Anime would never be complete without the all-important OP sequence, which usually kick-off every episode. Good OP sequences have to be a good marriage of great animation, timed perfectly with the beats of the OP theme song.

In a new poll by anime news website,, they asked 756 people on which anime OP sequence is the one that they think is the best. The Top 10 (or 11) have already been revealed, and they are:

10/11 (tie): Golden Time Lover by Sukima Switch (Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood) AND X-encounter by Maon Kurosaki (Tokyo Ravens)

9: Lupin the Third “80” by Yuji Ohno (Lupin the Third: Part 2)

8: Goya no Machiawase by Hello Sleepwalkers (Noragami)

7: *~Asterisk by Orange Range (BLEACH)

6: Gekidou by UVERworld (D.Gray-man)

5: Kyouran Hey Kids!! by The Oral Cigarettes (Noragami Aragoto)

4: Tank! by The Seatbelts (Cowboy Bebop)

3: abnormalize by Ling Tosite Sigure (Psycho-Pass)

2: Guren no Yumiya by Linked Horizon (Attack on Titan)

1: This Game by Konomi Suzuki (No Game, No Life)

The list is a noticeable mix of classics like Cowboy Bebop and Lupin the Third, and newer series like Noragami Aragoto and No Game, No Life, which took the top spot. The OP sequence has been regarded by many as one of the best OP sequences out there, and it even beat out a few big names, including fan-favorite, Guren no Yumiya.

There were also plenty of snubs in the Top 10, most noticeably Neon Genesis Evangelion’s OP song, Cruel Angel’s Thesis, Digimon Adventure’s OP song, Butter-fly, and A Certain Scientific Railgun’s OP song, Only My Railgun.

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