Welcome to our monthly Top 10 anime list.
This month I am sharing some of my favourite anime openings. I will be taking into account the song and animation for each intro, as both are equally important for a catchy opening. This list isn’t in any particular order I’ve just numbered it for simplicity.
10. Darker than Black: The Black Contractor (Opening 1)
Song: “Howling”, By Abingdon Boys School
What better song for an action anime than the high-energy beat of this song. That being said, the visuals are considerably slower than the beat so it kind of doesn’t fit together well. Regardless this is still a really great opening.
9. Deadman Wonderland
Song: “One Reason”, By DWB (feat. Fade)
There are very few anime where I don’t just end up skipping the opening because I’m sick of hearing it over and over again. But while there wasn’t a single episode of Deadman Wonderland where I skipped this opening.
8. Absolute Duo
Song: “Absolute Soul”, By Konomi Suzuki
The song here is pretty fun, but what really makes it stand out to me is the way it matched the jumpy visuals so well. It’s pretty exciting and definitely gets you really to see some action.
7. Death Parade
Song: “Flyers”, by BRADIO
This intro is just so much fun. Every time I hear it, I just want to dance along. Which creates this weird contrast with how dark the show itself is. If you’ve seen the show then you’ll know what I mean, first time I saw this I wasnt sure I was wachting the same show it was that out of place.
6. When They Cry
Song: “Higurashi no Naku Koro Ni”, by Eiko Shimamiya
This intro is great, and it matches perfectly with the show its self. The dark, cryptic chanting matches the psychedelic flowers imagery to a tee. It sentiently makes a shiver run down my spine.
5. Date A Live (Opening 1)
Song: “Date A Live“, by sweet ARMS
This one is just a really fun song to open a really fun anime. To be honest the vocals aren’t really all that interesting but to me, the backing track really stands out. The whole opening really gets me pumped up for an episode.
4. Brynhildr in the Darkness (Opening 2)
Song: “Virtue and Vice” by Fear, and Loathing in Las Vegas
Probably not the style of music most people listen to but I just find this opening song to have so much energy, just makes me want to sing along. Although I do think that some of the visuals seem a little out of place.
3. Fairytail (Opening 21)
Song: “Believe in Myself“, by Edge of Life
I really like this opening, out of all of the openings Fairytail has had I think this one really stands out the most. Particularly with the arc, it’s paired with really combining with the visuals to add a sense of urgency and action.
2. Tokyo Ghoul (Opening 1)
Song: “Unravel”, by TK
I tried my best to avoid obvious picks for the list but this is the exception. The art style of this opening is absolutely beautiful and wonderfully vivid and colourful. The song also really sets the tone for the more emotional themes of Tokyo Ghoul.
Song: “Logos Naki World”, by Yasushi Ishii
We don’t see many opening like this one nowadays, the song has a really fun high-energy but steady and dark sound, fitting the visuals really well. I really love how despite everything going on in the visuals, we still get the feeling of just casually walking through it all, much like Alucard.
Thank you for reading my list, I hope you enjoyed it. If you have an idea of something you feel should have been on the list then leave a comment and let me know.