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Poll Picks the Top 10 Anime Opening Sequences

posted on 2016-09-07 15:45 EDT by Lynzee Loveridge

An anime series' opening sequence is where staff can kick things off and really sell the premise of their show. A comedy or drama can include short sequences introducing its cast, an action show will use quick cuts of battles, and mecha series can show pans of its highly detailed robots.

The Anime! Anime! website asked its readers to pick which opening sequence they think is the coolest. Choices were solicited on Twitter with a total of 26 openings put up for a vote. The poll then opened on August 30 and ran until September 4. A total of 756 men and women participated.

The top 10 results are:

  1. "This Game" by Konomi Suzuki (No Game, No Life)
  2. "Guren no Yumiya" by Linked Horizon (Attack on Titan)
  3. "abnormalize" by Ling Tosite Sigure (Psycho-Pass)
  4. "Tank!" by The Seatbelts (Cowboy Bebop)
  5. "Kyōran Hey Kids!!" by THE ORAL CIGARETTES (Noragami Aragoto)
  6. "Gekidō" by UVERworld (D.Gray-man)
  7. "*~Asterisk" by Orange Range (Bleach)
  8. "Goya no Machiawase" by Hello Sleepwalkers (Noragami)
  9. "Lupin the Third '80" by Yuji Ohno (Lupin the Third: Part II)
  10. "X-encounter" by Maon Kurosaki (Tokyo Ravens)
  11. "Golden Time Lover" by Sukima Switch (Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood)

The results definitely show a favoritism towards series released in the last decade with the exception of Lupin the Third: Part II, Cowboy Bebop and Bleach.

Can't get enough of anime openings? You can check out Jacob Chapman's Set List columns counting down the top 10 opening themes of 2015, 2014, 2009, and 2004.


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