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    Default The most ill-fitting theme songs

    So anyway, just post theme songs that absolutly DO NOT go along with the anime/background video.

    For me, it was the second theme song of Code Geass. when I first heard it I was like....WTF?


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    English dub of Digimon's first three series.

    Seriously, why don't we use similar music to the Japanese version? Instead we get crap.

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    Saw a subbed version of the first season of Dragon ball Z. I laughed so hard I fell out of my seat. That does Not belong.

    I agree too, with the Digimon comment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tabula Rasa View Post
    Saw a subbed version of the first season of Dragon ball Z. I laughed so hard I fell out of my seat. That does Not belong.
    The song fits perfectly at the beginning of Z (not much so during the Frieza and Cell-arcs, but it changes after that anyway, which is funny because the Buu-arc is a blatantly obvious throwback to the original Dragon Ball), especially so during the episodes where Gohan is surviving in the wild and during Goku's training with King Kai.

    It fits the zany, nonsensical adventure/martial arts theme going on in the series (which does die out during the Frieza-arc admittedly), unlike the American themes which are "Yeah!! Rock on bro!! You are watching the COOLEST show ever!!!!"

    I suppose it took them so long to change it because this was back when anime would actually stick with a theme song for most, if not all of the series. Not like today where the themes change every 15 or so episodes...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Senzura View Post
    For me, it was the second theme song of Code Geass. when I first heard it I was like....WTF?
    It works, in the respect that both Code Geass and Jinn, in general, are both elegantly somewhat vulgar.
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    The opening song for Narutaru. Yes, a show (based on a seinen title) needs an OP where kids are dancing in unison and crying over cakes. Don't get me wrong, I like the song but the vid used for it is just... egh.

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    That was kind of the point though. Narutaru is supposed to be a deconstruction of Pokemon and other monster based kid's shows that were popular at the time, so the opening was done completely over the top to contrast with the actual content of the show and throw people off.

    But aside from that... The Majin Tantei Nougami Neuro ending was one of the first things that came to mind. They kind of managed to tie it in to the plot, it just felt really out of place for a series like that.

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    The twlfth opening of One Piece, It would do well in most other places, but not for the story arc it opens.

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    Death Note. What nutcase decided that a psychological thriller/mystery would be best represented by death metal?
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    It seems to me like more people than not don't get the true theme of Death Note; the lyrics reflect it, but the music... Not so much.
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    And it came out during Madhouse's "We have to put Nightmare and Maximum The Hormone in absolutely everything" phase.

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    The one I never thought fit was Fruits Basket. I can see that they didn't want to go over the top with it, but I felt they went too far in the other direction and it just ended up being boring.

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    Not a theme, but an Ending.

    Dragon Ball Kai's second theme, Kokoro no hane ("Wings of the heart") really doesn't seem to go along with the Androids/Cell arc. It's not the fact that it's a romance or "girly" song, We were angels, and I'll give you romance were like that, and they fit, but the Animation is very Shoujo-ish, and again, it doesn't really fit the theme of that arc to be.

    Though...Dragon Ball's endings have always had to do with Hope, so it isn't that far off I guess, just weird to see.
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    I've always thought that a few Fullmetal Alchemist endings felt out of place, especially the one featuring Winry. It just seemed a bit random to me, since she wasn't as major a character in the original anime.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jabberwocky View Post
    The twlfth opening of One Piece, It would do well in most other places, but not for the story arc it opens.
    Not sure if you mean the same, but the Impel Down OP was absolutely ridiculous. It's an arc about an enormous jail which tortures its hopeless prisoners and yet the song is essentially a Japanese Happy Days.

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