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Postby ::KL7:: » Sat Feb 12, 2022 2:19 am

Hey everyone, I recently came across an old anime playlist of my favorite anime related songs, and I realized I've always wanted to make a top ten list of my favorite anime opening theme songs. Some of these openings have got me to watch a certain show while others that I hold in a high spot, I have not even watched any part of the series. As with all anime openings I'm sure there will be some sort of spoilers associated with the links provided, so click at your discretion. Feel free to post your favorite Anime OP's whether it be a single one or in list form.

Here are my top ten as of now:

1. Fafner; Exodus - Exist - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DaojMcExhQs

2. Fire Force - Inferno - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBqxVX_LXvk

3. Captain Earth - Tokyo Dreamer - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iDK5MEpQa1E

4. Noragami - Hey Kids - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3oFTHxkOzjE

5. Tokyo Ghoul - Unravel - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7aMOurgDB-o

6. Akame Ga Kill - Liar Mask - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mAzFWd5WqOg

7. Infinite Stratos - Super Stream - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oNiPQDl4iVE

8. Darling in the Franxx - Kiss of Death - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A4kLcDWBYcQ

9. Fate Stay Night - Brave Shine - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WofLTwSi0uo

10. My Hero Academia - Peace Sign - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q7w5IMyJ3pM


I'm curious to see if we share any favorite OP's. If you guys feel like adding anime ending songs that's fine as well, I might mix in a few of those as soon as I do my updated list.
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Postby Gus Hanson » Sat Feb 12, 2022 2:54 pm

Rurouni Kenshin OP 1 - Judy & Mary:: "Freckles"
Cowboy Bebop OP - The Seatbelts: "Tank"
Mobile Suit Gundam Seed Destiny OP 1 - TM Revolution: "Ignited"
Mobile Suit Gundam Wing OP 1 - TWO-MIX: "Just Communication"
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Postby chazthesilencer » Sat Feb 12, 2022 5:57 pm

A fun list thread? I’ll bite.

Before proceeding, I think this needs to be dropped here: Every Anime Opening Ever Made https://youtu.be/ibPCLMH1NM4

Some of my favourites include:
  • Daicon IV’s Opening Animation. This counts, right?
  • Dirty Pair: Project EDEN’s Safari Eyes. Oozes 80s cool. Gorgeous to watch and listen to.
  • Dirty Pair Flash’s Loving In The Thrill. I enjoy all the DPF openings to varying degrees, but this one in particular does what an opening should do: gets you excited for the show its opening for, even if the show is awful and has none of the cool things shown in the opening.
  • Dragon Ball Z’s Rock the Dragon. Reminds me of a time when I had hair and didn’t have to pay income tax.
  • Tenchi Universe’s Tenchi Muyo! The first line happens to hold one of the best misheard lyrics: “Can’t escape it, ain’t no (anal) you should try it…”
  • Negima!?’s 1000% Sparking. This may do what an opening should not do- provides little to no information and sets a misleading tone for the show to the audience. Looking at the visuals alone, one could be fooled into thinking the show carries a dark, moody tone, and listening to the first version’s audio may also paint that false picture. You wouldn’t think this was the opening to a brainless, colourful comedy, would you?
    This does everything wrong the right way, and I love it for it.
  • The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya’s It's an Adventure, Right? Right?. It feels almost criminal to skip this opening.
When it comes to more recent OPs, I enjoy the two Dragon Maid openings. Given a push, I favour the first’s Blue Sky Rhapsody, because it has helicopter-people.

There was another good opening for a show with a big purple robot in it, I think it was called the “mean angel’s theory” or something. Sadly, there’s no video link I could find for it. It’ll just have to live on in my memory…
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Postby ::KL7:: » Sat Feb 12, 2022 6:00 pm

View Original PostGus Hanson wrote:Rurouni Kenshin OP 1 - Judy & Mary:: "Freckles”


Great shout. This one just missed my top ten. But it’s one I can listen to over and over.
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Postby Gus Hanson » Sat Feb 12, 2022 6:47 pm

View Original Post::KL7:: wrote:
View Original PostGus Hanson#934145 wrote:Rurouni Kenshin OP 1 - Judy & Mary:: "Freckles”


Great shout. This one just missed my top ten. But it’s one I can listen to over and over.

Glad to have helped you out! ^_^

Here's a few more:

Gasaraki - Tomoko Tane: "Message #9"
Martian Successor Nadesico - Yumi Matsusawa: "You Get to Burning"
Mobile Suit Gundam Seed - TM Revolution: "Invoke"
Virus Buster Serge - Dragon Ash: "Rainy Day and Day"
Maze Mega Burst Space - Seikima II: "Kokuu no Meikyuu"
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Postby Princess Asuka » Sun Feb 13, 2022 1:20 am

My all time favorite anime opening is Moonlight Densetsu from Sailor Moon. It’s such a beautiful song and I never get tired of hearing it.
"Winds in the east, Mist coming in, Like something is brewing, About to begin. Can't put my finger on, What lies in store, But, I feel what's to happen, All happened before..." From Mary Poppins
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Postby pwhodges » Sun Feb 13, 2022 4:44 am

I've not got time now to do a list, so I'll just throw out two EDs I've listened to a lot recently:

Prayer X (Banana Fish): https://youtu.be/KD3_hb1xqPE
Every Heart (Inuyasha): https://youtu.be/H-dzrcj4BSk

There's also every track of the Bokura ga ita vocal album "Eien", of which these are just two exampleS:
https://youtu.be/F-8vdlqTtKw
https://youtu.be/0ko6UynxC9E
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Postby ::KL7:: » Sun Feb 13, 2022 11:28 am

View Original Postchazthesilencer wrote:A fun list thread? I’ll bite.

[list][*]Daicon IV’s Opening Animation. This counts, right?


I'll allow it.....Dear God, it's beautiful.

In fact all the ones you posted are gems, I'm a better person for having heard them.
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Postby Gus Hanson » Mon Feb 14, 2022 12:19 pm

Key the Metal Idol - Sario Kijima: "In the Night"
Dragon Ball Z - Hironobu Kageyama: "Cha-La-Head-Cha-La"
Mobile Suit Gundam 00 OP1 - L'arc-en-ciel: "Daybreak's Bell"
Mobile Suit Gundam 00 OP2 - the brilliant green: "Ash Like Snow"
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Postby Blockio » Mon Feb 14, 2022 3:06 pm

Oh boy, breaking that into anything even approximating a fixed list is gonna be damn near impossible.
I no doubt will forget about a few, but here goes. In no particular order;
Gundam X - Resolution
Gundam IBO - Rage of Dust
Symphogear - Synchrogazer
Symphogear - Metanoia
Symphogear - Fire Scream
Getter - Storm
Getter - Heats
Spice and Wolf - Tabi no Tochuu
Arpeggio of Blue Steel - Saviour of Song
Digimon Tamers - Biggest Dreamer
Highschool DxD - Gekijouron
Knights of Sidonia - Sidonia
Attack on Titan - Guren no Yumiya
Megaton Musashi - MUSASHI
Noragami - Hey Kids
Valvrave - Preserved Roses
Darling in the FranXX - Kiss of Death
Gundam 08th MS Team - Arashi no naka de kagayaite
Gundam 00 - Ash Like Snow
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Postby Gus Hanson » Mon Feb 14, 2022 5:10 pm

Mobile Suit Gundam Seed Destiny OP2 - High and Mighty Color: "Pride"
His and Her Circumstances - Fukuda Mai: "Tenshi no Yubikiri"
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Postby ::KL7:: » Thu Feb 17, 2022 9:43 pm

Damn. How did I miss this one on my list.

Goblin Slayer - Rightfully (Mili)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=0i0z98M2y5U

And who can forget this gem?
Groovin Magic - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wcqUR7h2WdM

I wouldn't be doing my profile picture justice if I didn't suggest this one.
Youjo Senki - Jingo Jungle - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fggISqEyuew
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Postby EvaChero » Fri Feb 18, 2022 11:15 am

Love this type of thread....so I'll immediately break the rules ....my #1 is actually an ending credits song that helped hook me on a show that broke my heart to pieces.


1. Guilty Crown "Departures" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_jyMbeLObY you don't have to understand the words to feel all the pain....

2. Tokyo Ghoul "Unravel" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kuIgwZTkSoQ pulled my right into season 1....was obsessed with this song

3. Asterisk War "Waiting for the Rain" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=te_U7F__4cY the reason I watched the show...just to hear it..beautiful

4. Godzilla 3 "Tonight i live and die" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kOs4Ap1BvXE the lead vocals switching in prominence during the song lovely

5. Elfen Lied "Lilium" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JvCpCg0sGkg actually a cover...classy and beautiful....

6. Tokyo Ghoul OP 2 "Asphyxia" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZB9UvUJL_lE weird and complex and a pretty pink haired girl with a telecaster...(swoon)
7. Ergo Proxy "Kiri" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hlgc3_4WL0M very moving.....

8 Cowboy Bebop "Tank" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EL-D9LrFJd4 3,2,1 lets Jam!

9.Psychopass OP2 "Out of Control" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LYMLDjuxvvI Incredible live video....these guys ROCK!!

10. GITS "Rise" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-rFW2Df5iRs Origa was wonderful
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Postby Mr. Tines » Fri Feb 18, 2022 3:57 pm

Inevitably, there is a "blast from the past" to link here; a previous thread on the subject

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Postby Blockio » Fri Feb 18, 2022 4:05 pm

O boy, if we're counting endings then I also have a bunch more.
Gundam IBO - Orphans no Namida
Mazinkaiser SKL - Juggernaut
Youjo Senki - Los!Los!Los!
Valvrave - Realism
Gundam Seed - Annani isshoda atta no ni
Symphogear - Meteor Light
Symphogear - Rebirth-day
Symphogear - Lasting Song
Gundam Wing EW - Last Impression


Oh yeah, openings I forgot last time
Gundam ReRise - Hatena
Gundam 00 Trailblazer - Tozasareta Sekai
Soul Eater - Papermoon (I think this is an opening? Didn't watch the show)
Gundam 0083 - The Winner

For the sake of fairness of not having this list utterly swamped by Symphogear songs, I will refrain from going into insert songs :tongue:
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Postby Gus Hanson » Fri Feb 18, 2022 4:14 pm

His and Her Circumstances ED - Atsuko Enomoto and Chihiro Suzuki: "Yume no Nana E"
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Postby ::KL7:: » Fri Feb 18, 2022 5:10 pm

View Original PostMr. Tines wrote:Inevitably, there is a "blast from the past" to link here; a previous thread on the subject

post/182627/Anime-Opening-and-Ending-themes/#182627


I should have resurrected that thread I thought I had remembered seeing one in the past. Funny enough I was the second to last post on that thread back in 2014. :w00t:

These were the songs I posted back then.

Infinite Stratos - Super Stream
http://youtu.be/oNiPQDl4iVE

One Piece - Brand New World
http://youtu.be/3JqbL1Kd_zc

One Piece - Asu Wa Kuru Kara
http://youtu.be/pySaBy2VWYI

Muv Luv Total Eclipse - Go To The Top
http://youtu.be/WcBO2ZaSXt0

Blue Exorcist - Take Off
http://youtu.be/ystEbjp-yzM
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Postby hui43210 » Sat Feb 19, 2022 1:11 pm

Don't see it posted yet, so I feel it's my duty to add:

Serial Experiments Lain- https://youtu.be/8pXn3Mm0h1Q

Some other of my favs:

Rahxephon - https://youtu.be/4t1_35xiub4

Texhnolyze - https://youtu.be/u3SzOzm8lmo

Paranoia Agent- https://youtu.be/-anabfAg06U

Berserk ED - https://youtu.be/8MlYBcRr-dU

Shinsekai Yori ED https://youtu.be/mz1ypuGJ3VM

Last Exile - https://youtu.be/q6MVLxyQAZI

Eureka Seven all OP/Eds but here's OP 4 - https://youtu.be/_B7aYtjRKZo


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Postby Alaska Slim » Sun Feb 20, 2022 5:56 am

Demon Slayer - Gurenge by LISA

Great Teacher Onizuka - Driver's High by L'Arc-en-Ciel

Like, every form of the Lupin III Theme. 'cept for Pink coat. We don't don't talk about that one.... by Yuji Ohno and the Lupinic Orchestra / You & Explosion Band

ACCA 13 - Shadow and Truth by ONE III NOTES

Restaurant to Another Universe - One in a Billion by Wake Up, May'n!

Zoids Chaotic Century - Wild Flowers by RAMAR

Beck Mongolian Chop Squad - HIT IN THE USA by Anta Red Hot Chili Peppers / Beat Crusaders.

Spice & Wolf - Tabi no Tochuu by Natsumi Kiyoura

Bleach - Alones by Aqua Timez

Naruto - Yura Yura by Hearts Grow

Hyouka - "Yasashisa no Riyuu" by ChouCho

Revisions - Wagamama de Gomakasanaide by THE ORAL CIGARETTES

Violet Evergarden - Sincerely by TRUE

To Your Eternity - Pink Blood by Utada Hikaru

DECA-DENCE - Theater of Life by Konomi Suzuki

Death Parade - "Flyers" by BRADIO

Bokurano - UNINSTALL by Chiaki Ishikawa

Kaguya-sama Wa Kokurasetai - Love Dramatic feat. Rikka Ihara by Masayuki Suzuki
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Postby IronEvangelion » Thu Feb 24, 2022 3:11 pm

Neon Genesis Evangelion - Cruel Angel's Thesis (Full English version by Darkside Translations. I consider this particular version to be one of the best songs ever written.)
Nadia: Secret of Blue Water - Blue Water (at one time I could sing this song in Japanese.)
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