Anime Underground The 100+ Best Anime Intros of All Time  

Lisa Waugh
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List Rules Vote up your favorite anime openings and intros of all time, and add any to the list if they aren't here.

Awesome anime intros are often just as important as the series themselves. All those visual cues help viewers remember where the show is in terms of character development and storyline. This means a lot of anime intros change from season to season - not just visually, but musically, too.

But what makes a good anime intro? Is it the songs? The visuals? Perhaps the perfect intro is a reflection of the feeling you get from watching the show. It's almost impossible to say that one single anime intro is the best of all time, but one of these openings has to be #1. Vote below on this comprehensive of anime intros, including everything from Naruto and One Piece to Attack on Titan and Cowboy Bebop.

Don't forget, you can add your favorite intro to this list if it isn't already here! Although there are more than 150 choices below, that obviously isn't everything, so please add any good anime intros that might have been forgotten.

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3,239 1,179
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3,389 1,307
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2,292 635
My Hero Academia is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The 100+ Best Anime Intros of All Time
JarredBiedertstaedt added

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2,940 993
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One-Punch Man Opening 1 - The Hero!! Set Fire to the Furious Fist

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2,790 979
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2,108 756
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2,752 891
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Naruto Shippūden Opening 3 - Blue Bird

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2,574 958
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2,888 1,106
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Sword Art Online Opening 1 - Crossing Field

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1,943 632
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Naruto Shippūden Opening 16 - Silhouette

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1,745 718
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2,979 1,164
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1,884 625
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1,627 628
Code Geass is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The 100+ Best Anime Intros of All Time

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1,676 670
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Bleach Opening 1 - Asterisk

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1,797 727
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Attack on Titan Opening 2 - Jiyuu No Tsubasa

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2,097 783
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565 134
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The Superhero Nerd added My Hero Academia Op 1

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1,716 601
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Naruto Shippūden Opening 6 - Sign

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712 201
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JarredBiedertstaedt added My Hero Academia OP 4 Oddfuture

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831 439
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1,716 651
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Naruto Opening 2 - Haruka Kanata

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1,125 450
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1,206 490
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Angel Beats! Opening 1 - My Soul, Your Beats

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1,172 535
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1,297 540
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Fullmetal Alchemist Opening 4 - Rewrite

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676 284
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lazymermaid added Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso-Hikaru Nara

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1,509 531
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1,066 406
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1,272 569
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Blue Exorcist Opening 2 - In My World

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1,643 680
Yuri On Ice Opening 1- History... is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The 100+ Best Anime Intros of All Time
Just a random Girl added Yuri On Ice Opening 1- History Maker (by Dean Fujioka)

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1,087 479
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Fullmetal Alchemist Opening 1 - Melissa

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1,235 575
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mano~rin added Ouran High School Host Club-sakura Kiss

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1,212 512
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Naruto Opening 5 - Seishun Kyosokyoku

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740 329
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1,217 530
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Sword Art Online II Opening 3 - Ignite

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1,283 510
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Soul Eater Opening 2 - Papermoon

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977 416
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859 405
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mano~rin added Sailor Moon Opening 1-moonlight Densetsu

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823 399
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Bleach Opening 2 - D-Tecnolife

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1,052 470
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Naruto Shippūden Opening 1 - Hero’s Come Back

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623 304
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mano~rin added Durarara Opening 1- Treacherous Sunset

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706 322
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One Piece Opening 1 - We Are!

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738 388
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275 106
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HelloMarilyn added Guilty Crown Opening 1 - My Dearest

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865 384
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Fullmetal Alchemist Opening 2 - Ready Steady Go

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841 418
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Naruto Shippūden Opening 4 - Closer