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One of my favorite opening anime songs in 2010 was “sign of love” by immi (House of Five Leaves) for the song itself and the slick animation that accompanies it. The rolling landscape reminded me a bit of the game Animal Crossing when I rewatched it recently and the watercolor style made it stand out visually. The soft pulsing beat as part of the overall calm tone is an interesting contrast to the slower pace of the show, which follows a hapless samurai, Akitsu Masanosuke, who gets hired as a bodyguard by someone who is involved in some illegal business.
I fell off the show about five episodes in but I may slowly finish it along with Tatami Galaxy in the coming months. There was a good heart to the show from what I had watched but not much seemed to happen in each episode. I guess I’m kind of interested in checking out the manga that’s started to come out in America this year under Viz’s Signature label.
The actual music video for the song has falling leaves and immi mainly in alternating white and black attire.