Top Ten Animes With the Best Theme Songs

Don't you just love Japanese music? No? Ok I guess it's just me.

The Top Ten

1 Naruto Shippuden Naruto Shippuden Naruto: Shippuden is the ongoing sequel to the original Naruto anime and covers the Naruto manga from volume twenty-eight on. The TV adaptation of Naruto: Shippuden debuted in Japan on February 15, 2007 on TV Tokyo. It is developed by Studio Pierrot and directed by Hayato Date.

Naruto have one of the best theme songs ever. Distance and Blue Bird are the best. - Chaotixhero

Boruto Naruto the Movie sums it all up

The theme songs are just amasing its fun watching the video as welll as the song itself and lyrics all combined together to make a peice of art and of course going really well with the anime story line so to be short everything fits well

2 Attack On Titan Attack On Titan Attack on Titan, also known as Shingeki no Kyojin in Japanese, created by Hajime Isayama, is one of the most popular Japanese anime series to be released. It was first watched in Japan during 2013 and was dubbed in English to be watched in America in 2014. It is best known for its emotional moments, more.


It literally goes with everything, go ahead and prove me wrong! How can you not vote for this? It's epic! I listen to it everyday!

Even though I don't watch it, I LOVE the theme!
But it's kinda weird for me to hear it now because of a video from YouTube. - funnyuser


3 Dragon Ball Z Dragon Ball Z Dragon Ball Z is a Japanese anime television series produced by Toei Animation. Dragon Ball Z follows the adventures of Goku who, along with the Z Warriors, defends the Earth against evil. The action adventures are entertaining and reinforce the concept of good versus evil. Dragon Ball Z teaches valuable more.

Brilliant! Energetic! ELECTRIFYING!

The American theme is okay. - Chaotixhero

The theme song is ok, but its like 200th
Best anime but not best THEME Song - Humzinium

4 Neon Genesis Evangelion Neon Genesis Evangelion Neon Genesis Evangelion, commonly referred to as Evangelion or Eva, is a Japanese animated television series produced by Gainax and Tatsunoko Production, and directed by Hideaki Anno.

Is this even a question?

The only correct answer to this question is Evangelion or Cowboy Bebop. That's it. Any other opinion is wrong.

When a series as polarising as Evangelion can have virtually everyone agree that the opening is amazing, you know it's good.

If I had two votes Cowboy Bebop would get the second one - it was very, very close.

5 One Piece One Piece One Piece is a manga franchise created by Eiichiro Oda. The manga has been adapted into an original video animation (OVA) produced by Production I.G in 1998, and an anime series produced by Toei Animation, which began broadcasting in Japan in 1999 and has aired 851 episodes to date.

The theme song was memorable - BoyGenius234

Iconic them songs. Awesome and some are even dubbed, that's just how important they are.

Sounds a little cool at first. - Chaotixhero

6 Dragon Ball Dragon Ball Dragon Ball is a Japanese anime television series produced by Toei Animation. It made anime popular in America and is based on the manga of the same name by Akira Toriyama. It was dubbed in English on Cartoon Networks Toonami block and still has many fans today.

I love the American theme way more then the Japanese theme. And not to be confused, this is the first dragon ball not Dragon ball Z. - Chaotixhero

7 Naruto Naruto Naruto is an anime and manga franchise Naruto, created by Masashi Kishimoto. The manga was later adapted into a television anime, which was produced by Studio Pierrot and Aniplex. It premiered across Japan on the terrestrial TV Tokyo and other TX Network stations on October 3, 2002. The first series more.
8 Pokémon

Dude everyone has to admit Pokemon has the best theme song. The original is the best. Season 8's is the second best. All of them are good.

I should have put this number one! Dang I'm so stupid. This show have the best theme song in anime history! - Chaotixhero

I was expecting this song to be at least top 3. It's one of the most iconic anime songs of all time - Mcgillacuddy

My favorite themes are Battle Frontier and Advanced Battle.
I'm a total Hoenn fanboy, and I think Hoenn has the best episodes.

9 Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood
10 Sonic X Sonic X Sonic X is a Japanese anime television series created by TMS Entertainment and based on the Sonic the Hedgehog video game series published by Sega.

Yeah you didn't expect this here did ya? Okay maybe you kinda did. Which do you think is better? The 4kids "Gotta Go Fast" or the Japanese theme "Sonic Drive"? In my opinion, I like the Japanese theme more. - Chaotixhero

Must Proceed at a high Velocity - Zombieman99

The Contenders

11 Tokyo Ghoul Tokyo Ghoul Tokyo Ghoul is a Japanese dark fantasy manga series written and illustrated by Sui Ishida. It was serialized in Shueisha's seinen manga magazine Weekly Young Jump between September 2011 and September 2014, and it has been collected in fourteen tankōbon volumes as of August 2014.

Why is this at the bottom?

Oshiete o shiete yo why is it not here?

12 Fairy Tail Fairy Tail Fairy Tail is a manga franchise created by Hiro Mashima. The manga has been adapted into an anime series produced by A-1 Pictures and Satelight, which began broadcasting in Japan on October 12, 2009. Additionally, A-1 Pictures and Satelight have developed seven original video animations and an animated more.

I have the hardest time explaining to my friends why I listen to Japanese music

I always dance for this anime theme. It must me in the top 10.

I can't believe this wasn't on the list. Fairy Tail is the only anime till now that managed to make me love all its openings. They are all so good and catchy

How is fairy tail not in the top 10?! Seriously, the theme songs are brilliant. - FennikenFan9

13 Death Note Death Note Death Note is a Japanese television drama series based on the manga series of the same name by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata. The show is centered around Light Yagami a promising highschooler and aspiring detective with a strong sense of "justice".

Most dramatic theme song EVER!

Hell, no. Get this higher. The main theme and the opening theme are the absolute best. - SwagFlicks

The first theme song is so good. We need to get this higher!

I'm refering to the first opening. - SwagFlicks

14 Great Teacher Onizuka Great Teacher Onizuka
15 Gundam Wing
16 Boku No Hero Academia Boku No Hero Academia My Hero Academia is a superhero manga series written and illustrated by Kōhei Horikoshi. It has been serialized in Weekly Shōnen Jump since July 2014, and 20 volumes have been collected in tankōbon format.

The collendess of the col song mak th animeh mukm Bette. Ith isn thah bes suong in the anime. Thus proving that grammar is good.

17 Samurai Jack Samurai Jack Samurai Jack is an American action-adventure chanbara animated series created by Genndy Tartakovsky for Cartoon Network. The series premiered on August 10, 2001, with a TV movie called The Premiere Movie, before ending in its fourth season on September 25, 2004, without concluding the story. A revival more.

Would this be considered a Western anime, like Avatar and the Boondocks? - Mcgillacuddy

Yes it's a anime. - Chaotixhero

Gotta get back,
Back to the past samurai jack,

Possibly the best theme tune of any cartoon

18 Trinity Blood
19 Paradise Kiss
20 Steins;Gate Steins;Gate Steins;Gate is a 2011 anime television series created by the animation studio White Fox based on 5pb. and Nitroplus's 2009 video game of the same name, and is part of the Science Adventure franchise.
21 Black Jack
22 Kirby: Right back at ya

Is it odd that Nintendo gave Kirby a anime and not Link or Mario? - Chaotixhero

Kirby Kirby Kirby's the one! He's coming right back at ya!

Nintendo in Japan didn't but in America there was the super Mario super show. And movie and A legend of Zelda show. The Mario show is ok but the legend of Zelda and the Mario movie aren't that great. So those of u who say link never had a voice... U are wrong, he had one but it sucked so forget it ever happened...

23 Bleach Bleach Bleach is a Japanese anime series based on Tite Kubo's manga of the same name. Bleach adapts the first 54 volumes of Tite Kubo's manga series of the same name. In addition, 4 anime-original arcs were broadcast in-between and during the adaptations of original arcs of the manga. more.
24 Yu-Gi-Oh! Yu-Gi-Oh! Yu-Gi-Oh! was aired from 2000 to 2004 in Japan, and 2002 to 2006 in the US. It continues where the Toei Anime Left off. When 10th grader Yugi Muto solves the Millenium Puzzle, Yami Yugi emerges, taking control of him to help his friends. In Duel Monsters, they mostly played children's card games because more.
25 Pac-Man & the Ghostly Adventure

Hey Pac-Man fans here is a Pac-Man anime for ya in CGI! The theme song sounds terrible but that depends on your taste of music - Chaotixhero


26 Sailor Moon Sailor Moon Sailor Moon is a Japanese shōjo manga series by Naoko Takeuchi. It was originally serialized in Nakayoshi from 1991 to 1997; the 52 individual chapters were published in 18 tankōbon volumes. more.
27 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.


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29 One Punch Man One Punch Man One-Punch Man is an ongoing, online, web comic, which was later adapted into a Manga and Anime series . Created by ONE in 2009, It gained popularity, and soon after, went viral in 2012, surpassing 7 . 9 million views . One-Punch Man (OPM for short) focuses on the protagonist Saitama (Who is named after more.


30 Claymore Claymore Claymore is a dark fantasy manga series written and illustrated by Norihiro Yagi. The series initially premiered in the now defunct Monthly Shōnen Jump in the May 2001 issue, but was moved to one of their sister magazines as the content was deemed too adult for Shōnen Jump’s target demographic.
31 Mobile Suit Gundam 00 Mobile Suit Gundam 00
32 Mermaid Melody
33 Highschool DXD Highschool DXD High School DxD is a Japanese light novel series written by Ichiei Ishibumi and illustrated by Miyama-Zero. The series revolves around Issei Hyoudou, a perverted high school student who is reincarnated into a Devil by Rias Gremory after being killed on his first date. He later joins the Occult Research more.

It almost makes me want to take women seriously

Why isn't future diary or watamote on this list? Their opening songs are awesome!


34 Haikyuu!! Haikyuu!! Haikyu!! is a Japanese shōnen manga series written and illustrated by Haruichi Furudate. Individual chapters have been serialized in Weekly Shōnen Jump since February 2012, with bound volumes published by Shueisha.

I can't believe it's not at top 10... guess you should try it first, I recommend you to hear "Imagination" by SPYAIR

35 Beck Mongolian Chop Squad
36 Hetalia: The Beautiful World

One of the best

COM ON! I love Mawaru chikyuu :3 It's so happy

37 Mushishi Mushishi Mushishi is a manga series written and illustrated by Yuki Urushibara. It was serialized in Afternoon Seasons Zōkan from 1999 to 2002, and in Monthly Afternoon from December 2002 to August 2008. The individual chapters were collected and released into ten tankōbon volumes by Kodansha.
38 Dragon Ball Z Kai
39 Super Robot Monkey Team Hyperforce Go!
40 Yowamushi Pedal
41 Cross Game
42 Ergo Proxy Ergo Proxy Ergo Proxy is a science fiction suspense anime television series, produced by Manglobe, directed by Shukō Murase and written by Dai Satō.
43 Kuroko No Basket Season 1/2/3
44 Beyblade G-Revolution
45 Bokurano
46 Free! Free! Free! is a Japanese anime television series directed by Hiroko Utsumi and produced by Kyoto Animation and Animation Do.

Rage On is really awesome! I listen to it everyday~

Rage On by Oldcodex.How can anyone not like this song?

47 Inuyasha the Final Act

Kimi Ga Inai Mirai by DAI.One word:awesome!

48 Soul Eater Soul Eater Soul Eater is an anime series directed by Takuya Igarashi and produced by Bones, Aniplex, Dentsu, Media Factory, and TV Tokyo, which adapts the Soul Eater manga written and illustrated by Atsushi Ohkubo.
49 Welcome to the N.H.K.
50 Beyblade Metal Fusion
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1. Neon Genesis Evangelion
2. Dragon Ball
3. Attack On Titan
1. Naruto Shippuden
2. Dragon Ball Z
3. Sonic X
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2. Great Teacher Onizuka
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