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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…!

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Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo ~ Review

Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo ~ Review

“A cute, inspiring and beautiful story of friends, connection and an inseparable family”

If you want a love story, a cute story, an inspiring story, a dramatic story, a feel-good story, or a tear-jerking story, then you should probably watch this series. Because it just so happens to have all of the above stories in one unforgettable tale of friendship, love and the importance of never forgetting to dream. I can guarantee that by the end of this series, you will be tear-jerked, heart-pounded and inspired all in one.

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La storia della Arcana Famiglia ~ Review

La storia della Arcana Famiglia ~ Review

“Magic, romance and the mafia! Oh my!”

Screw “The Godfather”! This is what the real mafia looks like b*tches! …OK, bit of an offensive start, sorry about that. But there’s a solid reason why I began by cutting down one of the biggest mafia movies there is. And that is because today, we are going to be reviewing an anime series that involves the mafia! And not just any mafia either; we’re talking about a magical mafia! (as odd as that sounds).

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Hidan No Aria ~ Review

Hidan No Aria ~ Review

“High action scenes mixed with romantic comedy that doesn’t cease the fan service”

This anime is another one of those that have been adapted from a long-running light novel series, much like The Disappearance of Suzumiya Haruhi and Shakugan No Shana. However, out of the light novel anime’s that I have watched (and I have watched a lot), this one seems to be a little different.

Hidan No Aria revoles around the main protagonist Kinji Toyama (pictured above on the far right) and his time as a Butei; a special qualification that allows for armed weapons use and capturing criminals. After a tragic accident and the loss of his brother, Kinji decides to quit becoming a Butei. Then one day, from the sky, a young girl named Aria (pictured above in the middle) appears and tells him to become “her slave”. While searching for the Butei Killer that threatens the two, Kinji soon realises that his future as a Butei will start to drastically.

Both voice actors of Kinji (Junji Majima) and Aria (Rie Kugimiya) have been known to play in many protagonist/heroine roles together in many anime series (e.g. ToraDora! and Zero No Tsukaima)

Like your average light novel, there is a strong genre of romantic comedy, where the Kinji and Aria end up getting closer and closer together as the series progresses. And much like most romantic comedies, this story involves some harem elements. What was a nice change to your average romantic comedies was that this series contained many action scenes, and not the half-assed ones that you could imagine. I believe this was a big plus to the story and the series in general.

Hidan No Aria may have a few shortages concerning character development and overall execution, however this should not stop you from not watching this series. And of course, the famous Rie Kugimiya, who is known in the anime business and by fans as “the queen of tsundere” lays an excellent role as Aria, and definitely makes the series that much better.


The Final Judgement:

Recommendation Level: 3.5/5 – Strongly Recommended

Final Score: 6.5/10