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Japanator's: Best Anime Openings?

Japanator writes: What? Did you think "Our Favorite Anime Openings Week" was over? Here at Japanator we spit on stupid rules likes the measurement of time and punctuality! Commence! The week rides on!

It's Thursday so I thought we'd go a little old school and check in with our resident lover of classic anime, Josh Totman, Aka the Cooking Otaku. He brings us back to one of my favorites as well, the wild and lovable, Ranma 1/2. The opening track is Don't Make me Wild, by Etsuko Nishio.

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Ranma11731d ago (Edited 1731d ago )

My favourite anime songs:

Pokemon English opening (still love it)
http://www.youtube.com/watc...

Naruto Battle Theme
http://www.youtube.com/watc...

Shaman King English opening:
http://www.youtube.com/watc...

Rorouni Kenshin Departure:
http://www.youtube.com/watc...

deep_fried_bum_cake1730d ago (Edited 1730d ago )

My favourite is between the 8th naruto shippuden opening

http://www.dailymotion.com/...

and the second death note opening

http://www.youtube.com/watc...

Pokemon is a classic though.

@below
The shaman king was okay but not my preference. I think the naruto one is fantastic. I'd forgottent the DBZ one but I wouldn't count it among my top.

Ranma11730d ago (Edited 1730d ago )

To me 8th Naruto opening does not seem or sound that good.

Have you heard the Shaman King opening, that is awesome !

Way better than any Naruto OP.

Dragon Ball Z english opening is good to

http://www.youtube.com/watc...

But no where near as good as Shaman King opening. Those were the days

NewMonday1729d ago

Hokuto No Ken
http://www.youtube.com/watc...

Transformers G1 second season
http://www.youtube.com/watc...

Combattler V
http://www.youtube.com/watc...

Spiral Zone
http://www.youtube.com/watc...
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oh! many 70s/80s shows had great openings and ending music it would take me forever to list

young juice1729d ago

my fav ones

1st dbz opening

http://www.youtube.com/watc...

Bakemonogatari Opening 1

http://www.youtube.com/watc...

Black Lagoon Opening

http://www.youtube.com/watc...

Death Note Opening 2

http://www.youtube.com/watc...

i see alot of people here already put most of these though

NewVegasTroop1730d ago

my favorite anime songs:

elfen lied
http://www.youtube.com/watc...
death note opening 1
http://www.youtube.com/watc...
highschool dxd
http://www.youtube.com/watc...
rosario vampire capu2 opening
http://www.youtube.com/watc...
dragon ball z mexican dub opening
http://www.youtube.com/watc...
ranma 1/2 opening 1 mexican dub
http://www.youtube.com/watc...
digimon 1 opening mexican dub
http://www.youtube.com/watc...
digimon frontier english dub
http://www.youtube.com/watc...

Instigator1730d ago

The first opening of Pokemon is an all time classic, but I dare say the norwegian opening is better. Possibly just nostalgia talking, but still.

http://www.youtube.com/watc...

smashcrashbash1730d ago

One Piece, Rorouni Kenshin, Gurren Lagaan, Code Geass and Trigun all have great openings.

Ranma11730d ago (Edited 1730d ago )

Trigun opening is average,

But i forgot about Neon Genesis Evangelion opening, its awesome !!!

http://www.youtube.com/watc...

@NewVegasTroop, thats a horrible opening. The original japanese ranma opening is aso sh*t. i just chose the user name ranma because i couldnt think of anything else....by the way

NewVegasTroop1730d ago

Ranma 1/2 opening in mexican dub is IMO better then the original japanese version

http://www.youtube.com/watc...

heck if you guys type "ranma" in youtube its the first video that shows up and also the most viewed, i remember when i came in a hurry from school just to watch ranma 1/2 and dragon ball z...oh nostalgia :)

Instigator1730d ago

Nothing beats Samurai Champloo's opening to me. Darker than Black's "Howling" and TTGL's "Sorairo Days" comes close, tho. I also like the feelgood openings of Azumanga Daioh and Lucky star.

Links for your enjoyment!

Samurai Champloo
http://www.youtube.com/watc...

Darker than Black
http://www.youtube.com/watc...

TTGL
http://www.youtube.com/watc...

Azumanga Daioh
http://www.youtube.com/watc...

Lucky Star
http://www.youtube.com/watc...

GillHarrison1730d ago

I agree completely with Samurai Champloo, Takeshi Koike of Redline fame was lead animator on the opening.

Tuxedo_Mask1729d ago

Crystal Blaze/Glass Maiden
http://www.youtube.com/watc...

Gundam 00 Season 2
http://www.youtube.com/watc...

Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann
http://www.youtube.com/watc...

Deadman Wonderland (Shouldn't surprise anyone who knows my comment history)
http://www.youtube.com/watc...

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