You’ve all probably noticed by now that I love to include the opening themes in my reviews. This is mostly because I feel that because they are part of the show, I should comment on them. There’s lots that I feel are the best. So, let’s take a look at some of them. This is in no particular order, and narrowed down to 10.
I think this is the first series that really made me like an opening. I just sat back in awe. The music was very atmospheric.
Anime: Cowboy Bebop
Of course I have to include this theme. My fans would just go nuts if I didn’t.
This just makes me want to crank out the air guitar.
3. “Just Communication”
Anime: Gundam Wing
Really sets the mood and gets you pumped for the show.
4. “The Light Before We Land”
Anime: Gunslinger Girl
One of the saddest anime I ever watched also has one of the saddest opening songs ever.
5. “Soramimi Cake”
This is just pure insanity, much like the show itself.
6. “Heroes Come Back”
Anime: Naruto Shippuden
Back when I actually cared what happened to that orange jumpsuit-wearing ninja, this was my favorite opening from the show.
7. “Battle Cry”
Anime: Samurai Champloo
This was the most unexpected opening for me. I’d heard that this show was about samurai, and hip-hop was the last thing I expected. But then, this whole anime was like that. One of these days I’ll get around to reviewing this.
8. “Sailor Moon Theme” (note: I don’t know the name of this one)
The show that turned many a kid into an anime fan in the 90’s. Why won’t Toei let us see it the way it was meant to be seen?
9. “Inner Universe”
I loved the melody, voice, and imagery. Guess what? I’m reviewing both seasons of this later this year.
I think this was a great mood-setter. Its tempo and mystifying melody seemed to signal something great. I’m still glad I tried out this show.
This is only 10 of my favorite opening. I will do more of these some other time.