Top 10 Anime Openings

This is a top 10 list of all the anime-openings out there

The Top Ten Anime Openings

1 Attack on Titan - Guren no Yumiya

Linked horizon makes such a lively artist and making all attack on titan openings fit in so perfectly

Just started watching attack on Titan and I really like these openings they're cool

Just started watching attack on Titan and this intro is pretty good

One of the (Relatively) new classics. A show responsible for bringing in so many new anime fans and the opening was one that I listened to again and again. Even knew how the whole song went despite not knowing a single word of japanese and (at the time) knowing only a little german.

2 Tokyo Ghoul - Unravel

This is honestly the best anime song ever! I have no idea what it is doing here at the eighth number. The only Japanese song I bothered to memorize. A-Z! When I do my homework, I ALWAYS listen to this song. And when did I get to know this song? 6 months ago. The obsession is still here. Why vote to blue bird while you can vote for such a bliss!

The anime is trash. The manga is GODLY. All the openings except the second are amazing as well. Unravel is my #1 favorite anime opening of all time.

This opening perfectly fits the anime and is emotional and beautiful all at once.

I don't really like the anime Tokyo Ghoul it's kind of creepy and I don't think I'll watch it but this intro is really cool and very catchy I like it, it has to be one of my favorites.

3 Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood - Again

Insanely good opening thanks to the amazing singer and the e-guitar.

It's nostalgic, even when I just finished the series, when I hear it again it's nostalgic. truly a masterpiece.

Being compared the sao opening crossing field actually hurts me but Again is a masterpiece of an op that should be number one but number three is still ok. Though it deserves Number one heres why The music is amazing by Yui and the animation is very nice as well even the way the characters interact in it like Ed Alphonse and Winry makes it a quality op

Foreshadowing of events in anime and powerful music with nice guitar.

4 Death Note - Sekai Wo

It is so catchy and interesting that it completely hooked me when I heard it the first time

Best show + opening ever

I love the Japanese version of the song. It is so cool and I practically listen to it every day.

I prefer the second opening preformed by Maximum the Hormone but this one is cool as well.

5 Sword Art Online Sword Art Online is a series of Japanese light novels written by Reki Kawahara and illustrated by abec. In 2012, it received an anime adaptation produced by A-1 Pictures and the SAO Project, and is directed by Tomohiko Ito . The first season is divided into two arcs known as "Aincrad" and "Fairy Dance". more.

I love Sword art online. Especially Ignite is great, but also the other openings!

There are MANY reasons this anime is the best, starting with the epic theme song.

Who the hell thought that it would be a good idea to enjoy SAO's bland trash opening

I like all its openings very much. They are the best especially ' ignite '.

6 Code Geass - Colors

Great op why not number one?

The best opening describes the anime perfectly and when looking at the lyrics this song matches the anime perfectly

The when I saw this at the start of the second episode, I was like, "Lelouch is using his mind control powers on me! "

This opening alone made me interested in Code Geass. This should at least be in the Top 3.

7 Angel Beats! - My Soul, Your Beats!

My first anime, my favourite anime. Taught me how to appreciate life. Highly recommend

A great song to listen to. A nice melody and awesome voice!

I don't know why, but the first time I heard this song, it just stuck to my brain, and it's been there ever since...

My Soul, your beats in my opinion sets a good tone for the series. It can show Angel's loneliness but also the connectedness of many characters.

8 Neon Genesis Evangelion - Cruel Angel Thesis

Neon Genesis holds a special place in my heart Love this animes op so much.
This song also has to be a classic for long time anime lovers.

I have only watched like 8 episodes of this show and the I dropped it but I have to say the op is an all-time classic

A classic, beautiful and iconic. Anime wouldn't be the same without this show and the opening highly contributed to it's amazingness.

Without Asuka from Germany everybody would be lost. Her country was responsible for the holographic map

9 Future Diary - Fantasy Mythology

Whatever your opinion is on the anime, you can't deny that this opening is GOOD. Its visuals are completely creepy and messed up but that and its catchiness it what makes it so good.

This opening is always stuck in my head and I have no problem with it. This is probably my favourite anime opening (along with soul eaters first opening). It's just so bad arse and gets you so pumped for the show. I think the singers did an amazing job and I love how they incorporated two different languages into it. All round it's just an awesome opening that I listen to repetitively all the time.

This is one of my favorite! It has so much emotion and mixing with lots of action too!

First list I found with this on it. Loved this opening and loved this anime

10 Soul Eater - Resonance

I memorized the lyrics to this and sing it around my family to annoy them - GenericUser

Incredibly catchy, one of the few anime openings I never skip.

You know a theme song for an anime is good when you spend half your time figuring out how to sing it and pronounce the words correctly. - PokeFallsMagica

I didn't even watch the anime when I first heard this. My sister told me she wanted me to hear it and I have to say, I was really impressed! I don't think I've ever heard a better opening (except maybe Sword Art Online) because it sets you up EXACTLY for what you are about to see- something dark that gets you pumped up. I have stopped watching this anime before because the first few episodes before Death the Kid (squeal) comes to the school are a bit boring to me, however I decided to continue it because something with this good of a theme song can't be all that bad.

The Contenders

11 Fullmetal Alchemist - Opening 4

It's rewrite because if it was opening 4 from brotherhood it would say it like its says for again

I would say fullmetal alchemist brotherhood opening 1 and 4 is equal both really good

Wait, is this the 4th opening for 2003 or Brotherhood? - ProfessorMercury

Is this rewrite or period? They're both cool but still. Specify, please.

12 Soul Eater - Paper Moon

Fairy blue the reason I'm alive, the reason I can breath, is all because of you~ Black Paper Moon

I'm one of the few people I know who prefer this opening over Resonance. I just can't get enough of the catchy melody that does an excellent job setting up the later episodes of one of my favorite anime of all time.

I love the electric guitar in this song easily my favourite anime opening - Gamer4life

This is also a good song... I keep this one on my playlist... Really catchy.. - SoulDeathTheKidMaka414

13 Cowboy Bebop - Tank!

I really like Cowboy Bebops music no matter if its for a cool chase or for a sweet moment in the show
This song just makes you wan to get up and move I really like that Cowboy bebops music can just put you in any type of mood.

I heard this opening way before watching the anime just loved it and the animation for this opening is amazing

My fathr actually doesn't really enjoys anime but he liked this one

You can vote for other openings if you want. It's okay to be wrong.

14 Naruto Opening 2 - Haruka Kanata

This was the first Japanese song I ever heard

Very nostalgic.


This is what got me into j-rock

15 Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood - Opening 2

I love this a lot and even sing this absent-mindlessly in class.

This was the op for me. I enjoyed it more than the other ones. All the openings are masterpieces but for me, I like this one because it fitted all the key parts of the show that it had. Whilst all the openings were focused on one sort of idea, in a sense, one sort of emotion, Hologram personally ticked all the boxes.

I like all the openings but this one is my favourite - Gamer4life

I don't really like this one much, first one was better

16 Higurashi no Naku Koro Ni - Higurashi no Naku Koro Ni

This opening manages to be ominous, creepy, beautiful and somewhat fast-paced all at the same time. I get chills whenever I watch this opening, even 5 years after having watched it. The feelings I had when I watched this series return and I immediately want to re-watch it. I have no idea why it's not higher on the list. This is the best anime opening I have ever watched.

At first, I liked the 2nd one better, But now, I like this one better. But I still like the Kai Opening - MLPFan

This anime has a disturbing theme song

Great opening!

17 Puella Magi Madoka Magica - Connect

Okay. So when I first watched this opening I was like "that is the sweetest thing I've ever heard," so of course I had to download it and still listen to it all the time. Then of course I followed the pattern of every Mahouka fan (I watched episode 3 and was like well crap. That opening is trickery. ) still one of my favorite anime openings to this day.

I love this song! I even memorized the first few lines in Japanese. My friend showed me the lyrics for this song in English, and it turns out this song really does fit the mood of the show. - Absolite

Allright, so basically, this show is to trick you into thinking magical girls are the basic stereotype. This opening was exactly that, and for non japanese people like me, without subtitles, we got tricked. This song is so sweet, and opposites attract, as this show is very dark. EVERYONE GO LISTEN NOW

Tricks you into believing you're going into a sweet and fluffy show, but then it still fits when the show gets darker.

18 Bleach - Ranbu no Melody

RIP Gin Ichimaru he only pretended to be Aizen's right hand man just so he can kill him - Periachi

I'm listening to it right now. It always reminds me of Gin :'( - Tuana123

For me as well always reminds me of Ichimaru Gin

Just listen to it, and you'll understand. - Pyrrhism

19 Your Lie in April - Hikaru Nara

Your lie in April was such a sweet show and the theme song even shows it.
This song puts me in a very happy go lucky type of mood and I love it.

Best anime song ever so emotional when I watched the anime I cried but when I listen to hikaru nara I still get the feels help my overcome the feels

The only theme song that brings me back to the emotions of the anime within hearing the first few notes.

Hikaru Nara decisively tells you the entire story. I love this anime and bawled at the end of it

20 Blue Exorcist - Opening 2: In My World

I like this theme song but why is "Core Pride" not on this list. Opening 1 is way better.

Okay I love the anime and all the openings but many people don't realize that its half yukios perspective and half Rin's listen to an English cover and you'll realize

I like this opening very much it is very close to what really happens in the anime and also ao no exorcist is my favorite anime

I liked the first one way better

21 Gurren Lagann - Sorairo Days

How is this below A Cruel Angel's Thesis. Honestly, I think Gurren Lagann had a better opening than Evangelion (not saying the song is bad, but I just prefer Sorairo Days better).

A song that gets you super pumped for the awesome that is Gurren Lagann

Awesome.Just awesome


22 My Hero Academia - The Day

It is actually a pretty good one, just a lil bit short.

This is my second favorite opening ever, and I'm sure My Hero Academia fans know the reason to like it. - Qryzx

The best and one of the motivational ops that I've ever listened to!

Peace sign is my fave but I love this

23 Steins;Gate - Hacking to the Gate

"But for you, even thousand of beating hearts were like a simple and predictable experiment" For some reason, this sentence from the op stuck wit me

Come on man how is this 29th?!?! Hacking to the Gate is AT LEAST top10 for crying out loud!

Best anime opening I think I've ever seen, and I've heard nearly all of the openings currently in the top 10

One of my favorite anime openings ever!

24 Black Lagoon - Red Fraction

So fitting to the show it represents

The lyrics are simply mesmerizing. Every time I hear them my breath gets taken away. So much depth in a mere minute and a half. This should be #1


25 Dragon Ball Z - Rock the Dragon

The anime opening I ever heard
actually the first I heard when I came to know the difference between anime and cartoon

Dragon! Dragon! Rock the Dragon! Dragon Ball Z! - SunGoku

This song just gets you pumped up

Amazing Song, One of the best. - Gohan your boy

26 Guilty Crown - My Dearest

Literally I have only seen the first episode, I should probably finish watching this series cause' it has such a banger op.

Imagine this song is 26 and fire force is higher then this amazing

Why do I not see a single Guilty Crown OST in the Top 10 list?

Not the greatest anime but bet intro by far

27 JoJo's Bizarre Adventure - Bloody Stream

Why so low, this and fighting gold are like god level openings

Its kinda sad a JoJo opening is so far down the list. it should be SEKAI ICHI

Jojo's is practically the best and consistent (quality not plot) shows out there. I hate that people nowadays just shun it because it 'looks gay' [even though it does look gay but awesome] and because of the lack of big tiddies or thighs for you horny bastards

Colorful, beautifully animated, fabulous, manly and epic! Represents Battle Tendency very well. - DiogoAttitude

28 Deadman Wonderland - One Reason

The opening is hella good and it goes well with the anime aesthetic, but the anime is absolute garbage as it is lazy work and incomplete from the full story. The manga is my favourite of all time and is definitely worth a read, I loved every aspect of it. The manga has true potential and you should check it out. I promise it's not disappointing!

This anime opening is amazing as hell

The opening is really cool but the anime is a complete waste of time.

Best opening of all time. Epic.

29 Naruto - Aoi no Sora

Aoi no Sora or blue bird for short has to be one of my top favorite anime op, I even memorised the song in japanese without knowing it!

This intro is pretty good and I'd say it's it's one of my favorite Naruto Shippuden openings

Sure, there are better Naruto openings, but this song is still fire.

Naruto Shippuden Opening 6 "Sign" is by far better

30 Attack on Titan - Jiyuu no Tsubasa

The best anime opening ever! Jiyuu no tsubasa has a great lyrics, too. That's why I love so much this song!

31? Really? Really... Merge those two digits together and BOOM. Number 4 for titan's sake (31, my dog).

The best and most epic opening ever! I always got chewed at the part:"Welding the blades of Gloria, we've made for victory..."

After hearing the full song of Jiyuu no Tsubasa, I just want to jump off the window with 3DMG and go slice some titans, or just look at sky and wish I can go to their world. This song is also meaning "Wings of Freedom".

It really gives an idea as to what is about to happen. Brilliant!

31 Fate/Zero - To the Beginning

Truly captures the dark and tragic tone of the 2nd and final season of Fate/Zero. Even the name of it; To the Beginning. Shows how Kiritsugu's roots are explored. How he has to think back to the beginning in order to make his biggest decision. Can also be viewed as how this series is coming to a close, and the beginning to the sequel/main series, Fate/Stay Night, is coming.

"For the sake of creating a world where no one cries, I scream out a prayer that doesn't reach anywhere and disappears..."

"If I choose you, and if we can search for a happiness just for the two of us, It doesn't matter if freezing flames burn my body, I am near a smile."

Just a fan boy I guess

32 One Piece - We Are (English version)

This intro is very happy and it's the very first opening of one piece, brings back a lot of memories

One of the all time greatest. Fun, iconic and full of action. Has a right that will always stick with you and brings a sence of adventure and nostalgia. All one piece songs are Golden.

Very good opening

33 Yu-Gi-Oh! - English Opening

One of my childhood anime opening

My childhood says yes

34 Elfen Lied - Lilium

It's really sad because it's from the music box in the anime.

This song has the feel to touch your heart! Best song ever

This song touched my heart. I loved this opening from the first episode

No song in the real world can beat this!

35 Air TV - Tori no Uta

The only reason Tori no Uta is this low is because many people don't know about the anime. It at least deserves to be in the top 10, everything in the opening goes hand in hand, plus Lia's angelic voice!

Surprised to find this opening so low. it at least deserves to be in top 5

This opening is beautiful! Why isn't it top 10!? - ItsDaWorldOfSNuGGLEZ

36 Naruto - Go!!!

I love Go it isn't my fave but it makes me want to et up and go no pun intended

The visuals match the music perfectly - UnderratedEpisodeAdvocate

yeah nothing to complain. Good

This is best opening ever

37 11eyes - Arrival of Tears

Now this is what I'm talking about when I say awesome. This is my kind of music. Whether it's fast, slow or whether it's sang by a male or female, I always love metal music. This is one of those anime songs that despite it being in Japanese, I can't resist singing along to it. The guitar sequences in it are the best I've heard in anime opening songs. The animation in this opening really complements the show too. - MottScurry

Best Japanese symphonic metal anime song ever! - MLPFan

Better than the actual show unfortunately


38 Noragami Aragoto - Kyouran Hey Kids

I love this song even though I haven't finished Norigami it is still one of my fave op

Tell me the beat to this song isn't the most hype sound youve ever heard

I am obsessed with this anime and song, so :)


One does not simply skip Noragami's opening. This opening is badass and the vocals are on point. Kudos to the composer. - Absolite

39 Naruto Shippuden - Diver

27 is too low for this. Its greatest op from naruto ever

What why is this so low?

Why is this so low it's my favourite by far

favorite song

40 Naruto Shippuden - Sign

I could listen to this intro a lot and not get bored it's one of my favorite Naruto Shippuden openings

Gut wrenching... I really really wanted to vote for both Sign and Sekai wo. But, I suppose Sign is better by just the slimmest of margins. But it is heart-breaking to not vote for sekai wo :'(

I love this song. I can play it on repeat and never get sick of it.

Sign by flow is the best rock music EVER.

41 Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works - Brave Shine

Should be in top 10 in my opinion, perhaps not many has heard of it yet. Or itjust sounds basic to some, however its tone really sets the premise of fate stay unlimited budget.

Hands down, best opening in all of anime, in my opinion of course. Thank you, Unlimited Budget Works for introducing me to Aimer the Great, truly my favorite singer in the world.

Just an amazing song, suited the anime perfectly.

Amazing my favourite anime opening song ever

42 One Piece - Hope

I really like this intro, this intro and intro 14 fight together are my favorite one piece openings by far they are amazing. This intro I really like how it is because it goes along with a story and all the words in there kind of sum up everything that Luffy is trying to tell Sanji it's very good.

Great visuals and the opening is catchy, also this arc is great too.

Honestly this op is just so low because the people who voted otherwise have never heard this opening. I have listend to a lot of openings and still think this is at least top 10 worthy on any non emo list. The only way to hate this song is by not liking anything that will give you hope.

Best One Piece opening to be honest - smill

43 Parasyte - Let Me Hear

I can't believe there aren't any votes here! "Let me hear" makes up by far the best opening song in anime

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas for the win!

Let me hear Is amazing really not even top 20

The best opening ever! I haven't listened anything better than this song! This song is amazing!

44 Blood Blockade Battlefront - Hello, World!

Actually pretty good,though I want to know why people don't like this op though

Its amazing also season 2 op is cool ( FAKE TOWN, BABY )

45 Bleach - Opening 1

First Japanese song I completely worked out a dance routine to, absolutely awesome

So great! Just in love with Ichigo and bleach!

So cool, and describes the mood and style of that early Bleach perfectly. The slight hip-hop, modern-ish feel of the music and animation was just too cool.

46 One Piece - Kokoro No Chizu


47 One Piece - Fight Together

This opening is super good and by far my favorite, well this and opening 20 hope. You guys should look this opening up and listen to it I'm pretty sure you'll like it. It is amazing and has an awesome beat and it's super good.I could listen to it forever and not get bored.

WHATS WRONG WITH PEOPLE! It's one of the greatest theme songs ever. it has fabulous rhythm and music and singing. Shows tragedy, flashback, fun and hope. It shows the hope of the protagonist and moving forward. It encompasses the pain and fun memories and growth that he has gone through to move forward. It is so meaningful to the series beyond how amazing just the music itself sounds. Yet it's so low on the list because stupid fan girls hype junk like SAO because they like the show even though others songs are better, and Attack on Titan (while great) is on here Twice! People look and learn the song title before brainlessly adding it a second or third time like a moron.

There are approximately 1,013,913 words in the English language but I could never string any of them together to explain how much I love this song

When I first saw this opening I cried... I still do... It's very rare for me to cry at all... So far this anime has made me cry more then 5 times...

48 Kaze No Stigma - Blast of the Wind
49 Bleach - Alones/Opening 6
50 Durarara!! - Complication

One of the best pop rock openings ever! Great beat and pauses. This should be really on the top. Any songs from Durarara! is definitely a hit.

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