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20 Best Anime Opening Songs of All Time

Liza Brown
Liza Brown Originally published Nov 11, 22, updated Dec 06, 22
best anime opening songs

Anime opening songs are known for being catchy and getting stuck in your head. They are also known for being very memorable. Many anime fans can still remember the opening songs of their favorite shows from when they were kids. These songs are a big part of what makes anime so special.

So, without further ado, here are the 20 best anime opening songs of all time:

In this article
  1. 20. Guren no Yumiya - Attack on Titan
  2. 19. Again - Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
  3. 18. Unravel - Tokyo Ghoul
  4. 17. Ignite - Sword Art Online II
  5. 16. Northern Lights (Shaman King)
  6. 15. The World - Death Note
  7. 14. Stray - Wolf's Rain
  8. 13. Ignited (Gundam SEED Destiny)
  9. 12. Let Me Hear - Parasyte
  10. 11. Catch You Catch Me - Card Captor Sakura
  11. 10. Butter-Fly - Digimon Adventure
  12. 9. Brave Shine - Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works
  13. 8. Wild Drive (Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters)
  14. 7. Cruel Angel's Thesis - Neon Genesis Evangelion
  15. 6. “We Are!” “One Piece”
  16. 5. Moonlight Densetsu (Sailor Moon)
  17. 4. “Asterisk” “Bleach”
  18. 3. “Colors” “Code Geass”
  19. 2. “The Hero!!” “One-Punch Man”
  20. 1. Cha-La Head-Cha-La (Dragon Ball Z)

20. Guren no Yumiya - Attack on Titan

Guren no Yumiya is the first opening song of the popular anime series, Attack on Titan. The song is sung by Linked Horizon and it is incredibly catchy. It perfectly sets the tone for the dark and intense story of Attack on Titan.

19. Again - Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood

Again is the second opening song of Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood. It is sung by Yui and it is a very upbeat and catchy song. It is one of the most popular anime openings of all time and for good reason.

18. Unravel - Tokyo Ghoul

Unravel is the first opening song of Tokyo Ghoul. It is sung by TK from Ling Tosite Sigure and it is a very haunting and beautiful song. It perfectly encapsulates the dark and eerie atmosphere of Tokyo Ghoul.

17. Ignite - Sword Art Online II

Ignite is the first opening song of Sword Art Online II. It is sung by Eir Aoi and it is an incredibly catchy and upbeat song. It perfectly captures the excitement and adventure of Sword Art Online.

16. Northern Lights (Shaman King)

Northern Lights is the second opening song of Shaman King. It is sung by Hayashibara Megumi and it is a very catchy and upbeat song. It perfectly captures the fun and adventurous spirit of Shaman King.

15. The World - Death Note

The World is the second opening song of Death Note. It is sung by Nightmare band and it is a very dark and intense song. It perfectly sets the tone for the dark and suspenseful story of Death Note.

14. Stray - Wolf's Rain

Lately is the first opening song of Wolf's Rain. It is sung by Steve Conte and it is a very haunting and beautiful song. It perfectly captures the dark and depressing atmosphere of Wolf's Rain.

13. Ignited (Gundam SEED Destiny)

Ignited is the first opening song of Gundam SEED Destiny. It is sung by T.M. Revolution and it is an incredibly catchy and upbeat song. It perfectly captures the excitement and adventure of Gundam SEED Destiny.

12. Let Me Hear - Parasyte

Let Me Hear is the first opening song of Parasyte. It is sung by Fear, and Loathing in Las Vegas and it is a very catchy and intense song. It perfectly encapsulates the dark and horrific story of Parasyte.

11. Catch You Catch Me - Card Captor Sakura

Catch You Catch Me is the first opening song of Card Captor Sakura. It is sung by Megumi Hinata  and it is a very catchy and upbeat song. It perfectly captures the magical and whimsical world of Card Captor Sakura.

10. Butter-Fly - Digimon Adventure

Butter-Fly is the first opening song of Digimon Adventure. It is sung by Koji Wada and it is a very catchy and upbeat song. It perfectly encapsulates the adventure and excitement of Digimon Adventure.

9. Brave Shine - Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works

Brave Shine is the second opening song of Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works. It is sung by Aimer and it is a very catchy and intense song. It perfectly sets the tone for the dark and exciting story of Fate/stay night.

8. Wild Drive (Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters)

Wild Drive is the fourth opening song of Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters. It is sung by Masato Nagai and it is a very catchy and upbeat song. It perfectly captures the excitement and adventure of Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters.

7. Cruel Angel's Thesis - Neon Genesis Evangelion

Cruel Angel's Thesis is the first opening song of Neon Genesis Evangelion. It is sung by Yoko Takahashi and it is a very catchy and intense song. It perfectly sets the tone for the dark and depressing story of Neon Genesis Evangelion.

6. “We Are!” “One Piece”

"We Are!" "One Piece" is the first opening song of One Piece. It is sung by Hiroshi Kitadani and it is a very catchy and upbeat song. It perfectly encapsulates the adventure and excitement of One Piece.

5. Moonlight Densetsu (Sailor Moon)

Moonlight Densetsu is the second opening song of Sailor Moon. It is sung by DALI and it is a very catchy and upbeat song. It perfectly captures the magical and whimsical world of Sailor Moon.

4. “Asterisk” “Bleach”

"Asterisk" "Bleach" is the first opening song of Bleach. It is sung by Orange Range and it is a very catchy and upbeat song. It perfectly captures the excitement and adventure of Bleach.

3. “Colors” “Code Geass”

"Colors" "Code Geass" is the first opening song of Code Geass. It is sung by FLOW and it is a very catchy and intense song. It perfectly sets the tone for the dark and exciting story of Code Geass.

2. “The Hero!!” “One-Punch Man”

"The Hero!!" "One-Punch Man" is the first opening song of One-Punch Man. It is sung by JAM Project and it is a very catchy and intense song. It perfectly sets the tone for the dark and exciting story of One-Punch Man.

1. Cha-La Head-Cha-La (Dragon Ball Z)

Cha-La Head-Cha-La is the first opening song of Dragon Ball Z. It is sung by Hironobu Kageyama and it is a very catchy and upbeat song. It perfectly encapsulates the adventure and excitement of Dragon Ball Z.

Conclusion

In this list, we gathered the top 20 Anime Opening songs. Some of these songs are already well established as classics, and others will come as a total surprise, but all can be experienced by watching the show. Whatever you love about an Anime series, the opening song will always be one of the main reasons to watch it.

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Liza Brown
Liza Brown Dec 06, 22
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