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    I'm wondering if this opening maybe gives us a hint that the Heart Pirates as well as Gyukimaru will get some additional scenes showcasing more of the former getting captured and the latter getting chased down by Zoro. It just feels a little weird otherwise to have them in the opening, but not Drake, Killer, Caribou, Big Mom, Toko, Hyougoro, Tenguyama or the Oniwabanshu.


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    Quote Originally Posted by MasterKingJC View Post
    Just to list it all out there, this is the first ever opening that
    - doesn't show the crew's ship (Going Merry or Thousand Sunny)
    - doesn't show any of the Straw Hats wearing their standard outfits at any point
    - doesn't show any of the Straw Hats sailing, goofing off, shopping, playing, fishing, or any other leisurely activities
    - doesn't show any other location besides the setting of the current arc
    - doesn't show any character that isn't connected or doesn't appear in the current arc

    Basically, Over The Top removed most of the generic, by-the-books stuff that has been weighing down the openings and that's why it feels so fresh for One Piece.
    It's almost as if the staff have listened to this forum....

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    Default Re: One Piece Opening 22: "Over The Top" by Hiroshi Kitadani (7th July)

    I agree with all of the above points regarding the new opening. It's fresh, I like the song, and I like that it's FINALLY different from the cookie-cutter openings we'd been getting for the past couple of years.

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    Visuals are fantastic. Song is not that good...lame even. Still baffled about Kyoshiro whom is shown among the 8 known scabbards. Is he the 9th one? It would make sense

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    It's too early for me to comment on the song I guess. Typically, I have disliked most of the songs when they're new and like them by the time they're done, with a couple of exceptions where I loved them at the start (We Are, Kokoro No Chizu) and some that never grew on me. (I couldn't tell you their names unless I looked them up). There are probably 4 or 5 songs that get stuck in my head randomly even if I haven't heard them in years.

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    Default Re: One Piece Opening 22: "Over The Top" by Hiroshi Kitadani (7th July)

    I didn't really have any problem with the song itself, but I do think Kitadani could have made more use of the "One dream, one wish" hook. It's an awesome hook and it could have helped space out the opening's contents better.



    Spoiler:

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    For those complaining about spoilers, as with most anime openings, its only spoilers if you already have context. Otherwise its just flashy images and montages of regular characters, you don't know what is made up for the opening and what is an upcoming scene.

    Just look at all those opening where Luffy fights Blackbeard or the crew take on the admirals or how Mihawk and Shanks used to be in every opening, for instance.

    Basically the most jarring one is "why is that guy on a cross" and even that is mostly context making it stronger.


    My favorite such spoiler is one of the Slayers openings where they blatantly show off the surprise twist villain but before you have context for that its just a random character in a montage to a beat match that goes right by, and the opening also gives away major spoilers for the end of the season, including that a character from last season will return who doesn't show up until like 3 episodes from the end. and you just have no idea. It also includes flashes of things like Lina's sister and series endbosses that never even appear in the actual show. But its just flashy images, you don't really process it.



    The exception to this is of course OP opening three which blatantly shows off Robin with the crew at length and there's just no way to mistake what that means. I remember at the time going "what the heck is SHE doing there?". So it spoiled the surprise but it did build up a question, and it was only like 2 episodes in advance. Still, they seemed to learn their lesson and were super careful about not giving away Franky or Brook after that..
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    Default Re: One Piece Opening 22: "Over The Top" by Hiroshi Kitadani (7th July)

    Quote Originally Posted by Robby View Post
    For those complaining about spoilers, as with most anime openings, its only spoilers if you already have context. Otherwise its just flashy images and montages of regular characters, you don't know what is made up for the opening and what is an upcoming scene.
    I mean, generally I agree... but the opening makes it pretty obvious that
    Spoiler:
    Kaidou is a dragon
    (Spoiler tagged just in case I'm wrong and someone missed it... Though surely others in this thread would have revealed it anyway) which is very much treated like a "Holey sheets, I didn't expect that!" moment when it's revealed in the manga.

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    Eh, he does that suuuuper early in the arc. If that was an act 2 surprise I'd agree but its not held as a surprise for very long.
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    Spoiler:
    The sanji thing is still a big spoiler, since that will happen much later in the anime, maybe even 1 year from now. And you don't need any context for it, since it's based on the previous arc.
    But is it really spoiler if you don't want to read the manga and only want to see the non canon anime?

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    The only reason why it's loaded with spoilers up to Sanji 's part is because Kitadani is a big name and this song will go for more than a year.
    Pump some budget into something to justify its length of stay and there's no need to worry about the next one for a looooong time to come.
    That and you know, gotta help pander to that guy's rep.

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    Over The Top full version (from 6:30 minute).


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    Been enjoying the new episodes so much I hadn't realized that they switched back to the 2-ish minute format for the opening. Really glad they decided to do this, because many of the 2.5 minute openings suffered from excruciatingly bad pacing and felt like they drug on forever.

    Also noticed they brought back the old stylized font for the credits, which is a nice touch.

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    Its been forever since I've done this but I wanted to do a fan translation for old time's sake as I really like the song and finally got around to it. I attempted to make my lyrics a bit different from both the Japanese version and Dave Does Music's already spectacular rendition, so its not quite as to-the-point translation wise and I took some liberties here and there, very first-drafty really.

    One Dream. One Wish.
    'Round the bend, we'll see the end - Over The Top!
    ------
    We all set out onto a sea, of unknowns
    Through raging waters, stormy nights, and rough days
    But you won't ever make it worrying, so you've gotta get up, lets hurry
    Rise and shine we've gotta sail faster- sink or swim, together we'll reach there first!
    -------
    Do your foes look like they could get the last laugh? It could be that your heart's forgotten its path?
    Thats when its time to recall your mission- Start taking steps to reclaim the vision- They call it dumb; I call it ambition
    Laugh off adversity, whatever it may be!
    ----
    You've all got me, I've got you, and now tomorrow's in view
    So- keep sailing 'till the sun brings us a brand new day
    With new horizons, darkness looms higher, yes- but every step will light our way!

    Now as we blast right on through, just take a second- won't you, to remember all the trials we've won to show-
    We'll blow our foes away, with the strength of a hurricane! Now- we do believe you're in our way!

    One Dream! One Wish!
    The end is in our sights, and its a knock out!

    Over the Top!
    Last edited by Electrivire; August 2nd, 2019 at 08:34 PM.
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    I was also compelled to write after a long while too. Here's my version of Over the Top as well. If you guys like it, you can check some more of my stuff in this thread: http://apforums.net/showthread.php?t=49233

    Over the Top (English Version)

    One dream
    One wish
    If you want it all, then go
    Over the top

    Somewhere out there’s a brand new land just waiting
    The wind and waves are strong and yet elating
    Don’t go letting a thing get in your way
    We can make it past everybody
    Not much use to sit there and worry
    Sink or swim, let’s see how far we can go

    Do you fear all the foes that have descended?
    Where’s the courage on which you once depended?
    The choice to run has long been forsaken
    The time has come for one more step taken
    Stir up some trouble, get your name out there
    And when your number’s up, laugh without a care

    Tomorrow’s looking real bright
    Just as long as you lead on with your light
    Only you can get it polished to a gleaming shine
    It’s all within you
    Choose to continue
    Go! And take us on the trail you’ll blaze

    Just look how far you have come
    Not much further ‘til you reach the horizon
    Give all you got to meet your aspirations
    Push on through all the pain
    Kick up a hurricane
    Now! Go show the world who’s number one

    One dream
    One wish
    Take whatever’s in your way and score a knock-out
    Over the top
    Last edited by Shift; August 4th, 2019 at 02:26 AM.



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    Over the Top full version.


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