Top 10 Mainstream Anime With the Best Openings

This list features my personal Top 10 Mainstream Anime Openings. Remember, MAINSTREAM! This list is based on song and video.

The Top Ten

1 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, ...read more.

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.

SIND WIR DAS ESSEN? NEIN WIR SIND DIE JAEGER!

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2 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 ...read more.

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!

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3 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 ...read more.

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 e

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4 Code Geass Code Geass Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion, often referred to as simply Code Geass, is a Japanese anime series created by Sunrise, directed by Gorō Taniguchi, and written by Ichirō Ōkouchi, with original character designs by manga authors Clamp.

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!

A perfectly fitting opening to this wonderful anime.

5 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 ...read more.

DBZ openings are really catchy and energetic. - Goku02

6 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". ...read more.

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. - Goku02

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7 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".

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.-Vestalis

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8 Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood is an anime series adapted from the Fullmetal Alchemist manga by Hiromu Arakawa.

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

good anime

9 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 749 episodes to date.

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.

The first opening is the best one for One Piece. - SunGoku

Nice idea, could've done a tiny bit better on animation

Good opening song

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10 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.

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 amazing

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The Contenders

11 Sailor Moon Sailor Moon

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!

NUMBER 1

YUP YUP

BEST BEST ANIME

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12 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.

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.

Hero's Come Back was awesome! I wish they didn't change it. - SunGoku

Opening 6 for the win! Sign is great

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13 Tokyo Ghoul Tokyo Ghoul

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 op is the best but not compared to f.t, that's what I think.in the ep 12,kaneki gets so wild after being tortured so much that it's so exiting to watch.i wish I could read the manga of tokyo ghoul.

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14 Pokémon

I don't know why they did keep the first opening of Pokemon when it was so perfect especially compared to the other ones. - SunGoku

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

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15 Boku no Pico Boku no Pico Boku no Pico is an anime series of three OVA episodes created by Katsuhiko Takayama. It was released to DVD on September 17, 2006.

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!

I cried at how touching this anime was my heart and other organs grew 2 sizes that day 😢

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16 Future Diary Future Diary

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 )

17 Blue Exorcist Blue Exorcist Blue Exorcist is an anime series directed by Tensai Okamura and produced by A-1 Pictures, which adapts the Blue Exorcist manga written and illustrated by Kazue Kato.

These openings are very nice to listen to; they are catchy yet contain emotion that suits the show.

18 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 ...read more.

This opening is DIVINE and it gets you so hyped for the episode

It may not be mainstream but it is a great anime

Saitama is simply awesome! The intro is super catchy and lovable!

So colourful and exhilarating!

Lol

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19 Angel Beats! Angel Beats! Angel Beats! is a 13-episode Japanese anime television series produced by P.A.Works and Aniplex and directed by Seiji Kishi.

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 sad

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20 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.

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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1. Dragon Ball Z
2. Fairy Tail
3. Death Note
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1. Dragon Ball Z
2. Attack on Titan
3. Hunter x Hunter
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1. Code Geass
2. Cowboy Bebop
3. Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
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