Once more another Top 10 list, this time taking on anime openings uploaded in YouTube. Note this lists include both full versions and short versions openings.
1. 東京喰種/Tokyo Kushuu/Tokyo Ghoul
In the first place we have Tokyo Ghoul, a story about ghouls trying to survive in a world of hatred and fear caused by humans. In the other hand we have humans dealing with the same situation caused by ghouls. Kaneki Ken, a half human half ghoul, struggles to choose a side as they are both affected by the circumstances created in this alternative universe that often plays psychological, mental-ill, gore-censored fights inside the characters’ heads. Best part of this anime is the opening probably, which is performed TK from Ling Tosite Sigure, same band who did the first opening to another psychological badass anime titled PSYCHO PASS. This version of the opening is high pitched and filtered for copyright reasons, still is very close to what the actual song “unravel” sounds like.
2. 進撃の巨人/Shingeki no Kyojin/Attack on Titan
Attack on Titan takes the second place right after Tokyo Ghoul, and no wonder it wouldn’t, the manga is the best selling manga series in Japan and the anime is overwhelmingly popular worldwide. The opening sequence is quite awesome and epic and fits perfectly with the anime.
3. らき☆すた/Raki☆Suta/Lucky ☆ Star
Lucky Star was and still is one of the best anime series that highlights kawaiiness and comedy at its best. The song itself is very catching and too much kawaii for weak hearts. Warning: You must have a strong will and resolve to watch this without smirking or making the smallest of smiles. (Have a go if you think you can, you tough guy!)
4. 攻殻機動隊 STAND ALONE COMPLEX/Kōkaku Kidōtai STAND ALONE COMPLEX/Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex
The Ghost in the Shell franchise is a mind blowing master piece that paved the road of success for anime and has even inspired many other anime series and even movies of the likes of Matrix. Its soundtrack is completely out of this world and the opening theme song “Inner Universe” is a mix between Latin, Russian and English and even though it sounds too weird and packed up, is actually pretty impressive and gives a futuristic feeling that matches well with Ghost in the shell.
5. デッドマンワンダーランド/Deddoman Wandārando/Deadman Wonderland
Deadman Wonderland’s anime series just lasted 12 episodes and yet it was a bloody fest of massacre. The opening theme english lyrics rock like no other and fuses perfectly with the anime mood. Deadman’s series probably deserves a sequel or remake due to the mere fact that the series is yet too popular even though the manga finished in 2013, but it will be hard too repeat the awesomeness of this opening.
6. ギルティクラウン/Giruti Kuraun/Guilty Crown
Takacchi’s favorite anime opening of all time and probably one of the most beautiful animation scenes you have ever seen in your whole life. You need to watch this opening in Full HD and in a big enough screen to get the idea of what I’m trying to say when I say that this is extremely gorgeous and awesome. Guilty Crown, one of the best anime series of the decade have one of the best opening of the animation world. Love it.
7. 進撃の巨人/Shingeki no Kyojin/Attack on Titan OP2
Yep, Attack on Titan again! It can’t be helped… This anime is just too much. This opening is, if not better, just as good as the first one.
8. 這いよれ! ニャル子さん/Haiyore! Nyaruko-san/Nyaruko: Crawling With Love
Picking up with the kawaiiness left in number three, in the eighth place is Nyaruko: Crawling With Love another comedy anime with many kawaiiness much like Lucky Star. Based on a video game Nyaruko’s opening is just as catching as Lucky Star’s opening.
9. エンジェル ビーツ/Angel Beats!
One of the best romantic-comedy anime of all time, Angel Beats! was created back in 2010 and is been claimed to be the best romantic anime fighting with he exception of Clannad. Although Angel Beats is just 13 episodes long and there are still some minor flaws in the story, it is still one hell of a tear jerker show. The soundtrack used in this anime is also topnotch and fits really well with every experience you go through while watching it. Angel Beats is still hitting strong in popularity terms, a PC based visual novel will be released in 2015 with many other merchandise going overseas too and the anime is expected to become a classic in the anime industry.
10. 未来日記/Mirai Nikki/Future Diary
One of the best psychological survivor games takes the 9th place. Mirai Nikki has a really good story development and is widely known everywhere. The plot is just as good as you can imagine and has many plot twists as well, watching this anime will keep giving you the chills, still totaly worth your time you should watch it, 6m people already have and counting!