Top 10 Anime Openings and Endings

Doug's Official Facebook Page
Comments (512)
  • Sada
    avatar
    Interesting top 10. I thought Haruhi would be higher.
  • Lee is Still Gaming  - Deleted Scene on Still Gaming YouTube today
    [size=large]Hey, Lee here. There will be a [color=blue]deleted scene[/color] from this video posted to [b][url=http:// www.youtube.com/ StillGaming]my YouTube channel[/url] [/b]today.
    [url=http:// www.youtube.com/ StillGaming]http:// www.youtube.com/ StillGaming[/url]

    The original submitted video description (which I guess got lost in the shuffle before the video was posted to the site) stated that this was just a [b][i]personal[/i][/b] Top 10 list
    and was dedicated to our pioneer anime reviewer [b][url=http:// thatguywiththeglasses.com /videolinks/ thatdudeinthesuede/ animenia] ThatDudeInTheSuede[/url] [/b].[/size]

    Everyone has different opinions. It should go without saying that a Top 10 list is opinion and [i]not fact[/i] 99.9% of the time. I noticed that most videos that list their favorite openings usually don't even go into the 1990s, so I figured this would be a fresh look. I know that there's a huge generation gap with a lot of people watching this vid, but it's just a personal Top 10. If you're only comfortable with stuff post-2000, [url=http:// thatguywiththeglasses.com /videolinks/ thatdudeinthesuede/ animenia/778-top-11- anime-openings]Suede's Top 11 List[/url] is the way to go.

    [b]Cowboy Bebop[/b] was maybe 12th on the list, but since Suede already covered it, I decided to give attention another show that few talk about such as Urusei Yatsura.

    Thanks for all the comments!
  • benzaie  - OH MAN
    avatar
    First, That's SOOOO NICE you thought of Suede in the end

    Second... my hair got all electrified just by seing Hokuto No Ken...

    it is such a great intro... I learnt it blindly by heart when I was 14 and didn't know a word of what it was saying...but GOD it was goooood...

    It's nice you got Den on the show as welll !
  • jasonrulz
    No offense or anything, but, who the hell is Dena anyway? :confused:
  • Boltgun  - Hokuto No Ken ftw
    The song is perfect and suit the anime perfectly. It sure beats Bernard Minet!
  • FullmetalNinja25
    avatar
    Awesome list! I definitely agree Hokuto No Ken has the best OP, I personally would've had One Piece's "We Are" somewhere on that list but that's just me. Oh and the OP for Sailor Stars is better than Series S in my opinion. And yes! I finally found someone else on this site who agrees that Evangelion sucks!

    Edit Note: Where is Cowboy Bebop's OP "Tank"?!
  • theman3  - how
    avatar
    how can you have top 10 anime's opening without Naturo's opening in there. they have some of the best songs i have ever heard in anime. you flash it at beginning , i thought it was going to be in the count down, but no ,that was just teaser. at first i thought photo still images was cheezey and gimmicky, i know that they suck!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!
    i do like some of Lee's reviews' like his doom demo walk thought was very funny. but this is unforgiving .:angry:
  • Troop18546
    Cause Naruto sucks so much shit I cant even describe it worse enough (nah, I can, but its not even worth my time). Naruto would be so more awesome if every single character there died except Kakashi (& that chick from training with nice boobs).
  • Rasengan999  - ...
    avatar
    dude...i am GOING TO RIP YOUR MOTHER***** HEAD OFF! NARUTO IS [i][/i]THE[i][/i] BEST ANIME EVER, AND THE MANGA IS BETTER! BLEACH SUCKS MY BALLS OFF, AND ONE PIECE MAKES ME GUM-GUM-GOUGE MY EYES OUT! THE ONLY OTHER ANIME IN NARUTO'S [i][/i]LEAGUE[i][/i] IS INUYASHA,DRAGONBALL(ORIGI NAL), AND i guess...pokemon(original) or WHATEVER NARUTO RULES ALL I AGREE COMPLETELY WITH theman3 EXCEPT-LEE IS FREAKIN AWESOME, ESPECIALLY 3-D LEE...ACTUALLY NOW THAT NARUTO SHIPPUDEN IS OUT...I PRACTICALLY HATE NARUTO, BUT NARUTO HAS THE AWESOME OPENINGS, SO, I GUESS IT'S NEEDED! ANYWAY "TROOP 18546"(WHAT, DID YOU GET THAT NAME FROM GAYLO OR SOMETHING) IF YOU EVER PLAN ON SAYING THAT AGAIN, COME FIND ME! I LIVE IN CLAYSBURG, PENNSYLVANIA, AND I WILL POUND YOUR FREAKING FACE IN!

    Go Lee, your awesome!
  • Jedi Knight Z
    avatar
    He who put any of the ones he had in his opening because I thought lucky star would be in there and plus Naruto was in swayed list but it was not as good as everyone says it is it like it but it's slightly overrated one-piece is better in luffe could take Naruto :P
  • Rasengan999
    avatar
    wow a retarded "pirate" who can stretch and spends most of his PIRATE time in THE FREAKING DESERT! Dude, whether you Love One Piece and Hate Naruto it doesn't change it, you just can't like in denile because we all know that Naruto would win, Loppy may beat young Naruto, but he wouldn't last ten minutes with modern-day, awesome Naruto!

    Go Lee, your awesome!
  • Rasengan999
    avatar
    as for you IF YOU EVER. [size=x-large][/size] EVER![size=x-small][/ size]SAY THAT ABOUT LEE AGAIN, YOU CAN COME FIND ME WITH THE GAYLO TROOP OVER THERE! NARUTO IS AWESOME, BUT LEE IS WAY MORE AWESOME!

    Go Lee, your awesome!
  • MadScientistJC
    avatar
    Sailor Moon was my first anime too Lee. Don't feel bad. You should do the team videos more often! It's funny to have to two playing off of each other. Lee is clearly always prepared too, he had the Yugi opening ready even though he had no idea Dena was going to crash his top 5 list. Lee is as prepared as Batman!
  • Point120
    Lee i registered just to post your awesome :D
  • killerofswedes
    avatar
    im not to happy with the order and in my personal opinion cromartie high schools OP was much better than half of the things on that list :shock:
  • rayvac
    avatar
    Urusei Yatsura Movies. IF you gotta see anime those movies are it. I saw them a million times. These days it's lost in the shuffle. Those movies honestly I didn't mind being a super geek then.
  • Excalibur  - Dude in the Suede
    avatar
    The Dude in the Suede did a vid like this too, only it was 11 and not 10
  • Chosen Zelos
    avatar
    Yes, you sure did do this video in respect of Suede by dissing his #1 anime opening, using the oldest "Shinji sux" jokes in the book. Very tasteful. :angry:

    Lol, I kid, just taking notice. :side:

    ... And what's wrong with Wendy Lee? Dude ... if you diss Haruhi, she'll erase you from existence. :shock:

    ... I like emoticons at the end of my sentences. :X
  • MadScientistJC  - re:
    avatar
    [quote=Chosen Zelos]
    ... And what's wrong with Wendy Lee? Dude ... if you diss Haruhi, she'll erase you from existence.[/quote]

    I always wondered that about the series, I mean one well placed sniper round in the skull, no time to react, no time to do anything. Bam, world is saved. But no, let's keep the World Destroyer walking around doing dances that make people make colossal asses of themselves at anime cons.
  • Chosen Zelos
    avatar
    We do not question the loli god ... we just do as it commands, put on bunny suits and dance around waving our fingers.
  • Librian
    Good top 10, even if any of it isn't in my list, except for Haruhi. :P Damn, I don't even know most of these anime. But where's the opening of the new Fullmetal? Last opening of Death Note? Elfen lied..?

    Anyway, good to see you again. :)


    I miss Suede...
  • rkenshin
    avatar
    Nice list though I think doing a top ten of this calibur should've been done in different eras of anime instead of the forty years worth of anime opening and endings.

    Just my thoughts but it is a nice list since I liked most of those ones you chose Lee.
  • ThatEnglishFellow
    avatar
    Damn good Vid, Mr Lee. You're not alone in holding Sailor Moon as the inspiration to search out Anime from Japan. Technically, the first anime I saw was Cardcaptors (Yes, that, not Cardcaptor Sakura), but it was that twin tailed blondie that made me seek out japanese language dubs.

    Keep up the awesome videos, You Motionless Master!
  • MSH-Hitman
    avatar
    Great video, though I dont' care for most of the shows XD

    I do agree about Evangelion, unless you were just doing it for the "shock value" lol. I hated Shinji and I just never saw what made people go nuts over it. Some parts were good, the ending is batshit insane and bordering on the "What did I just watch and why did I watch all of this to get that?" Maybe at the time it came out it was something, but I just couldn't come away liking that anime too much.

    The ending for Fist of the North Star actually made straight up laugh out loud with how you called it. So funny XD
  • The_Breakthru  - Good List
    Great work Lee. I myself didn't know a lot of the anime, but what I did know, I agreed with. I would've had the Paradise Kiss ending somewhere there, just because it has Franz Ferdinand. And I love Franz Ferdinand.
    And yeah, Wendee Lee is in every anime conceived. She's like a mix between Dave Grohl and Josh Homme. In female voice actor form.
  • Excalibur  - I would have suggested others
    avatar
    Well if the list was longer, I'd suggested one of the Inuyasha OPs, a Bleach OP, or one of the many Gundam series OPs
  • MadScientistJC
    avatar
    Shinji basically proved that all giant robots in Anime are powered by teenage angst, therefore he is an unmatched God among mech pilots.
  • DanManX
    avatar
    Man, what is it with anime these past few days? First Lanipator then you make me really, really interested and entertained by it. Darn you people! I've already got comics and this site...I DON'T NEED ANOTHER ENTERTAINMENT ADDICTION!
  • Pat7286
    avatar
    Haha YuGiOh! :P
  • Gillus
    avatar
    Rumiko Takahashi is also one of my favorite mangaka ;)

    Benzaie must be happy to see Hokuto no Ken as number one.
  • TheBavarianNerd
    I may be mistaken but if i heared corecctly then the girl at the Dragon Half ending hums "Freude schöner Götterfunken" /engl. Ode to Joy

    fantastic review...Yu-Gi-Oh! don't shock me/us so hard again! please!
  • ThatGuyWithTheStomaBag
    avatar
    Death Note is the best anime of all time. It kicks the ass of all those other animes.
  • randomcoin  - Damn straight!!!
    Death Note should've been #1! I don't care what anyone says, Death Note has the best music, the best story, the best characters, the best twists, the best everything, and could kick the asses of all those other oblivious animes!! Death Note kicks ass, and f*ck anyone who doesn't agree straight to hell! That includes you, too, Lee, you motherf@#! piece of #$%@-infested $%@!# @#!@# &%$% @!$#&*!!!!! ThatGuyWithTheStomaBag, rock on, man, rock on!
  • rayvac  - My Favorite OP and ED
    avatar
    For me, Rahxephon and Kimagure Orange Road had Great songs, but I hated both anime.

    Sorcerer Hunters, Slayers most of them. Fantastic Theme songs.

    Dragon Ball Z Cha Cha La and We got Power

    Tekkaman Blade Oh yea

    Gundam Seed Hell yea, but that anime is over rated, but great songs.


    I guess Lost Universe theme song too (same person as Slayers), but wow what a crappy anime.
  • mwong04
    avatar
    HARUHI IS ONLY ON #4???? I SHALL KILL YOU WHERE YOU STAND LITTLE man!! *calm down*

    I agree with you on the opening for Shinji, he wanks on naked hospitalized girls he is an emo kid and he is extremely insecure I wouldn't choose him to pilot an eva EVER!! What was his father thinking????

    My brain exploded when you said it was Yu Gi Oh but when you showed the sheer awesomeness and testosterone level of Hokuto No Ken my guts exploded
  • MadScientistJC
    avatar
    God why do I feel the need to answer what I know are rhetorical questions. Shinji was chosen because only a few children in the world have the ability to properly sync with the Evas. Eva 1 was also best suited for Shinji, because Shinji's dad, the dick that he is, ended up combining his wife's soul into Eva 1. This is why Eva 1 seemed hate Gendo and Rai so much
  • mwong04
    avatar
    and nice call out to Suede his seat is still reserved
  • Prodigs  - How does she keep getting work?? : 0
    avatar
    I would actually agree that Eva is overrated. I love the story, the psycological elements, the religious iconography, and the action scenes are good too...but overall, it isn't as entertaining as some other anime out there that could be considered brain dead in their story and characters. As an art film though, End of Evangelion is perfect.
  • Locura  - ...Meh...
    avatar
    No, that top just didn't make it for me...I mean most of them were really, REALLY old, man. You aren't the Nostalgia Crtic, man, get over it. We got better openings in our days...
  • Mutough
    avatar
    Everyone knows that most anime today is just contrived, boring, manufactured bullshit, and that real anime was from the eighties and nineties.
  • Lance McCloud
    Interesting list. I only agree on a few of the series you picked for candidates on a top 10 list, but everything is down to personal preference, and all the openings and ending you picked are really cool. How could you not have an opening by JAM Project in the list though?! :cheer: But you didn't just pick things from series that are less then five year old so thats great.
  • ErynCerise  - From an unbelievably huge anime music geek:
    avatar
    The second that warning screen came on for the number 1 spot, I went, "Wait a minute. Is it...? Is he really going to...? Oh shit, I think it's going to be...! Please let it be...!" And then the light flashed over Kenshiro's face, the guitar started up, and I shrieked "YES!!!" True story. :D

    I'm very impressed. Most of the top 10 opening/ending videos you see on YouTube are mostly collections from very recent anime with no love paid to older stuff. I suppose that's just because most fans nowadays just haven't heard of the older stuff, but in that case, what place do they have determining a top 10 list? Why not just have a countdown of personal favourites? That's what I did on my YouTube account. I couldn't come up with a good objective list, so I made a massive list of personal faves*. At least your list, while clearly being a list of favourites for the most part, does offer an attempt at partial objectivity. This is mainly done through the inclusion of Dena's picks and the acknowledgment of Evangelion despite your personal distaste for it. It's impossible to give justice to all the deserving openers and closers in one top ten list, so it's good just to see a variety of genres and time periods represented even if some will feel that specific shows are missing.

    Anyway, good job Lee! Keep gaming, and watch out for that wascally Wendy! ;)


    * - Incidentally, my top 15 favourites can be seen here, if anyone's interested: http://www.youtube.com/ watch?v=kmKLVH6EAjI

    </shameless plug>
  • Dude
    avatar
    Got to say that I know nothing about anime. The only shows on that list I knew were Dragonball, Sailor Moon and Yu Gi Oh. But those openings were SO COOL, miles better then anything we have.
Only registered users can write comments!

Follow us on:

Latest Videos

NC: The Purge

Watch Video

Todd: Desp Seeking Susan

Watch Video

LAG: Guardians of the Galaxy

Watch Video

CR: Familiar Faces - Olaf

Watch Video

Film Brain: Behaving Badly

Watch Video

ChaosD1: Global Agenda

Watch Video

Lesbian Talk: Episode 65

Watch Video

Linkara: US-1 #4

Watch Video

Sage: Fatal Fury Double Impact

Watch Video

Vangelus: Cyberbots Blodia

Watch Video

Dena: Abadox Commentary

Watch Video

Adventure Time: The Prince Who

Watch Video

BB: Stan Lee's Top 10 Awesome

Watch Video

Brad: Anime Midwest Panel

Watch Video

Lupa: BW - We Need a Vacation

Watch Video

Lotus: Galerians Parts 3-4

Watch Video

Adventure Time: Furniture & Meat

Watch Video

Nash: Serial Pooper

Watch Video

Smarty: DAH - ChaosD1

Watch Video

Shaun K: P4GA & Anachronauts

Watch Video

Brad: Hercules & Lucy

Watch Video

Vangelus: Dinobots Grimlock

Watch Video

Adventure Time: Food Chain

Watch Video

Rap Critic: Ridin

Watch Video

Brad: TR - Infringment

Watch Video

NChick: BYOA - S2E8

Watch Video

Paw: QfG4 Parts 5-6

Watch Video

Tom: Beneath the PotA P3

Watch Video

Adventure Time: Breezy

Watch Video

Brad: Babe Ruth Story

Watch Video

Making of NC: Bloodrayne

Watch Video

Vangelus: Batman Arkham City

Watch Video

Word Funk: Serious Dudes

Watch Video

WMR: The Evil Cat

Watch Video

Nerd: Ep 121 - Voice Acting

Watch Video

Blog Categories

What's Up? (141)
Sports (264)
News (279)
Book Reviews (551)
Funny (573)
Top # Lists (735)
Animation (918)
Wrestling (988)
Movies (1051)
Anime (1069)
Thoughts (1145)
Comics (1191)
Misc Reviews (1281)
Music (1394)
Video Reviews (1931)
Film Review (2711)
Uncategorized (4011)
Video Games (5150)
Old Blogs (15313)