Top 40 Opening Themes of Summer 2015


The best openings for the recently concluded 2015 summer anime season have been ranked courtesy of the medium’s wealth of fans, with limitless energy and moe proving to be more successful than any other music genres – an unsurprising victory considering the sheer abundance of such shows.

The ranking:

1. “Kakushinteki☆Metamaruphose!” by Umaru Doma/ Aimi Tanaka (Himouto! Umaru-chan)

2. “Bravely You” by Lia (Charlotte)

3. “Ai no Prison” by Prison Boys (Prison School)

4. “Shine!” by the Cinderella Project (The iDOLM@STER: Cinderella Girls part 2)

5. “Yasashii Kibou” by Saori Hayami (Snow White with Red Hair)

6. “Friend Shitai” by Gakuen Seikatsubu (School Live!)

7. “GATE: Sore wa Akatsuki no you ni” by Kishida Kyoudan & The Akeboshi Rockets (GATE)

8. “Clattanoia” by O×T/ Masayoshi Oishi × Tom-H@ck (Overlord)

9. “Kodama Kotodama” by nano.RIPE (Non Non Biyori Repeat)

10. “Danshi Makura” by Natsuki Hanae (Danshi Makura)

11. “The Bravest Destiny” by Toy☆GunGun (Aoharu x Kikanjuu)

12. “Speed to Masatsu” by amazarashi (Ranpo Kitan: Game of Laplace)

13. “Saikousoku Fall in Love” by Miia/ Sora Amamiya, Papi/ Ari Ozawa, Centorea/ Natsuki Aikawa, Suu/ Mayuka Nomura, Mero/ Haruka Yamazaki, Rachnera/ Sakura Nakamura (Monster Musume)

14. “Ring Ring Rainbow!!” by YuiKaori (Castle Town Dandelion)

15. “Renegade” STEREO DIVE FOUNDATION (Gangsta.)

16. “Sore Ga Seiyuu!” by Earphones (Sore Ga Seiyuu!)

17. “B Chiku Sentai SOX” by SOX (Shimoneta: A Boring World Where the Concept of Dirty Jokes Doesn’t Exist)

18. “Innocent Graffiti” by Fo’xTails (Junjou Romantica season 3)

19. “D.O.B.” by Iori Nomizu (Sky Wizards Academy)

20. “Insight” by WHITE ASH (Gatchaman Crowds: Insight)

21. “Exterminate” by Nana Mizuki (Symphogear GX)

22. “Secret Arms” by Ray (To Love-Ru Darkness 2nd)

23. “NOW!!!GAMBLE” by Kana Asumi, Saki Fujita, and Eri Kitamura (Working!!!)

24. “Himitsu wo Choudai” by Ars Magna (Actually, I am)

25. “Mazeru na Kiken” by Kinniku Shoujo Tai (Ushio and Tora)

26. “Wonder Stella” by fhána (Fate/ Kaleid Liner Prisma Illya 2wei Herz!)

27. “Yamaidare darlin ‘” by May’n (Aquarion LOGOS)

28. “Cobalt” by Trysail (Classroom Crisis)

29. “Hajimete Girls!” by Ray (Wakaba*Girl)

30. “Feed A” by OLDCODEX (God Eater the Animation)

31. “Day you laugh” by Toshiyuki Toyonaga (Durarara!! X2 Shou)

32. “Qunka!” by Kana Hanazawa (Teekyu!)

34/33 (tied). “Cry for the Truth” by MICHI (Rokka: Braves of the Six Flowers)

34/33 (tied). Shiawase no Kaerimichi by Yuuka Ueno (Wakako Zake)

35. “Dreamin’×Dreamin’!!” by Itorio (Million Doll)

37/36 (tied). “Venus Drive!! ~ Kimi wa Moete Iru Ka~” by Eriko Hara/ Sawako Hata and Karen Takano/ Ami Himesaki (Venus Project: Climax)

37/36 (tied). “Chouzetsu ☆ Dynamic!” by Kazuya Yoshii (Dragon Ball Super)

38. “YURI SHI YU RA SHI YU SHI YU SHI YU” by Nanamori Chu Goraku Bu (Yuru Yuri Nachu Yachumi!+)

40/39 (tied). “Black or White?” by Miss Monochrome/ Yui Horie (Miss Monochrome)

40/39 (tied). “ISOtone “by Natsumi Kon (Chaos Dragon)

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    Comment by Anonymous
    04:02 27/09/2015 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    I like monster musume opening.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:40 27/09/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    The Ending Song is great too. If they do a Top 40 for Summer 2015 Ending Themes, it should make it up there on that list.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:52 27/09/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Me too. Why is it so low. T_T

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:51 27/09/2015 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Wheres black swallowtail by uroboros (rokka no yuusha) that shit was tight

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:40 27/09/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    This is why voting shouldn't be anonymous..

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    Comment by MuChaDo
    21:32 27/09/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Sounds to me like there's a few notes sung out of tune in #5.

    Top 3 should be:

    1. Charlotte
    2. Gate
    3. Prison School

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    Comment by Tex_Arcana
    22:35 21/10/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Good ears. I agree completely.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:58 27/09/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    c'mon, shimoneta OP is at least #10. where else can you find an OP with the protag team strapped with dick analogues and especially, table-kun??

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:06 27/09/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    seriously? shimoneta's OP that low? 2 seiyuus with not half bad voice, all that lewd innuendos playing on and the lyric itself representing SOX's ideal loud and clear, and it's not even in top 10? also, ushio and tora's at 25? that shit exudes pure, unadultrated by moe 90's manliness and sang by ootsuki kenji for fucks sake!

    im sure both trumps umaru's and makura danshi's at least (latter's current rank is only due to illuminati fujoshis having their hand in the vote). overlord's and prison schools' is undeniably great though placed at weird ranks. seriously very messed up ranking, this.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:21 28/09/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Because Shimoneta's singing is too passionless for a retro hot blood parody while U&T's lyrics are too silly and gimmicky.

    It's not that Umaru's song is so great, it's that trying to be edgy or badass without hitting the mark makes something painful to listen to. Fans waited nearly 2 goddamn decades, Ushio & Tora deserve a better song.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:45 28/09/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    'passionless'. i've heard seiyuu-singed songs that are even worse. if you listened carefully, shizuka ishigami do put effort singing the lyrics it so it's not completely devoid of passion. the music itself is well-choreographed to parody sentai songs.

    i find mazeru na kiken's fast paced melody with a touch rock/metal mixed in, matched with the gritty visuals is extremely fitting for a show from 90s, aired in our time now. also fits the whole theme of 'fighting youkais which are really out for your blood, hotbloodedly'. tbh i dont think it can get any better than that. majority of fans do love it, only that the series' underwatched so that's probably why it doesnt garner much vote count to top the list.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:59 28/09/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'm relieved that I still haven't the shitty taste of most Otaku. So there's hope for a normal life.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:59 28/09/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    'shitty taste' is a term coined by piece of humanity shit of a person to assert that their shitty opinion is pivotal to the world's continuity and overrides any other opinions- to which nobody give a shit to.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:45 28/09/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    proves your shitty taste.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:12 27/09/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Good list at least better than those on youtube. Nice to see shine! in top ten

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    Comment by MARl0
    13:22 27/09/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Top 40? How many are there even in total? Feels like an awful lot for a list like this.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:05 27/09/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    as much as i hated the Charlotte ending, i think it should have been #1 on the list

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    Comment by Aaeru
    09:07 27/09/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Anyone else think calling it the "Top" 40 is kinda redundant? Since the list pretty much encompasses every single OP of the season, it's really just an overall ranking...

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:43 27/09/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Not really, not everything is there. For example Jitsu wa Watashi's ED Ienai ienai is not there. But it's not very Anime like so that's expected to not rank.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:25 27/09/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Still I'm surprised... If MonMusu's opening could make it on the list the Jitsu wa Watashi wa's should have... they're practically the same
    Just one has more boobs and female vocals

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:59 27/09/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Probably because it's an "opening" ranking.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:10 27/09/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Charlotte should definitely #1
    The fuck is ISOtone and Cry for the Truth so damn low!? Damn, Japan has shit taste.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:02 27/09/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Why is Symphogear so low?
    Its Nana Mizuki singing ffs!!!

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:06 27/09/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    i know right? it actually beats the previous Symphogear openings which in itself is a hard feat especially in Synchrogazer's case.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:04 27/09/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    I agree fully, since it is probably the best song out of a franchise with some very solid music.

    I'm just assuming that the show is less popular than some of the others, which is why fewer people voted for it... These polls always tend to just be popularity contests, since people don't vote for songs from shows they didn't watch.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:51 28/09/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    i'll admit Symphogear's story overall is a bit mediocre or underwhelming, but you can't deny the songs were fantastic.

    plus they really knocked it out of the park with Seiten Galaxy Cross both in music and visual eye candy.

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    Comment by Kohaku
    03:40 27/09/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Overlord OP is the best of the season

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    Comment by shoranhimura
    05:33 27/09/2015 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Although its about openings, in the case of overlord id say the ending is way better then op.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:26 27/09/2015 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    I'd say "Kotae wa doko EEEE YEAH YEAH" and "Don't you give me your love and passion" are both equally good!

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    Comment by Kohaku
    12:15 27/09/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    I agree both are awesome.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:02 27/09/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Switch the top two and this list isn't half bad. Though that Yaoi shit needs to be off this list.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:01 27/09/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    the Cinderella one is just there because of the anime fans. the OP just is average, it's way too high up in the rank.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:53 27/09/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    The OP started so low in the season. But the anime get so good the put more feelings in the song.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:05 27/09/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Charlotte no.2? fair enough i guess but it's definitely no.1 for me.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:02 27/09/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Honestly... I found the Umaru OP pretty annoying after a few times. TOO upbeat and TOO fast-paced for me. I still like it for what it presents though. What with references and happy happy joy joy

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:15 27/09/2015 # ! Neutral (0)



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    Comment by Enfield Mundo
    12:03 27/09/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    While I tend to like many anime openings and endings, I gotta say, Lia makes some REALLY good ones. I felt like mentioning this, because of Charlotte.

    "Bravely You" is very beautiful, yup.

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    Comment by Tex_Arcana
    15:04 27/09/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yeah, while Chalotte left me with overall feelings of 'meh' I definitely see what you're saying. The opening sounds amazing.

    A big part of that is how well Lia seems to harmonize with the track itself. That's not cheap or easy, but the production wizards are up to the task.

    Comment by Anonymous

    A good OP is not about having great song, but also images that conveys the anime's content/mood. so why charlotte's is up there? 90% imagery looks like a confusing clusterfuck of jumbled abstracts, i cant even see the whole concept of 'superpower' or related conveyed in it.

    Maybe it's related to the 'what the fuck am i watching this for again?' ending to the story.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:15 27/09/2015 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Yes well I......Disagree.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:59 28/09/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    just admit it downvoter. charlotte sucked to high heaven. the OP isnt any better either.

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    Comment by Sealed-Starlight
    14:46 27/09/2015 # ! Neutral (-0.2)

    I think most these openings are crud actually.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:03 27/09/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    your way of trolling is much more crude, young sir

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