Top 10 Anime Openings

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

The Top Ten

1 Attack on Titan - Guren no Yumiya Attack on Titan - Guren no Yumiya

This amazing music is just the start of an amazing series.

The feeling when you drink 15 monster energies and are ready to kick some ass

This is the best song to kick some ass

So thrilling, I get chills every time I listen to it.

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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!

This is the best opening of all time!

Just the best.

The best opening one could ever have is this.

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3 Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood - Again 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

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

So very fitting for the anime and a delight to listen to. I honestly don't know why they replaced it.

Honestly a masterpiece, just like the series

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4 Code Geass - Colors

Best op ever

Definitely the best one.

I'm glad to see it this high, but it's not number one so...oops.

The best opening ever. This is the only opening that deserves the first place

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5 Death Note - Sekai Wo

Add this in first place!


It's actually titled "the world" by nightmare.


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6 Sword Art Online 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 like all its openings very much. They are the best especially ' ignite '.

Sword art online alicization resister

Every time I listen to the opening and look at it, it gives me goosebumps

Mothers rosario

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7 Angel Beats! - My Soul, Your Beats!

Best opening. By far.

This anime is perfect like wow it is so fantastic and kanade is my love

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

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

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8 Cowboy Bebop - Tank!

It is the only anime opening which I don't skip every episode



It's a classic - Spiceberry

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9 Future Diary - Fantasy Mythology

Just the best ever. So catchy. Can't get it out of my head!

Helped me find my love for Yui Itsuki and Yousei Teikoku. 10/10

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.

God I love this song!

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10 Ao No Exorcist - In My World

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

This anime is the bomb!

I love this op

yes - BreakFastBeast2005

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The Contenders

11 Neon Genesis Evangelion - A Cruel Angel's Thesis

I like this opening a

This song is so powerful that I could already feel what was coming ahead in the anime. Gives you goosebumps, has a great music composition and is definitely better than almost every other one this list, including "Attack on Titan" and "Fullmetal Alchemist" (except maybe Bebop - but even "Tank" does not really move you emotionally like this one does).
I know music is subjective and I most certainly do not want to sound haughty, but most music connoisseurs would probably agree with my opinion, if they were to listen to the songs on this list. - gaali121

This should be at the top.


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12 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.

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

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

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13 Soul Eater - Resonance

Both this and Black Paper Moon are amazing openings. Resonance lasted for half the series, then Black Paper Moon came. Since I am commenting on Resonance, lemme just say something. This opening reminded me of a Halloween thing (Lol). I really, really loved it's rhythm.

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. - MottScurry

I love soul eater and one of the reason is that I love the opening song

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14 Fullmetal Alchemist - Opening 4

Amazing animation, that's all I can say - BreakerOfStone

Guys it says Fullmetal Alchemist clearly

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

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15 Deadman Wonderland - One Reason

Toto be looking fine - Kuro

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.

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16 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.

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17 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

Great opening!

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

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18 Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood - Opening 2

All of Brotherhood's openings are amazing. PERIOD -TheDarkOne_221b

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.

Best song

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

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19 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).

Awesome.Just awesome

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

20 Bleach - Opening 13

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

In terms of a song and the animation. Ranbu no melody is a masterpiece

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

Fast music and well video clip

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21 Naruto - Aoi no Sora

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

This song is by far my favorite one. - Qryzx

I love this naruto op but personally I like Diver and Sihlouette

Its way better than some the songs at above

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22 Dragon Ball Z - Rock the Dragon

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

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

This song just gets you pumped up

love it

23 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


24 Guilty Crown - My Dearest

I want to see this song in top 10.


This song is TOO GOOD!

Super nice melodious song.Way too briliant to even surpass the masterpiece

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25 Boku No Hero Academia Opening 1 The Day


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

I don't care if more people love OP 2 better, this will always be my favorite BNHA opening! - Atham

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

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26 Kill la Kill Op 2 - Ambiguous

Honestly, just give this song a listen, you'll see it's clearly the best, now please do us all a favor and listen to this song.

27 Steins;Gate - Opening 1

It really makes you think...

There's no beating it

Why isn't it number 1?


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28 Yu-Gi-Oh! - English Opening

One of my childhood anime opening

29 One Piece - We Are (English version)

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.

30 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

31 Bleach - Asterisk

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

32 Haruka Kanata - Naruto Opening 2


This was the first Japanese song I ever heard

33 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


34 Fate/Zero - To the Beginning

Just a fan boy I guess

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."

35 Naruto Shippuden - Diver 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

36 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).

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

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".

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37 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.

the best

This should be top one

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38 Attack on Titan - Opening 1

It's like a drug to me

This opening gets me so pumped, it's so epic. I always get chills at the part where they all jump into the air at the same time

This also really shows the desperate struggle to survive and fight the titans

So awesome it's on the list twice - Absolite

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39 One Piece - Opening 14 (Fight Together)

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...

A perfect opening theme that perfectly concludes the first half of the series.

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40 Sign - Naruto Shippuden

Best opening ever

Best anime song I ever heard

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.

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41 One Piece Opening 20 Hope! One Piece Opening 20 Hope!

i love it!

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

best one

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42 Fate Zero - Oath Sign (Opening 1)

I really love the contemporary medieval feel of the song! Not to mention you could feel the emotions of the singer LiSA as she sings throughout the whole song as well! - ModernSpongeBobSucks

43 Hello, World! - Blood Blockade Battlefront

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

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

44 Sword Art Online - Crossing Field

I love SAO its really cool. But then (SPOILERS WARNING! ) Asuna joined another guild ;-;

45 Bleach - Opening 6
46 One Piece Opening 5 Kokoro No Chizu One Piece Opening 5 Kokoro No Chizu
47 Soul Eater - Opening 1

Haha it's on the list twice

48 Kaze No Stigma - Blast of the Wind
49 Hikaru Nara - Your Lie April Op1

So very emotional so very good - THEHBG

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

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50 Elfen Lied - Lilium

So pure...

How is this not higher

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

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