If you’re into watching anime, then it’s very likely that you’ve probably got at least a few anime openings lined up in your favorite playlists. A lot of times, not only does a good opening theme entice a viewer into watching the show but it might also completely turn around the entire viewing experience for someone. A great opening theme is simply one that lures you into the atmosphere of the anime. Even when you’d listen to it much later, you’d end up visualizing the characters of the show. An opening song can, at that moment, transport you back to the fictional world of your favorite characters and evoke the deepest feelings of immense joy or sorrow in you, depending on what the anime is all about.
These openings can be as important as the whole anime itself and that’s probably the reason why they keep changing from season to season. But if you’re like me, you probably don’t listen to most of these OPs more than once unless they are really good. However, as much as I love clicking on the “skip intro”, some anime openings are just so good that I somehow gather the patience to enjoy their audiovisual experience every single time. So we have made a list of such openings that are so amazing that you can’t help but admire them every time you see them play out with stunning visuals. This compilation includes everything from classics like ‘Cowboy Bebop‘ and ‘Neon Genesis’ to modern shows like ‘Attack on Titan‘ and ‘Tokyo Ghoul‘. Here’s the list of best anime intros of all time:
13. Guilty Crown (My Dearest)
‘Guilty Crown‘ first premiered almost 8 years ago and I have actually forgotten what its plot was all about, but even then, I keep finding my way back to its opening song. I remember watching the anime for the first time and being hooked on to it solely because of its OP. “My Dearest”, composed by Supercell, starts off with a melodic piano solo that is followed by Chelly’s addictive voice. The visuals that play along with it aren’t particularly striking but the moments that follow are just unforgettable. The band Supercell has been involved with far too many anime like ‘Bakemonogatari‘, ‘Black Rock Shooter‘ and many more but this one here is by far one of their best musical pieces.
12. Code Geass (Colors)
‘Code Geass‘ is known for its amazing ending that makes it no less than a masterpiece. And an anime that ends well cannot be forgotten too soon. For anyone who has seen the entire series, this song will bring back all the memories that you once had associated with the show. It is one of the most bittersweet OPs in existence as it has an extremely peppy and upbeat vibe to it. But once you’re done watching the anime, all the feels just rush back to you. This is the first opening song of the anime which is replaced by a few others much later. But out of all the opening themes played in the anime, this one sticks with you and is far more impactful with both its lyrically dominating music and the visuals that are depicted.