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Added by BRODO on 8 Jul 2011 02:33
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Top 10 Greatest Anime Openings

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Inner Universe

EDIT:
since it seems to be no where to be seen, I only have the song for you.



BUT!
here is my second favorite Ghost in the Shell opening.


Beautifully done animation and one of anime's most gorgeous songs. Ghost in the Shell has brilliant music, but Inner Universe is my favorite.

People who added this item 1184 Average listal rating (793 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 8.9
Cowboy Bebop (1998)
Tank!



Always a classic. You just can't go wrong with Yoko Kanno, everything she touches is golden. it's almost hard to believe she also composed the masterpiece to Ghost in the Shell as well.
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People who added this item 812 Average listal rating (545 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 8
Elfen Lied (2004)
Lilium



NSFW
combining my love of Gustav Klimt and naked ladies... lovely.
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People who added this item 412 Average listal rating (238 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 8.1


disturbing, catchy and beautiful.
People who added this item 624 Average listal rating (403 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 8.5


stylistically beautiful and really grabs your attention, which is what all good openings should do.
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People who added this item 617 Average listal rating (409 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 8.3
Trigun (1998)


be honest, is this not the most badass thing you have ever seen? what a way to get the viewer pumped up about the crazy shit they're about to see.
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so eye-catching and wonderfully done, and so different from all the others.
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People who added this item 141 Average listal rating (78 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 8

People who added this item 87 Average listal rating (50 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 7.2
Speed Grapher (2005)


Duran Duran is an instant way into my heart. such a deliciously sleazy opening.
People who added this item 169 Average listal rating (107 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.9
.hack//SIGN (2002)
Obsession



yeah, yeah, the show itself was pretty crap, but damn what a beautiful opening song.
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Runners Up

People who added this item 75 Average listal rating (53 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7.7


you're not human if you don't find this opening both catchy and disturbingly weird.
so manly that your balls will grow balls.
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People who added this item 1068 Average listal rating (737 ratings) 8.4 IMDB Rating 8.5


classic stuff. regardless of how you feel about Evangelion, if you haven't heard this a million times you are not an anime nerd.
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People who added this item 627 Average listal rating (361 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 8.1


now that I've watched the series, this opening has become weirdly creepy. well, creepier than it was. this is quickly becoming one of my favorites, I'd say.
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People who added this item 874 Average listal rating (585 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 8.1
Bleach (2004)


shame the show couldn't live up to the opening. if I didn't have a passionate hatred for Bleach I might've ranked it higher.
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People who added this item 212 Average listal rating (124 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.6
People who added this item 94 Average listal rating (48 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 8.3
Mononoke (2007)
added march 2012



i recently discovered this anime and the opening really caught my eye.
People who added this item 440 Average listal rating (283 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.9
Ranma ยฝ (1989)


... yes, I'm serious. Ranma has some of the catchiest, most memorable openings (and endings) of any anime. I am not proud to say that.
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People who added this item 188 Average listal rating (112 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.9
Lupin III (1971)


how could I leave this out? hot damn, the amount of grooviness in this video is enough to kill a man.
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People who added this item 223 Average listal rating (131 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 8.2


when I feel depressed about my strict sober lifestyle I watch this and feel like I'm tripping balls. azumanga daioh does that to a person.
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People who added this item 391 Average listal rating (228 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.3
Baccano! (2007)
Thanks Zora!



wow, this is a damn cool opening. it's damn near perfect, I'd say. hey, it's convinced me to look it up on netflix, so it's certainly doing its job.
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People who added this item 556 Average listal rating (362 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7.9
Hellsing (2001)


maybe I'm biased because the "shooby dooby doo" part makes me smile.
People who added this item 164 Average listal rating (92 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 7.4


I actually completely forgot about this series until now, and I now remember how much I love the beautiful opening.
also, it's strange how this one runs for 1:50 and not 1:30...


okay, so I'm totally biased on this one.
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In my opinion, the openings to anime are more important than people think. It's a good opening that can make you interested and continue watching (and a bad opening that can make you turn the television off instantly).

And the creators of the shows seem to recognize this, because a huge amount of work is put into most openings to make them as interesting and beautiful as possible.

so! with that said!
based on both the songs and the images used in the openings, this is my compilation of 10 of the best anime openings, and 10 of the openings that almost made it.

PLEASE suggest some songs. If I find some new ones I might expand the list.

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