There are simply too many catchy tunes to keep track of when it comes to anime theme songs. So here are the 25 Best Anime Songs of All Time. There is no single weeb out there who hasn’t jammed to these songs. I mean we all have TikTok to blame. Am I right? (We still love you Tiktok).
We all have that one favourite song that we’ll always bust out when it’s time to pull out the anime music playlists, whether it be “Gurenge” from Demon Slayer or “Cha-La Head Cha-La” from Dragon Ball Z. It is all stuck in our heads and we can’t seem to stop singing them. Well, let’s dive right into The Best Anime Songs of All Time.
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25. Tell Me Why – Berserk
This is one of the most radio-friendly rockers you’ll ever hear from an anime, despite the fact that Berserk is hardly a cheerful program. It just feels fantastic, with its classic alt-rock atmosphere. While the anime features a lot of bloodsheds, this song somehow makes you want to join your own Band of the Hawk and pursue your own dreams, perhaps?
24. Don’t Say “Lazy” – K -On!
Cagayake Girls and Fuwa Fuwa Time were both decent hits when K-On first came out, but Don’t Say Lazy was the tune that everyone was singing along to. The majority of viewers concur that this is the best song in the series, with the possible exception of the movie’s ED.
However, Don’t Say “Lazy” merits its position at the top of the list because it was the first big hit of the program and the song that inspired many people to give K-On a try.
23. Pokemon Theme
The well-known Pokémon theme music first aired during the show’s first season. Everyone will sing that song if you ask them to describe the Pokémon theme. It’s an amazing occurrence that they are unaware of the other ones.
We all grew up singing this song with all hearts. The beat pumps you up and the excitement you feel is literally to the next level.
22. The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya
Yes, you’re right Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya is still a bop. I believe that some of it is due to the older songs’ ability to arouse anticipation since, at the time, Haruhi’s entry was a breath of fresh air in an anime world that was beginning to show indications of stagnation, and the impact of those two songs spread throughout the anime fandom.
This feat is made possible by the vigor that the rhythm and instrumentation generate. The frantic mood from the beginning provides us a taste of what is to come, but rather than engulfing our senses in excitement and enthusiasm, the piece eases off, enabling the vocalists to build it back up to its vivacious chorus.
21. Hey Kids – Noragami
Kyouran One of the main factors contributing to Noragami Aragoto’s success is certainly Hey Kids!! It was so exceptional that it would be difficult to assess Noragami Aragoto without praising the opening song to infinity and beyond.
You are hit with a bomb right away by the song itself. THE ORAL CIGARETTES have already captured your attention with the opening beat, which is somehow incredibly appealing and instantly perks you up. GYROAXIA covered the song “Hello Kids!” by Kyouran (also known as “Hey Kids!” or “Frenzy Hey Kids! “)
20. Ride On Shooting Star – FLCL
When The Pillows put pen to paper for FLCL’s opener “Ride On Shooting Star,” they created one of the most famous songs they would ever create. The song has one of anime’s most iconic riffs and is a gritty garage-rock number.
Even though the anime is brief, it is quite charming. So even though this song is more of an ending than an opener, you shouldn’t miss it when it comes on.
19. Sparkle – Your Name
As much as we were obsessed with the Movie, we still can’t stop listening to Sparkle. The all-time popular anime film is Makoto Shinkai’s Coming-of-Age, a Japanese director. The Japanese rock band “Radwimps” is responsible for the soundtrack.
I’m still struggling to get over Shinkai Makoto’s wildly successful tearjerker Kimi no Na wa (Your Name). And for that reason, we’re thrilled to learn that Radwimps, the similarly popular rock group that created its soundtrack. Just like Suzume, Sparkle went viral on TikTok aw well.
18. Black Catcher – Black Clover
Over the song’s ominous background music, a powerful melody emerges. The throbbing bassline is broken up by the drums’ harsh beats, over which the guitar melody floats sweetly as the tumultuous but lovely piano accompaniment weaves its way through it. With the vocalists’ unending power, the song’s fighting spirit rises.
Vickeblanka’s Black Clover anime has already used the song Black Rover as its opening theme, thus this is not the first time that has happened. On Spotify’s 2019 list of the most popular Japanese songs outside of Japan, the song came in at number fifteen. The popular song has currently been listened to over 20 million times on streaming sites, including over 15 million times alone on Spotify.
17. The World – Death Note
Next is The World by Death Note. The music is just Hardcore so is the MV. Although at times somewhat disorganized, I think the imagery in this beginning is also very inventive and visually appealing.
The music itself is also excellent in my opinion. I realize it’s not for everyone because it’s somewhat heavy, but I still think it’s a fantastic song.
This opening has also given rise to other memes, such as the hilarious misheard version of the song; if you haven’t heard it yet, do yourself a favor and go listen to it.
16. Suzume – Suzume No Tojimari
Suzume was all over Tiktok when the Trailer for Suzume No Tojimari. Radwimps, who composed the excellent music for Your Name and Weathering With You, helped make the movie popular as usual. Makoto Shinkai did it again with Suzume No Tojimari.
The music leaves me goosebumps when ever I listen to it. The beats are lovely and the lyrics are just mesmerizing. It fits perfectly with the theme of the movie.
15. Howl’s Moving Castle Soundtrack
No one does this better than Hayao Miyazaki of Studio Ghibli and Joe Hisaishi, a personal friend and composer. People will only listen to Studio Ghibli soundtracks, therefore their influence is evident. The primary theme, “The Merry-Go-Round of Life,” best captures the strength of the soundtrack. The song has a fairy-tale-like flow to it, but it also has a wistful wandering quality that keeps it grounded.
It demonstrates to the spectator that, despite the characters’ desire to make the most of their situation and make the most of life, it is sometimes OK to feel depressed and think back on things lost. The music pulls the listener up and takes them on an adventure, just like Howl’s careless demeanor.
14. A Cruel’s Angel’s Thesis – Neon Genesis Evangelion
It’s likely that you are familiar with Neon Genesis Evangelion if you are an anime enthusiast. Shinji, get in the robot! is one of the most well-known mecha series of all time, and chances are you are familiar with it.
However, the opening song is all about rising and becoming a legend, which is exactly what the cursed children did after fending off the Angels and sort of saving humanity. In any case, this is a true karaoke classic and among the best anime songs you’ll ever hear.
13. Hikaru Nara – Your Lie in April
Hikaru Nara is one of those master pieces that will serenade you. When “Your Lie in April” (“Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso”) was released as an anime four years ago, there was a lot of room for A-1 Pictures to enhance the original manga because live music had been added to an anime with a musical theme that was previously challenging to convey through the original manga.
Thankfully for us, they did not let us down. From the original soundtrack to the classical pieces played by the characters, every piece of music in the anime was exquisitely played and animated.
12. Moonlight Densetsu – Sailor Moon
“Fighting evil by moonlight! Winning love by daylight!” You have to admit that the Sailor Moon theme song is one tremendously catchy tune, whether you know it by the English dub lyrics or the original Japanese lyrics.
It is still the best song in the game and contains all the enchantment and romance that the storied magical girl series has been known for since its introduction in the 1990s. If you’re a fan of Sailor Moon, you’ve probably used this song as your phone’s ringtone several times. (I’m guilty too)
This is one for the Moonies, and everyone and their brother is familiar with it. Any list of the top anime theme songs should include a banger this catchy.
11. Unravel – Tokyo Ghoul
Kitajima did a fantastic job writing Tokyo Ghoul’s (UNRAVEL) major opening theme. One of the factors that made me watch the program. The best element of the song composition, which is also really well done, was the singer’s ability to capture the essence of Tokyo ghoul. All of the credit therefore belongs to them, and a lot of us have valued it.
But, I’m going to talk about ANIMENZ’s piano cover of UNRAVEL in this piece. When a musician hears that and hasn’t seen Tokyo Ghoul, the entire song is difficult, which is why it’s named UNRAVEL. In an effort to UNRAVEL Kaneki’s persona
10. Cha La Head Cha La – Dragon Ball Super
Dragon Ball Z will always have this special connection from battle sequences to ultimate soundtracks(pun intended). This first-season blockbuster is by far the most well-known theme song for the most well-known fighting anime of all time, which must have an equally well-known theme song.
Even if it doesn’t often make sense, “Cha La Head Cha La” and the rest of the Dragon Ball songs are all genuine bangers. Sparking! Not to mention the equally excellent English translation.
9. Silhouette – Naruto Shippuden
The KANA-BOON song “Silhouette” served as the intro music for episodes 380 to 405 of the show. To claim the top slot, we have this wonderful song. From Naruto fleeing from him as a helpless youngster to him ultimately becoming a formidable force to be reckoned with, this opener has it all.
There is a ton of action, including Sasuke’s Susanoo riding Kurama and shooting arrows, and Madara breaking kunais away from him. Also hinted at in the conclusion is what will happen to Naruto and Sasuke. Silhouette is the best Naruto Shippuden opener due to how exciting and meaningful it is.
8. Libera Me From Hell – Gurren Lagann
Next is Libera Me From Hell from Gurren Lagann, it will surely leave you pumped by the end of the song. This perfect blend of opera and rap will leave you with chills.
7. Ren’ai Circulation – Monogatari
It’s Fun and it’s catchy, Renai Circulation won all our hearts. I’ve been listening to this song nonstop, and it never gets old. The fun of “Renai Circulation” comes from the way Kana Hanazawa brings out her character. The most catchy themes of 2009 are comfortably bagged by Bakemonogatari.
However, it is important to recognize that some songs have the ability to survive. It’s one thing to get me to keep playing “Renai Circulation” after it airs. But the fact that you did it 4-5 months later shows that it wasn’t just a one-off. I wouldn’t rule out the possibility of listening to this music in the future.
6. We Are – One Piece
There is no way to match the magic of the One Piece’s original opening, no matter how hard “We Go!” tries. “We Are!” is a nostalgic work of art whose hearty tones and natural optimism still serve as the default theme underpinning the whole One Piece series. For new fans of the series, it serves as the series’ defining experience.
Anyone can be drawn in by its upbeat music and eye-catching images, and its fight scene establishes a new opening standard for the series. The major asset, though, will always remain the nostalgia of recalling one’s earliest One Piece experiences.
5. il vento d’oro – Jojo’s Bizzare Adventure
Next Best Anime Song is Il vento d’oro. This song blew over the Internet. You mistakenly believed that this was a collection of the greatest anime theme tunes ever. There are several JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure songs available.
But you can never go wrong with Il vento d’oro. It goes so hard you won’t even believe it, but it has no business getting you fired up this much and preparing you for a long, incredible anime adventure.
4. Kaikai Kitan – Jujutsu Kaisen
The Jujutsu Kaisen opening theme song, “Kaikai Kitan,” by Eve, is right up there with my all-time favourites when it comes to being hooked to anime theme songs. Not only is the Jujutsu Kaisen opening theme tune excellent, but Mappa has also produced an exquisitely rendered and animated series that is absolutely captivating to watch.
Seriously, that song contains excellent vocals by Eve, a catchy and addicting melody woven into a beautifully-written tune, a high-energy sound, and everything else that makes anime-opening theme music amazing.
3. Tank – Cowboy Bebop
Next on Best Anime Songs is Tank! One of the greatest opening songs ever is used in one of the greatest anime shows ever. The jazzy “Tank!” theme from Cowboy Bebop, a rare, nearly perfect anime series, always gets you pumped.
Simply put, you can’t skip this song. Not you. You can’t help but get up from your seat, thus it’s always worth listening to. Now that’s what is called a good anime song, something that energizes you.
2. Gurenge – Demon Slayer
Gurenge was all over Tiktok. One of the best songs in the entire Demon Slayer series, this one serves as the show’s very first introduction. LiSA has a very clear falsetto, and the guitar section is excellent.
The incredible drumming contributes to the chorus’s build-up. In this song, the drummer’s footwork is pretty excellent and nicely complements the guitar and vocals. Therefore, it is without a doubt the series’ best tune. The covers made on this song are amazing as well
1. The Rumbling – Attack on Titan
Attack on Titan did it again with another banger. The intensity of “The Rumbling” matches that of the episode it is starting. One of the most recognizable anime themes ever, it is also a ferociously powerful metal track on its own. Without a question, it will endure as one of the most cherished openings in anime history.
Although Attack on Titan has had a steady stream of extremely intense openers, nothing compares to “The Rumbling.” The song is a pure metalcore anthem, with undertones of Epica and Kamelot as well as powerful string components that emphasize the fierce metal punches.
Well these are my favourites. What are yours? Let me know in the comment section below.
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