5 Anime Opening Songs

This is my brain right now:

There are so many anime.

So many of which have amazing intros.

And many of them have more than one.

So, all of the anime out there, hundreds of them, thousands of them, all of them, put together, are literally outnumbered by their opening songs.

…and I have to pick…Β just… FIVE.

Easier to pick twenty, or a hundred, than five! And, thus, the state of my brain. πŸ˜‰

I make one small distinction for this category: it specifies the song, rather than the intro to the anime in its entirety. Keeping entirely audible actually helped me weed out some very strong candidates. And you may rest assured, there were many, many, many strong candidates! Possibilities that ranged all over in terms of genre, texture, rhythm, lyrics, instruments, everything.

A lot of my own favorites went straight to the discard pile long before I ever got to a short list, so I am positive that a number of yours did too. Feel free to mention them in the comments below! Let’s have some fun with this! πŸ˜‰

Speaking of fun, since we’re focusing on the songs, instead of the sequences, I figured, why not go for broke and use the full songs which the intro sequences abridge? πŸ™‚

I also tried to make my five picks a little diverse, since there’s such diversity to choose from. Not sure how well I succeeded on that count, but, either way, I hope you enjoy these five anime intro songs! πŸ˜‰

1) Through the Night
Outlaw Star

For a dangerous adventure in space, featuring ships fighting hand-to-hand, mystical space pirates, cat-man warriors, deadly mercenaries, and fierce outlaws, all bound up in the search for ancient and powerful treasures, you know they needed somethin’ rockin’ to get the blood pumpin’!

2) Crimson Bow and Arrow
Attack on Titan

Also gettin’ our blood up, a relentlessly fast-paced, partially choral, and surprisingly poetic and accurate song about the brave, defiant humans who hunt giants!

3) I Don’t Need Promises
The Vision of EscaFlowne

Bringing the pace down a bit, here, with something more calm, soothing, and enchanting (there’s a slower version that’s practically a serene and beautiful lullaby, but I digress).

4) Falling Down
Eden of the East

One of the more trippy opening songs I’ve heard, it lures and ensnares the audience, riveting our attention on the story to follow.

5) Sea of Miracles
Record of Lodoss War: Chronicles of the Heroic Knight

A classic from my youth, in a more classical fantasy style, this song has always absolutely hooked me. πŸ™‚

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12 Responses to 5 Anime Opening Songs

  1. Yon Nyan says:

    This is a great list! It had some that I have never heard of (haven’t seen those serials) but they really make me want to check out those titles now. πŸ™‚ I feel like AoT’s first season opener shall always be a fantastic one.

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  2. raistlin0903 says:

    Thanks so much for including Falling Down from Eden of the East. I absolutely LOVE that song. It gives me goosebumps every time that I hear it (and not to mention the anime itself is amazing as well! )

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  3. DerekL says:

    Dang… and I had a hard time narrowing it down to *25*! I can’t imagine limiting it to 5. Maybe 5 from the last two years? Also, good on you for elucidating the difference between OP *songs* and OP *sequence*, there’s still folks who don’t make that important distinction.


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  4. 7mononoke says:

    I see some great choices here! I loved the Escaflowne OP too. It goes without saying I adore the AoT original opening too. Eden of the East is a good choice too! I have no idea what I’d do if I had to pick only five openings, so good job!

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