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100 Day Anime Challenge – Day 31

Favorite Anime OP

(Smile Bomb/Hohoemi no Bakudan)

I usually ignore anime OP and always disregarded the endings. However, every once in a while a song will catch me unaware. Shingeki no Kyojin’s first OP, Guren no Yumiya by Linked Horizon, Samurai Champloo’s Battlecry by Nujabes featuring Shing02, Neon Genesis Evangelion’s OP, Zankokuna Tenshino Teeze by Yoko Takahashi, and the Pokemon Theme Song by Jason Paige are among my favorites. I struggle to choose between Cowboy Bebop’s Tank! snd Yu Yu Hakusho’s Smile Bomb by Sara White. Both are iconic anime OP’s many fans’ love.

Cowboy Bebop’s Tank! by Seatbelts focuses mostly on music. The full version of the song is four minutes compared to the OP’s two. Using flutes, trumpets, and other instruments common to Jazz, Tank! is fast-paced and energetic. However, I’m a sucker for a pleasant voice. Whether it’s the Japanese version or English, I take a good instrumental with lyrics and singing over just powerful instruments.

Smile Bomb by Sara White


10 More of My Favorite Anime OP’s

10. Death Note OP 2

“What’s up, people?!” by Maximum the Hormone

9. Cardcaptor Sakura OP1 (English)

Cardcaptors Theme Song by Dave Dore

8. Gurren Lagann OP 1

Sorario Days by Shoko Nakagawa

7. Mega Man OP (English)

Mega Man Theme Song/Artist: N/A

6. Naruto Shippuden OP 6

Sign by FLOW

5. Digimon OP 1 (English)

Digimon Theme Song by Paul Gordon

4. Naruto OP 2


3. Soul Eater OP 1

Resonance by T.M. Revolution

2. Cowboy Bebop OP

Tank! by Seatbelts

1. Yu Yu Hakusho OP

Smile Bomb by Sara White

Some of my other Top 10 lists: