When watching an anime, one of the first things that really get you hooked onto it is the opening theme. Throughout the years, we’ve seen and heard a lot of different anime openings, some being more impactful than most others. Whether it’d be your first ever anime, or an anime that really got you hooked, we’ve no doubt have had our own anime opening favourites.
Today we'll take a look at 10 Best Anime Opening Songs. J-rock, metal, Nu metal, these have it all!
And guys, please, keep it civil, we know that not everybody likes anime, but we all like good music and these songs are worth to check out even if you're not a big fan of Japanese animation.
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10. Beck: Mongolian Chop Squad - Hit in the USA by Beat Crusaders
This catchy pop-rock tune really captures the essence of what it's like to be young, rebellious and play music with your buddies.
This one is a great example of how opening should serve its purpose as every time you see it gets you incredibly giddy and excited for what will happen to these characters.
8. Soul Eater - ‘Resonance’ by T.M. Revolution
Resonance really pumps up you for the action, while not being too serious about itself which makes it a perfect opening song for Soul Eater.
7. Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood - ‘Again’ by Yui
A great OP to begin a great series (or second season, if you want to be exact). I think the one bit, that I can safely say, that had everybody loving this particular OP was the prechorus and its visuals; I mean come one… you’ve gotta admit that bit is just pure awesomeness!
6. Attack on Titan ‘Guren no Yumia’ By Linked Horizon
It’s probably not too premature to say that this powerful anthem was an instant cultural marker. Perfectly themed to its subject matter, it’s not just an opening—it’s a declaration.
5. Darker than black Opening number 2 - Kakusei Heroism
A lot of people enjoy cyberpunk, and this one is definitely no exception. Batman from the world of anime gotta have an appropriate opening and this one for sure nails it.
4. Dragonball Z - Rock the Dragon
Oh yeah, now this is the childhood! Listening to this every morning and singing along at the top of the voice like an idiot was a really fun thing to do back then. But c’mon, this has got to be one of the most classic anime openings out there.
3. Death Note What's Up People? By Maximum the Hormone
This series had the difficult task of living up to the legend of the wildly popular manga, and it did not disappoint. But TV is a medium that provides a lot more options. The intro is a hectic assault of imagery backed by a driving death metal tune that slaps you in the face and demands your attention.
2. Pokémon American Opening Theme - Jason Paige
You all know the lyrics for this one. Since its release, the song has been virtually synonymous with the Pokémon franchise. It became popular again last year with the release of Pokémon Go. There were instances of police cars playing the song through loudspeakers while driving near Pokémon Go players, as well as groups of people singing the song in public.
1. Cowboy Bebop - ”Tank!” by Seatbelts
Now, who would have any doubt? Cowboy Bebop flawlessly combined jazz, film noir, and sci-fi, so of course its opening would be a perfect miniature representation of genre-crossing goodness. The driving horns and sax really set up the mood for some action and you know that an OP is awesome when it still rises to the top 20 years after it was made!
What anime openings do you like the most? Leave your entries in the comment section below.