Top 10 Anime Openings

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

The Top Ten Anime Openings

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

It's an iconic opening that sounds epic, it's even a meme. It's so nice to listen to, I recommend it to everyone.

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

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!

Masterpiece. This song got to be number one. So much passion and effort in one song. The tune is out of this world.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Neon Genesis Evangelion - Cruel Angel Thesis

Why the hell is this so far down? It is considered popularly as the Holy Grail of anime openings?

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

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

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.

Almost all of the openings are great! My favorite was honestly the first one: Crossing fields

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.

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.

Code Geass - Colors

Jibuun woo. This is lively and tearsome at the same time. Feels like It’s Inevitable.

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! "

Angel Beats! - My Soul, Your Beats!

My all-time favourite anime has my all-time favourite opening

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

I literally felt this song. it basically defines the essence of the anime and its very deep and emotional

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

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

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.

The Contenders

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.

Fullmetal Alchemist - Opening 4

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

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.

Naruto Opening 2 - Haruka Kanata

This was the first Japanese song I ever heard

Very nostalgic.


This is what got me into j-rock

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

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

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!

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

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.

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

Your Lie in April - Hikaru Nara

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

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.

My second favourite anime of all time has my second favourite op of all time

Dearest to my heart
try listening to english cover, it actually sounds good.
you are the one it was you all along...

Blue Exorcist - Opening 2: In My World

opening one and three is better than this. you will literally hear me screaming OKA in the middle of nowhere

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

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


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

Steins;Gate - Hacking to the Gate

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

"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

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.

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

I agree and anyone who doesn’t agree will be flung into the sun

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

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

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


Guilty Crown - My Dearest

My dearest is among my personal top 5 anime songs. You can feel the passion and effort put in the song. this song is just really beautiful and lovely

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?

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.

My Hero Academia - The Day

yes I love MHA but my favorite opening is op 4, it’s catchier and has really amazing animation

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!

Attack on Titan - Jiyuu no Tsubasa

Why do I like it? Because it's an Attack on Titan opening. Why did I say that? Because if it's an Attack on Titan opening, that means it sounds really good. Why just because it's an Attack on Titan opening? Go listen to them all and hear them for yourself!

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".

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

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

there is a HIGH chance you will hear me yelling at the top of my lungs WE ARE ON A CRUISEEEEE, WE ARE!

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

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

Yu-Gi-Oh! - English Opening

One of my childhood anime opening

My childhood says yes

Dragon Ball - Makafushigi Adventure

Gives you the nostalgia for ancient China - UnderratedEpisodeAdvocate

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

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

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

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


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.

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!

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

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.

I always feel nostalgic while listening. Best op of one piece with op 13

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.

Bleach - Opening 1

as I started bleach I was highly impressed. the beginning was already so cool to begin with the intro just made it better. one of the best openings I've seen

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.

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 )

One Piece - Kokoro No Chizu


Yu Yu Hakusho - Smile Bomb

It's such an uplifting and spiriting song - UnderratedEpisodeAdvocate

One of the reasons why I love this anime...

Bleach - Alones/Opening 6
Kaze No Stigma - Blast of the Wind
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...

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