To be more specific, I’m talking about recurring scenes across different OPs from different anime series.
Like how so many anime openings feature a character running or a character wistfully staring off into the horizon or a character who is lying down and staring at the back of his or her hand as he or she stretches said hand towards the sky. That sort of stuff.
Of course, EDs can also share common scenes or sequences, too. But most people seem more into OPs in general!
At any rate, I personally like seeing the protagonist lying on the grass while being surrounded by his or her friends in an anime OP. The characters just look so picturesque and happy. It’s peaceful and iconic.
I personally would really struggle with doing something like that in real life, though. What if the back of my clothes are marked by grass stains? I also don’t know where to find nice, clean glass for me to lie down on. Well, public parks could work, I guess, but I would just feel overly self-conscious. Maybe I have to infiltrate some universities.
I would almost definitely need a blanket or some sort of protective layer between my clothes and the grass. I remember resting on the grass after my ex-girlfriend demonstrated keen foresight and pulled out a blanket she had brought from her car. Since I walked a lot the day before, being able to grant my feet some momentary relief was amazing. So was her giving me a lap pillow. The whole experience was probably one of the happiest moments in my life.
Returning back to relevant discussion, the protagonist is guaranteed to be in the center and towards the bottom of the “picture.” The characters’ eyes may be open or closed. Hand-holding may be involved. And all the characters must have really strong detergent back at home.
Anyways, that’s what I really like seeing in OPs. Now I want to know about your favorites. What sort of recurring/common scene do you like seeing in anime OPs? Leave behind a comment, question, or concern and make my day!