Mobile Suit Gundam AGE is the 12th incarnation of the beloved 70s Gundam show, received with mixed reviews. While some love the animation style and storyline structure, others feel it’s quite simplistic and perhaps thematically childish. Surely, it’s a matter of opinion. But, no one denies the quality of Gundam AGE songs, often being praised. I mean, with Negoto, Spyair and ViViD among the acts, it’s safe to say the anime has great music! In turn, it can be a daunting task to pick a favorite, right? So, I decided to select 5 songs and rank them instead. Therefore, you’ve stumbled upon a list of the top 5 Gundam AGE songs, according to The Hergula.
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*Some translation errors may be present.
5. “Sharp” – Negoto
Negoto, the all-girl Japanese band, perform the second opening song for Gundam AGE, titled Sharp. With an uplifting tempo, an energetic melody and the soothing voice of Sachiko Aoyama, the song comes together beautifully. It’s fun, playful and makes you feel like a kid again, with heartwarming melodies. In turn, the thematically joyous message can get lost in translation, yet it’s meaningful nonetheless. While the lines are in English, they sound better in Japanese, especially the way Sachiko Aoyama elongates the words. It’s enjoyable and fun, setting the stage for Asemu Asuno’s arc, making it one of the best Gundam AGE songs.
4. “Asu E (To Tomorrow)” – Galileo Galilei
Galileo Galilei had the responsibility of composing the first opening of Gundam AGE, titled Asu E (To Tomorrow). Musically, the wheels were set in motion, with a lot riding on the success of the song. Simply, greatness is expected, if not demanded, from the opening song of every anime TV series. I mean, some shows gain popularity merely for its music, while others might lose some love for lacking in that particular department. In this case, Galileo Galilei came through with a melodically beauitful song that fits Gundam AGE. It’s relaxing and catchy, with some distinct lines that might hit your heart. Honestly, it starts the anime off on the right foot!
3. “Real” – ViViD
The song is easy on the ears, yet heavy on the heart, mixing a meaningful message with a pop-rock sound. Still, it’s the song’s lyrical structure and energetic flow that makes it stand out, with the performance tying it together seamlessly. Therefore, some lyrics are memorable because of the sheer craftmanship. It’s the way Shin (vocalist) is capable of switching things up, both vocally and structurally, making the message clear-cut and catchy. Furthermore, it’s the little things that elevate the song to new heights, with the 30-second guitar solo being one of them. With that said, it’s quite easily a shoe-in for the Top 5 Gundam AGE songs list.
2. “White Justice” – Faylan
Faylan’s White Justice is an excellent song, debatably rivaling some of the best Gundam songs ever created. It’s the beautiful message, the lyrical structure and the brilliant vocals that make this song memorable, capable of hitting you to the core. However, I’m not gonna stray away from the beaten path, as a discussion of where this ranks All-Time is another list entirely. So, with that being said, check out the lyrics above. It’s quite a simplistic message, yet an empowering one, with focus on lifting you up when you’re at your lowest. White Justice fits the themes and topics of Gundam AGE, making it a wonderful entry overall!
1. “My World” – Spyair
My World is the second opening song of the anime, and it stands as the best song from Gundam AGE. Considering the praise I heaped on White Justice, you can imagine how I feel about My World, easily among the greatest Gundam songs. It’s not only that the lyricism has depth and the word selection is purposeful, it has much more to do with the heartfelt performance that brings that message to life.
The beautiful thing is that Ike (lead vocalist) performs this song with so much anguish and raw emotion that every word lands perfectly. These lines are capable of pulling at your heartstrings, not only because of the message but because of the the vocal delivery. Furthermore, the music is memorable, with the energy grabbing a hold of you from the first second the song starts. In turn, it’s among the few songs that actually digs deeper that others, lingering on when the song is finished. So, with the remarkable chorus and Ike’s heartfelt delivery, Spyair takes the cake on the Top 5 Gundam AGE Songs list!