10 Worst Anime ED’s of Summer 2018

With the good, comes the bad and while there was plenty of good there was also a fair share of mediocre ED’s (Ending Songs) this season. Here are the 10 Worst Anime ED’s of Summer 2018!

~Number 10~
“Starlight” by Erii Yamazaki from Seven Senses of the Re’Union

This song isn’t actually bad, it’s just kind of generic–which can sometimes be more of a problem, especially in the overcrowded land of anime ED’s.

~Number 9~
“Hōkago Distraction” (Afterschool Distraction) by Etsuko Yakushimaru from Hi Score Girl

This sounds like the band that pretentious friend of yours is really into and you just sit their with a bemused look on your face as he plays his favourite track from the album for the fifth time as if wearing you down by sheer brute force is going to make you like the thing. (Spoiler alert, I’m not gonna like the thing). I don’t dislike this song FYI it’s just not for me.

~Number 8~
“Home Sweet Home!” by Yutaro Miura from Dropkick On My Devil!

Here’s another song that’s high-energy that I should probably like but you know what, I can’t stand the vocalist here, he sounds like an unenthused child entertainer phoning it and singing through a fake smile. Which is a shame because almost everything else about the song is pretty nice!

~Number 7~
“World Line” by Asami Imai from Steins;Gate 0

There’s a lot of bias in this choice–I mean the first ED for Steins;Gate 0 was just ~so~ good that invariably anything else except an absolute banger would be a disappointment and this is indeed a disappointment. It’s high energy but it feels misplaced, it’s also kinda lame and uninteresting.

~Number 6~
“Fly Me to the Star” by Starlight Kuku-gumi from Revue Starlight

I like cover songs, I like songs that are influenced by other more popular music, what I don’t like songs that do neither and both simultaneously and meander about without a purpose. Is this a cover of ‘Fly Me To The Moon’, is this inspired by lounge music, or is it just boring?

~Number 5~
“Happen ~Kogarashi ni Fukarete~” by Eri Suzuki, Miyuri Shimabukuro, & Rie Takahashi from Yuuna and the Haunted Hot Springs

I almost feel bad about how much I dunk on the music from this series considering how much I love the series itself, but this isn’t about the show its attached to (or how sexy the ending visuals are). This song is just dull, sorry girls!

~Number 4~
“Long Hope Philia <TV Limited.>” by Masaki Suda from My Hero Academia 3rd Season

Wake me up when a good song starts…

~Number 3~
“Silent Solitude” by OxT from Overlord III

I don’t know… I probably should like this song, right? But there’s something about it that just annoys me it just doesn’t do anything for me as a song. (Also, I was going to make a joke about it musically sounding like Linkin Park and that being a negative but I guess we can’t since, well, you know…)

~Number 2~
“Akaku, Zetsubō no Hana” by JUNNA from Lord of Vermilion: Crimson King

*wildly discordant noises and out of tune vocals ensue*

~Number 1~
GOLD EVOLUTION” by STYLE FIVE – Nobunaga Shimazaki, Tatsuhisa Suzuki, Mamoru Miyano, Tsubasa Yonaga, Daisuke Hirakawa from Free! Dive To The Future

I’m sure for fans of this show this is just the most precious and joyous thing… but for me there is nothing remotely enjoyable about this song. I kind of wish the worst pick of this list was more egregious (or at the least more interesting) but it’s just absolutely not for me.

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And there we have it! With that we’ve covered every (except the songs I managed to miss through sheer incompetence) anime song of the Summer 2018 season! If you agree, disagree or just want to scream into the void leave a comment below! Thanks for reading!


Previous Seasonal OP & ED Lists:

10 Best OP’s Winter 2018
10 Worst OP’s Winter 2018
10 Best ED’s Winter 2018
5 Worst ED’s Winter 2018
10 Best OP’s Spring 2018
10 Worst OP’s Spring 2018
10 Best ED’s Spring 2018
5 Worst ED’s Spring 2018
15 Best OP’s Summer 2018
5 Worst OP’s Summer 2018
10 Best ED’s Summer 2018


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7 comments

  1. The only one of these I like listening to is from High Score Girl. The rest of them are either from shows I don’t watch (6) or shows that I just skip the ED (3). But really, the great majority of music is forgettable, so it’s more unusual when it’s something we like. 🙂

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    1. :O I never skip an OP or an ED, even if it is on the worst list. But I guess I have more patience for mediocrity than most (as evidenced by some of the shows I watch every week! lol)

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      1. Hey, my tagline at Metanorn was “Defender of Mediocre Anime!” so don’t think you can outdo me there. 😉 It’s just more that I don’t bother watching the ED every week if it’s not a song I like or visuals I like.

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  2. One that should go on worst of summer 2018 is the 2nd cour ED for GeGeGe no Kitaro. Both because it’s not good, and because it’s a huge step down from the first cour’s ED song, “Kagami no Naka Kara” by Maneki Kecha. Any song that fits a show that well should stick with it.

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