Opening of the Week: Asphyxia by Co Shu Nie (Tokyo Ghoul:re OP)

Tokyo Ghoul:re has been airing this season and…eh, it’s been alright. Personally, I think the show was definitely a bit hyped up. So far, its been really nothing but set up, which only leads me to believe that :re season two is going to be confirmed at the end of the show, which, would not be the worst thing. But aside from that, how does the show’s opening fair?

Well, this is probably going to end up being one of the more negative Opening of the Week posts, because, for me, Asphyxia is really only alright. The band, made up of two members, Mirai Nikamura and Shunsuke Matsumoto, to distinguish the song from other opening themes in the same vein other than the pacing of the music.

The band starts the song with a slow buildup, transitioning into a short but fast-paced piano section followed by a seemingly light electric guitar, which is shoved into the background and hardly makes an impact on the music overall.

Nikamura, the groups lead singer and guitarist, uses her voice well enough, but her voice throughout the song feels a bit high pitched for the atmosphere the song is clearly trying to create with the music. On top of that, her singing often falls off of the rhythm of the music, sounding a lot like she is not trying.

Overall, the opening does not do much to impress, both musically, as well as in the visual department, which does little to differentiate itself from other openings. It is definitely better than the second season opening, but not better than the first by any stretch of the imagination.

What do you guy’s think about this OP from Tokyo Ghoul:re? Let me know in the comments below. Also, if you want to support the Aniwriter through donations or are just feeling generous, consider buying me a coffee on Ko-Fi. Otherwise, thanks for reading and bye for now, Friendos!


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