Top 10 Anime Intros
One of the most memorable things about any anime are the opening credits; and specifically the music that is played during said opening. Anime songs are not only epic, but if good enough can be incredibly catchy! We are counting down our picks for the top 10 most popular and best anime opening themes. For this list, we're looking at the anime openings that got our blood pumping, hearts racing and spirits soaring. Whether it's from the powerful soundtrack, visuals, or both, you'll know that when these openings come on, you're psyched and totally ready to watch.
Top 10 Best Anime Openings 2019
10. "Through the Night" by Masahiko Arimachi - "Outlaw Star" (1998)
Cowboy Bebop isn't the only space buster anime. After hearing about the ultimate treasure awaiting in the galactic lay line, the ragtag group set out to search for it. The opening helps to capture the wild nature of the show, complete with the flashing lights and the killer J-Pop song. Focusing on straight up action, this opening always stirs that inner lawlessness within us, to see what next grand adventure awaits us in the crew of outlaw star.
9. "Ready, Steady, Go!" by L'arc-en-Ciel - "Fullmetal Alchemist" (2003-04)
While many fans will argue that Brotherhood is the better of the two series, we still can't get over this opening theme. This theme help evokes the more fun and adventurous tone of this original series. With a score that feels like we're running to the finish line, this opening really helped to bring life to a loose adaptation of the popular manga, always getting us excited to see where the Elric brothers would end up next.
8. "Flyers" by BRADIO - "Death Parade" (2015)
When two people die at the same time, they're sent to various bars. Where through playing various games they are silently watched and judged by the bartending arbiters. It's some crazy and heavy material, so why give an opening that contradicts the series atmosphere? Colorful visuals and animation dominates throughout the opening, and with that sax heavy jazz song you can almost forget about the dark tones of the series. Needless to say, the dark opening gets us pumped to see the dark judgments carried out.
7. "99" by Mob Choir - "Mob Psycho 100" (2016)
What's more exciting than counting? With insane visuals blending one's weird aesthetic and Bone Studio's amazing animation skills you barely have time to register what's even going with this opening. From student's bouncing on mushrooms to Ferris wheels and cactus hairdos', we're treated to a high-key surreal experience. Despite its weird exterior, we're pumped to root for Mob as he stumbles along trying to find his purpose in life while containing the explosive psychic powers.
Known for their hyperactive style, action anime and storytelling, Gainax Studios managed to create a welcomed addition to the mecha anime genre, complete with a soaring opening song. Boasting powerful visuals and a manic sense of action and adventure, we're always pumped to see what barriers the hot blooded members of Team Gurren will break through this episode. Hell, they even kept it fresh by using the second verse halfway through the season.
5. "Inferno" by 9mm Parabellum Bullet - "Berserk" (2016)
With the return of our favorite one-eyed and one-armed swordsman, we're gonna need a proper opening. Gazing into Gut's past, we see memories of who he once was, and what has transpired to lead to him becoming the black swordsman filled with the series signature violence and level of cruelty, we're treated to some awesome 2D animation that kinda makes you wish the rest of the show had the same.
4. "Guren no Yumina" by Linked Horizon - "Attack on Titan" (2013-)
As epic as it is terrifying, this powerful score accompanies extremely fast-paced action as we see the world within the walls. It has a small slow build up before sudden explosions start to be the action the series is known for. Humanity might be on the brink of extinction, but that isn't going to stop Eren and his friends for trying their best to save everyone. And this opening feels like we're right in the heat of battle with them.
3. "The Day" by: Porno Graffiti - "My Hero Academia" (2016-)
Every kid wants to be a superhero, and Izuku is no different. Unlike most of his world, he is born without any powers. But that won't stop him. This intro theme helps recreate the feelings and the determination our hero has while not skipping on his lack of confidence. It pumps us up and makes us look forward to Zuko's success as a hero and development as a person. Of course, every great hero has a rough beginning, but it seems that his day has come.
2. "The Hero" by: JAM Project - "One Punch Man" (2015)
Possessing incredible strength, Saitama is known by many bands as the hero for fun, defeating any enemy with a simple punch. This opening is rife for tons of action while sporting an anthem dedicated to our favorite hero as he takes on monsters of all shapes and sizes, destroying them with a single blow. The fast-paced animation of the opening actually matches the action in the anime, getting us hyped to see more of that crazy stuff unfold.
1. "Sono Chi no Sadame" by Hiroaki "TOMMY" Tominaga - JoJo's Bizarre Adventure (2012-13)
Starting the long bizarre adventure is none other than Jonathan Joestar himself. A wealthy boy whose life is turned upside down thanks to Dio. Their destinies are bound together forever. So it's only appropriate to have the opening feel like the opening act to a play as the stage shifts to various moments in Phantom Blood. While trumpets flare and an anthem is sung for JoJo's journey ahead. With all this leading up to the eventual climactic showdown between JoJo and Dio, we're all inclined to shout his name.