I really loved the end of After Story in the CLANNAD anime when Nagisa Warm Piano Arrange starts playing before the illusionary world “ends” and “fuses” with the current timeline to reset time.
That was just such a great music placement. It gave such a powerful and impactful feeling. It also gave a sense of closure to the story, having a melody that basically screams out "my life is perfect with you/was perfect with you, and I’ll never want to ever regret being with you
I also loved when " Reply" was playing near the end of Shizuru’s route in Rewrite during the Diary scene. I honestly thought the song was actually made for that scene. Considering its a diary, and the song is “Reply”, which was something Kotarou could never do for Shizuru’s during that time, no matter how much she was worrying about him.
That scene was just perfect in many, many ways.
Then we have Angel Beats! I loved the part during Yui’s route when they put Ichiban No Takaramono in the final Yui scene before she got obliterated. I especially loved that it continued and rolled on until the end credits were done
It’s honestly just perfect and beautiful. Beautifully placed, and very emotional.
For Little Busters! (anime), I know that a lot of people didn’t like this particular music piece being used in the anime, as opposed to the visual novel, but for Refrain, I personally loved Song for Friends playing when Riki and Rin were rescuing people from the bus crash. Yes, it was supposed to be a serious scene. But I actually did like it because it made the scene stronger, because it was basically inferring that it was a song for the LB gang, making it more emotional if they possibly died. It was going for feels, rather than seriousness.
And then we all know Key’s ED’s are all beautifully placed. Canoe, Koibumi, Aozora, Song For Friends, etc.
The things I’d want to differ
Definitely. Planetarian and Rewrite for their adaptions.
For Rewrite, near the end of Terra, Radiance is playing and honestly, I didn’t like it playing there. Yes, it was very fitting, but it just didn’t have the impact. The scene was impactful, but the song was not. I do hope they change that.
And for Planetarian, I’ll be honest and say the BGM’s could be better for the final chapter, when it gets animated. Just doesn’t have impact.