There are countless anime with opening and ending sequences that have become iconic over the years. An anime opening is designed to excite and excite viewers for the episode they are about to watch. They are often accompanied by a catchy song. Sometimes, however, there is also a choreographed dance performed by the anime characters.
A recent challenge that has taken the internet and social media by storm is the “Try Not To Dance” challenge, where anime fans must stand still while watching anime openings that are just too energetic not to. get up and dance. These openings will test the self-control of every anime fan.
ten Ranma ½ opener brings 80s vibes
Ranma ½ was released in 1989, and while its opener certainly looks old-fashioned, it still holds its own in terms of hook. The featured characters seem to combine elements of martial arts with running and some more subtle dance moves.
Ranma is a martial artist and prodigy who falls into a cursed spring, turning him into a girl when splashed with cold water. The hot water then turns him into a boy. It’s a fun concept for an anime, and it’s captured in the opening sequence.
9 Yuri!!! On Ice’s ‘History Maker’ will have fans spinning
When it was released in 2016, Yuri!!! on the ice immediately rose in popularity, with most anime fans having at least heard of it. The show’s opening sequence backing song, “History Maker” by DEAN FUJIOKA, has also become a huge hit since its release.
Even those who aren’t fans of the anime can’t deny how catchy this opening is, especially its chorus. Although the anime focuses on figure skating and the opening choreography appropriately focuses on ice skating, it still encourages fans to at least get up and dance.
8 Wotakoi: Love Is Hard For Otaku Brings Hand Signal Dance
Wotakoi: Love is hard for Otaku is a romantic comedy with an otaku twist. Narumi Momose begins a new job with the intention of keeping her otaku nature a secret. However, she quickly meets other people who make her more comfortable being herself.
The opening sequence has Sumika’s song “Fiction” accompanying the visuals. In the second half of the overture, the characters perform a hand-signing dance, a dance that many people try to replicate. It’s not exactly an energy-draining dance, but with the upbeat music, it’s tempting to give it a try.
seven Lucky Star’s iconic opener has energetic dancing throughout
Almost every anime fan will recognize the Good starThe opening song of “Motteke! Sailor Fuku.” Not only is it eye-catching, but it also brings a chaotic energy that is only matched by the characters dancing to it. This continues throughout most of the opening sequence.
First impressions would suggest the anime would be rooted in the music or the dance itself, but it only focuses on the four high school girls featured in the opening going about their daily lives.
6 Kakegurui openings are more subtle but still encourage some movement
Both kakegurui the openings show dance elements, but there is little structure. However, towards the end of the second opening, Yumeko moves in a way that can be turned into a dance in itself.
The accompanying song is “Kono Yubi Tomare” by JUNNA, and matches the casino-like visuals. Hyakkaou Private Academy turns into a gambling den at night, which features the main premise of the anime, with Yumeko being drawn in by the thrill of risk and gambling.
5 Keep your hands off Eizouken! The easy breeze makes it impossible to stand still
chelmico’s “Easy Breezy” is not only upbeat and catchy, but actively encourages movement and dancing almost instinctively. The opening of Don’t Touch Eizouken! combines music with deliberate dance moves of the characters. These can be replicated by anyone, as this song is also easy to dance to.
The anime itself is a celebration of animation, with the premise centering around a trio who start an animation club. The overture is just one of many excuses to show off the show’s creativity.
4 Carnival Phantasm brings the characters of fate to the dance floor
fantasy carnival is a fun fantasy comedy that merges the worlds of Type-Moon’s works, such as Fate/stay night and Tsukihime. It’s a bizarre parody that brings back fan-favorite characters and puts them in ridiculous situations.
This fun premise is captured in its opening sequence. The upbeat mayhem is a far cry from the original shows themselves, but the dancing and music are enough to intrigue old fans. On the contrary, fantasy carnival would be a rather bizarre introduction to some of the characters for new fans.
3 BRADIO flyers are the perfect accompaniment to the Death Parade opener
BRADIO’s “Flyers” has become one of anime’s most iconic songs thanks to its inclusion in the death parade opening. The song is a catchy party song that fits perfectly with a bar’s face, especially with the upbeat dance. He leaves aside any blatant reference to death.
The Quindecim is the bar where people who die at the same time go to receive their ultimate judgement. The games are then played as a means of deciding the fate of a person’s soul. It can end in reincarnation or be thrown into the void.
2 Kyouma’s Dance Moves In The W Dimension Opener Are Impressive
The chaotic W dimension The opening has very energetic music, action and even dancing. Stereo Dive Foundation’s “Genesis” accompanies Kyouma Mabuchi showing off her dance moves in a well-choreographed sequence.
This kind of random dance routine isn’t necessarily the easiest for everyone to pull off, but the way it’s presented makes those who watch it want to try it out. While the anime itself can be hit or miss, this opening does its job of energizing the show in an entertaining and eye-catching way.
1 The opening sequence of Ya Boy Kongming! is top notch
Ya Boy Kongming!also known as Paripi Koumei, is a 2022 isekai anime that has caught the attention of many anime fans due to its intriguing premise. It sees Zhuge Liang, a famous Three Kingdoms strategist also known as Kongming, reborn in modern-day Japan, as he becomes a mentor to an aspiring singer named Eiko.
The opening is enough for anyone to watch this anime, from its flashy visuals to its catchy music, “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” by QUEENDOM. The sight of Kongming and several other dancers is a sight to behold, helping to complete the package for this exceptional opening. It’s almost as if the opening sequence itself was one of Kongming’s strategies to entice fans to watch the anime.