Mobile Suit Gundam Age is the 12th installment in the Gundam franchise, received with mixed reactions. While some loved the animation style and storyline structure, others felt it was thematically childish and simplistic. However, very few could deny the quality music, with songs from bands like Negoto and Galileo Galilei. So, whether it be the melody of “Sharp” or energy of “Asu E (To Tomorrow)”, every song featured has something special to offer. Additionally, let us not forget about Spyair’s epic anthem and Faylan’s inspirational tune, as they deserve a spot on this list. So, without further ado, here are the 5 best songs of Gundam Age!
*Lyrics in the following paragraphs have been translated to English.
5. “Sharp” – Negoto
Negoto, the all-girl Japanese band, perform the second opening for Gundam Age, titled “Sharp”. It’s fun and playful, mixing an uplifting melody with Sachiko Aoyama’s soothing voice. Not only does it make for a memorable blend, it enhances the passionate message of the song. “Now before an era of strobes sweeps you away / I’ll break out of the confines of my fate / and begin dashing even faster / for I wish to become that star.” While these lines are in English, they sound far better in Japanese. Nevertheless, it’s not only an enjoyable song, it sets the stage beautifully for Asemu Asuno’s arc. It’s as heartwarming as it’s fitting, making it one of the best songs of Gundam Age!
4. “Asu E (To Tomorrow)” – Galileo Galilei
Galileo Galilei perform the first opening song of Gundam Age, titled “Asu E (To Tomorrow)”. The wheels are set in motion musically with the first opening song. If it’s well-received, it will be remember for years to come. However, would it fail, the anime might lose some love immediately. In this case, Galileo Galilei came through with a melodically beautiful song that fits the show near perfectly. It’s catchy and fun, with lines that will hit your Gundam-loving heart: “We looked up at tomorrow’s sun / the clouds in the sky dropped freezing rain / a song that pierces a hole in my heart / stopped time starts moving”. It’s a well-written song with top-notch production quality, kicking the show into gear on the right foot!
3. “Real” – ViViD
ViViD created “Real” for Gundam Age, a song that’s easy on the ears and heavy on the heart. Mixing a positive message with a pop-rock sound, ViViD was able to create a nicely structured song, with the build-up to the chorus being especially noteworthy. Additionally, the song’s as joyful as it’s emotional, accompanying the themes of the anime very well. “Make it reach out to my heart / your faint lingering voice / I am continuing to search for you / not in my dreams, but reality”. With such a clear cut message and a well-timed 30-second guitar solo, “Real” is able to stand out among other songs. It’s well-performed, with a memorable rhythm, making it a shoe-in for this list.
2. “White Justice” – Faylan
Faylan’s “White Justice” is not only a great Gundam Age song, it’s an excellent song in general. With a message of fighting through difficult times and standing for your beliefs, Faylan’s song is truly relatable and heartfelt. It can hit the depths of your heart, especially with lines as beautiful as the following: “Determined warrior who lived through sorrowful times / once you believe in the path you have chosen / just charge through everything”. It’s an empowering song with a positive message for when you’re at your lowest. Beyond that, it also offers polarizing quotes. “Realize that lives cannot be saved by taking others away”, is among those lines. However, the beauty lies in the consciousness of how the message is delivered, making it stand tall among other songs!
1. “My World” – Spyair
Spyair’s “My World” is the second ending song in Gundam Age, standing tall as the greatest song from the show. Considering what happens during Asemu Asuno’s arc, it makes perfect sense to feature a song like “My World”. It’s as heartfelt as it’s spine-tingling, with lyrics such as the following: “I am me because I am here / being myself, I’m searching for something / eliminating all my vulnerabilities, the heat is painful.” Ike’s top-notch delivery of these lines is especially memorable, adding to the feeling of pain and anguish. “But just for once, not blaming myself so hard / If I can move on, I’d come to love my world.” Not only are these lines relatable, they can pull at your heartstrings and hit the center of your being. Nevertheless, with an unforgettable chorus and a high-tempo beat, Spyair takes the cake as the best song of Gundam Age!