Sunday Sevens: Favourite Anime OP

Do you skip the OP or turn it up to eleven? I pick and choose, but I never skip these because they are my favourite anime OPs.

What is this about? So, I’ve still not quite filled up the Seven Colours in his Hair list. I know it should be easy, but I want to make sure I pick the right guys. Anyhow, it gave me a chance to put together another list. When I’m not watching anime, I often find myself listening to my favourite OPs. I have a playlist with a load of them.

Occasionally, I’ve even found myself humming the tunes while singing in Japanese in my head… and I don’t even speak Japanese, although it has been a lifelong goal of mine, but that’s for another day. So, it’s time to turn the volume up and get ready for this spectacular selection of anime OPs.

This is my top seven, but I’ve put them in alphabetical order as they’re all awesome in their own way.

Attack on Titan

This song has so much energy and the animation gives me chills. I’ve nominated this as my favourite OP in the 30 Day Anime Challenge where I went into more detail of why I love it. This is still one of my all time favourite series.

Song: Guren no Yumiya / Artist: Linked Horizon

Cowboy Bebop

Another classic series and another amazing OP. This is probably no surprise as the music in Cowboy Bebop is just one of the elements that really takes it to the next level. I feel like this is a series that everyone should watch (and I’ll admit I only saw it at the beginning of 2018.)

Song: Tank! / Artist: Seatbelts

Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works

Admittedly not one of my favourite series, but this opening song is dynamite. I love the way its starts out calm and gentle, maybe a little pensive, but then the music picks up little by little. It starts with a couple of random guitar shreds. The fights and imagery of this series really complement this song.

Song: Brave Shine / Artist: Aimer

Highschool of the Dead

This one probably isn’t surprising anyone. I absolutely sing this one in my head all the time. The up-tempo music and stunning visuals make this unforgettable. A lot of the sequences in the OP never actually happen in the anime, which is cool. I still can’t believe I didn’t do an entire post dedicated to this in my Highschool of the Dead December Project.

Song: Highschool of the Dead / Artist: Kisida Kyoudan & The Akebosi Rockets

One Piece

There have been so many different OPs in One Piece and every now and then one catches my attention. This is currently my favourite one, but it’ll probably change again in the near future. I only have four hundred and eighty episodes to catch up on…

Song: Brand New World / Artist: D-51

Sword Art Online

It probably helped that I watched so many episodes back to back as I tried to watch all of it before Netflix pulled it, after giving my forty-eight hours notice. Again, I love the tempo and the exciting images that SAO gives us. It also shows glimpses of the harsh reality of the situation the gamers find themselves in. I will have to rewatch this some time soon.

Song: Crossing Fields / Artist: AmaLee

Valkyrie Drive: Mermaid

This one is probably coming out of nowhere. Did anyone see this coming. I certainly didn’t. This series was crazy, but fun and I loved the opening every time I saw it. It has great energy and lots of cool fights. Luckily, it should leave you with no doubts what you’re getting into too.

Song: Overdrive / Artist: Hitomi Harada

Anything to add? I have so many more OPs and EDs on my playlists that I’m sure I’ll be doing more posts like this. Not to mention the complete soundtracks that I listen too while writing. Some of the action music is great for writing fight scenes. I’m always interested in adding to my playlist, what are you favourites?

3 thoughts on “Sunday Sevens: Favourite Anime OP”

    1. Thanks, I could have easily done a top twenty. It was harder to narrow it down to just these.

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