Top Anime Opening Songs
Are you looking for some top anime opening songs? Well, I’m sure you are, if not then you would not be here. I have selected the top 30 anime songs of all time and tried to provide as much information about the songs. The rank of the songs changes every day as no of votes per song changes every day.
I would tell you my favorite song at the end and tell me about your favorite anime song.
30. Bloody Stream
30th Position goes to Bloody Stream. This Song is from JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure and is the opening of Battle Tendency. Other than that this song is the second opening of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Anime, this song Bloody Stream is animated by Studio Kamikaze Douga.
Sung by Japanese musician Kazuso Oda and his stage name is “Coda”. The song is associated with the second arc of the JoJo series.
Album/Single- JoJo no Kimyō na Bōken OP Single – BLOODY STREAM
Label From – Warner Home Video
Song Length- 1:30 (TV), 4:22 (Full)
Release On – January 30, 20131
Price/Rate – ¥756
The first song of the series of One Piece secured the 29th position in the list of Top Anime Opening Songs. The song is sung by Hiroshi Kitadani, while the song is composed by Kohei Tanaka and the lyrics are from Shōko Fujibayashi. This song is used in every episode of the East Blue Saga of the anime. I remember clearly even though I don’t understand what I used to enjoy the song. And it became sort of shorthand for the Straw Hat Pirates’ in their early days of adventure.
Artist- Hiroshi Kitadani
Album/Single- We Are!
Label- Columbia Music Entertainment
Length- 1:49 (opening length), 4:00 (full length)
28. Jiyuu No Tsubasa
Jiyuu No Tsubasa is a second opening from the Anime Attack On Titan(AOT) or shingeki no kyojin titan, the song is sung by Revo of Linked Horizon.
It also replaced Feuerroter Pfeil und Bogen in Episode 14 and replaced by Opfert eure Herzen! in Episode 26.
Song Composer- Linked Horizon
Song Artist- Revo
Album- Jiyuu e no Shingeki
Song’s Total length- 1:30 (TV), 5:29 (Full)
Release On – July 10, 2013
27. Let Me Hear
This song is the opening theme of Parasyte Anime. And I would say the song is worth in the top 30. Personally, I like it. The song is performed by Fear, and Loathing the city of Las Vegas. The Japanese name of the series is Kiseijuu: Sei no Kakuritsu and is The Maxim Opening 1.
Released On- January 7th, 2015
Label From- VAP
Length- 1:30 (Opening Length) 3:55 (Full Length)
26. Bye Bye Yesterday
The next Song that secures the position in the Top Anime Opening Song is from Assassination Classroom. Bye Bye Yesterday is the 4th and last opening song of the Assassination Classroom. This theme song is performed by 3-nen E-gumi Utatan, the group consists of the voice actors Aya Suzaki, Mai Fuchigami, Nobuhiko Okamoto, Ryota Ohsaka, and Shintarō Asanuma.
Composer Of Song- Koji Mihara
Arranger- Frederic, Akimitsu Honma
Lyrics By- Shoko Fujibayashi
Artists)- 3-nen E-gumi Utatan
Release On- May 25, 2016
The next Song is Resonance. Resonance secured the 25th position in this list of Top Anime Opening Songs.
Resonance is the Twenty-Second single of T.M.Revolution. And this title track was used as the first opening theme song for Soul Eater. This song was featured from episode first to episode thirty.
Singer(s)- T.M Revolution
Run Time- 3 minutes, 15 seconds
Release On- June 6, 2011
24. Odd Future
Odd Future took the 24th position and is the fourth theme opening song of the anime My Hero Academia. This song is performed by UVERworld
Release On- May 2, 2018
The next opening is from the anime Death Parade. It secured the 23rd position in this list of Top Anime Opening Songs. Flyers is the first opening of the Death Parade anime and was performed by BRADIO.
Anime- Death Parade
Opening- First Opening
Release On- February 25, 2015
22. Snow Fairy
22nd position is held by Fairy Tail. I personally don’t like this opening but you might like it. And as for anime, it is one of my favorite anime.
Snow Fairy is performed by Funkist and is the first opening theme song of the Fairy Tail.
Anime- Fairy Tail
Performed by- Funkist
Released in – 2010
Opening- First Opening
Opening Length- 1 minute, 30 second
21. Gotta Catch ‘Em All
Gotta Catch ‘Em All is the first opening song of Pokémon. Gotta Catch ‘Em All is written by John Siegler and John Loeffler whereas the song is performed by Jason Paige.
Gotta Catch ‘Em All is the original theme song for all the episodes of the English adaptation of the Anime.
And here is a fun fact about the anime since the song name is Gotta Catch ‘Em All and is similar to the anime name. Therefore it became the theme song of the anime.
Released On- June 29, 1999
Recorded On- 1998–1999
Genre Type- Pop rock
Song Length- 3 minute, 15 second
Songwriter(s)- John Siegler, and John Loeffler
Producer- John Loeffler
20. Renai Circulation
Next On the list of Top Anime Opening Songs is Renai Circulation from Bakemonogatari. This song got 20th position in this list and is the fourth opening of this anime.
Renai Circulation is performed by Kana Hanazawa( one who voiced Nadeko Sengoku). When the anime was broadcast on television, it was only featured on Nadeko Snake: Part 2. And after the home media release, usage of the song expanded to Nadeko Snake: Part 1.
Apart from this, the song was also featured in Episode 05 of Koyomimonogatari as the fifth opening.
Artist(s)- Kana Hanazawa
Song Used- Bakemonogatari Opening 4, and Koyomimonogatari Opening 5
In Bakemonogatari from Episode 09 – Episode 10
And in Koyomimonogatari only in Episode 05
19. The Day
Yet another song from My Hero Academy in the list of Top Anime Opening Songs. And this time it has secured 19th position. This song “The Day ” is the first anime theme opening song of the anime adaptation. And was performed by Porno Graffitti.
Artist(s)- Porno Graffitti
Song Type- Anime Opening
Release On- May 25, 2016
Here is a song from the world-famous series Naruto Shippuden and it got the 18th position in this list. Sung by FLOW. This song “Sign” is the eighteenth single of FLOW. And the A-side was used in the sixth opening of the series Naruto Shippuden.
Whereas if we talk about the single edition then it has two editions: regular and limited.
So you might be wondering what the difference is. The limited edition includes a bonus CD with extra tracks, wide cap stickers, a Sharingan sticker, and lastly a double-sided jacket. This track reached the spot of number 4 on the Oricon charts in its first week and was listed on the chart till 6 weeks.
Released On- January 13, 2010
Genre- Hard rockpunk rockemo
Label by- Ki/oon Records
Songwriter(s) Takeshi Asakawa
FLOW singles chronology
17. Crossing Field
The first opening song of the anime adaptation of Sword Art Online(SAO), which was used from episode 2 to episode 14. And has secured 17th position in the list of Top Anime Opening Songs.
Crossing Field was not used as the opening song of the first episode, instead, it was used as the ending song of the first episode of the series. It has everything the same as the opening song but the only part that differs is the credit part. And lastly, this song was used as the ending of the 25th episode with various different scenes from previous episodes.
Voice for this song was given by LiSA, and the music and composition were done by Watanabe Sho.
This song also has its official English version and it also includes LiSA’s 7th single, Shirushi.
Released On- August 8, 2012 (CD), and August 21, 2012 (EP)
Song Format- CD, EP
Recorded In- 2012
Song Length- 4:10 (Full Single Release), 1:27 (TV release size)
Label from – Aniplex Inc.
16. Hacking to the Gate
The next song is Hacking to the Gate from Steins; Gate. And it got 16th position in this list. Hacking to the Gate is the first anime theme opening of the Steins; Gate anime series. And the song was composed as well as written by Chiyomaru Shikura. Song was arranged by Isoe Toshimichi, with vocals from Kanako Itō. It is sung in the key of D Minor
Hacking to the Gate was first released as a single album on April 27, 2011.
Performed- Kanako Itō
Released On- April 27, 2011
Released in Formats- CD, CD+DVD (Limited Edition)
15. This Game
Though this anime never got its second season it was one the best anime in my opinion as well as its first opening song “This Game” is one of the top anime songs.
This is the opening theme song of the No Game No Life anime series. And the song was performed by Konomi Suzuki. And this song got the 15th position in this list. The song is composed by Wakabayashi Mitsuru and the lyrics are written by Fukaao Yuki
Album- This game
Released On- May 21, 2014
Composer By-Wakabayashi Mitsuru
Lyrics From- Fukaao Yuki
14. Kyouran Hey Kids!!
Next up on the list of Top Anime Opening Songs is the opening song from Noragami. Yet another remarkable series. This series is another masterpiece in the anime industry in my opinion. So is its second opening song which got 14th position in this list.
This song is performed by THE ORAL CIGARETTES.
Artist(s)- THE ORAL CIGARETTES
Song Composed By- Takuya Yamanaka
Lyrics From- Takuya Yamanaka
Release On – November 11, 2015
13. Shinzou wo Sasageyo
Shinzou wo Sasageyo or “Sacrifice Your Hearts!” is the third opening theme of the anime Attack On Titan and is from the second season of the anime. This song is sung and written by Revo of Linked Horizon. It was featured till the 25th episode of the second season and further was replaced by Die Flügel der Freiheit in Episode 26.
The song got the 13th position in the list of Top Anime Opening Songs.
Title- Shinzou wo Sasageyo
Composer By- Linked Horizon
Album- Shingeki no Kiseki
Song Total length- 1:30 (TV length), And 5:41 (Full Length)
Released On- May 17, 2017
12. The Hero!! Set Fire to the Furious Fist
Are you one of the One-Punch Man fans? If Yes then you will be happy to know that one of its openings is in this list of Top Anime Opening Songs. The first anime theme opening is The Hero!! Set Fire to the Furious Fist secured 12th position in the list.
The Hero!! Set Fire to the Furious Fist is a single from the band JAM Project. The Japanese title for this song is THE HERO! ～怒れる拳に火をつけろ～
Japanese Name- THE HERO! ～怒れる拳に火をつけろ～
Romanji Name- The Hero!! – Ikareru Kobushini Hiwo Tsukero
English Name- The Hero!! Set Fire to the Furious Fist
Song Duration- 1:30 (TV length), 3:46 (Full length)
Released On- October 21, 2015
Artist(s)- JAM Project
Lyrics From- Hironobu Kageyama
Song Composer- Makoto Miyazaki
Label From- Lantis Company
Album- One Take Man/Thunderbird
Departure! Is the next on this list and is from the anime series Hunter x Hunter. Departure! Is the first anime theme opening of the series. With that Departure! Is also the third and fifth opening song of the anime series. The song is performed by Masatoshi Ono.
Artist(s)- Masatoshi Ono
Total Number of Discs- 1
Total Number of Tracks- 4
Released On- December 21, 2011
Tighten Up your seat people because we are finally on the Top 10 Song. If you find your favorite Song in the top 10 list then do comment down.
Anime song from Cowboy Bebop has secured its place in the Top 30 Anime Opening Songs. And this time in the 11th position. Tank! Is the first opening theme song of the anime adaptation of the Cowboy Bebop series.
And the song was composed by Yoko Kanno, while the song was performed by the Seatbelts.
Released In- 1999
Album- Cowboy Bebop Remixes: Music for Freelance
Song Type- Luke Vibert Remix
Song Length- 3:37
9. The World
The 10th position in this list is secured by The World. The first theme opening of the Death Note anime series. The World is performed by the Japanese band Nightmare.
Lyrics By- Ying-lun Cheng
Performed By- Nightmare, Juno Mak
Song Length- 1 min. 19 sec (TV Length), 3 min. 54 sec (Full Length)
Type- Opening Song
8. Blue Bird
In the 8th position is Blue Bird from none other than Naruto Shippuden. Blue Bird is the third opening song of the Naruto Shippuden series and was performed by Ikimonogakari. Blue Bird replaced the song Distance from the opening song and ran from episode 54 up until episode 77 and then it was replaced by Closer.
Japanese Name- ブルーバード, Burū Bādo
English Name Blue Bird
Performed By- Ikimonogakari
Type- Opening Song
Song Length- 1 minute and 34 second
The next Song is from Code Geass and gets the 7th position in this list of Top Anime Opening Songs. “ COLORS” is the first anime opening theme song of Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion. And is performed by none other than “FLOW”.
The song was used from episode 1 to episode 12. Other than that this song was used in the completion of the movie Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion I — Initiation.
Song Composition by Takeshi Asakawa
Song Arrangement by- FLOW & Koichi Tsutaya
Lyrics are given by- Kohshi Asakawa, Keigo Hayashi
Tracks No- 05
Song Publisher- Ki/oon Records
Released On- Nov 08, 2006
The next Song is from FullMetal Alchemist and gets the 6th position in this list. “Again” is the Opening song of the anime series FullMetal Alchemist and is a Japanese pop rock song. And is Yui’s thirteenth single, and first single after she went on hiatus in November 2008.
“Again”, the theme song of the anime, was released on June 3, 2009. Label for the song was given by the company Studioseven Recordings which is a company of Yui. And the song was released in two formats that are CD and CD+DVD.
This song debuted atop the Oricon Weekly Single Chart and thus became her fourth number-one single. With that this single had the highest opening week sales for a female act in 2009, before that this title was held by Pop singer Ayumi Hamasaki’s “Rule/Sparkle” which sold approx of 95,000 copies in its first week.
Released On- June 3, 2009
Song Genre- Rock
Label From- Studioseven Recordings
Produced By- Hisashi Kondo
Now we are in the Top 5 anime songs. So let’s get to them straight. But before we get to them I would like to remind you once again that this position is not permanent and changes daily as more votes are cast in favor of the song.
5. Hikaru Nara
What do you think about the anime Your Lie In April? Tell Me if you cried while watching its ending or not in the comment down below. You might wonder why you suddenly ask about Your Lie In April. This is because the next song on the list is from Your Lie In April. And get the 5th position in the list.
This song is the first opening theme song of the Your Lie In April(Shigatsu wa Kimi no Us) anime. And the song made its first debut with its first anime episode on October 9, 2014.
English Name – Your Lie In April
Kanji Name- 光るなら
Artist(s)- Goose house
Number of Tracks in song- 4 (Standard), and 5 (Special)
The fourth position is taken by another song from Naruto Shippuden. “Silhouette” is the sixteenth opening song of the Naruto Shippuden anime series. And the song was performed by KANA-BOON. Song ran from episode 380 till episode 405. After that song was replaced by Wind.
This song Silhouette is from the Japanese rock band Kana-Boon. And was released as the fifth major label of the band on 24 November 2014 through Ki/oon Music. And this single was placed 11th in the Oricon charts.
Song Language- Japanese
B-side- “Wakarazuya”, “Baka”
Released On- 26 November 2014
Song Genre- Rock
Label From- Ki/oon Music
Songwriteen By- Maguro Taniguchi
3. Guren No Yumiya or Feuerroter Pfeil und Bogen
The 3rd position is held by Guren No Yumiya or Feuerroter Pfeil und Bogen . This song “Guren No Yumiya or Feuerroter Pfeil und Bogen” is the first opening song of Attack On TItan(AOT) anime series. THis song was composed by REVO whereas the song was sung by Link Horizon.
After this the song was replaced in episode 14 by Die Flügel der Freiheit.
Composed By- Revo
Album- Jiyuu e no Shingeki, Shingeki no Kiseki
Track No.- 1 (Jiyuu e no Shingeki), 2 (Shingeki no Kiseki)
Song’s Total length- 1:30 (TV length), 5:17 (Full length)
Released On- 10 July 2013
2. A Cruel Angel’s Thesis
The second position is held by A Cruel Angel’s Thesis. “A Cruel Angel’s Thesis” is the first anime opening song of Neon Genesis Evangelion. A Cruel Angel’s Thesis is performed by Yoko Takahashi. Apart from using it in the opening song it was used in the ending of the finale episode and was played using two instruments. Song was released on 25 October 1995. And you will be amazed to know that its part number KIDA-116 reached a peak rank of 17 in the Oricon album database, and appeared a total of 61 times on the list.
Song Album- Neon Genesis EvangelionArtist
Singer- Yoko Takahashi
Writer Name- Neko Oikawa
Composed By- Hidetoshi Satō
Song Arrangement- Toshiyuki Ōmori
Released On- 25 October 1995
Song Length- 4:05
And finally, the 1st position in this list is held by Unravel from Tokyo Ghoul. And in my opinion, it should be in this position. This song is one of my personal favorites.
Unravel is the first anime theme opening song of Tokyo Ghoul and is performed by TK.
Released On- 23 July 2014
Song Length- 4:00
Studio- 4Tuppence House i’s Studio
Song Genre- Post-hardcore
And here ends the list of Top Anime Opening Songs and hope you guys agree with the list. And if you don’t agree with some song then tell me which song is it and why do you think so in the comment down below.
I was quite disappointed while looking for data of Top Anime Opening Songs as many of my favorite songs are not on the list of top 30. Such as Inferno from En En No Shouboutai ( Fire Fighter) but many are here such as AOT’s( Attack On Titan) Feuerroter Pfeil und Bogen and also Unravel from Tokyo Ghoul.
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