Every Anime Opening Ever Made

Every Anime Opening Ever Made

by Steve Napierski to Videos

Not in the literal sense. This is an amalgam video of 92 different anime openings over the decades that show the basic, and apparently over used, tropes of anime openings.

Here’s the complete list of what anime made it into this:

Ah! My Goddess
Ai Yori Aoshi
Angelic Layer
Asu no Yoichi
Azumanga Daioh
Big O
Black Lagoon
Blue Dragon
Burst Angel
Cardcaptor Sakura
Chrono Crusade
City Hunter
Code Geass
Cowboy Bebop
D. Gray Man
Death Note
Devil May Cry
Dragon Ball
Dragon Ball Z
H2O Footprints in the Sand
Eureka Seven
FateStay Night
Full Metal Panic!
Full Metal Panic Fumoffu
Full Metal Panic The 2nd Raid
Fullmetal Alchemist
Fushigi Yuugi
Ghost Stories
Girls Bravo
Golgo 13
Gosyusho sama Ninomiya-kun
Gundam 00
Gundam Wing
Gurren Lagann
Hajime no Ippo
Hikaru no Go
Ikki Tousen
Ikki Tousen Dragon Destiny
Inu Yasha
Kare Kano
Kaze no Stigma
Last Exile
Love Hina
Love Hina Again
Mai Hime
Mai Otome
Martian Successor Nadesico
Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya
Midori Days
Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit
Nadia – The Secret of Blue Water
Nanatsuiro Drops
One Piece
Ranma 1/2
Read or Die OAV
Ruin Explorer
Sailor Moon
Samurai Deeper Kyo
School Days
School Rumble
Shakugan no Shana
Strawberry Panic
Strike Witches
Tenchi Muyo Universe
Third – the Girl with the Blue Eye
To Aru Majutsu no Index
Toward the Terra
True Tears
Welcome to the NHK
Wolf’s Rain
Yu Yu Hakusho

source: YouTube

Discussion (18)¬

  1. G.P.Plascencia
    G.P.Plascencia says:
    November 26, 2010 at 5:09 pm #

    You forgot “Evangelion” in the description.
    Great list nevertheless!

  2. randomgamerdude
    randomgamerdude says:
    November 26, 2010 at 5:34 pm #

    They’re forgetting the scenes that sparkle so much that if it was real anyone looking in the general direction would be blinded. Like in Dragonball Z Kai where he catches the monkey.

  3. Ryu
    Ryu says:
    November 26, 2010 at 6:25 pm #

    “One way to look at it is cliche, but the way I see it, this is like the badass opening of the anime ‘Monomyth’. It’s not surprising they use a lot of similar elements, I mean, they’re eye-catching, they’re symbolic, and people love homage. So when one person does it, a hundred people pay tribute and suddenly it’s a cliche.”

    • Gospel X
      Gospel X says:
      November 27, 2010 at 10:16 am #

      I would say that some of it is symbolic and related to the monomyth, but so much more of it is purely re-hashed aesthetic. Cast shots, the shaky cam, the robot coming toward the camera so kids have a better idea of what toy to buy… Let’s be realistic.

  4. WorMzy
    WorMzy says:
    November 26, 2010 at 7:22 pm #

    I can honestly say that I recognised ten of the clips. But despite that, I can still say that someone had far, far too much time on their hands.

  5. Serneum
    Serneum says:
    November 26, 2010 at 9:18 pm #

    Ah Fate/Stay Night and Wolf’s Rain…two of the best anime shows I’ve ever seen

  6. Nuckel
    Nuckel says:
    November 26, 2010 at 9:26 pm #

    Wow, actually I am surprised this hasn’t been done before. It’s about Uber-time…

  7. Alex
    Alex says:
    November 26, 2010 at 10:06 pm #

    It isn’t sad that I’ve seen almost all of the series listed, I hope?

  8. Falos
    Falos says:
    November 26, 2010 at 11:37 pm #

    “Hurr, all actions movies have guns and explosions.”

    Some stuff is appropriate and practical at a fundamental level. That said, I can’t say the argument applies fully, some of it is being abused and even when stuff “should” or is “supposed” be used, it might be a lame kind of necessity that we grudgingly accept and endure. Or maybe I just tolerate it because I watch too much of this stuff.

    *gazes off wistfully at nothing in particular*

  9. Nekozilla
    Nekozilla says:
    November 26, 2010 at 11:49 pm #

    you forgot Neon Genisis Evangelion, they used one small clip from at 2:58

  10. Qball8600
    Qball8600 says:
    November 27, 2010 at 7:52 am #

    They also had a slight clip of Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann.

  11. Metal C0Mmander
    Metal C0Mmander says:
    November 28, 2010 at 2:17 am #

    This is like that in america too but that doesn’t excuse anything. It’s something that was use to hide their limitation at the time and which was used again and again until it became a tradition that wasn’t usefull anymore but was actully harmfull. Then it kept going for others various reasons and it simply became how it’s done now.

  12. Terlan
    Terlan says:
    November 28, 2010 at 8:46 am #

    Actually, they used around 3 clips from Neon Genesis Evangelion. I did notice one of the clips was from Misato’s fingers, one with Shinji and i swear one of the other ones was with Rei’s body floating past.

    Is it sad i know the Evangelion opening off by heart?

  13. Klaid
    Klaid says:
    November 29, 2010 at 12:56 am #

    Woah woah woah… Hiraku no Go got an anime? Frigging sweet!

  14. Sir VG
    Sir VG says:
    November 29, 2010 at 10:26 am #

    And an Ayumi Hamasaki remix track was used for the audio. Just had to be said.

    (I don’t know the track name, but her voice is very recognizable.)

    • DokuroKM
      DokuroKM says:
      November 30, 2010 at 11:36 am #

      The songs name “Boys & Girls” from her CD LOVEppears.
      That fact that I know this says enough from me…

      Anyway, thanks. Know I have her old songs back in my playlist…

  15. Anony
    Anony says:
    November 29, 2010 at 11:59 pm #

    Good lord…I recognized (after seeing the name list, anyway) 33 of those!

  16. neil
    neil says:
    December 2, 2010 at 10:33 pm #

    what? i didnt see one single naruto or naruto shippuden clip. awww man.