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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4,816 1,457
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3,231 1,173
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3,379 1,300
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2,277 633
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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2,927 991
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One-Punch Man Opening 1 - The Hero!! Set Fire to the Furious Fist

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2,776 976
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2,094 752
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2,736 891
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Naruto Shippūden Opening 3 - Blue Bird

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2,571 952
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2,872 1,103
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Sword Art Online Opening 1 - Crossing Field

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1,740 716
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1,932 631
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Naruto Shippūden Opening 16 - Silhouette

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2,971 1,162
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1,875 623
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1,624 626
Code Geass is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The 100+ Best Anime Intros of All Time

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1,674 668
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Bleach Opening 1 - Asterisk

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1,788 727
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Attack on Titan Opening 2 - Jiyuu No Tsubasa

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2,090 782
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556 132
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The Superhero Nerd added My Hero Academia Op 1

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1,709 601
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Naruto Shippūden Opening 6 - Sign

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706 200
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JarredBiedertstaedt added My Hero Academia OP 4 Oddfuture

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830 438
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1,123 448
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1,710 650
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Naruto Opening 2 - Haruka Kanata

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1,169 534
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1,198 489
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Angel Beats! Opening 1 - My Soul, Your Beats

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1,295 538
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Fullmetal Alchemist Opening 4 - Rewrite

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674 283
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lazymermaid added Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso-Hikaru Nara

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1,503 530
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1,060 405
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1,269 568
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Blue Exorcist Opening 2 - In My World

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1,638 679
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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1,086 478
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Fullmetal Alchemist Opening 1 - Melissa

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1,234 571
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mano~rin added Ouran High School Host Club-sakura Kiss

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1,210 510
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Naruto Opening 5 - Seishun Kyosokyoku

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1,215 527
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Sword Art Online II Opening 3 - Ignite

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737 328
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1,280 509
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Soul Eater Opening 2 - Papermoon

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973 415
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857 405
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mano~rin added Sailor Moon Opening 1-moonlight Densetsu

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822 398
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Bleach Opening 2 - D-Tecnolife

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1,049 469
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Naruto Shippūden Opening 1 - Hero’s Come Back

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622 303
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mano~rin added Durarara Opening 1- Treacherous Sunset

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703 321
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One Piece Opening 1 - We Are!

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737 387
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864 383
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Fullmetal Alchemist Opening 2 - Ready Steady Go

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840 418
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Naruto Shippūden Opening 4 - Closer

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270 105
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HelloMarilyn added Guilty Crown Opening 1 - My Dearest