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Shiny Tale is the opening theme of the anime, performed by the band Mix Speaker's, Inc. The accompanying visuals were directed by Ai Yoshimura.

Visuals[]

The visuals for the opening tell no narrative in particular. They are a mixture of stills and clips of various characters. These begin with Tadakuni, Hidenori and Yoshitake on their separate ways to school, and finally end with them standing outside the gates of Sanada North High, along with various other members of the school.

In the ending of the final episode, the visuals are a montage of clips from various episodes, next to which the credits roll.

Lyrics[]

Lyrics sourced from animelyrics.com (archive), with thanks to Rei (rōmaji lyrics) and animeyay (English lyrics).

  •      - indicates lines used in the TV opening.
  •      - indicates lines used in the ending of Episode 12.
Kanji Rōmaji English Translation
旅立つ夢を奏で始め

最初のページ開いて

Tabidatsu yume wo kanade hajime

Saisho no pēji hiraite

We begin playing as an orchestra our dreams of journeying,

And flip to the first page

どんな宝より 輝くモノ見つけた

振り返ればほら バカみたいに笑う顔がどこまでも進ませる

Donna takara yori kagayaku mono mitsuketa

Furikaereba hora baka mitai ni warau kao ga dokomademo susumaseru

I’ve found something that sparkles more than any treasure

When I turn around, seeing your silly smiles gives me the strength to go as far as I need

この狭い部屋で書いた物語が

紡ぐ小説のプロローグ

Kono semai heya de kaita monogatari ga

Tsumugu shousetsu no purorōgu

The tale we once wrote in this small room

Will be the prologue to the novel we're currently writing

大空へ届きそうなスピードで

舵も取らず走ってきた 旅立つ夢を奏で始め 次のページを開いて

Ōzora e todokisou na supīdo de

Kaji mo torazu hashitte kita

Tabidatsu yume wo kanade hajime tsugi no pēji wo hiraite

Going fast enough to nearly touch the vast sky, we’ve been running with our hands off the ship's wheel

We begin playing as an orchestra our dreams of journeying, and flip to the next page

どんな困難でも 嵐 や黒い雨も

追い風に乗って どこまでも誰も届かない場所で待っているから

Donna konnan demo arashi ya kuroi ame mo

Oikaze ni notte
Dokomademo dare mo todokanai basho de matteiru kara

No matter what difficulties we may face, be it storm or black rain,

We’ll ride the tailwind and
Wait in a place no one else will be able to reach

この広い海で書いた物語が

空白の地図を埋めてゆく

Kono hiroi umi de kaita monogatari ga

Kūhaku no chizu wo umete yuku

The tale we are writing in this vast sea

Begins filling up our blank map

果てなく続く夢の海へ 光か闇か分からずに

一度きりのボク達の旅 次のページを開いて

Hatenaku tsuzuku yume no umi e hikari ka yami ka wakarazu ni

Ichidokiri no bokutachi no tabi tsugi no pēji wo hiraite

We sail towards a sea of endless dreams, not knowing whether we'll find light or darkness

This is our one and only journey, so we begin looking for the next pages

この狭い部屋で書いた物語が

紡ぐ小説 のプロローグ

Kono semai heya de kaita monogatari wa

Tsumugu shousetsu no purorōgu

The tale we once wrote in this tiny room

Will be the prologue to the novel we're currently writing

まだ見ぬ場所に希望を見て 数えきれない悲しみを

真っ黒な光の海でも 風はいつでもあるから

Mada minu basho ni kibou wo mite kazoekirenai kanashimi wo

Makkuro na hikari no umi demo kaze wa itsudemo aru kara

There's hope to be found in hidden places, as well as countless sorrows

On a sea where even the light is pitch black, there will always be wind

大空へ届きそうなスピードで

舵も取らず走ってきた 旅立つ夢を奏で始め 次のページを開いて

Ōzora e todokisou na supīdo de

Kaji mo torazu hashitte kita

Tabidatsu yume wo kanade hajime tsugi no pēji wo hiraite

Going fast enough to nearly touch the vast sky, we’ve been running with our hands off the ship's wheel

We begin playing as an orchestra our dreams of journeying, and flip to the next page

ボク達の物語 次のページを探して Bokura no monogatari tsugi no pēji wo sagashite This is our story, so we begin looking for the next pages

Characters[]

In order of appearance:

Credits[]

These credits are seen during the ED of Episode 1.

  • Music: Mix Speaker's, Inc.
    • Composition: seek
    • Lyrics: YUKI
  • Storyboard: Shinji Takamatsu
  • Director: Ai Yoshimura
  • Animation director: Yoshinori Yumoto
  • Key animation:
    • Ataru Nagasu
    • Yasuyuki Noda
    • Mai Ishī
    • Akira Kikuchi
    • Yukiko Ishibashi
    • Tetsuya Ishikawa
    • Takashi Maruyama
    • Tomoko Ishida
  • Second key animation:
    • Masakazu Endō
    • Aiko Ōura
    • Kana Nishijima
    • Atsumi Koganemaru
    • Kōhei Tokuoka

Gallery[]

Trivia[]

  • In the first few shots of the OP, the locations are based on real-life ones near the Kami-Igusa railway station in Suginami, Tokyo (which is close to where the Sunrise Animation headquarters is located).

    Click the images to enlarge them.

A road one block away from the Shinomiya Park, which is near the station

The intersection at the railway station

Aoyagi restaurant, near the station (in the IRL version on the left, there's a Nichibros poster at the restaurant entrance)

Near Yutakayu (a public bath near the station)

A view of the railway station

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