Best Anime Songs

Songs used in or written for anime movies or TV productions.

The Top Ten

1 Sadness and Sorrow

This is one of the most touching songs I've ever heard. I could literally take a bath using all the tears I've shed after watching Naruto, and all of that came from listening to this song when paired with a death scene.

It suits Itachi Uchiha the best. He made his life a crime a shadow in order to protect the village and the brother he loved.

Elf on the shelf

Agreed. Number 1 with no contender

2 Ichiban No Takaramono (Angel Beats!)

Yui and Hinata are precious. - NyxAvatar

Somehow, right now, that;s my most precious treasure.

A very sad, sweet, and soothing song. Explains a sad story throughout the song. The song makes me cry every time!

What a beautiful voice

3 Guren No Yumiya (Attack On Titan)

This song is so powerful. Very well lyrics. Love it so much!

Easily one of the best theme songs ever. The lyrics describe the show's theme perfectly, and the constantly changing beat leaves you wishing it will never end. There are few openings that can top this.

Most epic theme song ever! I could listen to it over and over again and not get bored. Attack on Titan is not my favorite anime show, but I do think it has the best opening theme song.

Guren No Yumiya suits amazing with the anime. It's very powerful and in my opinion one of the best anime theme songs ever. The beat, the lyrics... Everything about it is amazing!

4 Rain (Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood)

I love this song is awesome and it really does suit the series fullmetal alchemist very well. I best the entire series could have been based around this particular song. Now then the only issue I have is this song needs to be higher.

Performed by SID, an awesome song by an awesome band, the song is full of emotions & perfectly, sweetly suites the storyline

Epicness of an intro.

I love this song! It actually kind of gets along with me... It suits almost everybody! And at times it makes me cry! Really awesome!

5 Hinata's Theme

Just like my self


It was nice

6 Before My Body's Dry (Kill la Kill)

Don't lose your way, your mind, we must be as of one

7 Los! Los! Los! (Saga of Tanya the Evil)
8 Shi-Ki (Shiki)

Watched many series in my time and this had arguably the greatest opening I have ever seen

9 Hero's Come Back (Naruto Shippuden)

Another epic theme song I could listen to again and again. It's catchy and it's a great song!

It's all about rap

A brilliant rap

10 Kimi No Shiranai Monogatari (Bakemonogatari)

The Newcomers

? Blumenkranz (Kill la Kill)
? Last World (Steins Gate 0)

The Contenders

11 Unravel (Tokyo Ghoul)

The voice, theme, lyrics, everything is so great that I just can't explain
This should surely be on the first place and what's more is that 'Again' Fullmetal Alchemist is as low as 50 where 'Rain'is on the 2nd place.
And it's not that I don't like 'Rain' but I just think that 'Again is much better the sweet, melodious voice of Yui with the awesome tuning, art make this song the best.
The other thing I want to say is that the article is for best songs not soundtrack that's why I disagree with 'Sadness and Sorrow' being on the first place because it's a sound track not song, the songs that I like the most in Naruto are Naruto Ending 1, 'Blue Bird', 'Sign' and 'Glow of Firefly'
Other songs that I felt should be there are Violet evergarden Ending and Opening, No game no life Opening, You lie in April Opening 1

This song doesn't need any is so wonderful even at the times of great fills me with inspiration and enthusiasm

This is the only song among the all anime songs that I heard before watching the series, and I could already feel its incredible depth. TK's astounding voice and perfectly displayed emotions in the vocals, the heavy yet moving instrumentals make UNRAVEL a Prodigious song and easily one of the greatest songs ever..

This is my favourite

12 Kagome's Theme

From Inuyasha, a particularly haunting melody.

One of my favourites melody's

It kinda reflects the longing of Kagome for Inuyasha who was been blatantly ignoring what she deeply feels inside. Kinda like unrequited love.

I love it so very solemn... Like you're in a very peaceful place... Getting out in darkness

13 Bloody Stream (Jojo's Bizarre Adventure)
14 Yusuke Power Up (Yu Yu Hakusho)
15 Exorcist (Blue Exorcist)

The name of the song is so cool

Blue exorcist is just awesome!

Just a warning to those who want to search "Exorcist" on YouTube. DO NOT click the one with the ghost face.

This anime had a lot of good musics and songs and the anime was great too.

16 Tsuioku Merry-Go-Round (Fairy Tail)

It has made me cry, natsu, erza, lucy and gray's sad pasts, and the wonderful meaning and melody, simply the greatest

I love this song... Bet, you're going to play this all over again.

Yeah... I simply adore this theme song... I even know what it means in English... - FennikenFan9

Awesome way to end an awesome episode of an awesome show

A very relaxing music which you will replay it again and again...

17 Reluctant Heroes (Attack On Titan)

Lee and lie dose a great cover of it. It's the slower piano version but still just as good. Great song

The best character song I have ever heard. If you have to listen to one song today make it this one

18 Mousou Express (Monogatari Second Season)
19 Resonance (Soul Eater)

This song suits its series quite well. What I love about this song is its catchy bead with a little darkness to it. But the icing on the cake is the fact that this song goes so well with the opening and the clips and effects are done so well that it just makes this song.

I haven't seen much of Soul Eater, but I HAD to download the song on iTunes! It really pumps me up!

It indeed does go well with the show, is extremely catchy, what can't you love? - SoulDeathTheKidMaka414

This song goes great with the overall theme of the show. Also it's so catchy.

20 No Rain No Rainbow (Naruto)

It is really good for me and my friends with benefits from your mom

Home made kazoku the best..

Very nice song... Love it!

It's the most beautiful song I've ever heard. I'm so glad that I was able to hear it. - UsherYeahYeahYeah

21 Dear You (Higurashi)
22 True Light (DN Angel)

The opening from DN Angel. This song is so beautiful! I love it *0*

Listen to the piano version. Its beautiful.

Vic did a great dub of this

23 Lost My Pieces - Toradora

So glad this is here. It needs to be higher though. Although it's short, it just rips your heart out so quickly. - calmeehan

Great music, my feeling always jumbled when I hear this.

This needs to be rated higher

Needs to be higher a lot higher

24 A Cruel Angel's Thesis (Neon Genesis Evangelion)
25 The Real Folk Blues - Cowboy Bebop

Perfect. Not sure how this isn't top ten

Amazing. Nothing more to say.

26 Sign (Naruto)

Watch the anime and feel the pain

Sign is such a catchy and good song (maybe besides the English part 'cause it makes no sense)

Its feels like its totally nostalgic, with reference to the opening scene, especially the part with Sasuke.

From an objective point of view, this song is just marvelous. It mixes tons of feelings at the same time. It should be upagraded.

27 Sad Song - Yu Yu Hakusho
28 We Are! (One Piece)

Best opening ever

It saddens me on how this is so far down on this list.

Deserves a better spot.. This song is so lively and perfectly reflects how happy One Piece is!

The show is beast it's a legend this song is so fun and tells what you will see in this episode

29 Hacking to the Gate (Steins Gate)

"HACKING TO THE GATE" wait for it... brilliant for the great story of steins gate

Brilliant. I have yet to watch Steins;Gate, but this song makes me want to watch it ASAP. - Absolite

30 Yami's Theme (Yu - Gi - Oh! Season 0)

When this music played, you knew it just got real.

31 Butter-Fly (Digimon Adventure)

One of the most recognizable of all time.

The best

32 Lugia's Song (Pokemon)

Absolutely beautiful song from Pokemon 2000.

One of the best

But Pokemon xy&z' is better than that

33 The World (Deathnote)

Anyone who has watched Death Note will agree that this is THE BEST OP OF ALL TIME! The animation sequences are also awesome. Even if you aren't Japanese, you will feel like singing this song for days..

Hands down the best op ever!

I love this song

I like this song

34 Diver (Naruto Opening)

Try to find the lyric meaning

35 Days ~aijou to Nichijou~ (Digimon Tamers)
36 Zoetrope (Amnesia)

This is a very good song. And it needs to be higher.

I love this song very much!

It is one of the best anime song I ever heard.

This is the best song I heard

37 Sugar Sweet Nightmare (Bakemonogatari)
38 Blue Bird (Naruto)

Great melody and great lyrics. This I touching and even goes well with the opening video!

I really enjoy this song it make me moist

I rally lovd it because it has an upbeat thing to it so it makes you really confident

great song

39 Smile (Full Moon O Sagashite)

love it

I like this song because it is really joyfull and full of fun

I love it. Has emotion!

40 Elfen Lied - Lilium

This one deserves to be on the top.

It's just a beautiful song, plain and simple.

Possibly the most beautiful song of all time. it should be in first place

It's in my brain. Help.

41 Wind (Naruto)

Deep lyric and great music very suited for Naruto. Also the lyric can make you feel better when you down.

Should be higher

Most amazing song in history of anime

This song should be at least no.3!

42 Again (Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood)


How on eath is this so low on the list?! It's the best anime opening I've ever heard! - PlatinumTheHitgirl

Its one of the best anime openings ever

One of the best songs I've heard

43 Cha-La Head-Cha-La (Dragon Ball Z)

It should be in a top 20

This song brought up a lot of spirit and fun to the intro before the episode began. It's very easy to remember like Rock the Dragon.

Oh come on man man it's the Dragonball Z theme song, it's just so memorable. It should easily be in the top 10

If they use this song in Dragon Ball Super.every fans get off their couch and start singing.

44 Glorious Sunshine (Shugo Chara)

This is a great song because it makes you happy and it has a nice tune and the singer nana mizuki has a great voice

It is really good and its lively

I love it

I all agree its ne of the t :D

45 Memoria (Fate/Zero)

It is a great song, I love it!

One of the best anime endings I have ever heard. Eir Aoi's voice is so beautiful and made me watch every single bit of it. It's hard to believe that I rarely find this song on anime ending lists. It accompanies the anime (which is a masterpiece) and the scenes of the past lives of the heroic spirits beautifully.

This song is very good. Any song from Fate/Zero is beautiful

Simply Heart touching

46 Departure (Hunter x Hunter 2011)

Best song ever..

47 Never Meant to Belong (Bleach)

You're slow, even when you're falling.

This song is so beautiful, a violin masterpiece

Sad song but one of the best I have EVER heard!

48 Silhouette - Naruto Shippuden

Gets up hyped up

Sends chills down my spine every time I listen to it

After Closer and Sign.. This is the best anime opening I heard... Soothing tune and clearly written lyrics based on konoha

49 Chozetsu Dynamic (Dragon Ball Super)
50 Eternal Snow (Full Moon O Sagashite)

So sad, yet wonderful

It was my first ever favorite song!

It just gives such nice feelings... I can't get tired of it!

I love it so much! The feels -3-

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