Merry Melodies – Fate/Zero Opening 1 – Oath Sign

Posted on Nov 17 2012

Another rousing edition of anime you should watch based on good music! It’s time for Merry Melodies


I have not seen Fate/Stay Night, so watching the prequel is a little weird. I feel like in a way it’s almost better for me to see things chronologically, so I guess that works out. If nothing else, it has great music. Fate/Zero was a little awkward since it’s two seasons had a break in between them, but I quite enjoyed it. The first episode was a little off-putting, since it was 40 minutes with no musical opening, but it was necessary exposition. It’s also worth it to get to something rocking like Oath Sign.

You ever have that feeling you’ve heard a certain singer before? LiSA may be one of those people if you didn’t look too hard into Girls Dead Monster from Angel Beats! LiSA is actually the singing voice for Yui, so almost all of the GrlDeMo songs are sung by her. I know when she went to Anime Expo 2012, they were really promoting Oath Sign and didn’t really mention GrlDeMo at all, which is a shame. In terms of how LiSA combines with Fate/Zero, I feel like it fits the mood well. One of my favorite things about Fate/Zero is the relationship between Rider and his master, and this OP highlights it well.

After seeing the double length character introduction episode, it’s cool to see all the characters all in one short animation. It highlights the character traits of everyone you’ll see for the next thirteen episodes. It also fits the stigma I’ve noticed that most anime that span twenty-five episodes lately have this upbeat feel with an opening to math, but halfway through they take is odd darker turn. Blue Exorcist and Durarara!! are two examples that come to mind quickly. It’s not bad, it’s just odd that it seems to happen often.


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  • Kayarath November 17, 2012 at 1:17 PM

    I have this song on my MP3 Player. You all should get it if you have 99 cents to spare!

  • nerdwerld November 17, 2012 at 5:59 PM

    You know I’ve always wanted to watch this show, I think I will watch it sometime here soon.

    • christmas4477 November 18, 2012 at 9:14 PM

      Even if you haven’t seen Fate/Stay Night it’s a great watch. I really enjoyed it

  • adventurous1701 November 20, 2012 at 3:04 PM

    LiSA, where to start!?!?! I’ve been a fan of hers since hearing her version (Yui) of My Soul/Your Beats! in that goofy opening ep of Angel Beats! where Yui makes her singing debut.

    Though I’m much prefer Marina’s (Iwasawa’s singing voice) for the few Angel Beats! she sings, I really love LiSA’s solo albums since then. So much so, that I’ve bought them all after d/l many of them via iTunes (I’m like Kana, must have the hard copy of whatever music/shows…plus there is some really nice artwork and insert pics that you cannot get via the d/l!)

    I highly recommend checking out LiSA’s Sword Art Online OP theme song, Crossing Field. The Oath Sign EP has two other really good songs on it (Confidence Driver and Hands & Smile). I actually like Hands & Smile the most on that EP. Letters to U is another really strong album imo. Lover ‘S’ Mile is a pretty good album as well.

    I still can’t get used to how quickly bands and singers release new albums, singles, etc in Japan and Korea compared to U.S. based bands. Here we’re lucky if we see a band release something every 3 years. There, we can get two in one year sometimes! LOL XD

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