Top 10 Best Anime Opening Songs

This is a top 10 list of all the anime-openings out there.
The Top Ten
1 Tokyo Ghoul - Unravel

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 of being the main protagonist!

2 Attack on Titan - Guren No Yumiya

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 created absolutely awesome lyrics!

I actually know all the lyrics by heart, and on the last day of school, I sang it with my Anime Club as karaoke. The German, Swedish, or whatever language at the beginning 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.

Every time 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 too (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 tell that the anime you're about to watch is going to be full of action, drama, cool characters, and awesome titan-killing scenes.

If you haven't listened to this song yet, I recommend it to everyone! You'll probably end up wanting to learn Japanese just so you could sing along with it, like me. And also, watch Attack on Titan, all the OVAs, the picture dramas, and the middle school one. It's an awesome series, and even if you dislike anime or are not into action anime, I guarantee that anyone and everyone who has watched or will watch this series will like it.

3 Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood - Again

Oh come on, people! Both FMAs are some of the best anime ever. Both have the best openings ever, and this one is THE best one EVER! Or are you going to say Unravel is better than Again (Unravel is good for sure, but the best?)?

Same for Guren no Yumiya, which I'm surprised to not see on top of Unravel because it's so much more epic.

Every anime opening in this series is great. That said, 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.

4 Neon Genesis Evangelion - A Cruel Angel's Thesis

I watched this opening somewhere and instantly wanted to watch the series. I didn't for a while because I was put off by the idea of mecha, but after watching this over and over, I decided to watch the show. How is this ranked 30th?

It gives goosebumps all the time, affects the emotions deeply, and is much better than the "Attack on Titan" and "Fullmetal Alchemist" themes. It is definitely top 3 material.

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

5 Death Note - The World

This anime is the father of all anime. Just as its opening stands as the greatest ever. It's what every single anime soul has heard of. The whole anime world in one song.

It is just perfect, and the lyrics are amazing. I love it and wish it was my theme to wake up to. The second one is better for the show, but this theme is better overall.

Yes. This one is so cool and somewhat dark. The angel pose Light takes in the last scene is just perfect!

6 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 in my brain and has been there ever since.

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

7 Soul Eater - Resonance

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 stopped watching this anime before because the first few episodes before Death the Kid (squeal) comes to the school were 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.

8 Cowboy Bebop - Tank!

Anyone who makes a list of the best anime opening themes and does not 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 its visuals, strike their curiosity about 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.

9 Future Diary - Fantasy Mythology

This opening is always stuck in my head, and I have no problem with it. This is probably my favorite anime opening (along with Soul Eater's first opening). It's just so badass 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 around, it's just an awesome opening that I listen to repetitively all the time.

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, combined with its catchiness, is what makes it so good.

10 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. This opening deserves to be in the top five.

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

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

The Contenders
11 Fullmetal Alchemist - Rewrite

It is called Period, and it is by Chemistry. All of the FMAB songs are great, but this one is the best. Seriously, go check it out. It is better than Again.

Is this Rewrite or Period? They're both cool, but still. Specify, please.

This one is way better than the first OP, "Again."

12 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.

When I listen to this opening, I just can't help but sing along. It should be in the top 10!

13 Soul Eater - Paper Moon

I am one of the few people I know who prefers 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!

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

14 Dragon Ball Z - Rock the Dragon
15 Steins;Gate - Hacking to the Gate

Come on, man, how is this 29th?! Hacking to the Gate is AT LEAST top 10, for crying out loud!

Hacking to the Gate is the best opening ever, along with Fatima and Amadeus.

My favorite anime also has a banger of an opening that is hype every time.

16 Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood - Hologram

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 seems pure badass to me.

The song just fills you with energy and has quite compelling fight scenes like Bradley vs. Ling and gang, Ed vs. Scar, Mustang vs. Lust. Combining both makes 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.

17 JoJo's Bizarre Adventure - Bloody Stream

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

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

It's the best anime opening I have ever heard in my life!

18 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 five 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 second one better, but now, I like this one better. However, I still like the Kai Opening.

19 Bleach - Ranbu no Melody

Perfect opening which sums up the whole story.

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

Just listen to it, and you'll understand.

20 Puella Magi Madoka Magica - Connect

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 magical girl 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 subtly spoils the plot. Once you find out about Madoka and Homura's mysterious connection (pun intended! Especially after episode 11), it makes sense. It is the friends' promise to each other. This series has the most epic music of any magical girl series.

21 Demon Slayer - Gurenge

It's one of my many favorites and goes well when you try it with other opening animations.

All Demon Slayer openings are good. My favorite is the Mugen Train one.

22 Naruto - Haruka Kanata

My favorite opening of the first series. It's just so catchy and epic.

23 Attack on Titan - Shinzou wo Sasageyo

I literally memorized the lyrics to annoy my parents, friends, and teachers (after class, since my teacher stays in the room and my classmates and I go home late). Almost once a month, I'd go up to my friends' ear and softly sing the lyrics or something.

I'd play it loudly when my teacher was there. And just shout the lyrics at 3 am from time to time.

SASAGEYO! I got my PE teacher to play this song, and one of my best friends and I started to sing it.

How is this not higher? I mean, it should be right up there with Guren no Yumiya.

24 Attack on Titan - Jiyuu no Tsubasa

Although it's nowhere near as good as Guren no Yumiya (that song deserves number 1 so badly), Jiyuu no Tsubasa is another amazing song from the best anime franchise (I'm talking about Attack on Titan). The tune starts off cooler and calmer and transitions into an awesome beat that really goes well with the graphics.

As I mentioned, the graphics for this song are cool as well, even though some of them might not make sense to me. Definitely a memorable song that deserves at least 2nd place. (Guren no Yumiya should be at 1)

25 Noragami Aragoto - Kyouran Hey Kids

By far the most underrated opening. If you gave me five yen every time I listened to it, I would still be poor, but a happy poor person.

This needs to be way higher, at least in the top 20. I love this opening so much. I have the full song saved on my iTunes. It is very catchy and badass! I thought that no opening could beat the first, and then this came along. It is definitely the best.

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

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