The Top 100 Greatest Anime Openings Of All Time: The Runner-ups

~ The Top 100 Greatest Anime Openings Of All Time: The Runner-ups ~

Anime openings… it’s only a short minute and a half long, but it gives us just that little glimpse of the big picture. The stories, the characters and the overall feel of the anime series can be presented so well (and entertainingly) in a minute and a half. Us anime watchers love those anime openings; whether it’s listening to the song, watching the animation sequence, or in most cases: both! Some anime openings are better than others in more than many ways… but which are the best of the best?

Well, here it is! The Top 100 Greatest Anime Openings Of All Time as chosen by you! The anime lovers, fans and fanatics of the online wonderland!
I’ve been collecting votes for about 2 months, and the feedback was extraordinary.
In a little under 2 months, we managed to collect a whopping 3473 VOTES!
That’s truly amazing! And I thank each and every one of you that voted! Thanks to you guys, I managed to create a list that truly separated the good openings from the epic openings.
Although I had absolutely no part in this list, it seems that my anime-music sense was spot on with the rest of the community; most of my favourite’s obtaining a spot in the top 100.

But there were hundreds of great OP’s that we all know and love that happened to miss out on the Top 100 by that much! So, I thought it would be right to list the OP’s that runner-uped on The Top 100 list, just because we can!
So here it is, #101 – #200 in a full list view! Try and see if you’re favourite OP was close to making the Top 100!

So close…!

In alphabetical order of series:
(NOTE: Those with a (*) are the OP’s that I personally recommend)

.hack//SIGN OP
AnoHana OP*
Ao no Exorcist OP 2*
Baka to Test to Shoukanjyuu OP 1*
Basilisk OP
Bleach OP 9
Bleach OP 11
Bleach OP 12
Blood+ OP 2
Bokurano OP*
Cardcaptur Sakura OP 3
Chrono Crusade OP
Claymore OP
D.Gray-man OP 2
D.Gray-man OP 4*
Digimon OP 1*
Durarara!! OP 2*
Eden of The East OP*
Escaflowne OP
Excel Saga OP
Fairy Tail OP 1*
Fate/Zero OP 1
Fist Of The North Star OP 1
Full Metal Panic? Fumoffu OP
Full Metal Panic: The Second Raid OP
Fushigi Yuugi OP 1
Gakuen Alice OP
Genshiken OP
Gintama Season 2 OP 3*
Guilty Crown OP 1*
Guilty Crown OP 2
Gundam 00 OP 1
Gundam Seed OP 4
Gundam Seed Destiny OP 2
Higurashi no Naku Koro ni: Rei OP
Honey & Clover OP 1
HunterxHunter OP 1
InuYasha OP 1
Katekyo Hitman Reborn OP 8*
K-ON! OP 1*
Loveless OP
Macross Frontier OP
Mahou Sensei Negima! OP*
The Melancholy of Suzumiya Haruhi Season 2 OP*
Midori Days OP*
Monster OP*
My-Hime OP
Nana OP 2
Naruto OP 1
Naruto OP 6
Naruto OP 7
Naruto OP 8
Nichijou OP 1*
Nodame Cantabile OP
Onegai Teacher OP
One Piece OP 1*
One Piece OP 2*
One Piece OP 5
One Piece OP 6
Pretear OP
Princess Tutu OP
Psycho Pass OP 1*
Rahxephon OP*
Ranma 1/2 OP 1
Record of Lodoss War OP
Romeo x Juliet OP
Rozen Maiden OP 2
Saiunkoku Monogatari OP
Samurai X OP 2
Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei OP 1*
Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei OP 2*
Shakugan no Shana OP 2
Shakugan no Shana Season 2 OP 1*
Shingetsutan Tsukihime OP
Shugo Chara! OP 1
Slayers OP 1
Soukyuu no Fafner OP
Soul Eater OP 2
Spice and Wolf OP
Spiral: The Bonds of Reasoning OP
Steins;Gate OP*
Strawberry Panic OP 1
Texhnolyze OP*
To LOVE-ru OP 1*
Tora Dora! OP 1
Trinity Blood OP
Tsubasa Chronicle OP 2
Umineko no Naku Koro ni OP*
Vampire Knight OP 1
Welcome to The NHK OP
Witch Hunter Robin OP
Wolf’s Rain OP*
xxxHolic OP 1
Zero no Tsukaima OP 1*
Zetsuen no Tempest OP 1*


So did you find your favourites?
Well, next we will find out which OP’s made it to the Top 10 in the aniem community’s choice of ” The Top 100 Greatest Anime Openings Ever”!
Stay tuned!

6 thoughts on “The Top 100 Greatest Anime Openings Of All Time: The Runner-ups

  1. Varothh

    Someone can tell me What’s hte name of the anime gif one the top ? ( The girl who lost to catch the paper) please x)

  2. nc

    Clearly I need to somehow get enough people to watch Magic Knight Rayearth to make them listen to its first and third openings.

    …the only problem is that I vastly prefer the manga, whoops.


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