I had to choose the CLANNAD After Story opening…
CLANNAD was the first Key anime I’ve ever watched.
I always look at Key anime’s then, (the era of Kanon, Air, CLANNAD) and compare it to their animes now like Charlotte and Angel Beats!, and honestly, CLANNAD After Story’s op is beautiful.
To this day, I think CLANNAD After Story’s opening is the most visually appealing Key opening. The Cherry Blossom tree’s shown when Nagisa is walking by the sidewalk gives me a nostalgic feel. Comparing that scene to something like Charlotte where you see Yu about to cross the street, CLANNAD wins for sure.
Of course, I’m also basing it on the music too. The After Story Opening is a very catchy and beautiful tune. KIMI DAKE WOOOOOOOO, KIMI, DAKE WOOOOOO !!!
Lia, the best opening you’ve ever sung.
Visually appealing, gives a sense of nostalgia, beautiful composition, beautiful lyrics, and not to mention that part after the chorus. Don’t know how to explain it. The part where she’s almost at a whisper tone, singing quick lyrics. That part is by far, the best.
I hope one day, Key creates a opening as beautiful as the After Story opening again… The After Story opening sounds different from other Key openings… That’s something I envy and love.