Which Opening is Best?
Dragon Ball Z Kai
17.2% (31)
17.2% (31)
One Piece
14.4% (26)
14.4% (26)
Yu Yu Hakusho
12.8% (23)
12.8% (23)
Case Closed
3.9% (7)
3.9% (7)
Ultimate Muscle
1.7% (3)
1.7% (3)
Digimon Season 4
7.2% (13)
7.2% (13)
Yu-Gi-Oh
14.4% (26)
14.4% (26)
Any Pokemon Opening
28.3% (51)
28.3% (51)
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Poll: Best English Anime Opening

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As an anime fan, I love J-pop, and I especially love good openings to great anime, but I never underestimate America. After all, a lot of American voice actors know how to sing, and sometimes an opening has room for improvement. Sometimes a company just decides to make their own theme song, which can turn out for better or for worse. So I ask you all, of these 8 English anime openings, which do you like the most?
Again, please do not be blinded by nostalgia. Watch each one before voting.

1. Dragon Ball Z Kai


Yes, I know there's one by Sean Schemel, but trust me... Vic's better.

2. One Piece


As much as I like the initial dub of One Piece better, I have to admit this is a better opening.

3. Yu Yu Hakusho

4. Case Closed

5. Ultimate Muscle


Oh come on. You can't hate this one.

6. Digimon Season 4

7. Yu-Gi-Oh

8. Any Pokemon Opening
I'm not going to bother posting this one. Look them up yourselves. I'd say they're on the same scale of quality. How much that quality is is up for debate on this very poll.

I reject your options and substitute my own!

I think it's time we blow this scene, get everybody and the stuff together...

I too reject all of your options and substitute my own!

Have at thee... Substitution no jutsu!

The Vic Mignogna opening of Kai is awesome. Poor Sean cannot sing to save his life.

^^^ This.

Ok sorry I was forced to listen to this a few days ago, and just couldn't help myself when I seen this thread. So I do apologise.

I prefer the Digimon Tamers (Season 3 intro)

Dragon Soul's too cheesy (it's slightly better in Japanese). Real men listen to Rock The Dragon

Also, why in the fuck did the captcha ask me what my education level was?

Hazy992:
Dragon Soul's too cheesy (it's slightly better in Japanese). Real men listen to Rock The Dragon

Also, why in the fuck did the captcha ask me what my education level was?

This right here is the proper fucking intro.

Not that Kai shit.

DRAGON DRAGON ROCK THE DRAGON DRAGON BAAAAAAAWWWWWWWWLLLLLLLLLL ZEEEEEEEE

Daystar Clarion:

Hazy992:
Dragon Soul's too cheesy (it's slightly better in Japanese). Real men listen to Rock The Dragon

Also, why in the fuck did the captcha ask me what my education level was?

This right here is the proper fucking intro.

Not that Kai shit.

DRAGON DRAGON ROCK THE DRAGON DRAGON BAAAAAAAWWWWWWWWLLLLLLLLLL ZEEEEEEEE

When you heard those guitars you knew shit was about to go down.

Hazy992:
Dragon Soul's too cheesy (it's slightly better in Japanese). Real men listen to Rock The Dragon

Also, why in the fuck did the captcha ask me what my education level was?

Fuck that, the Ocean opening is better.

Soviet Heavy:

Hazy992:
Dragon Soul's too cheesy (it's slightly better in Japanese). Real men listen to Rock The Dragon

Also, why in the fuck did the captcha ask me what my education level was?

Fuck that, the Ocean opening is better.

LOL you Canadians with your tame openings :P They're both Ocean BTW

Hazy992:

Daystar Clarion:

Hazy992:
Dragon Soul's too cheesy (it's slightly better in Japanese). Real men listen to Rock The Dragon

Also, why in the fuck did the captcha ask me what my education level was?

This right here is the proper fucking intro.

Not that Kai shit.

DRAGON DRAGON ROCK THE DRAGON DRAGON BAAAAAAAWWWWWWWWLLLLLLLLLL ZEEEEEEEE

When you heard those guitars you knew shit was about to go down.

Fuck yeah I did.

*brofist*

Soviet Heavy:

Hazy992:
Dragon Soul's too cheesy (it's slightly better in Japanese). Real men listen to Rock The Dragon

Also, why in the fuck did the captcha ask me what my education level was?

Fuck that, the Ocean opening is better.

Get that abomination away from me.

Daystar Clarion:

Hazy992:

Daystar Clarion:

This right here is the proper fucking intro.

Not that Kai shit.

DRAGON DRAGON ROCK THE DRAGON DRAGON BAAAAAAAWWWWWWWWLLLLLLLLLL ZEEEEEEEE

When you heard those guitars you knew shit was about to go down.

Fuck yeah I did.

*brofist*

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Fuck yeah!

Hazy992:
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Daystar Clarion:
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You two just can't handle the manliness of Scott McNeil and Brian Drummond.

I cannot wait for Ocean DBZ Kai to be finished.

Soviet Heavy:

Hazy992:
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Daystar Clarion:
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You two just can't handle the manliness of Scott McNeil and Brian Drummond.

I cannot wait for Ocean DBZ Kai to be finished.

You just can't handle the manliness of Chris Sabat and Chris Sabat :P

Soviet Heavy:

Hazy992:
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Daystar Clarion:
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You two just can't handle the manliness of Scott McNeil and Brian Drummond.

I cannot wait for Ocean DBZ Kai to be finished.

You just can't handle the dragon.

You can't handle the dragon enough to rock it.

You can't rock the dragon.

How very sad for you.

Daystar Clarion:

Soviet Heavy:

Hazy992:
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Daystar Clarion:
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You two just can't handle the manliness of Scott McNeil and Brian Drummond.

I cannot wait for Ocean DBZ Kai to be finished.

You just can't handle the dragon.

You can't handle the dragon enough to rock it.

You can't rock the dragon.

How very sad for you.

Roses are Red
Violets are Blue
Ocean is better
Sad for YOUUU!!!

Soviet Heavy:

Daystar Clarion:

Soviet Heavy:

You two just can't handle the manliness of Scott McNeil and Brian Drummond.

I cannot wait for Ocean DBZ Kai to be finished.

You just can't handle the dragon.

You can't handle the dragon enough to rock it.

You can't rock the dragon.

How very sad for you.

Roses are Red
Violets are Blue
Ocean is better
Sad for YOUUU!!!

In the universal game of things that beat other things, dragon beats ocean.

Rawk the dragawwwwwwn!

Soviet Heavy:

Hazy992:
Dragon Soul's too cheesy (it's slightly better in Japanese). Real men listen to Rock The Dragon

Also, why in the fuck did the captcha ask me what my education level was?

Fuck that, the Ocean opening is better.

Really now? I guess the song is okay, but as far as matching the tone of the intro scenes, that's seriously lacking.

OT: eh... I never watched any of those shows so I vote for um... Ronin Warrios

And no, I'm not blinded by nostalgia, I just don't care how awful that is (and it is).

Soviet Heavy:

Daystar Clarion:

Soviet Heavy:

You two just can't handle the manliness of Scott McNeil and Brian Drummond.

I cannot wait for Ocean DBZ Kai to be finished.

You just can't handle the dragon.

You can't handle the dragon enough to rock it.

You can't rock the dragon.

How very sad for you.

Roses are Red
Violets are Blue
Ocean is better
Sad for YOUUU!!!

How is this better? How?

Hazy992:

Soviet Heavy:

Daystar Clarion:

You just can't handle the dragon.

You can't handle the dragon enough to rock it.

You can't rock the dragon.

How very sad for you.

Roses are Red
Violets are Blue
Ocean is better
Sad for YOUUU!!!

How is this better? How?

GAHHH, what the hell is that nonsense!?

burningdragoon:

Hazy992:

Soviet Heavy:

Roses are Red
Violets are Blue
Ocean is better
Sad for YOUUU!!!

How is this better? How?

GAHHH, what the hell is that nonsense!?

A superior dub apparently :P

I have always been a fan of the Medabots OP for some reason

Also even though Death Note is very overrated I always loved there second OP

Tie between Baccano and Hellsing.

Note that I bolded the words "of these 8". That means don't bring other ones into this.

Karutomaru:
Note that I bolded the words "of these 8". That means don't bring other ones into this.

Yeah see... here's the thing: While you're asking to not bring nostalgia into the fray, it will be brought and it will cloud the judgements.

However! Best way to counter it is to add more and more possible contenders in regards to the title.

The more you know~!

It won't be brought in if you clear your minds and judge by each one's own merits.

Lucem712:
I prefer the Digimon Tamers

Season 3 was fucking awesome over all i say.

OT:
none. i prefer they not translate the songs at all



they just sound better in Japanese

Karutomaru:
Again, please do not be blinded by nostalgia. Watch each one before voting.

Wow I think you are blinded by nostalgia I wouldn't consider any of those even in the top ten best openings.
Off the top of my head I'm going to go with Hellsing

Karutomaru:
It won't be brought in if you clear your minds and judge by each one's own merits.

But all of your choices are crap.

Why is that One Piece opening not endorsing insurance? THIS CONFUSES AND INFURIATES US!

Out of what you listed, I'd have to go with Ultimate Muscle. If it was the "correct" One Piece, I might change my mind... Maybe...

One Piece, but not Hikari E, because the absolute best English opening is Vic Mignognas cover of We Are

The Pocket Monsters English OP was good, back in the days when I could stand to watch it. The rest have terrible English openings. Well, I can't speak for the OP opening; I hate the art so much I can't stand to watch it.

Since Pokemon is the only one I've watched, I have to go for that. Particularly the original one. Pretty sure most of The Escapist would sing along when it came on. I know I did.

Although did they ever use the whole song?

Daystar Clarion:
I reject your options and substitute my own!

evilneko:
I too reject all of your options and substitute my own!

Raven's Nest:
Have at thee... Substitution no jutsu!

In other words, an "other" option would have been greatly appreciated.

Karutomaru:
Note that I bolded the words "of these 8". That means don't bring other ones into this.

...Well, whatever then.
Since I'm unable to bring this into the fray:


I'll have to say the yugioh opening. Nothing woke you up in the morning like that theme song.
Your move.

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