Honourable Mention~
“Konpeki no al Fine” by Izu no Kaze from Grand Blue Dreaming

Like most of this show this ED is a joke, pure and simple. It’s a bunch of buff, drunk dudes singing (poorly) karaoke a song from a popular idol. It’s not a good song to listen by itself, hence why it can’t score a place on the ~actual~ list, but it’s just so much silly fun I couldn’t not mention it. Hence the ‘honourable mention’!

~Number 1~
“Inkyainparusu” by Hina Kino, Rika Nagae, & Konomi Kohara from Asobi Asobase

In my list of the Best OP’s of the season I lamented that it seemed like a lot of the ~really~ good metal songs seemed confined to anime for women (I hate using that phrase but you know what I mean), but here we are with Asobi Asobase to the rescue! And what’s even better is that isn’t some kind of joke metal song, perhaps in the context of the show the tongue is firmly planted in cheek but listening to the song removed from the show this is legitimate quality heavy metal that evokes the best of the likes of Cradle of Filth but with the vocals of the three female leads to accompany. I could legitimately listen to this song all day.

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And there we have it, my favourite of Summer 2018’s ED songs! What did you think? Agree, disagree? Leave a comment below and stay tuned for my list of the worst ED’s of this season coming soon!


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


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