Updated: Aug 22
We all have an anime song that we can’t help but sing-along to or gets us so hyped it feels like we can conquer the world. This list is comprised of anime openings, endings and songs sung in the animes. I tried staying away from popular anime themes and tried to provide a variety of anime songs from different animes that just too good not to listen to. You can find most of these songs on Spotify. I hope you enjoy these songs as much as I do.
10. Four by FAKY
Four is the fourth ending theme of the Black Clover anime.
Summary: Asta and Yuno were abandoned at the same church on the same day. Raised together as children, they strive to become “Wizard King”—a title given to the strongest mage in the kingdom—and promised that they would compete against each other for the position of the next Wizard King. Yuno has powerful magic and grimoire while, Asta cannot use magic at all and desperately tries to awaken his powers by training physically. Leaving for the capital their new lives await them.
9. The Cruel Angel’s Thesis by Yoko Takahashi
The Cruel Angel’s Thesis is the opening theme in Neon Genesis Evangelion
Summary: In the year 2015, the world stands on the brink of destruction. Humanity’s last hope lies in the hands of Nerv, a special agency under the United Nations, and their Evangelions, giant machines capable of defeating the Angels who herald Earth’s ruin. Gendou Ikari, head of the organization, seeks compatible pilots who can synchronize with the Evangelions and realize their true potential. Aiding in this defensive endeavor are talented personnel Misato Katsuragi, Head of Tactical Operations, and Ritsuko Akagi, Chief Scientist.
8. Howling by Abingdon Boys School
Howling is the first opening theme in Darker than Black.
Summary: Ten years ago, the mysterious Hell’s Gate suddenly materialized in the middle of Tokyo, and the stars of the night sky were obscured in darkness. In their place, new stars emerged, each corresponding to an individual endowed with supernatural abilities. Devoid of emotion and conscience, these powerful killers have come to be known as Contractors. What will happen to the world then?
7. Orfeu by Mamoru Miyano
Orfeu is a song sung in the anime Uta No Prince Sama.
Summary: Haruka Nanami, an aspiring composer as she strives to reach her dream, she must be admitted into Saotome Academy. A highly regarded vocational school for the performing arts. Will Haruka be able to reach her dream?
6. Hey Kids by The Oral Cigarettes
Hey Kids is the opening theme for Noragami Aragoto
Summary: Yato is the God of Calamity and he remains a minor and unknown deity. In order to live he must take odd jobs for five yen apiece in the hopes of one day having millions of worshippers and his own grand shrine. Hiyori Iki an average high school student stumbles in the worlds of God and Goddess. Hiyori’s has a loose soul will the God Yato be able to help?
5. Take Off by 2PM
Take Off is the first ending theme in Blue Exorcist.
Summary: Humans and demons are two sides of the same coin, as are Assiah and Gehenna, their respective worlds. The only way to travel between the realms is by the means of possession.
Rin Okumura who appears to be an ordinary, somewhat troublesome teenager— discovers that he is in fact the very son of Satan and that his demon father wishes for him to return so they can conquer Assiah together. Not wanting to join the king of Gehenna, Rin decides to begin training to become an exorcist so that he can fight to defend Assiah.
4. Nee by Fujita Maiko
Nee is the opening theme for Hiiro no Kakera
Summary: Tamaki Kasuga is a teenage girl who revisits a small village she remembers from her childhood. Tamaki unintentionally gets caught up in her family’s history and the supernatural dangers surrounding it.
3. Innocent Sorrow by Abingbon Boys School
Innocent Sorrow is the first opening in D-Gray Man.
Summary: Losing a loved one is so painful that one may sometimes wish to be able to resurrect them—a weakness that the enigmatic Millennium Earl exploits. To make his mechanical weapons known as “Akuma,” he uses the souls of the dead that are called back. Once a soul is placed in an Akuma, it is trapped forever, and the only way to save them is to exorcise them from their vessel using the Anti-Akuma weapon, “Innocence.”
2. Ichirin no Hana by High and Mighty Color
Ichirin no Hana is the third opening theme in Bleach.
Summary: Ichigo Kurosaki is an ordinary high schooler—until his family is attacked by a Hollow, a corrupt spirit that seeks to devour human souls. It is then that he meets a Soul Reaper named Rukia Kuchiki, who gets injured while protecting Ichigo’s family from the assailant. To save his family, Ichigo accepts Rukia’s offer of taking her powers and becomes a Soul Reaper as a result.
1. Blizzard by Burnout Syndromes
Blizzard is the opening theme in Those Snow White Notes.
Summary: Setsu Sawamura mourning the death of his beloved grandfather leaves his hometown for Tokyo in search of something? Will Setsu be able to find what he looking for?
Battlecry (Samurai Champloo)- Nujabes
Blue Bird (Naruto)- ikimono-gakari
Shinzo wo sasageyo (Attack on Titans)-Linked Horizon
Rising Hope (Irregular Magic)-LiSA
TOP (Tower of God)- Stray Kids