If you are anything like me, there are a few anime songs every season that become staples in your playlist. Openings and endings have always been a really important part of anime, getting us pumped for what is to come, and then ushering us off into another week of waiting. Perusing YouTube you will find plenty of people doing piano, or guitar covers of their favorite opening, typically the best thing available since YouTube’s licensing gestapos have begun operating in full force. Recently however, I’ve found a Japanese channel that is doing covers unlike anyone else out there.
Anime Song Collabo is a Japanese internet group that has been around since 2009, and cover various popular anime songs every season. They have grown tremendously over the years to include several vocalists, bass players, guitarists, drummers, keyboardists, and a violinist. Unlike a typical cover band, they all record their tracks separately, and they splice them together into one piece later. Here are a couple of favorites that I came across as I was browsing their work.
No Game No Life: OP
Attack on Titan: OP 2
Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works: OP
Kyoukai no Kanata: OP
Sword Art Online: OP
Kimi to Boku 2: OP
Amazed? I know I was. It was honestly hard for me to choose a handful to put in the post with so much great work to choose from. Not only are they impressive musicians, but some of the little gems you will find in the videos like the different costumes and props that they pull out is just icing on the cake. Enjoy, and if you like what you see here, you should definitely go check out their YouTube Channel!
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