TOP TEN – Favorite Galge Openings



Song: “Sora no Shizuku” by antistar

Ok! So, Summon Night 2 is not really a Galge, but it’s the game that made me like this whole genre, so I did what any sane person would do and…looked for more Summon Night! And when I played them all, it was the time to look for more…Tactics SimRPGs! Yeah! No Galges for me during the period of 2 to 3 years. In order to start playing the real thing, I needed something great! Something that could caught my attention right from the start, something that was so full of grace and style that could make me want to go away, even if it was just for a day!

Great Moments:

This Opening has everything to make you hooked! Cute girls, threatening villains, cool-looking special powers and a song so good that makes me cry manly tears!

That’s it, it’s really good, but just like the 2nd place, each scene looks so special that…HOLY COW! DID THAT DUDE JUST PUNCH A CAR AWAY WITH HIS BARE HANDS?!Ayakashibito01And that’s why Ayakashibito deserves the phrase: “WHY THE HELL DOESN’T THIS GET AN ANIME ADAPTATION?”. Well, this certainly doesn’t seem to fill the criteria of what makes success on this industry. At least, I can imagine the western public going nuts with excitement for this game, but I guess the Japanese public would just say: Nah! It’s not nearly cute enough!

Either way, this was MY list of best Eroge openings EVER. This doesn’t mean mine is better than yours or anything childish like that. It’s just my opinion and I respect anyone who got different ones. So, what is your favorite openings? Feel free to let comments with your picks, complains or whatever!

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16 responses to “TOP TEN – Favorite Galge Openings

  1. I was hoping Muramasa would pop up somewhere around the top 3 and you did not let me down! It’s just too bad that the one live performance I’ve found of this song on Youtube was probably one of the worst… maybe Ono just had a bad day or something. :p

  2. Axanael and Sumaga look really up my alley, I wish somebody would translate them already so I could read it properly.

    You have a Djibril opening so you pass the test! Plus bonus points for the Touhou parody! Akio Watanabe is the best! That catchy tune and dance! And the same kind of SD dancing has been in the Djibril OPs since the beginning, which predates Haruhi, so it’s definitely not a Hare Hare Yukai parody! Oh, there’s even a new Touhou parody!

    In my list, I’d have to include another Akio Watanabe masterpiece. Half the world has seen the dance from this one, it’s that famous!

    But they can’t tell the kids where the original dance came from, the video is too lewd! If they found out it came from a lolicon eroge OP, who knows what disaster would befall the world…

    • That’s right! I also remember this Popotan dance from before Caramelldansen became a thing. It got me really confused at the time!
      Didn’t remember SD dancings from the Djibrils I played, just remember a scene where the SDs fought and run to draw the attention of the viewer, but it has been a long time, so you’re probably right (I should have re-watched those before). Anyway: Pro points for them, because they did not copy Hare Hare Yukai like everyone else!
      This alternative Touhou version is also pretty nice!
      Sumaga and Axanael are not so hard to understand. Muramasa, on the other hand, it’s REALLY DIFFICULT on the vocabulary! It has lot’s of military terms, archaic dialects, technobabble, complex war strategies and much more!

  3. Now I think I’m kinda sure that you’re really have a weird taste after reading this.

    • Well, what would you expect from the guy with the Jojo themed blog? My favorites are the ones with cool-looking characters and action-packed stories, but it doesn’t mean I don’t play the cute and funny Galges as well. In fact, I play those a lot! After all, I also enjoy reading something to relax. Ironically, those cute-slice-of-life usually makes me nervous. Not because of the dramatic development or complex relashionships, but because some characters tend to piss me off! For some reason, this doesn’t happen too often with the battle-centered games, for example: I love every single character from Soushuu Senshinkan Gakuen!

  4. No MLA?

    Anyone some that, in my opinion, are very good and my favorites

    Akagoei 2

    Both Baldr Sky

    Rewrite Op 2

    Aiyoku no Eustia

    Also I think Dies Irae opening was better than Senshikan, maybe because It’s a better game?

    Shinning Braves

    • Your picks are great as well! Specially Dies Irae. I want to play this game for a long time because it looks really interesting, but it has so many versions, fan disks, sequels and sub-sequels that I got confused where to begin. I played Hachimiyoujin first because it is the first chapter of a new story…I guess! I tried to do the same with Kajiri Kamui Kagura, but it turned out to be an alternate universe for Dies Irae…

      • ~Amantes amentes~ is the most complete version, but it’s censored and you miss the ero and some guro parts that were toned down. If you want the whole experience play it ~Acta est Fabula~ version and finish all the routes, then AA and pick the additional content, which is another route and side stories.

        Then play KKK.

      • Yeah, like I expected: Complicated. Thank you! I will put it on my schedule.

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