here are some of my favorite anime openings of all time
this opening is easily the most artistic/art house anime opening i've ever seen in my life. there are multiple aspects of this opening that make it so unique and iconic. first, the theme actually plays a part in the story of the anime, which makes it more central and connected to the show. the theme composed by MOKA and sung by Kumiko Noma is heavily inspired by biblical passages in Psalms, and the Epistle of James, and the Renaissance hymn, "Ave Mundi Spes Maria", with these as well as the opening being sung in Latin. the visuals in the opening complement the Latin track perfectly. portraying the main characters in multiple versions of Austrian artist Gustav Klimt's surrealist artwork, the haunting imagery combined with the Latin audio makes this opening feel very symbolic and holy.
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood OP 1
no anime opening list wouldn't be complete without this opening, which is one of the most iconic Shonen anime openings of all time. the track itself, Again performed by Yui, is an amazing J-Rock song, and combining it with amazing visual storytelling make this opening feel epic. from the first 15 seconds of the opening, we're already shown four of arguably the most important characters in the show, Edward, Alphonse, and their parents, Hohenheim and Trisha Elric. following this is an explosive shot of the show's name, and where much of the visual storytelling begins. little details like the part where Edward's right arm and left leg get disintegrated, along with alphonse's whole body, mimic what happened to them in the anime, and it makes the opening just that much better.
with a perfectly produced beat by the late japanese producer Nujabes and a chill verse by Shing02, this opening combines an amazing hip hop track with colorful and moving visuals with a unique art style, especially with our main characters Mugen, Jin, and Fuu, with the animals that pop up which represent the personalities of our trio. Mugen's animal is a rooster, which represents him being very brash/feisty and energetic, like how roosters cockfight. (continued below)