The year is almost over and with just few more days left, it’s about time to prepare our year-end list. First in our agenda is featuring the best anime opening of 2018 that made our anime-watching habit lit, and even more exciting and enthralling.
We had looked back at some of the best anime opening theme song in every seasonal chart of 2018 and the following entries were the 20 best anime opening of 2018 as per standard of our team at Yu Alexius Anime Portal.
So, let’s start our list as follows:
20. Fate/EXTRA Last Encore OP
Song Title: Bright Burning Shout
Performed by: Takanori Nishikawa
19. Black Clover OP 3
Song Title: Black Rover
Performed by: Vickeblanka
18. Cells at Work! OP
Song Title: Mission! Ken Kou Dai Ichi (ミッション！健・康・第・イチ)
Performed by: Sekkekkyuu (Kana Hanazawa), Hakkekkyuu (Tomoaki Maeno), Killer T Saibou (Daisuke Ono), Macrophage (Kikuko Inoue)
17. Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku OP
Song Title: Fiction
Performed by: Sumika
16. Grand Blue OP
Song Title: Grand Blue
Performed by: Shounan no Kaze
15. Overlord II OP
Song Title: GO CRY GO
Performed by: OxT
14. Golden Kamuy OP
Song Title: Winding Road
Performed by: MAN WITH A MISSION
13. After the Rain OP
Song Title: Nostalgic Rainfall
Performed by: CHiCO with HoneyWorks
12. Steins;Gate 0 OP
Song Title: Fatima
Performed by: Kanako Ito
11. My Hero Academia 3 OP-2
Song Title: Make My Story
Performed by: Lenny code fiction
10. Skilled Teaser Takagi-san OP
Song Title: Iwanai kedo ne.
Performed by: Yuiko Oohara
9. Sword Art Online: Alicization OP
Song Title: ADAMAS
Performed by: LiSA
8. Seven Deadly Sins 2 OP-1
Song Title: Howling
Performed by: FLOW x Granrodeo
7. Iroduku: The World in Colors OP
Song Title: 17 Sai
Performed by: Haruka to Miyuki
© Haruka to Miyuki
6. Goblin Slayer OP
Song Title: Rightfully
Performed by: Mili
5. Attack on Titan 3 OP
Song Title: Red Swan
Performed by: YOSHIKI feat. HYDE
4. Violet Evergarden OP
Song Title: Sincerely
3. My Hero Academia 3 OP-1
Song Title: ODD FUTURE
Performed by: UVERworld
2. Seven Deadly Sins 2 OP-2
Song Title: Ame ga Furu kara Niji ga Deru
Performed by: Sky Peace
1. Tokyo Ghoul:re 2 OP
Song Title: Katharsis
Performed by: TK from Ling Toshite Shigure
For the scoreboard of our Top 20 Anime Opening list of 2018, please see the image below.
Meanwhile, we also listed the Top 10 anime openings from the 4 seasonal charts of 2018: Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall.
Winter 2018 Anime Chart
The anime opening from Winter 2018
seasonal chart were led by the beautifully and astoundingly amazing Violet Evergarden which brought to us a magical experience. Coming on second place is the first opening theme of Seven Deadly Sins season 2 which is a great collaboration between Flow and Granrodeo – two of the most popular bands that provide us some of the biggest anime openings of the decade. The cutesy ambiance of Skilled Teaser Takagi-san, After the Rain, Laid-Back Camp, and A Place Further than the Universe also made it in our top 10 list.
Spring 2018 Anime Chart
The Seven Deadly Sins made a great comeback with Ame ga Furu kara Niji ga Deru from Sky Peace as it hit the skyrocketed 1st place against another great entry this year which is ODD FUTURE from UVERworld of My Hero Academia season 3. Surprisingly, Golden Kamuy reached the 3rd place with its catchy opening from MAN WITH A MISSION. The rest of the entries from Spring 2018 anime lineup were pretty good especially Black Clover’s Black Rover – the anime’s 3rd anime opening theme and the adorable Tada Never Falls in Love. Tokyo Ghoul:re’s ASPHYXIA were also able to secure the 10th place.
Summer 2018 Anime Chart
Another anime with the most epic OST also returned this 2018 and it’s no other than Attack on Titan which brought us Guren no Yumiya and Shinzou Sasageyo. My Hero Academia 3 also continue its streak on the 2nd place with a new song titled Make my Story and I seriously believed that it is adorable beyond reason. Followed by a legendary anime title from Steins;Gate franchise while the obnoxiously fun Grand Blue got the 4th place. Overall, Summer 2018 anime seasonal chart we’re filled with anime openings for action-packed series.
Fall 2018 Anime Chart
In Fall 2018 seasonal chart, the anime opening list is dominated by Tokyo Ghoul:re’s Katharsis by a large margin. Well, it’s undeniably addicted afterall coming from TK who also gave us the legendary Unravel 4 years ago. Joining its league are several giant anime titles which opening theme this season we’re pretty good such as Sword Art Online III and Fairy Tail Season 9 (Final Season). The romance anime also gave us a delightful surprise with Bloom Into You, Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai – both anime having a very cute opening theme.
For refresher, you may also check which anime that aired last year was included in our Top 20 Anime Opening of 2017.
That ends our list of the best anime openings of 2018
. Please let us know which one is your favorite or do you have any other entries that you would like to recommend. Don’t forget to leave us a comment for your thoughts.
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