Best Openings & Endings

Discussion in 'Anime and Manga Archive' started by William, Jan 29, 2006.

  1. William Guest

    You know...the opening of the anime and the ending of the anime. Which ones are your favorites?

    Openings

    Law of Ueki - 1st Opening - "Falco -ファルコ- " by Hitomi Shimatani

    Bleach - 3rd Opening - "Ichirin no Hana" by High and Mighty Color

    Naruto - 4th Opening - "GO!!!" by FLOW

    Full Metal Alchemist - 2nd Opening - "Ready Steady Go" by L'Arc-en-Ciel

    Gantz - "Super Shooter" by Rip Slyme

    Endings

    Naruto - 1st Ending - "Wind" by Akeboshi
    - 2nd Ending - "Harumonia" by Rythem

    Full Metal Alchemist - 4th Ending - "Motherland" by Crystal Kay
  2. ProtoJMB Gone

    Openings:

    Dragon Ball

    Endings:

    Ruroni Kenshin sp
  3. Vampiro V. Empire ist Krieg

    I've gotta say, I thought the opening by Asian Kung-Fu Generation was probably the best. In my opinon of course.
  4. SeanFury I can see the venom in your eyes-

    Openings
    Cowboy Bebop - "Tank!" by Yoko Kanno
    Dragonball Z - "Rock the Dragon" by ?
    Ghost In the Shell: Stand Alone Complex - "Inner Universe" by Origa
    Fullmetal Alchemist - 2nd Opening - "Ready Steady Go" by L'arc~en~Ciel
    Fullmetal Alchemist - 4th Opening - "Rewrite" by Asian Kung-Fu Generation
    Naruto - 2nd Opening - "Haruka Kanata" by Asian Kung-Fu Generation
    Neon Genesis Evangelion - "The Cruel Angel's Thesis" by Yoko Takahashi
    Outlaw Star - "Through the Night" by Masahiko Arimatsu
    Rurouni Kenshin - "Sobakasu" by Judy & Mary
    Samurai Champloo - "Battlecry" by Nujabes featuring Shing02
    s-CRY-ed - "Reckless Fire" by Yasuaki Ide
    Trigun - "Humanoid Typhoon" aka "H.T." by Tsuneo Imahori

    Endings
    Cowboy Bebop - "The Real Folk Blues" by Yoko Kanno
    FLCL - "Ride on Shooting Star" by the Pillows
    Inuyasha - "My Will" by Dream
    Inuyasha - "Fukai Mori" by Do As Infinity
    Inuyasha - "Dearest" by Ayumi Hamasaki
    Inuyasha - "Every Heart" by Boa
    Neon Genesis Evangelion - "Fly Me to the Moon" by Yoko Takahashi
    Rurouni Kenshin - First Opening - "Tactics" by the Yellow Monkey
    Rurouni Kenshin - Third Opening - "Heart of Sword" by T.M. Revolution
    Rurouni Kenshin - Sixth Opening - "1/3 no Junjou na Kanjou" by Siam Shade
    Rurouni Kenshin - Seventh Opening - "Dame" by You Izumi
    Samurai Champloo - "Song of Four Seasons (Shiki No Uta) by Nujabes & MINMI
    Trigun - "Kaze wa Mirai ni Fuku" by AKIMA & NEOS

    So what if I liked Rock the Dragon! Huh?! What?! I grew up with DBZ, it was basically my first anime, so leave me alone for feeling nostalgic. And yeah, I know there's a lot, but I actually LIKE all of them. I listen to them constantly.

    What? So what if I have that shirt that says "OTAKU" in big bold letters on the front.
  5. ProtoJMB Gone

    I actually thought Dragon Ball's opening was better... oh well, if it makes you feel any better when ever I hear "Rock the Dragon" it maks me feel nostalgic, and I never even "grew up" with DBZ.
  6. William Guest

    I actually can't remember what it sounds like, since it's been so long since I've heard it...which is why I didn't list it. Maybe I'll try to find it so I can give it another listen.
  7. Diabolikal Rapture MPAA's Nightmare

    Openings:

    Naruto - 4th Opening - "GO!!!" by FLOW

    Full Metal Alchemist - 2nd Opening - "Ready Steady Go" by L'Arc-en-Ciel

    S-Cry-Ed - 1st ending theme - "Drastic My soul"

    Neon Genesis Evangelion - "The Cruel Angel's Thesis" by Yoko Takahashi

    Fullmetal Alchemist - 2nd Opening - "Ready Steady Go" by L'arc~en~Ciel

    Fullmetal Alchemist - 4th Opening - "Rewrite" by Asian Kung-Fu Generation

    Endings:

    Cowboy Bebop - "The Real Folk Blues" by Yoko Kanno

    Full Metal Alchemist - All of the ending themes in this anime are great!

    Inuyasha - "My Will" by Dream

    Inuyasha - "Fukai Mori" by Do As Infinity

    Inuyasha - "Dearest" by Ayumi Hamasaki

    Inuyasha - "Every Heart" by Boa

    Inuyasha - "Yura Yura"

    Rurouni Kenshin - Third Opening - "Heart of Sword" by T.M. Revolution

    FLCL - "Ride on Shooting Star" by the Pillows
  8. boomstick ....Naked

    Opening:

    Neon Genesis Evangelion- A Cruel Angel's Thesis

    Ending:

    Cowboy Bebop- Real Folk Blues

    Also I believe the final episode ending of Cowboy Bebop with the song Blue
  9. Sirus †Unholy Me†

    The openings of Rozen Maiden and Rozen Maiden Traumend added unto the above list.
  10. Archangel Sabre Well-Known Member


    I'll keep it simple and just name my absolute number one favorite for each.

    Opening:

    The Cruel Angel's Thesis - Evangelion

    Ending:

    My Will - Inuyasha First Ending

    Also, while it isn't an opening or ending theme, I think that the song "Through the Years and Far Away" from the anime "Hoshi no Koe" [Voices of a Distant Star] has a brilliant melody.
  11. Tektite New Member

    Favorites?

    Openings:

    Cowboy Bebop

    Endings:

    Dragon Ball
  12. SplintersAndGlass New Member

    Easy stuff...

    Opening: Hellsing - World Without Logos
    Closing: Witch Hunter Robin - half pain
  13. Kurama Why you gotta player hate on IG-88?

    Openings
    Bleach - 2nd Opening -D-Technolife by UVERworld
    Bleach - 4th Opening - Tonight, Tonight, Tonight by Beat Crusaders
    Trigun - H.T. by Tsueno Imahori


    Endings
    Cowboy Bebop - The Real Folk Blues
  14. Tentei No Mai Bitch Pudding!

    Can I just select my current faves? If I have to list my all-time favorites...it would take at least three hours.
    Okay, Let's Start!

    Opening:
    Red Garden: Jolly, Jolly <-Jill-Decoy Association
    Death Note: The World <-Nightmare
    Code Geass: Colors <-Flow
    Strawberry Panic!: Kuchibiru Daydream <- Aki Misato
    Card Captor Sakura: Catch you, Catch me <- Gumi
    The Law of Ueki: No Regret <- Kumi Koda

    Ending:
    My/Mai-HiME: Kimi ga Sora Datta <- Aki Misato
    Higurashi no Naku Koro ni: Why, or Why Not? <- Katakiri Rekka
    Soul Link: Dust Trail <- Miyuki Hashimoto
    The Law of Ueki: Kono machi de wa dare mo...<-Ivory Brothers
    Sukisyo/Sukisho: Daydreamin' <-Kishou Taniyama
  15. Dexter Tea Time

    A Little Snow Fairy Sugar had the best opening and closing out of any series I've seen thus far. It just worked really well. The opening kept getting me excited and the closing was soft enough to leave me thinking about everything that just happened.
  16. Archangel Sabre Well-Known Member

    Let me add a bit more to my list:

    Openings:

    01. Initial D First Stage; Break In 2 The Night by MOVE

    02. Initial D Fourth Stage; Dogfight by MOVE

    03. SuperGALs; A-I-TSU by Dicot

    04. GTO; Driver's High by L'Arc en Ciel

    05. Alien 9; Flower Psychedelic by Noriko Shitaya

    06. Sister Princess; Love Destiny by Horie Yue

    07. Maburaho; Koi no Mahou by Ichiko

    08. Gundam Wing; Just Communication by Two-Mix

    09. Chobits; Let Me Be With You by Round Table

    10. Silent Mobius; Kindan no Panse by Saori Ishitsuka

    11. Pocket Monster; Mezase Pokemon Master by Kumiko Endo

    12. Getbackers; Love That Never Wavers by Tamura Naomi

    13. Initial D Fourth Stage; Noizy Tribe by MOVE

    14. Cowboy Bebop; Tank by Yoko Kanno

    15. Kare Kano; Tenshi no Yubikiri by Fukuda Mai

    16. Pretear; White Destiny by Ishida Yoko

    17. Bakuretsu Hunters; What's Up Guys?

    18. Evangelion; Cruel Angel Thesis by Takahashi Youko

    19. Happy Lesson; Telescope by Sleepin' Johnny Fish


    Endings

    01. Initial D First Stage; Rage Your Dream by MOVE

    02. Initial D Fourth Stage; Nobody Reason by MOVE

    03. Angelic Layer; Ameagari by Matsushita Moeco

    04. Inuyasha; Every Heart by BoA

    05. Inuyasha; Fukai Mori by Do As Infinity

    06. Bleach; Hanabi by Ikimono-Gakari

    07. Bleach; Houkiboshi by Younha

    08. World of Narue; Ice Cream by Chiba Saeko

    09. Initial D First Stage; Kiseki no Hana by Galla

    10. Full-Metal Alchemist; Kesenai Tsumi by Nana Kitade

    11. Full-Metal Panic; Karenai Hana by Mikuni Shimokawa

    12. Bakuretsu Hunters; Mask by Masami Okui

    13. Inuyasha; My Will by Dream

    14. Furi Kuri; Ride on Shooting Star by The Pillows

    15. Saiyuki; Tightrope by Charcoal Filter

    16. Kare Kano; Yume no Naka e by Enomoto Atsuko

    17. .hack//sign; Yasashii Yoake by See-Saw


    That's a far more complete list of all the anime music I like from every series I've ever seen.
  17. Tentei No Mai Bitch Pudding!

    I felt like adding to my previous list:

    Opening:
    Gakkou no Kaidan's Grow Up
    Gakuen Heaven's School Boys
    Saber Marionette J's Hesitation
    Shuffle's You
    Bleach's Rolling Star
    Kannaduki no Miko's Re-Sublimity
    NaNa's Wish
    Venus Versus Virus's Bravin' Bad Brew
    Gunbuster 2's Groovin' Magic
    Descendants of Darknes's Eden

    Ending:
    Night Head Genesis's Nemutteita Kimochi Nemutteita Kokoro
    Red Garden's Oh My Juliet
    D Gray Man's Pride of Tomorrow
    NaNa's Winter Sleep
    Yamato Nadeshiko Shichi Henge's Changing
    Inuyasha's Fukai Mori
    Battle Athlete's Honey Bee
    Those Who Hunt Elve's Tensai wa Saigo ni Yatte Kuru
  18. Kurama Why you gotta player hate on IG-88?

    I feel inclined to add to my list as well, funny enough.

    Openings
    Air Gear - CHAIN by BACK-On
    Initial D - around the world - MOVE
    Initial D - BREAK IN2 THE NITE - MOVE
    Initial D Fourth Stage - Dogfight - MOVE
    Initial D - You know what? All of them.

    Endings
    Air Gear - SKY 2 HIGH - skankfunk
    GunGRAVE - Akane iro ga Moeru Toki
    Initial D - rage your dream - MOVE
  19. PKT Forever /a/lone

    Shows that have both...
    Trigun
    YuYu Hakusho
    Fullmetal Alchemist
    Case Closed
    SD Gundam
    G Gundam
    Dragonball
    Dragonball Z
    Sailormoon
    Outlaw Star
    Tenchi Series
    Beyblade
    Samurai Pizza Cats
    Megaman

    Openings
    BattleBedaimon
  20. Tentei No Mai Bitch Pudding!

    Opening:
    Souten no Ken's Bara ga Saku, Bara ga Chiru
    Terra e's Endscape
    Lucky Star's Motteke! Sailor Fuku
    Slayers Next's Give a Reason

    Ending:
    Romeo x Juliet's Cyclone
    Loveless's Michiyuki

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