Mobile Suit Gundam AGE is the 12th incarnation in the well-known Gundam franchise, received with mixed reviews. Some love the animation style and storyline structure, while others feel it’s too simplistic and thematically childish. However, there’s no denying the quality of Gundam Age songs, with the majority of the tracks being excellent. Bands like Negoto and Spyair add flare to the anime, while Faylan uses her beautiful voice to hit our hearts. To put it simply, the anime has great music. With that in mind, it makes sense to list the best Gundam Age songs. So, I decided to whip up a list, ranking the top 5 theme songs of Gundam Age!
*I decided to feature a few lines, translated into English.
5. Sharp# – Negoto
Negoto, the all-girl Japanese band, perform the second opening song for Gundam Age, titled “Sharp#”. Mixing an uplifting and energetic melody with the soothing voice of Sachiko Aoyama, the song comes together beautifully. It’s fun and playful, with a passionate message and some memorable lyrics. “Now before and 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 a thousand times better in Japanese, especially the way Negoto bring the song together. It’s not only an enjoyable song on its own, it sets the stage nicely for Asemu Asuno’s story arc. It’s heartwarming and fitting, making it easily one of the top 5 theme songs of Gundam Age!
4. Asu E (To Tomorrow) – Galileo Galilei
Galileo Galilei perform “Asu E (To Tomorrow)”, the first opening song of Gundam Age. Musically, the wheels are set in motion, with a lot riding on the success of the song. If it’s good, it’ll be remembered for years to come. If it fails, the show might lose some love immediately. Simply put, greatness is expected, if not demanded, from the first opening song of an anime. In this case, Galileo Galilei came through with a melodically beautiful song that’s fitting. It’s catchy, fun and relaxing, with melodies mixed well to create something enjoyable. It also has some memorable lines that might 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 an all-around well-produced song that starts the anime off on the right foot.
3. Real – ViViD
Mixing a positive message with a pop-rock sound, ViViD was able to create “Real”. It’s a song that’s easy on the ears, yet heavy on the heart. It’s well put together and nicely structured, with the build-up to the chorus being especially noteworthy. In addition, the chorus is beautiful, being as joyful as it’s emotional, accompanying the anime 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 a clear message and a well-timed 30-second guitar solo, “Real” is able to stand out among the rest. It’s clear-cut and well-produced, making it a shoe-in for one of the best songs of the anime.
2. White Justice – Faylan
Faylan’s “White Justice” is not only a great Gundam Age song, it’s a phenomenal Gundam franchise song. With a message of fighting through difficult times and standing for your beliefs, Faylan’s song is relatable to the majority of people. 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 focus on lifting you up when you’re at your lowest. Aside from that, this line stands out as well: “Realize that lives cannot be saved by taking others away”. It’s a polarizing line that fits the anime beautifully, as it’s conscious about the theme and topic of the show. Additionally, the bass is utilized properly in the music, making for an up-tempo song that’s truly wonderful.
1. My World – Spyair
Spyair’s “My World” is the second ending song in Gundam Age, and it stands tall as the greatest song from the anime. Not only does the song have heart, it can even send shivers down your spine. When you consider what happens in the anime, it makes perfect sense for Asemu Asuno’s arc to have a song like “My World”. Here’s an example: “I am me because I am here / being myself, I’m searching for something / eliminating all my vulnerabilities, the heat is painful”. The anguish and pain can be heard in Ike’s voice, the lead vocalist of Spyair. “But, just for once, not blaming myself so hard / if I can move on, I’d come to love my world”. Those lines are capable of pulling at your heartstrings and hitting the center of your being, because everybody can relate to it. Loving this world and finding our footing is made difficult by our struggles, yet life’s an adventure that has its positives and negatives. It goes without saying, I know, yet the song delivers the message on a silver platter, making it easy to grasp. Nevertheless, with an unforgettable chorus and a high-tempo music, Spyair takes the cake on the top 5 theme songs of Gundam Age list!