Sword Art Online OP 1
“crossing field” by LiSA
used as OP in episodes 2 – 14.
To be honest, I didn’t think this opening is very good until I saw a lot of people on youtube put this on their top OP list. I watched this opening again several times, then I understood why.
In a way, the contents of animation is standard, focusing on the male and female protagonists while briefly introducing supporting characters.
That said, its shining points are the style of animation. The backgrounds in this OP is slightly different from the majority of animation materials found in the anime, in a refreshing way. Remarkably, the coordination between opening song “Crossing Field” and the animation is near perfect. That is, the mood of animated materials correspond to the intensity of the song. In my opinion, this is exactly what makes this opening “good”.