Article: Top Ten Most Popular Anime Openings Of 2021

For an ardent anime-lover, nothing is more refreshing than tuning in to their favorite anime and listening to the opening track. Indeed, the opening soundtrack breathes life into anime while offering weebs a song they can listen to on loop. These minute-and-a-half-long soundtracks often function like teasers that give viewers a subtle taste of what will happen in any particular anime season.

Here are the ten most popular Anime Openings that outshone the anime itself:

1. Cry Baby

Artist: Official HIGE DANdism

Anime: Tokyo Revengers

This shōnen anime, written by Ken Wakui, deals with Takemichi Hanagaki, a time-traveling protagonist. As he travels to the past to save his ex-girlfriend's life, he also changes other people’s lives around him. The opening "Cry Baby" is exceptionally catchy and wonderfully captures the essence of this anime. 


2. No.1

Artist: DISH

Anime: My Hero Academia Season 5

Creator Kōhei Horikoshi's "My Hero Academia" deals with a world where humans are born with a superpower called "quirk." The anime has entered a rather dark and gloomy fifth season where the protagonist Deku is training hard to gain greater control over his powers. The opening song hints at an imminent war, foreshadowing a grim future.


3. Pink Blood

Artist: Hikaru Utada

Anime: To Your Eternity

Hikaru Utada's "Pink Blood" is an outstanding example of R&B pop that resonates well with listeners. The tune is subdued but relaxing, creating an ethereal dream-like atmosphere that goes well with the anime.


4. Tomorrow

Artist: BiSH

Anime: Kingdom Season 3

Composed by BiSH, a Japanese punk-rock band that performs without instruments, "Tomorrow" is a perfect opening song for an anime like "Kingdom. The soundtrack highlights the strength and nobility of the characters in the anime, upholding their ideals of camaraderie as seen in the Alliance Arc.


5. Easy Love

Artist: Sumire Uesaka

Anime: Don't Toy With Me, Miss Nagatoro 

Singer Sumire Uesaka does both the opening song and the voice-acting of the protagonist. Her composition highlights the changing seasons of love in a girl's heart. The whimsical and bouncy melody makes "Easy Love" an enjoyable pop song to listen.


6. Pleasure

Artist: WARPs UP

Anime: Fruits Basket: The Final Season

As "Fruits Basket" came to an end, all the characters got their respective happy endings. Although the opening highlights the dark aspects of the anime, it also foreshadows the light at the end of a dark tunnel. Thus "Pleasure" creates a vibe of its own. 


7. Twisted Hearts

Artist: Tasuku Hatanaka

Anime: Moriarty The Patriot 2nd Season

"Twisted Hearts" is set in the 80s inspired EDM territory. The main verse is quiet but introspective, coupled with bare instrumentals and cello melodies highlighting the ongoing tussle between Moriarty and Sherlock in the latest season. 


8. Eden Through The Rough

Artist: Takanori Nishikawa

Anime: Edens Zero 

The intro of Edens Zero sung by Takanori Nishikawa is sure to remind veteran anime fans of several Fairy Tail openings. The song has fast beats and a catchy tune that successfully captures the spirit of adventure of the protagonist. 


9. Eien No Aria (永遠のAria)

Artist: Sora Amamiya

Anime: The Seven Deadly Sins: Dragon's Judgement

Sora Amamiya's Eien no Aria is a powerful song with visuals highlighting the ongoing battle's key points. We get a glimpse of Meliodas absorbing the commandments with lyrics hinting at a climactic showdown for him and his teammates. 


10. Everybody! Everybody!

Artist: Yu Serizawa

Anime: How Not to Summon a Demon Lord Season 2

"Everybody! Everybody" offers a familiar vibe that not just goes well with the anime's theme but also makes you want to dance to its rhythm.