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The Top 20 Anime Theme Songs According to Fans Outside Japan

Oshi no Ko

There are lots of polls in Japan asking people about their favorite things in regards to anime, like favorite characters or theme songs. TV Asahi decided to do something a little different, and asked 1,740 individuals outside of Japan what their favorite anime theme songs are. Then TV Asahi played a special over the weekend about foreigners’ taste in anime music. They also unveiled the top 20 anime theme songs according to this poll.

Think about your favorite anime theme songs, and then let’s move on and see who made the list!

20th, 19th and 18th place all went to Attack on Titan songs: “Guren no Yumiya” by Linked Horizon, “Shinzo wo Sasageyo!” by Linked Horizon, and “Akuma no Ko” by Ai Higuchi, respectively.

Cowboy Bebop’s “Tank!” by SEATBELTS came in 17th place.

In 16th place is “Kaikai Kitan” by Eve from Jujutsu Kaisen.

Naruto Shippuden’s “Silhouette” by KANA-BOON snagged 15th place.

“Butterfly” by Kōji Wada, as heard in Digimon Adventure, came in 14th.

The song of many a childhood — “Cha-la Head-cha-la” by Hironobu Kageyama for Dragon Ball Z — was number 13.

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba’s “Gurenge” by LiSA nabbed the 12th spot.

Number 11 is “Samurai Heart (Some Like it Hot!!) by SPYAIR from Gintama.

Okay, we’re down to the final 10. Think about what might be left, and then check this out:

10. “Ao no Sumika” by Tatsuya Kitani from Jujutsu Kaisen
9. “Again” by YUI from Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
8. “We Are!” by Hiroshi Kitadani from One Piece
7. “SpecialZ” by King Gnu from Jujutsu Kaisen
6. “Blue Bird” by Ikimono-gakari from Naruto Shippuden
5. “Kick Back” by Kenshi Yonezu from Chainsaw Man
4. “Unravel” by TK from Ling Toshite Sigure from Tokyo Ghoul
3. “Voltes V no Uta” by Mitsuko Horie from Voltes V
2. “Idol” by YOASOBI from Oshi no Ko
1. “A Cruel Angel’s Thesis” by Yoko Takahashi from Neon Genesis Evangelion

What do you think of these results?

Source: ANN


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