G&A News’ Top 100 Catchiest, Most Popular Anime Openings

Nothing makes an anime fan’s viewing experience better quite like an exhilarating opening sequence. Whether it is because of a rockin’ song or some action-packed visuals (sometimes both), a well-made OP can be impossible to skip regardless of how many times you watch it.

I have spent this past week scouring the internet, reading many different anime opening top lists and opinion polls throughout the anime community. Using this research and combining it with my own opinion, I have compiled this comprehensive list of the 100 anime openings mentioned the most on these lists and polls.

As usual, this list is subjective, and everyone’s list is likely to be different. But after several days of digging and tinkering, the following is what I believe to be the Top 100 Catchiest Anime Openings out there.

The Top 10 (In Order)

Code Geass: Hangyaku No Lelouch Opening 1 – Colors

Attack on Titan Opening 1 – Guren no Yumiya

Future Diary Opening 1 – Kuusou Mesorogiwi

Tokyo Ghoul Opening 1 – Unravel

Neon Genesis Evangelion – A Cruel Angel’s Thesis

Death Note Opening 1 – The World

Soul Eater Opening 1 – Resonance

Death Parade Opening – Flyers

Noragami Aragoto Opening – Kyouran Hey Kids!!

Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso – Hikaru Nara

The Rest of the List (11-100)

  • 11. Angel Beats! Opening 1 – My Soul, Your Beats
  • 12. Sword Art Online Opening 1 – Crossing Field
  • 13. Yuri On Ice Opening 1 – History Maker
  • 14. Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood Opening 1 – Again
  • 15. One Punch Man Opening 1 – The Hero!!!
  • 16. Cowboy Bebop – Tank!
  • 17. No Game No Life – This Game
  • 18. Attack on Titan Opening 3 – Shinzou no Sasageyo
  • 19. One Piece Opening 1 – We Are!
  • 20. Guilty Crown Opening 1 – My Dearest
  • 21. Overlord Op 1 – Clattanoia
  • 22. Lucky Star – Motteke Sailor Fuku
  • 23. Naruto Shippuuden Opening 16 – Silhouette
  • 24. My Hero Academia Opening 1 – The Day
  • 25. Steins;Gate – Hacking to the Gate
  • 26. Blood Blockade Battlefront – Hello, World!
  • 27. Dragon Ball Z Opening 1 – Cha-La Head-Cha-La
  • 28. Noragami Opening 1 – Goya wa Machiawase
  • 29. Deadman Wonderland – One Reason
  • 30. My Hero Academia Opening 4 – Odd Future
  • 31. Ouran High School Host Club Opening – Kiss Kiss Fall in Love
  • 32. Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron Blooded Orphans Op – Raise Your Flag
  • 33. Hunter X Hunter (2011) Opening 1 – Departure!
  • 34. Fairy Tail – Snow Fairy
  • 35. Bleach Opening 1 – Asterisk
  • 36. Parasyte: The Maxim Opening 1 – Let Me Hear
  • 37. Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood Opening 4 – Period
  • 38. Black Clover Opening 3 – Black Rover
  • 39. Gurren Lagann – Sorairo Days
  • 40. Pokemon English Opening 1 – Gotta Catch Them All
  • 41. Magi Opening – V.I.P
  • 42. My Hero Academia Opening 3 – Sora ni Utaeba
  • 43. Samurai Champloo Opening – Battlecry
  • 44. Fullmetal Alchemist Opening 1 – Mellisa
  • 45. Soul Eater Opening 2 – Papermoon
  • 46. Fairy Tail Opening 21 – Believe In Myself
  • 47. Puella Magi Madoka Magica – Connect
  • 48. Naruto Shippuuden Opening 3 – Blue Bird
  • 49. Higurashi no Naku Koro Ni – When They Cry
  • 50. JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Battle Tendency Opening – Bloody Stream
  • 51. Black Lagoon – Red Fraction
  • 52. Blue Exorcist Opening 2 – In My World
  • 53. Nichijou Opening 1 – Hyadain no Kakakata Kataomoi
  • 54. Wotakoi Opening – Fiction
  • 55. Free! Opening 1 – Rage On
  • 56. Log Horizon Opening – Database
  • 57. Koi to Uso Opening – Kanashii Ureshii
  • 58. Inuyashiki Opening – My Hero
  • 59. Assassination Classroom Opening 4 – Bye Bye Yesterday
  • 60. InuYasha Opening 1 – Change The World
  • 61. Blood-C Opening 1 – spiral
  • 62. Hanayamata Opening – Hana wa Odore ya Iroha ni ho
  • 63. Azumanga Daioh Opening – Soramimi Cake
  • 64. Berserk Opening – Tell Me Why
  • 65. JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Diamond is Unbreakable Opening 2 – Chase
  • 66. Yowamushi Pedal Opening 2 – Yowamushi na Honoo
  • 67. School Rumble Opening – Scramble
  • 68. Kokkoku Opening – Flashback
  • 69. Ergo Proxy Opening – Kiri
  • 70. Ghost in the Shell S.A.C 2nd Gig – Rise
  • 71. Fate/Zero Opening 2 – To the Beginning
  • 72. Akame Ga Kill Opening 2 – Liar Mask
  • 73. Nisemonogatari Op 3 – Platinum Disco
  • 74. Yamada-Kun Opening – Kuchizuke Diamond
  • 75. Erased Opening – Re:Re:
  • 76. Bleach Opening 13 – Ranbu no Melody
  • 77. The Seven Deadly Sins Opening 1 – Spectrum of Passion
  • 78. Btooom Opening – No pain, No gam
  • 79. Great Teacher Onizuka Opening 1 – Driver’s High
  • 80. Durarara!! Opening 1 – Uragiri no Yuuyake
  • 81. Food Wars Opening 1 – Kibo no Uta
  • 82. Naruto Opening 5 – Seishun Kyousoukyoku
  • 83. Bakemonogatari Opening 4 – Ren’ai Circulation
  • 84. Naruto Shippuuden Opening 6 – Sign
  • 85. Pokemon: Master Quest – Believe in Me
  • 86. Attack on Titan Opening 2– Jiyuu no Tsubasa
  • 87. Seraph of the End Opening 1 – X.U.
  • 88. Mob Psycho 100 Opening 1 – 99
  • 89. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – Gurenge
  • 90. Kaguya-Sama: Love is War Opening – Love Dramatic
  • 91. The Promised Neverland Opening – Touch Off
  • 92. Working Op – Someone Else
  • 93. How Heavy Are the Dumbells You Lift? Opening – Onegai Muscle
  • 94. JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind Opening 1 – Fighting Gold
  • 95. Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai Opening – Kimi no Sei
  • 96. Girls Last Tour Opening – Ugoku, Ugoku
  • 97. Black Butler Opening – Monochrome Kiss
  • 98. Sailor Moon Opening – Moonlight Densetsu
  • 99. Cardcaptor Sakura Opening 1 – Catch You Catch Me
  • 100. Blend-S Opening – Bon Appetit S

Do you agree with this list? Are there some openings you feel deserved to be here? Let us know in the comment section!

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