A giant Mashup of Every Anime Opening Ever Made !

A giant Mashup of Every Japanese Anime Opening Ever Made ! This video reunite all the classic elements you can found in nearly every anime openings. A great video by Derek Lieu. (list of the used animes beneath)

It’s always amused me the repeated imagery that exist in anime opening credit sequences. This video doesn’t cover them all, but it has a lot of the big ones. Interesting thing I learned, if a character is running it’s overwhelmingly to the left of the screen.

The list :

Ah! My Goddess
Ai Yori Aoshi
Angelic Layer
Asu no Yoichi
Azumanga Daioh
Big O
Black Lagoon
Blue Dragon
Burst Angel
Cardcaptor Sakura
Chrono Crusade
City Hunter
Code Geass
Cowboy Bebop
D. Gray Man
Death Note
Dragon Ball
Dragon Ball Z
H2O Footprints in the Sand
Eureka Seven
FateStay Night
Full Metal Panic!
Full Metal Panic Fumoffu
Full Metal Panic The 2nd Raid
Fullmetal Alchemist
Fushigi Yuugi
Ghost Stories
Girls Bravo
Golgo 13
Gosyusho sama Ninomiya-kun
Gundam 00
Gundam Wing
Gurren Lagann
Hajime no Ippo
Hikaru no Go
Ikki Tousen
Ikki Tousen Dragon Destiny
Inu Yasha
Kare Kano
Kaze no Stigma
Last Exile
Love Hina
Love Hina Again
Mai Hime
Mai Otome
Martian Successor Nadesico
Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya
Midori Days
Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit
Nadia – The Secret of Blue Water
Nanatsuiro Drops
One Piece
Ranma 1/2
Read or Die OAV
Ruin Explorer
Sailor Moon
Samurai Deeper Kyo
School Days
School Rumble
Shakugan no Shana
Strawberry Panic
Strike Witches
Tenchi Muyo Universe
Third – the Girl with the Blue Eye
To Aru Majutsu no Index
Toward the Terra
True Tears
Welcome to the NHK
Wolf’s Rain
Yu Yu Hakusho

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  • aimee

    Wow. This is an amazing mashup that demonstrates the rhetorical visual tropes of a genre (here, Anime). I’ll use this in my digital storytelling course to make this concept visible. Thanks for sharing. btw, I wonder if anyone has done research on why they are overwhelmingly running to the left? Interesting…

  • Mooncake

    This is amazing — Thanks for sharing, and kudos to the creator!! Two things I’d like to know though: Does anybody know what the name of the song is? And also, what is the name of the anime shown right at the end (the two angels)?

  • kyungjin

    In Europe, when you draw a character running, it’s overwhelmingly to the right. That’s because of the reading direction. If he goes to the right, it feels like he’s going away, if he goes to the left, it feels like he’s coming back.
    I think it’s the same reason here, but as mangas are read from right to left, in anime they run to the left. Just my opinion.

  • Superkocker

    Franchement j’adore les mangas, mais des fois (trop souvent) qu’est ce que ça peut culcul la praline…
    Ca me rappel une époque où je détestais les mangas juste pour ça ..

  • http://twitter.com/ggoncama Guillermo

    maybe they all are running to the left like the way they all write

  • Entrari

    Where’s Utena?

  • Toto

    Quel rapport avec les mangas ? Ils parlent d’animé japonais ?

  • Dngillikin

    Is there anything in this mashup that pre-dates the early to mid-nineties? I’m certain everything I’ve seen in this is taken from the nineties and early 2000’s. I don’t recognize anything from sixties, seventies, or eighties anime.

  • Al John

    c’est là que je m’inquiète, j’en connais un peu trop dans le tas