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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3,252 1,190
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3,407 1,315
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2,314 641
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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2,956 998
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One-Punch Man Opening 1 - The Hero!! Set Fire to the Furious Fist

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2,771 897
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Naruto Shippūden Opening 3 - Blue Bird

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2,121 762
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2,589 965
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2,906 1,111
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Sword Art Online Opening 1 - Crossing Field

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1,761 722
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1,961 636
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Naruto Shippūden Opening 16 - Silhouette

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2,990 1,172
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1,900 628
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1,636 633
Code Geass is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The 100+ Best Anime Intros of All Time

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1,688 674
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Bleach Opening 1 - Asterisk

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1,804 735
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Attack on Titan Opening 2 - Jiyuu No Tsubasa

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2,112 789
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582 137
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The Superhero Nerd added My Hero Academia Op 1

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1,722 606
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Naruto Shippūden Opening 6 - Sign

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724 204
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JarredBiedertstaedt added My Hero Academia OP 4 Oddfuture

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834 444
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1,221 493
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Angel Beats! Opening 1 - My Soul, Your Beats

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1,722 658
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Naruto Opening 2 - Haruka Kanata

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1,132 457
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1,180 538
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1,300 544
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Fullmetal Alchemist Opening 4 - Rewrite

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683 287
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lazymermaid added Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso-Hikaru Nara

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1,515 536
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1,071 409
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1,277 573
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Blue Exorcist Opening 2 - In My World

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1,652 687
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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1,091 485
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Fullmetal Alchemist Opening 1 - Melissa

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1,242 579
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mano~rin added Ouran High School Host Club-sakura Kiss

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1,216 515
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Naruto Opening 5 - Seishun Kyosokyoku

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745 332
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1,224 533
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Sword Art Online II Opening 3 - Ignite

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1,288 512
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Soul Eater Opening 2 - Papermoon

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982 420
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862 410
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mano~rin added Sailor Moon Opening 1-moonlight Densetsu

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826 401
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Bleach Opening 2 - D-Tecnolife

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1,056 472
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Naruto Shippūden Opening 1 - Hero’s Come Back

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628 306
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mano~rin added Durarara Opening 1- Treacherous Sunset

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711 326
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One Piece Opening 1 - We Are!

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281 108
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HelloMarilyn added Guilty Crown Opening 1 - My Dearest

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Naruto Shippūden Opening 4 - Closer

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867 387
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Fullmetal Alchemist Opening 2 - Ready Steady Go