Top 10 Mainstream Anime With the Best OpeningsThis list features my personal Top 10 Mainstream Anime Openings. Remember, MAINSTREAM! This list is based on song and video.
The Top Ten
This opening was just perfect. For the first one the visuals were great with fast moving characters and epic scenery, plus the song was great! The second opening made me so excited for the episode and got me pumped up! These are the reasons Attack on Titan has the best openings!
I'm not as interested in the show as most. Yeah it's cool, yeah it's cool when people slaughter a Titan or when Titans slaughter people but the one thing that I can't resist about this show has got to be that opening. Once I hear it I just jump up and start screaming "i'm SHO PUMPED RIGHT NOW! " I can't resist that opening. It's awesome!
Both openings are amazing. I personally prefer the first one by a long shot, as I don't believe that the second fits the anime nearly as well. However, both are good songs.
BEST OPENING EVERV 15 Comments
My favorite anime. All of the openings are amazing and it isn't like other animus where they keep the same opening but for each arc the opening changes. Once you get into the story you never want to stop watching. You would never expect the first episode to lead to where it's at now. You feel connected to the characters and it's the best anime ever!
Fairy tail is my most favorite anime of all time. All the openings are so awesome that you just burst out into singing I even have a playlist on my phone for all the openings. And the story, just WOW, I highly recommend
It's a good anime with an amazing opening but try out boku no pico
Fairy Tail has the best characters and ops!V 19 Comments
Naruto has some great openings, for instance there is GO! By Flow. This one just makes you want to be in the show VERY VERY badly! The song is fun and great while the visuals are nice!
Naruto and Naruto Shippuden, great anime, great opening, great everything. Definitely an anime that is to be watched, alongside Bleach
The best show I have ever watched EVER!
Well Naruto has eV 7 Comments
A dramatic storyline, lovable characters, and a perfect mix of action as well as stunning openings leaves for a truly satisfying anime.
Colors is perfect opening and lelouch is one of my favorite anime characters
Code Geass had one of the best openings of all time. We've seen pure awful openings from this show, but the first one makes up for all of it. The song forced me to replay over and over again! Code Geass deserves #2!
DBZ openings are really catchy and energetic. - Goku02
SAO does have some plot holes, not too big, but it covers the what if of if we could "live" in a video game. It shows the pro's and cons of that life, especially with the one life rule. This land of Sword Art Online, developed by a statistical mad mind shows the characters that living in a video game isn't all fun and games. And it just continues after its over with connecting games and old clans. The game inspires the world for better and for worse and Kirito just deals with it. 9/10. Still a great story. Had to take away a point for the plot holes.
Having romantic elements, you'd expect a smoochy stupid kissy opening, but these openings deliver something different. The first one showed you both romantic elements and other elements in the show, unlike other anime openings where they focus on a single topic. SAO covers multiple. This unique style of openings is why is gets #5.
I love this anime and its whole plot and "plot" but the stroy and the characters are amazing. if this anime hadn't have ended the way it did (for season 2 episode 25 I believe) it ended with a pretty big cliff hanger and if it hadnt' I wouldn't be typing this (to other people yes I may be one of those anime nerds but what have you done with your life). but its intro is one of the most catchy and nice and soothing yet the beats is invigorating but if you have not watched this you need to watch at least 1-5 of it and if you want to watch it go to just dubs man
Ordinal Scale theme song was great. - Goku02V 7 Comments
It has an amazing protagonist, who fights with the antagonist using their skills, and intelligence that makes you wonder what will happen next. The characters are very unique like L and the opening 1 and ending 1 is very gothic and the story is very brilliant especially with a shinigami around
Such a complex story. It gives you a lot of headache but in a bemused way.
Man this Anime is very far from mainstream. It doesn't show fanservice. It concentrates on the story, which is why it's a very successful work.
I dare you to hear the second opening of Death Note.-VestalisV 2 Comments
I can't pick just one, it's nearly impossible. The first one rang in my head for days, the second one had great visuals and made me SO pumped! The third had both epic visuals and an amazing song! The fourth was hands down incredible with the best song and visuals, while the rather emotional third one made me sad for the ending but still made me love it!
"Again" by YUI is probably one of my favorite songs ever. - Absolite
Resonance and Black Paper Moon were perfect fits to Soul Eater. I personally liked the first one (Resonance) better, but the second (Black Paper Moon) is still wonderful!
Both were very catchy and went well with the anime, the animations in the opening were perfect along with the music, I thought it was just great. - SoulDeathTheKidMaka414
I got into it so much I found this other series based in the same school of soul eater called soul eater not!
It's amazingV 1 Comment
All of my favorite openings are from One Piece. There hasn't been a single one that I haven't loved. Also, it's one of the most mainstream animes out there.
Nice idea, could've done a tiny bit better on animation
The best, I agree it should be on top 3 list
This needs to be in the top 3, why so lowV 4 Comments
I may not be a Sailor Moon fan, but I can say that the English opening was really great! I literally had the song stuck in my head for days!
BEST BEST ANIMEV 1 Comment
I really liked Shippuden's openings a lot, they made me look forward to the episode as other openings do.
Definitely to be watched, everything fits together. The plot, the openings and even the ending bits.
Opening 6 for the win! Sign is greatV 1 Comment
As many people have said, the season 1 opening, "unravel" is incredible. I absolutely love it. But getting to the show, *spoiling the first 5 minutes* it's about a boy named Kaneki who has his life changed when he goes out with a girl named Rize. Don't get me wrong, it's not some sappy love story. It's an intense and suspenseful show filled with action, horror, and tears. You need to watch it...
I LOVE Tokyo GHOUL did you hear that they are releasing a season three some point in 2016 I already got a thing to get myself notified if the episodes come out!
Honestly, the opening had a dreamy start, but it evolves into something of twistedness and cruelty, hence the screen "breaking" at the first scene with the first Rize closeup view. The song itself just gets you into the mood. Also, the major spoiler at the end of the opening just makes you wonder what happened
Its lyrics makes proper sense and its sad song. this anime is the best anime for me its really sad good fightsV 9 Comments
Just yes. I mean, who doesn't know this song? Even people who aren't Pokemon fans know it. Which is why it's the best, like no one ever was.
I wanna be the very best
Like no one ever was
To catch them is my real test
To train them is my cause
This opening theme is a classic, and the show has other entertaining opening themes too.
Best opening theme of all time
It's actually "I will travel across the land, searching far and wide." (I'msorrypleasedon'thurtme-)V 3 Comments
Boku no pico is truly a work of art. With this outstanding anime comes all kind of twist and turns that will always surprise you. The opening is unique to any other anime that I have seen thus far. I would mainly recommend this anime to people who are a fan of the romance genre.
No, Boku no Pico is a disgrace to all anime. Anime fans know this and just want to troll people or are just shameful pedophiles. There are better anime openings to watch anyway.
Don't fall for this! I am an anime fan, and if you are an anime beginner, whatever you do, do not watch this anime!
HAHAAHAHAAHAHAAHA -gets shot-V 21 Comments
This song was stuck in my head for days. Truly is amazing!
This anime's opening is at least good enough to make it on this list.
All openings are so good!
Yousei teikoku and Faylan have been made an amazing opening for Future Diary! (Oh, ending too )
Angel Beats! Was one of the best saddest, beautiful, and life changing anime I've ever seen because the story was amazing, the opening and ending was emotional, the characters makes you want to cry, and the very ending was very beautiful and sad. It was also funny at times and happy. I don't regret watching it all.
This is an anime with one of the best openings I have ever seen... It suits the anime so well
Angel Beats had a beautiful opening to a beautiful show. All I can say xP
I love Angel Beats!, but it is super sadV 1 Comment
This opening is DIVINE and it gets you so hyped for the episode
It may not be mainstream but it is a great anime
So colourful and exhilarating!
BEST ANIME EVER
These openings are very nice to listen to; they are catchy yet contain emotion that suits the show.
It's such a classic. It's the one and only most important OP I always think of when I hear ANIME OP's.
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Top Remixes (6)
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3. Death Note
2. Attack on Titan
3. Hunter x Hunter
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3. Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
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