Theme songs are a core part of anime. People often keep an eye on the band and artists that are working on a new project to lend their singles. Over the years, the anime industry has contributed highly to the music streamers with the minimum quantity. Decades have gone by, but people continue to jam over songs that they used to dance on in their school days. So, get ready to take a trip down memory lane and have a look at some of the Best Anime Theme Songs of all time.
Here are some of the anime songs that made our childhood a great musical experience. Apologies in advance if we miss out on any of your personal favorite songs. So, without any further ado, here is a list of the Best Anime Theme Songs.
The Day By Porno Graffiti (My Hero Academia)
Credit where credit is due, band Graffiti has certainly outdone themselves in creating a masterpiece for the inaugural season of My Hero Academia. So, the show has multiple arcs, all of which have different opening and credit songs. In those, “The Day” stands out. The song introduces us to a naive Deku who believes All Might to be his idol is beautifully depicted through the song. The band sets up the ambiance of the show right at the beginning.
Guren No Yumiya By Linked Horizon (Attack on Titan)
The next track on this list of best anime theme songs is Guren No Yumiya from Attack on Titan. There is this unwritten rule that you cannot criticize this song. The fans of AoT might turn into Titans to Attack you if you dare skip the song. Besides, there is good reason to love this song. For a start, Linked Horizon is a classic group. They have created a track that has become an important part of 2000s pop culture. Just the ambiance and the aura of the song are enough to know that you are watching Attack on Titan.
Unravel by TK (Tokyo Ghoul)
Even if you are not a fan of anime, or you have never watched Tokyo Ghoul, there are chances that you have heard Unravel by TK. If you have not, then you should be hitting on an anime playlist right now. Unravel is the best example of the timelessness of music. It has been more than seven years, and this song still makes your feet tap. The nostalgia of Unravel can only be understood by a die-heart Tokyo Ghoul fan. So, what are you waiting for? Go listen to the song on yet another loop.
Gurenge by LiSA (Demon Slayer)
This one is a pretty new track to be one of the Best Anime Theme Songs, but Gurenge has received plenty and plenty of love since it came out. The shrill voice of LiSA is cherry on top of this incredible composition. There is an insider pact that you just cannot skip the Demon Slayer opening theme song. It feels like the song was made to tell the story of Tanjiro and Nezuko. Even the lyrics say “hand in hand till the end.” Is there something else you need from an opening song?
Battlecry by Nujabes (Samurai Champloo)
It has been more than ten years since this song’s debut, but fans cannot just get over the quirky track by Nujabes. The comment section of the song on YouTube will tell you how crazy fans are for this track. Moreover, even if the theme of the show is on a much serious note, the song brings the unconventional touch that completes the show in all senses. Besides the anime, the show has a fanbase of rogue bikers and wanderers of its own.
Tank! By The Seatbelts (Cowboy Bebop)
The next name on this list of the Best Anime Theme Songs is Tank By The Seatbelts from anime Cowboy Bebop. So, twelve years have gone by, and yet, this song hits the same. It immediately sends you back to the chasing and the running of criminals in the routes of Japan. The Seatbelts has certainly set the bar of themes songs too high. These days, tracks like these have become a rarity. To date, there is no match to Tank in terms of anime theme songs.
Kyouran Hey Kids!! By The Oral Cigarettes (Noragami)
The final name on this list is Noragami’s theme song by The Oral Cigarettes called Kyouran Hey Kids. The dominance of this song is pretty evident by the fact that it is keeping the hopes of Noragami Season 3 alive. Moreover, the bass and drum work of the track is something hard to find these days. You just have to play the song once, and an hour later, you will find yourself listening to it on loop. The Oral Cigarettes certainly deserve praise for keeping alive jazz in the times of autotune.
With this, we have come to the conclusion of our list of the Best Anime Theme Songs of all time. If only we could write an endless list, this article would have covered meters. But, we promise to come back with the second part of this list to cover the rest of the tracks missed in this one. So, what are your thoughts about this list? Please share your thoughts and suggestions with us in the comment box below. Lastly, for more such interesting listicles, The Anime Daily is your place.