ITT: we discuss the opening sequneces/intros to cartoon. The good, the bad and the ugly.
Give ratings and analysis. Disagree with idiots. Post webms. Whatever.
Warning: opinions will appear in this thread
Opening the thread with a strong one: >not just a lazy compilation of scenes from episodes >high replay value >great background tune >not obnoxiously long >succinctly yet sufficiently introduces core characters and themes (assuming you are already familiar with the Grim Reaper) >actually has VFX
First off, everything except the title card is a bunch of random shots from from the pilot episode. And they kept same intro that all the way throughout the series, with the only change being that they removed John K's credit at the end.
The music is alright, but apart from showing a little bit of Ren's personality, all the opening sequence does is convey 'wacky cartoon shenanigans' (which, to be fair, is what the show is about) but for a 40+ second intro, it doesn't do much to introduce the show at all.
Being that I love Camp Camp so much, I'm kind of a sucker for it's intro. It's fast, upbeat, catchy, that ending bit is very impressive with David rattling off that list of activities so quickly, and it gets you acquainted with each of the main 4 character's personalities (which personally I think the first episode does better, and the theme song doesn't even show up in that one, but I digress).
The Amazing World of Gumball is an interesting intro... it's visually high quality and the music and video give a decent representation of the atmosphere and general themes of season 1, but it does little to introduce any characters. Only lasting 20 seconds is a plus, in this case. Certainly has replay value. Would probably be great paired with drugs.
I think ATHF was a letdown of an intro, kind of just irrelevant, doesn't even introduce the personalities. I skip it usually. Harvey Birdman: Attorney at Law is a solid intro, as far as the experience goes. It doesn't introduce too much but the title really says it all.
Wasn't it in the original Japanese version the sort of generic red ranger japanese dude was the 'main character' but for the western version they retooled it so it was more the cool dude with the sword?
>>437617 So there's all these examples of Japanese shows being taken by Americans and remade into new shows using their footage, like Power Rangers, but does that ever happen the other way around? Have you get footage from an American show used to make a completely different story in Japan.