Once upon a time, in a distant place called England, a band manager spoke with a band.
Manager: “Hey guys, we’ve got some Japanese company that wants you to use one of your songs for the opening music for some show its making – I think they called it an annie-may?”
Oasis Dude One: “Annie-may? Isn’t that stuff those geeks who live in their mother’s basements watch?”
Manager: “Yeah, think I heard something like that. Anyway, one of the guys in Japan likes your music.”
Oasis Dude Two: “Well, everything’s famous in Japan, y’know?”
Manager: “Well, they’re offering £xx for it.”
Oasis Dude One: “Alright, sign us up.”
Seriously, I would like to know how the hell this ended up happening – no offense to Oasis, but its a bit removed from its heydey (although it has been doing better in Britain as of late?), so it seems a bit curious for them to have ended up singing the theme song for a foreign TV show. I myself have never really listened to them, since they were in in America when I was still fairly young.
Anyway, I think there’s no denying that Eden of the East has an extremely sharp OP sequence, as the animation and artistry is top-notch, and the music itself is great – I even downloaded it from iTunes and its been playing in fairly heavy rotation in the background of my doing work, etc. all day. Its easily the best OP song of the entire season (I still think the FMA: Brotherhood OP music is a bit jarring, find the Pandora Hearts OP amusing from a nostalgia perspective, and honestly can’t remember anything else about other OP’s off the top of my head), never mind the animation.
I would like to know how Oasis ended up doing the OP – there doesn’t seem to be anything out there in reportage that says how it happened, just that it did. Ah well.