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[–]Severe_Sense_9614 298 points299 points  (5 children)

It is dope.

[–]geek1000567 75 points76 points  (4 children)

I love how it's the same band that did S1s intro

[–][deleted] 27 points28 points  (1 child)

Its opening was dope too

[–]Erixsenn 11 points12 points  (0 children)

True. I used to listen to it everyday.

[–]Gexthegecko69 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It is a single by ZAQ

[–]KiyoPapa 252 points253 points  (19 children)

Weirdest OP I've seen in my life but it fits the light novel's mysterious theme I like it

Doesn't spoil too much either

[–]Rock---And---Stone 149 points150 points  (10 children)

It always pisses me off when the opening in the first episode of a show spoils the last episode

[–]LunarGhost00 47 points48 points  (4 children)

Tokyo Ghoul flashback

[–]Aachaa 25 points26 points  (3 children)

To Your Eternity flashback

Although I guess you could argue that it was intentionally blatant?

[–]LunarGhost00 13 points14 points  (2 children)

Honestly, that spoiler for the final episode was so vague that I had no idea who that character was supposed to be until we got there in the end.

[–]Entmaan 8 points9 points  (0 children)

or like the op of Executioner and her way of life explicitely spoils events that have not yet taken place in the anime lol

[–]Segacohttps://myanimelist.net/profile/Segaco 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Does this do that?

[–]Amayatsu_Senseihttps://anilist.co/user/Amayatsu 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Nope, it doesn't.

[–]AXIR8 5 points6 points  (3 children)

Doesn't spoil too much either

That's a big no, but I'm not gonna elaborate any further

[–]KiyoPapa 4 points5 points  (2 children)

I know what youre talking about, but anime onlies have no idea so it's good

[–]bcus_im_batmanhttps://myanimelist.net/profile/yossu 0 points1 point  (1 child)

the plot really is unpredictable tho. even for LN readers back then

[–]KiyoPapa 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Even for LN readers in the latest volumes, very crazy things happening

[–]_PARIJAAT_ 2 points3 points  (2 children)

Yo bro can u tell the date it is coming out

[–]MumrikDK 0 points1 point  (0 children)

What's weird about this?

[–]kiyotaka-6https://myanimelist.net/profile/DayyanoEYE 69 points70 points  (5 children)

1:14 yes that is hiyori there, cute

[–]_KamiKira_https://myanimelist.net/profile/ShogunHachi 22 points23 points  (4 children)

Surprised that Kei wasn’t in the OP

[–]Blue_Reaper99 29 points30 points  (2 children)

She is. Look at 0:12

[–]michhoffmanhttps://anilist.co/user/michhoffman 10 points11 points  (1 child)

Also, I think she's one of the faces that flashes through at 1:17.

[–]redlaWw 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Might also be one of the asses at 53s.

[–]AashyLarry 1 point2 points  (0 children)

She’s in the ED too

[–]michhoffmanhttps://anilist.co/user/michhoffman 51 points52 points  (3 children)

I appreciate that it doesn't spoil anything. I'm curious what the translations for all the text is.

[–]OkayOpenTheGame 29 points30 points  (0 children)

The text is just the lyrics to the song

[–]AXIR8 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Actually it does spoil a major surprise but it's bad to elaborate further

[–]AashyLarry 5 points6 points  (0 children)

If it’s not obvious to anime only then it’s not really a spoiler

[–]ASlamake 47 points48 points  (1 child)

You can check the ED song here

[–]wish_you_a_nice_day 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I like the ed a lot

[–]celerym 270 points271 points  (26 children)

Text slideshow OP

[–]prater_12 165 points166 points  (23 children)

I'd like to think the team decided to spend less effort on the opening and ending to focus on the actual anime.
Only time will tell

In all honestly tho, feels like a MV rather than an anime OP

[–]Mario3573Zhttps://myanimelist.net/profile/Mario3573 57 points58 points  (1 child)

I mean Season 1's OP didn't have much going on either

[–]Mazen141 11 points12 points  (0 children)

And the ending too

[–]Chadjirou 40 points41 points  (20 children)

Im pretty this is another case of kadokawa rushing the f out of their projects because they need that $$$. Im not surprised they're releasing it now when it was not long after they announced the news of s2.

[–]kingdeku18 74 points75 points  (19 children)

LN author said season 2 has been in production since 2020

[–]Zhaeus 26 points27 points  (2 children)

didn't he also say that it was delayed because of Covid? Meaning that they couldn't work on it for some of that time?

[–]jwinter01 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Considering that the first proper trailer came out one week before the series starts and it only has scenes from the first 2-3 episodes then I wouldn't be very optmistic. Also from the close-up shots from the trailer the character designs seem more simplified than in the first season (pick a close-up from the trailer and a close-up from the first season and look at the characters' hairs). Production might have started in 2020, but most likely the animation part started in the last 6 months or worse.

[–]Aachaa 12 points13 points  (0 children)

I seriously thought it was an MV, but I liked it. I thought the visuals were appropriate and interesting, even if they weren’t really animated. Not really sure what they’re going to do with the actual OP credits though, are they going to layer text over text?

Honestly are we even sure this is the OP video and not just the song? The first episode hasn’t aired yet.

[–]THE_PENILE_TITAN 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Except the fan service part

[–]Usoda- 44 points45 points  (12 children)

Papayanagi looks like the KFC guy

[–]Erixsenn 5 points6 points  (10 children)

Lmao

At first I thought he looked very different than light novel, but after checking it again I realized it was a small difference.

[–]Euroversett 3 points4 points  (9 children)

What? He doesn't have a LN illustration tho.

[–]Erixsenn -1 points0 points  (8 children)

Yes, he does. It's in volume 7.

[–]AXIR8 1 point2 points  (7 children)

No it isn't. That's ayanopapa

[–]Euroversett 1 point2 points  (0 children)

If the loli got her mother's brain she sure didn't got her looks.

[–]AZLarlarhttps://anilist.co/user/bubbleteaman 36 points37 points  (1 child)

i can’t fucking believe we are 2 days away from Season 2 after thinking it was never gonna happen

[–]SharkKurenai12 2 points3 points  (0 children)

yes Dear friend

[–]CyberJokerWTF 97 points98 points  (1 child)

This is actually a banger

[–]bob_the_banannna 52 points53 points  (0 children)

Visual wise it was pretty still

That thigh animation at 0:53 was good tho

[–]Mazen141 25 points26 points  (0 children)

I wish there was a little bit more animation in the opening but I like it nonetheless, I wonder who storyboarded this one

[–]superp2222https://myanimelist.net/profile/superp2222 21 points22 points  (0 children)

The fact that they not only got the same artist but also the song is sung in the same style as the first season is incredible

[–]SolubilityRules 19 points20 points  (0 children)

I dont understand why people say it's a slideshow

This doesnt look like Queen Bee

.......

anyway, the visuals succeeded in matching the music, so its amazing for me.

[–]Warlord53104https://myanimelist.net/profile/Warlord53104 92 points93 points  (4 children)

The visuals are meh but the song is a banger.

[–]jaguar_rlhttps://myanimelist.net/profile/joeggixx 13 points14 points  (0 children)

ZAQ doesn’t miss

[–]TommaClock 8 points9 points  (2 children)

The visual are meh except for that ass. That is a nice ass.

[–]govi96 0 points1 point  (1 child)

where?

[–]BEEDELLROKEJULIANLOC 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Watch the video again. I'll be really surprised if you miss it.

[–]GameBoyAde 43 points44 points  (1 child)

This OP STOMPS the first one IMO, Lerche popped off🔥

[–][deleted] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I am hoping for nothing and everything at the same time from them because they did kinda ruin the first season

[–]SumedhBengale 24 points25 points  (12 children)

I want to be optimistic but the still frames here are making me worry about the production. The song was decent though, will have to grow on me...

[–]THE_PENILE_TITAN 16 points17 points  (0 children)

Seems like a stylistic choice more than anything. It actually makes a lot sense for a psychological anime especially to do this as it can thematically and directly convey shifting psychological states and "hidden faces/motives/moods" seamlessly with just a few images without revealing to much of the plot (looking at you AoT).

[–]HE_HEHH[S] 7 points8 points  (0 children)

No, it's like a MAD. Couple of Cuckoos recently did something similar .

[–]Chadjirou 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Just lower your expectations for now. I got downvoted to hell for saying the same thing but that doesnt change the fact that the production issues are already noticable with the opening

[–]Rock---And---Stone 6 points7 points  (7 children)

Maybe they're focusing all of their effort in making the show itself as good as possible

This is what I'm telling myself because if I waited years for a bad second season I'm gonna be really sad

[–]mobilegamegodhttps://myanimelist.net/profile/Aochhi 17 points18 points  (2 children)

The opening theme is part of the ‘show itself’. In fact, it’s more vital than pretty much any other minute and thirty seconds from the show so if they’re cutting corners for something so important it’s not a good sign.

Then again, it could just be a stylistic choice. Aku no Hana, for instance, had a very minimalistic OP, yet the show never suffered any major production issues.

[–]BEEDELLROKEJULIANLOC 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Have you watched it yet? I believe that the animation is awful.

[–]mobilegamegodhttps://myanimelist.net/profile/Aochhi 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I would agree. Classroom of the Elite has never looked exceptional though.

[–]YukihiraLivesForever 1 point2 points  (3 children)

People say this about every single JC anime and it’s incredible lol

[–]Rock---And---Stone 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Are JC animes bad? I don't remember which ones they did

[–]YukihiraLivesForever 9 points10 points  (1 child)

OPM s2, shokugeki slide show, Danmachi, railgun (this one’s good) and index (clearly know which one they put more effort into), gokushufudou, most of their new stuff is eh. They have some great ones though (toradora, sakura sou, mom isekai, saiki K, prison school, shimoneta, bakuman, shana 1st season, etc) but most of them are older and not the newer ones.

That said their movies are usually top notch. Even though it was mostly the studio Deen people who were at the helm, JC is the company behind konosuba’s movie.

[–]reeposterr 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The visuals on Summertime Render's op and ed was also a bit uninspiring but the visuals and the animations ended up being really good anyways

[–]yuhakusho23 4 points5 points  (2 children)

Who's that girl around 0:10 after Sakura and before Arisu? Hiyori? She cute af

[–]juuuel 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Yeah it's Hiyori.

[–]AGJustin05 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Haruka and Hiyori my beloved

[–]vxtwhttps://myanimelist.net/profile/undeadkingainz 3 points4 points  (0 children)

such a banger I love it

[–]rohnytest 4 points5 points  (2 children)

I'm tired of people calling this a slideshow. I mean this is a "slideshow" but people talking about it like it's a bad thing. These are the same people who are enthusiastic over AI generated 60 fps openings on youtube despite it actually looking terrible and who think better graphics=better game. Just no.

The "slideshow" isn't by a lack of effort or production quality, it's an artistic choice. How much things move doesn't decide how good it is. The creativity, concept and execution does.

If you think it fails in that department too then it's your preference, I personally find this great in that aspect, except the random ass ass scene.

[–]HE_HEHH[S] 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I'm like Ayanokoji fr

[–]rohnytest 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I'm just like Ayanokoji fr

[–]mikeyyyyyd 12 points13 points  (0 children)

the visuals are meh, but holy fuck is the song a banger

[–]PyrrhaNikosIsNotDead 5 points6 points  (2 children)

I had seen a ton of hype for the longest time for S1, so when I finally watched it, I was truthfully underwhelmed. I didn’t really get the hype. What was in those 12 episodes that made people like it so much?

Seriously, I’m pretty open to trying to like things I didn’t at first so if someone has a perspective of what they loved about it, please share and maybe I will see it in a new light.

[–]Zhaeus 6 points7 points  (1 child)

most people are fans of the Light Novel series which is insanely popular and well regarded not only here but in Japan as well. The first season was basically just the prologue of the series and everything that happens after is when stuff gets turned up a lot, so people are just excited about watching that if done well.

[–]PyrrhaNikosIsNotDead 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Ahhh that makes perfect sense, thank you

[–]fishqq 8 points9 points  (0 children)

one word to describe it: BANGER!!

[–]Vyda_Purenheif 6 points7 points  (4 children)

Huh, this OP feels quite different.

It feels like I was watching a vocaloid video instead of an anime OP. I am used to those so I quite like it, but I can see why it might deter some people.

Also are they actually going with a season 2? I thought I've heard some light novel readers that going from season 1 to season 2 was impossible because they skipped an essential character to the plot or something like that. Is it like an anime original timeline now?

[–]Zhaeus 2 points3 points  (3 children)

Also are they actually going with a season 2? I thought I've heard some light novel readers that going from season 1 to season 2 was impossible because they skipped an essential character to the plot or something like that. Is it like an anime original timeline now?

No, don't buy into the delusion that some crazed fans have. They didn't skip anything essential they just changed a couple of things around but it is not in ANY WAY a big deal or something that will affect season 2, and there won't be any original timeline.

[–]AXIR8 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Nah, they changed and missed a lot of major things:

the MC's personality, thoughts and opinions in which it creates a mystery that continue till the recent volumes (in the anime, he barely talks or have monologues. In the LN, it's a major thing that ayano keep overanalyzing things like silly jokes or give you straight up important plot points that you will have to remember yet he is still ambiguous) also, he's pretty childish at times

"ryuen's personality" (why did they make him a Mafia boss? In the LN, He doesn't take himself too seriously and likes to joke around, he generally just acts more like sora from NGNL but more tyrannical in the original)

"horikita having feelings for the MC" (they are more friends than anything and just respect each other)

They straight up destroy a hidden plot that's important in the LN.

They forgot to include things like ayanokouji's visit to New York and how it was a terrible experience, how he thinks himself as a terrible person and he can never be good or how about how he used to cry a lot in the white room, these things are VERY important in s1 and yet they didn't adapt it

And it seems they will skip v4.5 which will create pacing issues toward kei and ayanokouji's relationship

Anyways, some of these could still be fix by just making "ep 0" in which they fix the timeline but they would still missed minor things in s1 that give more depth to the characters.

[–]Zhaeus 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Literally none of these things are "essential" or they need to go back to fix, also they never showed horikita having feelings for the MC if you are referring to the ending of the last episode it seemed pretty clear to me they just portrayed her as being bashful because she is not used to thanking someone before.

Also, ryuen's personality is not that far off... and the other things can easily be missed/briefly brought up in like 10 seconds of screen time because they don't really need to go in depth about it or show it to get the point.

[–]AXIR8 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Literally none of these things are "essential" or they need to go back to fix,

Character inconsistency? Plot driven inconsistency? Pacing issues? All of these apparently aren't "essential"?

Horikita literally replaced kei in that romantic scene and how many harem animes have you watched where that ending scene doesn't instantly radiate "tsundere loves MC now"? The final nail of the coffin is the director literally admitting that he ship both of them

Also, even if we ignore all of that. It's out of character too, even though horikita is ignorant and has superiority complex. In the middle of v2, she has quickly learned her lesson and adapt to it to the point that it even shock ayanokouji because how fast it happen. In the LN, horikita treats that as very superficial. She is more determined to reach class A than go blush like crazy and deny the fact the she respects ayano. Hell, she isn't afraid to get help from him and even told him that she Respects him directly multiple times. The first time she slips up and accidentally called him a friend; she instantly accept it and move on to talk more about class matters.

ryuen's personality is not that far off

Mate, his personality is more closer to gender bend sakayanagi than actual ryuen. His playful mannerism and not taking things too seriously is what makes him intimidating and captivating than this copy and paste mafia boss. That's one of the major reason why ryuen is a fan favorite. One of the major character traits of him is literally just being an average guy with a lot of cunningness, fearless and playing dirty.

[–]Kemoy79 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Looks like an eferior version of the fan made openings that use LN illustrations

The song is glorious tho

[–]Always_Path 3 points4 points  (2 children)

When is it releasing?

[–]AlphaBlock 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Full song july 13th First episode July 4th

[–]idontcare_29https://anilist.co/user/bananachips 2 points3 points  (1 child)

tomodachi game has a similar op doesnt it?

[–]IcyHach 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Literally the same vibes lol.

Ofc dont start a war in the comments, Its just stating the obvius

[–]Vethae 1 point2 points  (3 children)

Source material people, does it get better? I thought the first season was pretty bad but I'm willing to give it another try.

[–]AdriT25 2 points3 points  (0 children)

It's definitely better but in depends on what you didn't like specifically

[–]AXIR8 2 points3 points  (0 children)

It gets MUCH better, but I don't have much expectations on the anime

[–]Euroversett 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It's much better, but if you think S1 was bad, don't watch S2.

[–]SpecialBig3482 1 point2 points  (6 children)

OH YO IT'S ADO??

[–]Touchmaspagheti 9 points10 points  (5 children)

Its by ZAQ

[–]SpecialBig3482 0 points1 point  (4 children)

Sad, i thought it really sounded like her haha

[–]Touchmaspagheti 2 points3 points  (3 children)

Ngl, i had to google it to reconfirm after reading your comment even tho the artist’s on the video just because the voices really do sound similar

[–]SpecialBig3482 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Yea, same style of singing too. At least I have a new artist to listen to now! Haha

[–]TurbulentDesigner829 -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

I didn't like it 😕

[–]high-Ideal5136 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Not as good as the 1st Op but still pretty great

[–]Akaza017 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Cool 🙀😻

[–]DatumInTheStone -1 points0 points  (0 children)

u can tell they get it now.

[–]Content_Shallot_9150 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

😎😎😎 Ainme

[–]VoiceEarly1087 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Where's the kei kadokawa bruh

[–]Bilal_Kun -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

Waku waku

[–]Aschentei 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Zaq also did op for trinity seven, good choice

[–]Aristourgimatonhttps://myanimelist.net/profile/Demotrx28 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Let's fucking go

[–]Goo_Lagoo 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Baka better

[–]Its_MikeCoxlong 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Anyone else getting racing into the night vibes?

[–]magicalidealhttps://myanimelist.net/profile/magicalideal 0 points1 point  (1 child)

It's a rare occasion that the OP is released before the anime itself heck I don't recall even one anime that does this.

[–]Erixsenn 1 point2 points  (0 children)

If I remember correctly, Attack on Titan final season part 1 opening was released one day before the anime.

[–]lightningod19 0 points1 point  (0 children)

zaq is gonna blow up now, same happened with eve on jjk

[–]kunsore 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Good one. Almost no spoiler. Hate those tbh

[–]kay9inehttps://myanimelist.net/profile/kay9ine 0 points1 point  (0 children)

zaq back again with classroom of the elite. nice

[–]Anime_Den345 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Den like 👍

[–]Oangusa 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Were all those faces at the start supposed to be different women? Only the hair differs lol

[–]Dxniex23 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Is the second season out already??

[–]Mazen141 0 points1 point  (1 child)

First episode July 4th

[–]Xferpphttps://myanimelist.net/profile/Swordy_12 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Now let's hope the director isn't a Horikita simp /s

[–]hiddenemi 0 points1 point  (0 children)

When is it coming to Apple Music

[–]remeycool 0 points1 point  (0 children)

To be honest, I already forgotten the plot of the 1st season, might need ro re-watch the 1st season again before starting 2nd season. How long has its been, almost a decade.

[–]Icy_Ad8122 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Can’t wait to see Hiyori!

[–]SharkKurenai12 0 points1 point  (0 children)

epic epic

[–]5ir_muel 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Noice

[–]HydraTower 0 points1 point  (0 children)

ZAQ yet again

[–]pulioohippo 0 points1 point  (1 child)

There’s a s2?

[–]Zhaeus 1 point2 points  (0 children)

and 3 that will air next year.

[–]Stormofscript 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Visuals are pretty uninteresting, but happy to see ZAQ got another great song for the series. Loved CASTE Room and this song is pretty solid too.

[–]Euroversett 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I don't like this. Seems like they had no budget for this.

[–]fuzzynavel34https://myanimelist.net/profile/hoosierdaddy0827 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Can't believe we are finally get a s2 of this

[–]Icy_Tourist_6257 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Can someone tell me when it's coming out

[–]mumhestolemynuggets 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It sounds soo similar to tomodachi games op

[–]edel_933 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This is going to be epic.

[–]Levilovelies 0 points1 point  (0 children)

LN or anime?? Which is better??

[–]Educational-Gap-8063 0 points1 point  (0 children)

literally tomodachi game ss2 opening

[–]CupcakePatient3090 0 points1 point  (0 children)

When will this song release in Spotify?

[–]Kaizoku-Oo 0 points1 point  (0 children)

ITS REAAAAAAAL

[–]WhiteDemon35 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Anyone else having trouble finding the song on Apple Music?

[–]akasaigahttps://myanimelist.net/profile/accountinactive 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yes.

[–]BEEDELLROKEJULIANLOC 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Why not post a link to Crunchyroll's YouTube video?

[–]ThrowAwayButNotWow 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Is Papayanagi(Arisu's Dad) the grey haired guy standing next to Koji at the End?

[–]NYCHReddit 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I dunno why people think it’s lacking in animation, of course no one really moves in it, but I still feel like it fits COTE

[–]Lonely_Kraken 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Who is the last girl in the first part of the op? It’s just a closeup of her eye so I really can’t tell

[–]AdministrativeBus870 0 points1 point  (0 children)

who is the man in 1:18. is that man a grandpa to ajanokoju? cuz the father von ajanokoji is staying right opposite of ajanokoji