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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3,047 1,075
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3,146 1,216
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2,035 550
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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2,719 928
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One-Punch Man Opening 1 - The Hero!! Set Fire to the Furious Fist

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2,577 925
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2,436 890
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1,934 694
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2,509 823
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Naruto Shippūden Opening 3 - Blue Bird

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2,816 1,087
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2,675 1,042
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Sword Art Online Opening 1 - Crossing Field

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1,616 676
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1,764 590
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Naruto Shippūden Opening 16 - Silhouette

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1,735 582
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1,518 583
Code Geass is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The 100+ Best Anime Intros of All Time

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1,587 622
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Bleach Opening 1 - Asterisk

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1,681 681
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Attack on Titan Opening 2 - Jiyuu No Tsubasa

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1,962 749
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789 400
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1,589 568
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Naruto Shippūden Opening 6 - Sign

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593 165
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JarredBiedertstaedt added My Hero Academia OP 4 Oddfuture

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1,108 501
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1,620 617
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Naruto Opening 2 - Haruka Kanata

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1,123 458
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Angel Beats! Opening 1 - My Soul, Your Beats

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1,034 420
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1,223 544
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Blue Exorcist Opening 2 - In My World

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1,036 455
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Fullmetal Alchemist Opening 1 - Melissa

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1,551 649
Yuri On Ice Opening 1- History... is listed (or ranked) 30 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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595 261
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lazymermaid added Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso-Hikaru Nara

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1,174 541
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mano~rin added Ouran High School Host Club-sakura Kiss

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978 385
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1,231 512
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Fullmetal Alchemist Opening 4 - Rewrite

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1,417 511
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1,146 488
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Naruto Opening 5 - Seishun Kyosokyoku

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1,140 508
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Sword Art Online II Opening 3 - Ignite

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676 310
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812 386
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mano~rin added Sailor Moon Opening 1-moonlight Densetsu

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433 103
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The Superhero Nerd added My Hero Academia Op 1

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785 381
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Bleach Opening 2 - D-Tecnolife

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996 447
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Naruto Shippūden Opening 1 - Hero’s Come Back

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1,234 491
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Soul Eater Opening 2 - Papermoon

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578 287
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mano~rin added Durarara Opening 1- Treacherous Sunset

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703 368
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801 395
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Naruto Shippūden Opening 4 - Closer

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648 304
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One Piece Opening 1 - We Are!

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470 238
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922 394
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763 384
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