So this weeks episode of Gundam 00 was also the air date of its second opening, which is the song Namida no Mukou by the group Stereopony. Now, when the song was heard prior to today, it was not recieved well. I heard alot of complaining that it was too similiar to songs you see on more girl-oriented anime, and that it didn’t belong ina Gundam series. But, really, I don’t see where the hate comes from. I for one love the song. It may not be someting of the caliber of season 2’s first opening song, but I think its great anyway. I feel it has a darker tone to it, which fits perfectly with the tone the series has taken over the first half of the season.Either way, its a great opening.
The visuals of the opening sequence are none to disapoint either. Their just as flashy and great to watch as usual, and we are presented with some interesting new things, such as Louise’s O-Raiser-esque Mobile Armor, and of course Grahams’s new Samurai GN Flag (Which, IMO is epic awesomeness already)