Otaku USA Magazine
Japanese Fans Rank the Coolest Anime Openings

The opening. A classic anime trope, and a way for a series to show its stuff in a one minute, thirty-second montage of greatness.

With hundreds of openings created every year, picking the top 10 of all time is a formidable challenge indeed, but readers of Anime Anime took to the task this week, ranking their top openings.

Here’s the list!

10 (tie). “Golden Time Lover”
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood

10 (tie). “X-Encounter”
Tokyo Ravens

8 (tie). “Lupin the Third ’80”
Lupin the Third Part II

8 (tie). “Goya no Machiawase”

7. “Asterisk”

6. “Gekido”
D. Gray-man

5. “Kyoran Hey Kids!!”
Noragami Aragoto

4. “Tank!”
Cowboy Bebop

3. “abnormalize”

2. “Guren no Yumiya”
Attack on Titan

1. “This Game”
No Game No Life

OUSAers: is it just me, or is there a distinct lack of old-school on this list? Any favorites from previous decades? What’s missing? Sound off!

Source: ANN

Matt Schley

Matt Schley (rhymes with "guy") lives in Tokyo, and has been OUSA's "man in Japan" since 2012. He's also written about anime and Japanese film for the Japan Times, Screen Daily and more.