Top 10 Anime Openings

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

The Top Ten

Attack on Titan - Guren no Yumiya

Unravel should stay in 2. As amazing as that song is. Attack on titan has the best opening of all time!. Just this roller coaster of a song that doesn’t let your mind relax and when your done It’s like you came back from an intense trip somewhere

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.

This is the best anime opening theme song ever! I can't believe it's not number one :( I can't even begin to describe how awesome it is. Not to mention, the song artist made absolutely awesome lyrics! I actually know all the lyrics by heart, and on the last day of school, sang it with my Anime Club as karaoke. The German or Swedish or whatever language at the beggining is awesome as well! It adds uniqueness to the song. I'm pretty sure it's the only anime theme song out there like that. Everything I hear it, I feel like singing my heart out and dancing! It gives me shivers. Not to mention, the video for it is awesome to (by that, I mean the video for it in the anime) and I love that one part where it shows some pictures from the Manga. There are also all the people slaying titans to the beat and flying around on the 3 Dimensional Maneuvering Gear. Just by listening to it, you can hear that the anime you're about to watch is going to be full of action, drama, cool characters and ...more

I can't believe that this isn't number 1! This is the best anime opening of all time topping Attack On Titan's other theme Flügel der Freiheit by a landslide. It has a catchy tune and once I listen to it, I can't get it out of my head for days. The lyrics are great in both English, Japanese and of course German. My favourite opening from my favourite anime. I'd love to be in this show, so if anybody creates a teleporter anytime soon, please give me a call. The songs English name Crimson Bow and Arrow just suits the tempo so well, and it's a song that I recommend to, well anybody.

Tokyo Ghoul - Unravel

I've watched over 50 animes and adding a few movies here and there but have never come across a song either opening or ending or OST that even comes close to the feel that Unravel has provided. 100% deserves the top spot.

Unravel is the world's best opening song . The music is packed with awesome instruments and heart touching words . If you listen every word carefully you will know the true meaning of the song . Also it has the best video for an op . If you carefully watch the video you will know the smallest of its architectic values . It packs the some importance values of each of the characters behaviour...😊

Unravel is probably one of the most widely covered openings on YouTube! Every fan of Tokyo Ghoul appreciates Unravel because the words reflect the emotions of the anime perfectly. The fans couldn't stand the second season's opening simply because it didn't live up to the name of Unravel. It deserves to be number one. If Tokyo Ghoul isn't the best anime, the opening sure is the best opening at least. Listen to the words, hear the transitions and notice all of the hidden meanings within; it is a perfect representation of the struggles being the main protagonist!

unravel should be at the top , this song is better than Gurren No Yumiya for me,I watched the whole series because of this one song.

Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood - Again

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

Every anime opening in this series is great. That saying, I think it's important to have a strong first theme song, to get the viewer hooked. Again does just that, hooking us into the plot, and making us want to discover more about FMAB. The beat, the tune, and the images come together to make a theme song that you will never want to skip.

Oh come on people! Both FMAs are some of the best animes ever. Both have the best openings ever, and this one is THE best one EVER! Or you're gonna say Unravel is better then Again (Unravel is good for sure, but the best? )? Same for Guren no Yumiya, which I'm surprised to not be on top of Unravel cause is so much more epic.

Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood has clearly the best anime openings. Every time I was exited seeing the next episode, I was also exited to watch the intro. The best of all is again. It's just so beautiful and I loved it since that moment I first had heard it.

Death Note - Sekai Wo

This anime is the father of all anime. Just as it’s opening stands as greatest ever. It’s what every single anime soul heard of. Whole anime world in one song.

Amazing song I have listening to it over 1000 times and easily thrashed my self over it 200+ times. Recommended if you are horney, let me know if you want to meet up and finger each other with this song playing.

IT is just perfect, and the lyrics are amazing. I love it and wish it was my theme to wake up. the 2nd one is better for the show, but this theme is better over all

Much better than the second opening. Also the symbolism at the end (Light standing like Christ) is amazing

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.

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

Gives goosebumps all the time, affects the emotions deeply, and is much better than the "Attack on Titan" and "Fullmetal Alchemist" themes. Definite Top 3 material.

The fact that this is so low is proof of how many people need to see Evangelion, I can count with my hand the number of songs that compare to A Cruel Angel's Thesis.

Code Geass - Colors

I love absolutely everything about this opening! The rhythmic tune is so catchy, it's well animated, and the vocals are so nice c: this opening deserves to be in the top five!

AMAZING! flow have previously sung openings for Naruto and many other anime to great success. Colours for Code Geass is probably the best in their repertoire and the best of the whole show. It is a must have for otakus

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.

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". ...read more.

People judge this anime way to early. Like they barely watch 2 episodes and they start making judgmental/Negative comments,when they haven even looked further into the anime and/or finshed at least a season.

Hell yeah! I don't even know why people think Database from Log Horizon is better than Sword Art Online's songs! All of Sword Art Online's songs are enchanting and are one of those anime openings that make you forget how much people hate it and can really stick with you on the first impression and forever. Database is going to have to grow on me, but I was utterly disappointed at how lame it was with the whole rock and roll feel and "database! " repetitions. Other than that, LiSA, Eir Aoi, Haruka Tomatsu, and Luna Haruna have created songs that not even Log Horizon could ever beat.

The songs are amazing. The openings themselves aren’t the best though. Ignite is one of my favorite anime songs. I still listen to it all the time. This is all coming from someone who thinks SAO is crap.

I just stopped everything I was doing and sang the entire song LOL! I do like the intro's for the Excalibur Arc and Mother's Rosario, those were pretty good, but there's really no SAO intro I hate, they are all like my children, I can't just choose one.

Angel Beats! - My Soul, Your Beats!

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.

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...

Pretty much my favourite opening of all time. Transcribe it into piano and it is awesome.

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

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.

I hate this site because it gets flooded by so called "anime fans" who have only watched naruto, bleach, aot (not saying aot is bad it's a bae) or DBZ and think they are the best things ever, I think fantasy mythology is the best, but higurashi is very close, also just look at the list for best anime of all time it's flooded by mainstream kiddies >:( but besides that rant I love the opening for Mirai Nikki, it is SUGOII!

This song literally gets stuck in my head 24/7 even though I don't know the words. I listen to it everyday because I'm so obsessed and I even had to get my friend to downlaod it for me to listen to at home without using youtube

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.

Anyone who makes a list of the best anime opening themes and doe snot include this song in the top 10 does not rightly deserve to call themselves anime fans.
"Tank! " Does everything a good opening theme should do, hook the viewer in with it's visuals, strike their curiosity of what the show's narrative is and give them a theme song to get stuck in their head.
Cowboy Bebop does all this in strides. There's a reason it's widely regarded as one of the greatest anime ever created and a theme song like this is just the cherry on top of this masterpiece of a sundae.

Did you just say if someone doesn't share your opinion, they can't watch anime? That's harsh, man.

This is the best one of all openings...This jazz bass thing did it for me and it did for all anime fans now and then...This deserves the top! How come Tokyo ghoul is on the top?

Perfection incarnate.
Considering this came out in 1997, Cowboy Bebop created a benchmark for all other shows, who now bow to this immortal classic. Nothing else compares.

The Contenders

Soul Eater - Resonance

this song is one of those songs that you can't get out of your head because it's so catchy. seriously, I even memorized the lyrics (and I'm not someone who enjoys memorizing song lyrics most of the time)

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.

This opening is a weird case because I really DO NOT like Soul Eater. The writing is awkward and forced and almost every character is just flat-out annoying or stupid, with the exception of Dr. Stein and maybe a couple others. The one thing they did right, however, was done so greatly that there are just no words other than "epic" to describe it. Whenever you mix tubular bells with electric guitars, you get some of the most epic sounding hard rock ever.

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.

Fullmetal Alchemist - Opening 4

It's called period and it's by chemistry. All of the fmab songs are great. But this one is the best. Seriously go check it out. It's better than again.

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

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

Soul Eater - 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.

One of the best songs ever! I really like the dark desperate sound of it. Just fantastic!

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

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

Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood - Opening 2

Am I the only one who likes Hologram more than opening 1 'Again', I mean the first one is brilliant, well actually all five openings are masterpieces but no 2 just seem pure badass too me the song just fills you with energy and has got quite compelling fight scenes like:- Bradly vs ling and gang, Ed vs Scar, Mutsang vs Lust. Combining both making it one hell of an immaculate piece of awesomeness.

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

I like all the openings but this one is my favourite

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

By far my favorite op, didn't even like the anime but still got creeped because of this op

This anime has a disturbing theme song

Bleach - Ranbu no Melody

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

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

Perfect opening which is summing up whole story.

For me as well always reminds me of Ichimaru Gin

Puella Magi Madoka Magica - Connect

The opening is seems to look like that of a typical magical girl anime. But after episode 3, it seems like a lie. But it actually isn't when you watch episode 10 and beyond that. It's a very meaningful and emotional opening.

I love this series for so many reasons, but the top two have to be the intense, thought provoking plot and, of course, the music. For such a dark series, the music is utterly sweet and beautiful. The opening initially sounds like your standard, girly mahjo sohjo opening, but once the show reveals its true nature, it becomes more sad and urgent feeling. The coolest thing about connect,though, is how it basically., subtly, spoils the plot. Once you find out about Madoka and Homoura's mysterious connection ( ( pun intended! ) especially after episode 11) it makes sense; it is the friends promise to each other. This series has the met epic music of any magical girl series.

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.

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

Naruto Opening 2 - Haruka Kanata

This was the first Japanese song I ever heard

This is what got me into j-rock

Hype Hype Hype!

Very nostalgic.

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.

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

The best of all of them, made you so happy before the episode ripped you apart. Super catchy

Blue Exorcist - Opening 2: In My World

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

This song is so catchy and easy to just listen to on repeat. Personally I think the first OP fits the show better, but this one is still good.

Noragami - Hello Sleepwalkers

This anime plus the opening were so amazing why is it not on the list I don't understand it was amazing.

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

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

Amazing song matched with the mesmerizing Visuals
The very definition of Epicness!

Good.

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!

Hacking to the gate is the best opening ever, along with fatima and amadeus.

Anyone who doesn't think this is the best anime opening has obviously never seen SteinsGate

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure - Bloody Stream

So well animated with the abstract design, also has wonderful little hints to the further parts with hermit purple and such. It also has such high energy music and the music just gets better and better the more you listen to it.

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.

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

Dragon Ball Z - Rock the Dragon

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

This song just gets you pumped up

Shaggy ball z

Nice song.

Black Lagoon - Red Fraction

So fitting to the show it represents

"THEY MAKE ME VIOLATE THEM NO MATTER WHO THEY ARE" ~ Black Lagoon, 2k15
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

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