Best Anime Opening Themes Of All Time, Ranked
The opening theme for an anime is almost as important as the anime series itself. The opening sets the tone, gives the feel, and introduces the viewers to what they are getting into. Here are the best anime opening themes of all time, ranked.
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“Duvet” by Bôa: Serial Experiments Lain
Serial Experiments Lain is one of the most criminally underappreciated anime of its time. The show focuses on a communications network called Wired while exploring themes of communication and identity.
Serial Experiments Lain’s opening is pretty unique. “Duvet” was written and performed by the British alternative band Bôa. Alternative rock isn’t always paired with anime openings, but this perfectly complements the OP’s beautiful visuals.
“The Day” by Porno Graffiti: My Hero Academia
“The Day” by Porno Graffiti is the first opening for My Hero Academia. My Hero Academia has very good opening themes throughout its seasons that fans love. The opening theme perfectly dictates the type of character Deku is going to be.
On a journey to become the #1 Hero, the song gives the impression that Deku must give it everything he’s got.
“Uragiri no Yuuyake” by Theater Rock: Durarara!!
Durarara!! was pretty big back when it aired in 2010, and it still cultivates a healthy fan base to this day. Durarara!! is a supernatural mystery series set in downtown Tokyo with lots of action. With its massive cast of characters and intertwining plot points, there was something for everyone.
Theater Rock’s “Uragiri no Yuuyake” perfectly captures the mood of the show. It shows off the first season’s main cast while giving some insight into their dynamics with each other as the upbeat track ties everything together.