When I started watching anime long long time ago I was trying to get so much story in as short time possible - everything was new for me and as such I have been skipping opening and ending themes of pretty much every show I have watched that time. I felt like it was waste of time and if I would like to listen to some music I had my metal, right? Only few years later I have learned what mistake I was doing the whole time. I’m not saying every OP/ED is great, but there are some amazing songs which I’m now listening regularly.

Here I will present you my TOP20 (pre 2016) OP/ED list. As the title suggests this is mine list which means it might not have any of your favourite OP/ED and it’s cool - just post them in the comment section below and share with others, but do it in respectful manner. As well - there were few rules I applied to this list:

  • Only one OP/ED per show
  • Only shows I watched
  • OP/ED has to be before 2016 (I do not have this year OP/ED sorted yet)

Before we dive in, just one additional note - this list is sorted in the alphabetical order of the shows - not in the preference, I wouldn’t be probably able to sort it to specific order.

Show: Akame ga Kill! | Song: Tsuki Akari | Artist: Sora Amamiya

MAL.net: https://myanimelist.net/anime/22199/Akame_ga_Kill

Show: Aldnoah.Zero | Song: heavenly blue | Artist: Kalafina

MAL.net: https://myanimelist.net/anime/22729/AldnoahZero

Show: Angel Beats! | Song: My Soul, Your Beats! | Artist: LiSA

MAL.net: https://myanimelist.net/anime/6547/Angel_Beats

Show: Black Lagoon | Song: Red Fraction | Artist: MELL

MAL.net: https://myanimelist.net/anime/889/Black_Lagoon

Show: Elfen Lied | Song: Lilium | Artist: Kumiko Noma

MAL.net: https://myanimelist.net/anime/226/Elfen_Lied

Show: Fairy Tail (2014) | Song: MASAYUME CHASING | Artist: BoA

MAL.net: https://myanimelist.net/anime/22043/Fairy_Tail_2014

Show: Fate/stay night | Song: Kirameku Namida wa Hoshi ni | Artist: Tainaka Sachi


MAL.net: https://myanimelist.net/anime/356/Fate_stay_night

Show: Guilty Crown | Song: Departures ~Anata ni Okuru Ai no Uta~ | Artist: EGOIST; produced by supercell; performed by Chelly


MAL.net: https://myanimelist.net/anime/10793/Guilty_Crown

Show: Kantai Collection: KanColle | Song: Miiro | Artist: AKINO with bless4

MAL.net: https://myanimelist.net/anime/21511/Kantai_Collection__KanColle

Show: Kara no Kyoukai | Song: oblivious | Artist: Kalafina

MAL.net: https://myanimelist.net/anime/2593/Kara_no_Kyoukai_1__Fukan_Fuukei

Show: Kill la Kill | Song: ambiguous | Artist: GARNiDELiA

MAL.net: https://myanimelist.net/anime/18679/Kill_la_Kill

Show: Kiseijuu: Sei no Kakuritsu | Song: Let Me Hear | Artist: Fear, and Loathing in Las Vegas


MAL.net: https://myanimelist.net/anime/22535/Kiseijuu__Sei_no_Kakuritsu

Show: Mirai Nikki | Song: Kuusou Mesorogiwi | Artist: Yousei Teikoku

MAL.net: https://myanimelist.net/anime/10620/Mirai_Nikki_TV

Show: No Game No Life | Song: This game | Artist: Konomi Suzuki

MAL.net: https://myanimelist.net/anime/19815/No_Game_No_Life

Show: Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso | Song: Hikaru nara | Artist: Goose house

MAL.net: https://myanimelist.net/anime/23273/Shigatsu_wa_Kimi_no_Uso

Show: Slayers | Song: Get Along | Artist: Masami Okui and Megumi Hayashibara

MAL.net: https://myanimelist.net/anime/534/Slayers

Show: Soul Eater | Song: Resonance | Artist: T.M.Revolution

MAL.net: https://myanimelist.net/anime/3588/Soul_Eater

Show: Sword Art Online II | Song: IGNITE | Artist: Eir Aoi

MAL.net: https://myanimelist.net/anime/21881/Sword_Art_Online_II

Show: Toaru Kagaku no Railgun | Song: only my railgun | Artist: fripSide

MAL.net: https://myanimelist.net/anime/6213/Toaru_Kagaku_no_Railgun

Show: xxxHOLiC | Song: 19sai | Artist: Shikao Suga

MAL.net: https://myanimelist.net/anime/861/xxxHOLiC