Worst Anime Opening Songs of All Time

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This is a list of all the bad anime opening songs. Put one you hate. Format is as follows: song - anime.

The Top Ten

1 Sirius - Kill la Kill

I actually think it's pretty good. - Solacress

Not a bad song by Eir Aoi, but she could have done better. I prefer Ambiguous over Sirius actually. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

2 Munou - Tokyo Ghoul Root A

I hate this one. - Smash64

This one is too weird for me, It’s bad too.

How can a studio that gave us Unravel (one of the best openings ever) and Asphyxia, give us THIS. Boring visuals that make the season seem like a calm one when it really isn't. A lacklustre (how do I know that word? ) song. Honestly, there is only one good thing about it. The website I watch TG subs a line from that song as 'the prostitute spat fire'. That's the only reason I watch it, to laugh at that line.

The song is awful! It ruins the TG soundtrack. I just skip it now, which is something I definitely don't do to Unravel and Asphyxia. It just can't compete with its bland song and boring visuals. At least Root A had Glassy Sky which was decent. But this is my least favourite intro while the other TG ones are great.

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3 Crossing Field - Sword Art Online

First, that abysmal Most Disappointing Anime of All Time list, and now I'm stuck with Worst Anime Opening Songs of All Time. Crossing Field is one of my favorite Sword Art Online opening songs of all time, and is one of my favorite LiSA songs along with Rising Hope and Oath Sign! How dare you put this on the list! - ModernSpongeBobSucks

I understand you are quite disappointed, but I do admit that it is rather rude to yell at someones opinion... This is an opinionated site and people need to take peoples beliefs into consideration before they post a hate comment... - Flowersocks2137

Welp, my second favorite anime song ends up on this list. I'm sad. T_T - Solacress

*cough* LiSa *cough* - SelfDestruct

4 Ambiguous - Kill la Kill

I actually like this song. GARNiDELiA does a good job with this song. It's slightly better than Sirius. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

5 Liar Mask - Akame ga Kill

Not bad, but I wouldn't really call it a favorite for me. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

Actually, I kind of agree with this item. I preferred Skyreach over Liar Mask. No wonder Toonami used a random OST for the second intro opening theme song for Akame ga Kill! But it isn't that bad. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

I actually kinda liked Skyreach. But this one was bad. - SelfDestruct

It’s fantastic

6 Pirate Rap - One Piece

Oh my God, why isn't this number one? No joke, this is the worst theme song I've ever heard in anything. Go look it up right now. Stop whatever you're doing and actually listen to it. - RoseRedFlower

4Kids absolutely butchered this anime. Good job to Funimation for making a great dub.

YO HO HO HE TOOK A BITE OF GUM GUM - thomwim

I hate what 4kids did to one piece but I never heard the opening itself

I only know this song as the opening to none piece...

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7 Kyouran Hey Kids!! - Noragami Aragoto

We'll someone put this in the list by mistake

Why the hell is this song on here? It's so catchy. - Smash64

AH!

hell no.

8 Ignite - Sword Art Online II

I'm offended! Ignite is one of the best anime openings! Not the eighth worst! - Solacress

Oh hell no! Not another one of my favorite anime opening theme songs on here! Eir Aoi is one of the best J-Pop singers out there and this being on the list disappoints me! - ModernSpongeBobSucks

Decent but I prefer Courage over Ignite - Hoxton

9 Seishun wa Hanabi no You ni - Attack on Titan Junior High

Not that bad, but Guren no Yumiya was better. But the whole list is complete garbage! - ModernSpongeBobSucks

10 What's Up People - Death Note

It's a good song, it just doesn't fit the theme of the show like The World by Nightmare (opening 1) - venomouskillingmachine

The first death note opening " the world" by nightmare is one of the best anime openings of all time. So why would you replace it with this god awful song. If it ain't broke don't fix it.

The Contenders

11 Strike Back - Fairy Tail

I prefer Snow Fairy over Strike Back. It's still a good song though, just not one of my favorites. - Pegasister12

I love Strike Back! If anything, Yakusoku No Hi E should be here.

12 Gera Gera Po - Yo Kai Watch
13 The Everlasting Guilty Crown - Guilty Crown
14 Let Me Hear - Parasyte

Horrible, an autotuned dubstep opening?

Hey, this is an excellent opening track... - styLIShT

What? I really liked this song! - Not_A_Weeaboo

15 The Rock City Boy - Fairy Tail

This should be higher! It didn't fit the Fairy Tail theme at all. Not to mention it just shouts a bunch of random stupid words that don't make any sense

Boo worst Fairy Tail theme ever!

Cringeworthy and doesn't fit fairy Tail at ALL

NO THIS SONG IS AWESOME,IF YOU HEAR IT,OVER AGAIN,YOULL SEE

16 Unravel - Tokyo Ghoul

I don't get what everyone loves about this song. Honestly, I hate it. - Solacress

17 Naruto - Opening 1

I'm mad. Who the hell voted for this. I don't know if this is opening one of the original Naruto, or opening one of Shippuden, but both of them were straight bangers.

Rocks is literally the only good Naruto opening, and Hero's come back is top 5 of Shippuden.

Worst opening of Naruto...

18 History Maker - Yuri on Ice
19 Tell Me Why - Berserk

Doesn't fit the tone or pace of the show what so ever...A

No...Just...no

20 Rising Hope - The Irregular at Magic High School

And I thought Crossing Field was bad! This, however, is miles worse, as LiSA tries to pull of a Fear, and Loathing in Las Vegas (the ones behind the Parasyte opening) and fails in the worst way possible. Thankfully, this was ditched for Griletto by Garnidela later on (which is one of the best openings I have ever heard as of now). Rising Hope has to be one of if not the worst anime opening I have ever heard. - SelfDestruct

21 Pokémon Theme Song

It’s the bessttt

Don't you mean. Pokemon s10 theme?

22 Hunter x Hunter 1999 - Opening 2

Die. This is the best opening, what are you thinking

23 Brave Shine - Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works

Sigh... yet another good song is on this list. I love the first opening Ideal White by Mashiro Ayano, and it's one of my favorite anime openings of all time, but when I heard the second opening Brave Shine by Aimer, that instantly became another one of my favorite anime openings of all time. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

24 Hunter x Hunter 2011 Opening 1

There are different versions of this intro throughout the entire anime, but the only differences are the lyrics. And this song is just so bad. Departure (the name of this opening song) is definitely one of the worst anime outros I ever heard (I made the original list before I heard of this intro song). - SelfDestruct

So... Childish. Nothing like the show.

25 Easy Go - Hitman Reborn

For this has to be the worst anime opening that I heard form Hitman Reborn series. Some people will disagree but for me it didn't get any one pump for the Vongala members fights, the vissious didn't machted( okay only the girls who staying in the base) but all it did was tell you wait for the surpises. I'm to upset you byou Khr fans.

26 Paradisus-Paradoxum - Re:Zero -starting Life in Another World-

Styx Helix by Myth & Roid was a good outro song by Myth & Roid, who were also behind L.L.L., a great outro for the Overlord anime. So I decided to give this song a full listen since it was Myth & Roid, but unfortunately, it was bad, and a disappointment. - SelfDestruct

27 Wings of Words - Mobile Suit Gundam Seed Destiny

Thank the Burning Gundam that this opening wasn't in the HD Remaster version... - PerfectImpulseX

28 Swampy Marsh - Yo-Kai Watch
29 Re:re - Erased
30 Shinryaku No Susume - Squid Girl

I Like Squid Girl A lot, But I always skip the opening.
(I never fully listened to it.)

31 Freckles - Rurouni Kenshin

The perfect singer for this action-packed show is a 6 year old girl. Smart.

32 Ideal White - Fate/Stay Night Unlimited Blade Works

Brave Shine did grow on me after listening to the full version. Ideal White on the other hand, stayed as bad or became even worse afterwards. Her high note does not fit in with the instrumental of this song whatsoever and it made her sound like as if voice synthesizers were so broken they increased her pitch to the point of outright annoyance. I just can't be bothered to like this opening, at all. It's really bad! - SelfDestruct

33 Death Note Opening (2nd)

How this is one of my favorites? - Justaloli

34 Diamond & Pearl: Season 10 - Pokémon
35 Future Strike - Vivid Strike!

The weakest opening theme song in the entire Lyrical Nanoha franchise - PerfectImpulseX

36 Kaidoku Funou - Code Geass
37 Dororo No Uta - Dororo (Original1969 Version)
38 Yuusha - Oh Tanjou! (King of Braves is Born!) Gaogaigar: King of the Braves
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Top Remixes

1. Sirius - Kill la Kill
2. Crossing Field - Sword Art Online
3. Ambiguous - Kill la Kill
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