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Old April 5th, 2012, 01:07 PM   #1
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Do you think that the full opening themes should be played before the episode begins?

Do you think that the full opening themes of Ultraman, Metal Heroes, Kamen Rider, & Super Sentai should be played throughout each series before the episode begins? Why or why not?

I think that it should be done once you get to the middle of each series, especially after the extra senshi warriors appear in Sentai along with more mechas.

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Old April 5th, 2012, 01:33 PM   #2
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The opening is always something that will be required. It has been a staple of television for years. The opening theme is very important as it sets the tone of the series and the general theme.

My favourite example of an opening done correctly is the Batman Animated Series theme. Not once does it ever display the text 'Batman' anywhere, but the gothic visuals, theme song and action orientated sequence all scream Batman. Even without knowing who the character is, you still get a great idea on what kind of person they are and what world Batman lives in.

I really liked what RPM did with the end credits, allowing a little more time to wrap up the episode.

One thing I've noticed about Kamen Rider is that there are no closing credits. Am I right in saying this or do sub teams cut out credits at the end?
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Old April 5th, 2012, 01:38 PM   #3
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One thing I've noticed about Kamen Rider is that there are no closing credits. Am I right in saying this or do sub teams cut out credits at the end?
No, Kamen Rider doesn't have credits at the end of their episodes. Only the finale has credits in it's final sequence.
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Old April 5th, 2012, 01:44 PM   #4
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The opening is always something that will be required. It has been a staple of television for years. The opening theme is very important as it sets the tone of the series and the general theme.
I know. What I mean is, the full complete opening songs, as before each episode, they only play the opening themes partially.
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Old April 5th, 2012, 01:46 PM   #5
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That's like, three minutes. You can't dedicate that much time to credits when you only have 24 minutes - splitting three of those between OP and ED is sensible, and done for a reason.
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Old April 5th, 2012, 01:49 PM   #6
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No. Japan already pushes the time with over a minute, for the opening. 3 minutes would be murder. To the person waiting for a 2 part conclusion. And wasting 2 mins of the story. But I do hate those garbage no openings. Just title and that's it stuff.
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Old April 5th, 2012, 01:50 PM   #7
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1:30 is a fine amount of time for an opening sequence. Long enough to be artistic, but not overly short.
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Old April 5th, 2012, 02:10 PM   #8
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i think the full opening should play, but as it usually does, in the middle of an important fight, so that we now something cool is about to happen, but to play it as the title sequence is a bit excessive to me
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Old April 5th, 2012, 02:14 PM   #9
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I think they should be. If its a good opening then it needs keeping in. Genre stepping aside, take Scrubs. They tried changing the opening, massive backlash. They tried shortening it, massive backlash. Some things just belong.

Plus if you dont like it, jump/fast forward past it.
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Old April 5th, 2012, 02:35 PM   #10
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yeah, i still remember watching power rangers and screaming like a little girl out of excitement every time the intro music played, i would so have loved hear the full theme at the beginning of at least an episode
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Old April 5th, 2012, 02:45 PM   #11
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That's like, three minutes. You can't dedicate that much time to credits when you only have 24 minutes - splitting three of those between OP and ED is sensible, and done for a reason.
And some full opening themes are over 3 minutes, like Magiranger (which is about almost 5 minutes long).
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Old April 5th, 2012, 02:47 PM   #12
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And some opening themes are over 3 minutes, like Magiranger (which is about 4 minutes & 9 seconds long).
That wasn't quite the point I was making.
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Old April 5th, 2012, 05:03 PM   #13
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No, full versions shouldn't be played. It would eat into episode time that's already pretty limited.
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Old April 5th, 2012, 05:19 PM   #14
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Full versions are too long. Could play them in the movies though.
I always enjoy the dramas where they always play the full ending songs.
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Old April 5th, 2012, 05:30 PM   #15
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One Piece sooorta kinda does this but not really, they just have much longer openings now that they got rid of ending themes. It actually made the show longer by a grand total of...30 seconds. These longer openings just strike me as odd in general, that time is better devoted to the episode itself.
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Old April 6th, 2012, 02:16 AM   #16
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I think They should only play the full version at the 1st episode
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Old April 6th, 2012, 06:08 PM   #17
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They could always do what Gokaiger did with the ED and split the different verses of a theme song over multiple episodes. They did something similar near the end of Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon. They had the theme song start during the cold open scene and then started the actual opening credits when the second verse began. The credits were basically the same, other than a few shots of the actresses singing the theme song. It made the episode have a little more impact than usual.
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Old April 6th, 2012, 06:13 PM   #18
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1 : 30 is a fine amount of time for an opening sequence. Long enough to be artistic, but not overly short.
If you're watching one per week, 1 : 30 openings are cool. If you're marathoning, 0 : 30 ones are much more bearable.

I'm not trying to be argumentative or anything; just felt like throwing that in there.

edit: Stupid smiley parsing
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Old April 6th, 2012, 06:13 PM   #19
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God no. Japanese intros are already pretty long as it is. Playing the full versions would be insane.
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Old April 6th, 2012, 06:17 PM   #20
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If you're watching one per week, 1 : 30 openings are cool. If you're marathoning, 0 : 30 ones are much more bearable.

I'm not trying to be argumentative or anything; just felt like throwing that in there.

edit: Stupid smiley parsing
On the Post Reply, Edit Post, and Post New Thread screens (but not on Quick Reply), there's a checkbox under the editing window that says "Disable smilies in text". That'll fix it.
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