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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4,833 1,444
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3,213 1,164
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3,363 1,291
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2,256 624
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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2,911 983
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One-Punch Man Opening 1 - The Hero!! Set Fire to the Furious Fist

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2,760 969
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2,713 882
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Naruto Shippūden Opening 3 - Blue Bird

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2,071 748
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2,559 948
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2,853 1,094
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Sword Art Online Opening 1 - Crossing Field

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1,729 715
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1,918 629
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Naruto Shippūden Opening 16 - Silhouette

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2,953 1,160
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1,862 621
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1,617 624
Code Geass is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The 100+ Best Anime Intros of All Time

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1,667 665
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Bleach Opening 1 - Asterisk

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1,784 722
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Attack on Titan Opening 2 - Jiyuu No Tsubasa

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2,082 779
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1,699 600
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Naruto Shippūden Opening 6 - Sign

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545 131
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The Superhero Nerd added My Hero Academia Op 1

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699 198
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JarredBiedertstaedt added My Hero Academia OP 4 Oddfuture

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825 435
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1,118 445
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1,703 649
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Naruto Opening 2 - Haruka Kanata

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1,192 485
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Angel Beats! Opening 1 - My Soul, Your Beats

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1,165 531
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1,290 536
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Fullmetal Alchemist Opening 4 - Rewrite

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667 280
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lazymermaid added Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso-Hikaru Nara

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1,498 527
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1,053 401
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1,266 564
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Blue Exorcist Opening 2 - In My World

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1,631 677
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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1,082 477
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Fullmetal Alchemist Opening 1 - Melissa

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1,229 568
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mano~rin added Ouran High School Host Club-sakura Kiss

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1,202 510
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Naruto Opening 5 - Seishun Kyosokyoku

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733 325
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1,209 525
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Sword Art Online II Opening 3 - Ignite

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1,276 507
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Soul Eater Opening 2 - Papermoon

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967 414
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852 403
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mano~rin added Sailor Moon Opening 1-moonlight Densetsu

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816 397
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Bleach Opening 2 - D-Tecnolife

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1,041 468
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Naruto Shippūden Opening 1 - Hero’s Come Back

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620 300
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mano~rin added Durarara Opening 1- Treacherous Sunset

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733 385
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697 321
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One Piece Opening 1 - We Are!

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861 381
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Fullmetal Alchemist Opening 2 - Ready Steady Go

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836 417
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Naruto Shippūden Opening 4 - Closer

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801 399
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