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What are some of your favourite anime openings?

Aug 31, 2019
A good opening can set the mood for the episode/arc your about to watch.

Musically, visually or both. What are some anime openings you just can't skip?
I can't bring myself to skip the openings of most Tales games (Tales has a rep of being the 'anime RPG') but if we're talking about actual anime...



friendly neighborhood caffeine addict
Staff member
Jun 16, 2020
I haven't watched a whole lot of anime, but each one I've watched has had a really good opening to it, especially the music. Some are really catchy, even if I have no idea what's being sung in the JPN language openings.

UBW honestly has some of the best animation I've seen. So good.

watched this as a kid but it's still really memorable for me

And Spirit mentioned it, but Steins;Gate's opening is really good as well.


The Destructive One
Staff member
Apr 4, 2012
Göteborg, Sweden
I'm not really that big on the openings, and also i don't watch super-much anime. However, the original opening for Pokémon is iconic to me and I can't not love it. Also original Yu Gi Oh series is pretty nice! IT'S TIME TO D-D-D-D-D-D-D-D-D-D-DUEL!
Aug 31, 2019
For one Op per series, some of my favourites are:

When these are going, I can't bring myself to skip em'


Keep it strong
Mar 17, 2012
Liverpool, England
Heroes join the operation
From different planets and different nations
There's an intergalactic federation
To monitor the situation
Catch each and every confrontation
Only broadcast on this station




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ZD Champion
Here's a few I really enjoy and listen to on occasion.

Tokyo Ghoul - Unravel

(This one came up every time at Karaoke in Japan)

Neon Genesis Evangelion - A Cruel Angel's Thesis

(...as did this one)

Noragami Aragoto - Kyouran Hey Kids!!

Yuri!!! on Ice - History Maker

My Hero Academia - Peace Sign

Your Lie in April - Hikaru Nara

Magi the Labyrinth of Magic - Under the Twinkling Stars

Durarara!! - Trust Me (this is an ending but I'm gonna include it anyway :P )

Problem children are coming from another world, aren't they? - Black † White

Tokyo Ghoul √A - Seasons Die One After Another (...also an ending)

Given - Kizuato

Parasyte - Let Me Hear

Death Parade - Flyers
Oh, boy, too many to list but I'll do my best.

Dragon Ball OP 1 - Makafushigi Adventure

Dragon Ball Z OP 1 - Cha-La Head-Cha-La

Kill la Kill OP 2 - Ambiguous

Toradora! OP 1 - Pure Para-Do

Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood OP 4 - Period

Re Zero Season 1 OP 1 - Redo

Bobobo-bo bo-bobo OP 1 - Wild Challenger

Fire Force Season 1 OP 1 - Inferno

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure OP 2 - Bloody Stream

My Hero Academia Season 3 OP 1 - Odd Future

The God of High School Season 1 OP 1 - Contradiction

Naruto OP 2 - Haruka Kanata

Naruto Shippuden OP 7 - Toumei Datta Sekai

Cowbop Bebop OP - Tank!

Mob Psycho 100 Season 2 OP - 99.9

Attack on Titan Season 1 OP 1 - Feuerroter Pfeil und Bogen

Dr. Stone Season 1 OP 1 - Good Morning World!

Demon Slayer Season 1 OP - Gurenge

The Promised Neverland Season 1 OP - Touch Off

Hunter x Hunter OP - Departure! (the visuals change for each arc but the song is the same)

Black Clover OP 10 - Black Catcher


Morbid Minish

Spooky Scary Skeleton.
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I love the opening theme for Erased!

I also agree with others who said Steins;Gate and Sailor Moon.

Is This a Zombie? is pretty great as well.
Mar 20, 2023
Gender-fluid (she/he pronouns)
Some of my favorite anime openings (most of those animes are Japanese animes that were translated to english)...

Digimon Tamers (season 3) (1):

Digimon Data Squad (season 5) (1):


Candy Candy:

Rainbow Brite (the originals from the 80s, NOT the awful reboot)`:

The Raccoons:

(1) (Concerning Digimon: Season 3 is my #1 top favorite season, it had the best plot and story arc and character arc and I love the Beelzemon's redemption arc (a fallen angel who atoned for his past wrongs and helped save the world). Season 5 is my second favorite season, season 5 had much older protags, the protags are in their late teens instead of being children and they're like 15-16 years old instead of 9-10 years old, which is refreshing, it also has darker and more mature themes especially towards the end of the season. Season 5 too had a great plot, story arc arc character arc. My third favorite season is season 4 which I think also had a good plot and story arc and it was a new and interesting concept to see them become part Digimon themselves through fusion instead of having Digimon partners. My fourth favorite season is season 2 which had a good plot, story arc and character arc and I love the Ken redemption arc. My fifth favorite season is season 1, and while season 1 had a good plot, story arc, and character arc, the subsequent seasons were better. So this is my top 5, in this order; 3, 5, 4, 2, 1. My favorite Digimon are Renamon, Gaomon, and Gatomon.)
Apr 18, 2023
My favorites tend to change quite a lot. Currently my favorites are The Rumbling (AOT Season 4 part 2) and Kick Back (Chainsaw Man)
Jul 15, 2023
Realize and Long Shot from Re:Zero for me. And some of the MHA openings. And the Haikyuu ones, all of them.

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