Created By: smartkidpete on October 4, 2010 Last Edited By: smartkidpete on July 12, 2012

Character Singing in Opening

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Needs a Better Title. It's when a character of the show appears to sing briefly in the opening of a show. They sing just one line or part of a line (not to be confused with shows where a character sings the whole song). This can be done (usually in anime)to add emphasis to that portion of the song/opening.

Examples:

Winry sang "yamete yo" in the first opening of Full Metal Alchemist Brotherhood.

Miss Shizuka sings "doko e iku" in the opening for High School of the Dead.

A lady sings "soge" in the opening for Super Robot Taisen OG - The Inspector.
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  • October 4, 2010
    WarriorSparrow
    This may not be an anime example, but Timmy sings a few lines in the Fairly Odd Parents theme song.
  • October 7, 2010
    carla
    is this for when the voice actor/actress actually sings in the opening, or just when a character is seen mouthing the words in tandem to the opening song? (going by the first example i figure it's the latter-- winry visibly mouths "yamete yo" but the only voice we hear is that of yui, who sings the song).
  • October 7, 2010
    evilneko
    The Lucky Star OP has the characters (and perhaps all four voice actors, but one for sure) singing the first few lines.

    Similarly, Haruhi Suzumiya in the ED.

    In season two of Hell Girl, the titular girl lip-syncs with part of the OP. It is not, AFAIK, Enma Ai's voice actor singing, so it may not count.

    The Chobits OP features Chii lip-syncing a line or two. Again, may not count.

    The fourth Ranma ED has various characters singing various lines throughout the song. (actually, I think that may be common in Rumic works, Urusei Yatsura had an ED like that too, and Ranma may have other OP/EDs featuring this, but this one just sticks out in my mind)

    Pani Poni Dash does this in its second OP. The entire cast starts off the song, and throw in interjections at certain points too. The song itself seems to be sung by Mesousa's voice actor, come to think of it.

    Maze has Mill-Varna start off the OP with "Ukyu? Hajimaru yo!" if that counts.

    And if that counts, one of the Cutey Honey series has her end the OP with "Kawaru wa yo."
  • October 22, 2010
    Unknown Troper
    It's when they mouth it and it looks like they're "singing" it in tandem, but it seems like it could go either way. Needs a Better Title.
  • October 22, 2010
    randomsurfer
    Maybe I'm not getting it. Would any of these count?
    • Family Guy: Stewie's solo on "Laugh and Cry"
    • Two And A Half Men: Charlie Sheen and Jon Cryer Lip Synch the male parts "men men men men manly men men men" part while Angus T. Jones lipsynchs the female lead "men men men men manly men, whoo-hoo-hoo-hoo-hoo-hoo"
    • The Brady Bunch: we don't see them singing, but the Brady Kids actually sang the Theme Song after season 1.
  • October 22, 2010
    Evalana
    The opening theme for My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic has the main characters each singing one line in the middle.
  • October 22, 2010
    BlackWolfe
    • The opening theme of Excel Saga is performed by the seiyu for Excel and Hyatt, and the opening credits show the characters singing it in various public places. The closing theme is "sung" by Menchi.
  • October 23, 2010
    Wackd
    No one's mentioned South Park yet?
  • October 29, 2010
    rodneyAnonymous
    The 2007 Hairspray film adaptation opens with Tracy Turnblad singing "Good Morning, Baltimore". (Probably the 1988 movie and stage play, too, but I dunno for sure.)
  • October 29, 2010
    Unknown Troper
    • In the beginning of Chicago, the main character imagines herself onstage, singing one of the lines of the opening song, since she wants to be a singer.
  • December 29, 2010
    Koncur
    • Greg The Bunny had a few of the main puppet characters each getting a line in the title theme.
  • December 30, 2010
    DAN004
  • February 7, 2011
    Unknown Troper
    No it isn't. Do It Yourself Theme Tune involves the character singing the entire theme song. This is more about a character singing only part of it, especially if it's a small part of it. It's when they mouth it and it looks like they're "singing" it in tandem. Much more specific.
  • May 3, 2011
    Sooku
    How the hell has nobody mentioned K-On?
  • February 18, 2012
    Catbert
    Bump.
  • February 18, 2012
    TomWalpertac2
  • July 12, 2012
    sigh824
    Anime: Sephiria sings a couple lines towards the end of the Black Cat theme song.
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