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My Top 5 Anime Openings.

By Geeky Gem

You should all know a little bit about me by now, so it should come as now surprise that this little blog has come around. The one thing I like about anime is the opening credits some of them have fantastic sequences so here are some of my favourite ones, with videos you lucky people. Plus if your really good and I can find them I will treat you to both the Japanese and English one’s too.

Dragon Ball Z

This is a show I have already told you about and you can check out that blog here. If you have seen the show then you know how the opening went it was choked full of fighting scenes with a rather catchy song. So here just for you is the English and Japanese opening as I found them both.

Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood

Another anime I have already told you about if you missed it you can check it out here. Now here I have gone for the Brother hood opening as I can’t find the one I really like which is a song by Japanese Band Larn En Ciel called Ready Set Go! however this one is just as good. This the Japanese opening as they were the same.


I know its sad but I still remember all the words to this one. I couldn’t help it I loved Pokemon nd still play the video games. This one is full of action and character shots. You also get to hear the Japanese one as it has no video but is called Aim to be a Pokemon Master.


Now this is an anime I am yet to tell you about, but if you like the opening credits then you love the show and I promise I will write a blog on it soon. I just love the riff in this and the action in it. Again this is the only version of the opening as they were the same.

Neon Genesis Evangelion

Now this is yet another anime I have yet to tell you about and I am sure at one point I will do just that. I  will however tell you two things one this opening has spoilers and two it has fighting robot’s come on what not to love. This is the full length opening so is about 4 minutes long.

I hope you have enjoyed these anime nuggets of joy and maybe I’ll bring you some more one day.


Dragon Ball Z

By Geeky Gem

I don’t need to tell you (if you’re a regular reader) that I like anime, this is fact many of you already know and accept me for. I can’t tel you when my love for anime started but I can tell you that one of the first anime’s I watched was Dragon Ball Z. I figured I would share this show with you here. I hope you enjoy this as much as I do, it’s simply a fantastic show and I will tell you why now.

Well where shall I start, the beginning  seems like as good a pace as any. With the ending of Dragon Ball, Toei Animation quickly released a second anime series, Dragon Ball Z ( commonly abbreviated as DBZ) . Dragon Ball Z starts a few year after where Dragon Ball ends, and was aired during 1989 and 1996. It ran for huge 291 episodes, which quite long for an anime. Most that I have watched get to anything from 12 to 56 depending on the source material.

Once it was decided to dub the show for english speaking people, that lovely bunch at Funimation began production on DBZ. They  hired Shuki Levy to compose an alternate musical score, however the show is  heavily edited for content, as well as length; reducing the first 67 episodes into 53. The editing of the show was taken in order to take out some naughty words as they wanted children to watch this show and a little bit of what they see as violence. If you ask me it was fine the way it was, but we live in world were we have censor a lot of stuff.  However this was to be sorted lived because at one pont the series was cancelled and we here in UK very nearly didn’t get any more episodes. Thank goodness for popular demand, as Cartoon Network decided to air the rest of the season’s here. So Thank you Funimation and Cartoon Network with out this show would never hae made it to the UK.

That’s just a little about how we got Dragon Ball Z in anime from now for a bit on what the show is about.

DBZ is about this man above the brilliant Goku and his friends as they try to save the world from evil invaders that want to end the world. However Goku is not really human either he is what is known as a Saiyan (he’s an ailen, basically he has a monkey tail), a band of power full fighters from deep in space, all of which is covered in Dragon Ball the series that came before DBZ, As a young adult, Goku meets his older brother Raditz, who reveals to him that their race is nearly extinct. He also tells him tha as a baby the Saiyans had sent Goku (originally named “Kakarot”) to Earth in order for him to conquer the planet for them. What they didn’t know was that Goku suffered a severe head injury soon after his arrival and lost all memory of his mission, luckily for Gou he also lost his blood-thirsty Saiyan nature as he grew up around humans never knowing of his ailen nature. Goku wants nothing to do with the mission, and a battle soon begins. I don’t want to give away the whole story so I am cutting this down as best I can.  He then begins to encounter other enemies from space, most notably the Saiyan prince Vegeta, who becomes his rival and eventually another ally. Goku also encounters Frieza, a nasty evil tyrant responsible for the destruction of almost the entire Saiyan race, whose actions cause Goku to transform into a legendary Super Saiyan.

Many things happen through the different Saga of DBZ, we even meet some androids that want Goku dead, and we meet a visitor from the future who has some news for Goku and hs friends. One of my favorite saga’s is The Cell/Cell Games saga’s. As we get to see androids and watch Goku’s son Gohan come into his own.

Every episode I loved tended to have a fight in,  some of which takes place during the Cell games and each one is fantastic. I ave included one such fight below for you to enjoy. there are whole host of characters to love in this show and each as good as the last if not better. From Bulma and her gadgets to Krillin, Goku’s best friend and loyal side kick. Piccolo was always one of my favourite characters and it was so funny when he found out he was alien.  His ability to regenerate was always fantastic. If you have never seen this show then I endure you try to it out. As promised here is tha fight scene for you to enjoy.

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