If March Comes in Like a Lion is known for anything else aside from its terrific writing, It would be its surprisingly impressive openings, and Sangatsu no Lion’s second season second opening fits this description perfectly. Maybe not as visually impressive as some of the show’s other OPs, but still visually stimulating in its own right. For this week’s Opening of the Week: Haru ga Kite by Unison Square Garden.
The opening seems to largely reflect the recent events in the show, which as of the last episode has been signaling an end to Hina being bullied. It also reflects the changing nature or Rei, and how through his association with the Kawamoto sisters and others has gained a new confidence in himself.
The music, however, is what makes this opening. A somewhat classic rock sounding song backed by orchestral instruments, Hare ga Kite Bokura has a similar feel to the show’s first opening by the band BUMP OF CHICKEN.
This makes sense considering the instrumental comes from Unison Square Garden, a band that has done other openings such as “Counter Identity” from Soul Eater. Their rock edge mixed with an assortment of other instruments has always made their openings some of the most memorable.
Hopefully, the winter season brings us some other wonderfully openings to cover, but what did you guys think? Good? Bad? Mediocre? Let me know in the comments below. Thanks for reading and bye for now, Friendos!