Are Character Songs Really Necessary?


Ever since I’ve been thinking about these mostly “wonderful” character songs, I’ve always asked myself one question.

Are they really that necessary?

Now don’t get me wrong; I don’t think that all of them are unnecessary. For example, anime like K-ON! and IdolM@sters are necessary because for IdolM@sters, the characters are idols, or aspiring idols. Plus, the people behind IdolM@sters use these songs for games and the openings/endings of the anime. For K-ON!, while not as necessary as IdolM@sters, the characters form a band, so it makes some sense to have at least a few character songs.

However, for many series, mainly Haruhi, they really are not necessary. Again, I ask this:

Are they really necessary? And why?

Personally, I think the companies are doing this because of mostly one thing:


You see, we live in a world where capitalism dominates nearly everything. And character songs are definitely no exception.

So for me, the answer is no. They’re practically a waste of time and a waste of money. If you think different, then good for you, more power to you. But as this post stands, I’m not a big fan of them.


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