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Best Opening in 2013? Shingeki no Kyojin Opening (Meme)???

With the release of Shingeki no Kyojin (TV), also known as Attack on Titan (TV), and it’s catchy opening Guren no Yumiya by Linked Horizon. Similiar to the meme, Guile’s theme goes with everything. It has sparked another internet sensation among and possibly beyond the anime community. For those who haven’t heard of the series before the anime was released. The original source, a manga series by Hajime Isayama, is known for its  intriguing story and artistic style. That has taken the current trend of giants being silly into a different view of one where giants are a threat to humanity. For those who were getting tired of series such as K-ON or Girls und Panzer, and want something different from the current mainstream anime series. Give Shingeki no Kyojin a try (the series is available online via Crunchyroll http://www.crunchyroll.com/attack-on-titan.)

This is the opening of Shingeki no Kyojin, Guren no Yumiya by Linked Horizon.

(Opening to Shingeki no Kyojin)

With the popularity of the series and from the first broadcast of the catchy and well composed opening. It was no question a meme would spawn from this. Hundreds of videos have been made and it seems the meme and popularity of the series is still growing.

Niconico 【比較動画】 進撃の巨人と戦車とアンコウで比較してみた

Niconico 進撃の吸血鬼【進撃の巨人OP×HELLSING】

Niconico Shingeki no Majo (Madoka x Shingeki no Kyojin MAD)

Niconico 【東方アニメMAD】進撃の魔理沙

Niconico 削除

Niconico 【MAD】Attack on Goddess【PreCure x Attack on Titan】

<a target=”_blank” href=”http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm20636856″>Niconico [MAD]進撃のベータ[進撃の巨人×マブラヴオルタネイティヴ]</a>

(ATTACK ON HILL)

(“Interpretive Dancing?” version of the Guren no Yumiya)

Niconico Attack on Indians

Niconico 【MAD】進撃の露国【ロシア×進撃の巨人】

Not even Putin is safe from the meme. Along with that, instrumental versions and covers are even spawning onto the internet.

As you can see from these videos, which is simply a fraction of what’s out there. The opening song Guren no Yumiya, of Shingeki no Kyojin, is immensely popular as of now. There is no sign of the meme slowing down for now. Personally, I love the opening and the meme that has spawned from this. It’s one of those moments where you go “oh internet, you’re so funny.”

If you want to see more, a list of Shingeki no Kyojin opening parodies has been made on Reddit.

With all of the popularity of Shingeki no Kyoujin and Linked Horizon’s song Guren no Yumiya. In due time, it will be a question of when, not if, Linked Horizon will perform in North America. Maybe at Anime Expo, possibly Sakura-Con we don’t know. If I was to make a guess, I suspect Sakura-Con 2013 why? Refer to Luna Haruna and Eir Aoi performing at Sakura-Con 2013 for their first North American live.

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