For every to there is a fro, and for every stop there is a go. Likewise, for every OP there is an ED (except for, y’know, weird anime that don’t have an ED), so here’s my picks for the top 5 anime EDs for Spring 2006:
Hey, School Rumble gets the #5 spot for both the OP and ED list! Coincidence? Probably. Besides having a really long name, this song is also very guitary. It isn’t the best ED ever, but it’ll do. I also feel obliged to mention that it’s sung by a cute meganekko, Tokito Ami!
Everyone’s favorite song to parody comes in at #4. While the sequence itself is a blast to watch, the song by itself isn’t as good. A lot of the charm comes from seeing the dancing animation, so that’s lost when listening to the ED by itself. It’s still one of the better anime EDs this season.
The Himawari ED is sung by eufonius, which almost guarantees its goodness. This song is mellow in a marchy kinda way. The vocals are really cute, too. Eufonius has a really unique way of singing, so for that, I give this ED the #3 spot.
There’s something to be said about music that isn’t all 100% up in your face. The Witchblade anime’s ED is a nice mellow tune. The smooth vocals along with the bass and drums make for a really nice feel. I might keep watching Witchblade just for the ED!
I didn’t really like the Ouran High School Host Club ED when I first heard it, but it’s grown on me. Maybe it’s from hearing the ED over and over again, or perhaps it’s because the ED is actually good…
Higurashi no naku koro ni won the last poll with 27% of the vote, so be sure and vote to represent the ED of your choice. If you don’t see your favorite ED in the choices, leave a comment and maybe I’ll add it to the poll.